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From: judy olsen <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Could someone look up this guy on FMP please?
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 18:55:55 +0100
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Thanks Joe, I have tried everything I can think of. I have searched
on first name only for his age group in Shropshire and in Cheshire.

I was just hoping that Find My Past might succeed where Ancestry was
found wanting.


Judy




On 8 May 2009, at 18:22, Joe Austen wrote:

> what about, Vigor,Viger,Vegor. HTH Joe Austen in OZ
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Owen" <>
> To: "judy olsen" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2009 3:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHS] Could someone look up this guy on FMP please?
>
>
>> Judy
>> I have had a look but there is nothing in 1851 for John VIGGOR,
>> VIGGORS,
>> VIGGER, VIGGERS, VIGGOUR, VIGGOURS, VIGOUR or VIGOURS.
>> I can't think of any other possible variation!
>>
>> Find my Past shows the 1851 Census as incomplete but does not explain
>> further.
>>
>> Good hunting!
>>
>>
>>
>> 2009/5/8 judy olsen <>
>>
>>> My ancestor John VIGGOR has so far eluded capture in 1851. In
>>> 1841 he
>>> was in Over, as a tea dealer, aged 60 born out of county.
>>> (Indexed on
>>> Ancestry as VIGGERS).
>>>
>>> He died in 1857/8 (I have the cert) in Wellington Shropshire but was
>>> buried back in Over - the burial record apparently refers to him as
>>> 'of Wellington Shropshire'. That sounds like he came from the
>>> county,
>>> but he had been in Over since 1819 (when he baptised a string of
>>> kids) and maybe also in 1803 when one of the older ones seems to
>>> have
>>> been baptised.
>>>
>>> The oldest son, also John, was bapt in Whitehaven and fathers
>>> occupation is soldier.
>>>
>>> Wife Jane is still alive in 1851, gives age as 71 and birthplace
>>> Liverpool.
>>>
>>> There is a marriage for a John VIGGOR and Jane FOSTER in
>>> Liverpool on
>>> the Family Search lab site.
>>>
>>> My working theory is that John was a member of the Montgomeryshire
>>> Militia, who were in Liverpool and Whitehaven at the appropriate
>>> dates.
>>>
>>> So far I havent been able to find John in 1851, which would
>>> obviously
>>> be a major breakthrough. There are various possibilities, most of
>>> which involve stretching credibility a bit.
>>>
>>> I have found another missing ancestor by using the Find My Past
>>> site.
>>> All kinds of searches on Ancestry had failed but on FMP he popped up
>>> right away.
>>>
>>> If someone who has a sub has a few minutes to check for John
>>> VIGGOR I
>>> would be very grateful.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Judy
>>>
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