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 1: Pauline Inglis ..... March 03, 2017 - 11:49 PM Delete entry # 1

  For Kate Hurst
re: Thomas Aspinwall, of the Eureka Hotel.

Thank you for the information. I will investigate.

Pauline Inglis

 2: Kate Hurst (ODFHS Magazine Editor) ..... February 27, 2017 - 11:35 PM Delete entry # 2

  For Pauline Inglis re. Thomas Aspinwall, of the Eureka Hotel.

I can’t find a baptism for Thomas ASPINWALL, but there is one that ties in with his given birthdate for a Thomas RUFFLEY on the Lancashire Online Parish Clerks website. It suggests that Thomas (son of William RUFFLEY and Alice of Aughton) was baptised at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Aughton.

There is also a wedding between William RUFFLEY of Ormskirk parish and Alice AUSTIN of Aughton at Ormskirk on 7 May 1787; following the marriage they had Mary (1788), Margaret (1793), William (1793), Jane (1796), Edmund (1800), Ann (1803), Ellen (1808) and Thomas (1810).

It seems as though the family were definitely using the surname ROUGHLEY or RUFFLEY between the 1780s and 1810s, but I’m not sure where the ASPINWALL would have come from; there are quite a few of them around Aughton/Lydiate, though, so it could be worth looking at the ROUGHLEY line to see where that takes you.

I believe that, at one point, Thomas’ brother William did live on the corner of Town Green Lane and Prescot Road in Aughton.

 3: Anthony Simpkin ..... February 26, 2017 - 07:38 PM Delete entry # 3

  Looking for info on
Robert Dunn
BIRTH 1799 • Ireland
DEATH JUN 1863 • Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
In 1851 he was a dealer in pigs on Moore St.
His Son was James Dunn
BIRTH 7 JUL 1837 • Moor Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
DEATH 10 SEP 1873 • 25 Moor Street, Ormskirk
Thanks Anthony

 4: Pauline Inglis ..... February 18, 2017 - 10:32 PM Delete entry # 4

  Hi I'm looking for information re my 3xgrt grandfather Thomas Aspinwall.

He was married to Catherine Woosey of Burscough and he ran the Eureka Pub in Halsall Lane for many years. His second wife was Catherine Quirk who also happened to be the half sister of Thomas's daughter-in-law, Elena.

I have a photo of his headstone which gives the dates of birth 01/07/1810 and death 30/12/1894, but I have not been able to find any actual record of his birth or baptism. His father was William Aspinwall (aka Roughley) and his mother was Alice (surname unknown).
William ran The Three Crowns Inn, Ormskirk, and The Scarisbrick Arms, Downholland. William's brother, John Aspinwall, lived at Westhead in a house called Mughouses.

Does anyone have any further information about Thomas and his parents, particularly his birth date and mother's maiden name.

 5: Bill Huyton ..... February 14, 2017 - 10:37 AM Delete entry # 5

  Message for Gill Dowling.
First, with any Lawson, he is probably related to people on our boatfamilies website (link on the left of the odfhs wesite. Also, Richard Houghton of the Lathom & Burscough Military History site ( is a MINE of information on any 1stWW deaths anywhere around Ormskirk.

 6: Gill Dowling ..... February 13, 2017 - 08:04 PM Delete entry # 6

  Please can anyone help? I live in South Wales and am looking for my grandfather relatives. The family name was Lawson and they lived in a house called San Carlos in Ormskirk. I know he had a brother Ronald who died of wounds at Etaples in World War One. Do I have any relatives in the area? Would appreciate any information!

 7: Christine Bridges ..... December 06, 2016 - 04:43 PM Delete entry # 7

  I am trying to trace any relatives of the late Johnnie Hastings who lived in Park Road Ormskirk. There is a wonderful photo of him in Mona Duggans book, The People of Ormskirk page 114. The photo is of Johnnie with a Mawdesleys horse and cart. I believe we are related.Any help appreciated.

 8: ian fitzhenry ..... November 23, 2016 - 12:51 PM Delete entry # 8

  does anybody know a brian lawrence delivery driver from 60s

 9: rose barnett ..... November 14, 2016 - 05:56 PM Delete entry # 9

  looking for a birth of Ethelbert Feeney
married Doreen Marshall in 1952 but I am unable to find a birth for Ethelbert.

 10: Mark ..... November 13, 2016 - 07:31 PM Delete entry # 10

  Hi I'm new to this so apologies if I done something wrong, I'm trying to find as much info as possible on my father in laws ancestors "the Boltons" they married famous Maghull and Ormskirk families such as Aspinwalls,Barnes. If anyone has info please contact me. Kindest regards

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