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From: Tracy Buxton <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] THEME: STRINGER moves from Staffs to Lancs c. 1868
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 13:38:54 +0100
I feel this was the case - my ancestors moved from Ilkeston/Shardlow to
Liverpool and must have been influenced by the canal system - there are
many Lacey's in the Shardlow/Ilkeston area and they seem to start
moving as the system spreads - before that they seem fairly rooted to
the spot - this is just a supposition at the moment Im hooping for
proof one day!
On Monday, Jan 3, 2005, at 13:39 Europe/Paris, Rosalind Paterson wrote:
> Hi List,
> Is there anyone out there who is knowledgeable about canals,
> and whether they were significant in bringing people to Lancashire ?
> Reason I ask is because of my g-g-grandfather George STRINGER. For
> ages he was my brick wall: he appeared to pop up from nowhere, marry
> g-g-grandmother Sarah Ellen HOLDEN in St Helens in 1868, then
> disappear again without trace a few years later, leaving Sarah Ellen
> with two little girls to bring up. Just recently, however, we have
> found George and Sarah Ellen on the 1871 census; Sarah Ellen was in
> Blackburn, and George was in Worcestershire.
> George was born in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, and the rest
> of the STRINGERs in George's family had been born in various locations
> in Staffs & Worcs (around Birmingham, Wolverhampton, etc). A member
> of the Staffordshire list suggested that the STRINGER family may have
> wandered about so much following the canals, of which there are a lot
> in that part of the world (though the Stringers weren't actually
> boatmen). Could the canals have brought George to St Helens ? Might
> they have taken him & Sarah Ellen further on to Blackburn ? I'm
> almost completely ignorant about the history and geography of the
> canal network, and hoping someone else out there has a clue.
> Rosalind Paterson.
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