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From: Bob Owen <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Family Search
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:42:16 +0000
Thanks to everyone who responded to my original enquiry regarding why Family
Search suggests that families baptised/married/buried at Hollinfare
Lancashire resided in Cheshire.
I wasn't expecting such a wide and varied discussion but have concluded that
it probably results from an error by Family Search based upon Warrington (in
its widest sense) now being in Cheshire. I've asked Family Search to comment
and will pass on their response.
My OWEN connections occasionally nipped over the Mersey/ Manchester Ship
Canal to marry people from Warburton & Lymm but basically were a Lancashire
family for many years before spreading their wings at the end of the 19th
Century with my branch arriving in Barnton around 1870. Early ones were
baptised at Hollinfare with Cadishead Weslyan Methodists the later
As someone who was raised in Mid Cheshire - now Cheshire West, with a wife
from Warrington Lancashire - now Cheshire, who has lived in West Kirby, once
Cheshire now Merseyside, worked in Newcastle, once Northumberland now Tyne
and Wear, these changes don't phase me anymore!
in plain Nottinghamshire.
On 15 March 2010 14:49, Bob Owen <> wrote:
> The Family Search 'Pilot' site includes Cheshire PRs & Bishop's
> By off chance I looked for and found some of my OWEN ancestors who were
> living in Hollinfare, [Cadishead], Lancashire in the mid 1700's.
> One of the details given is 'Principal's residence' which in all cases I've
> looked at show 'Cheshire, England'
> As no OWEN members came to Cheshire until the 1860's I'm wondering whether
> this area was originally in the Diocese of Chester.
> Any ideas ?