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 1: Keith Jenkins ..... June 22, 2017 - 07:32 AM Delete entry # 1

  for Sheila Darzi
Though Baldwin and Forshaw are top Boatfamily names, I'm afraid I can see no canal link in the people you mention.
Sorry, but good luck with your research - Keith Jenkins, ODFHS Boatfamilies researcher

 2: sheila darzi ..... June 19, 2017 - 08:41 PM Delete entry # 2


Searching for siblings of Edward Baldwin dob 19:12:1874 born Burscouogh and son of

Henry Baldwin 1848 dob and Mary Pickavant 1847 or Pickavance married Ormskirk 1869.
All born Burscough
Catherine 1871
Margaret 1873
Edward 1875
Mary A.1880
Martha 1882
Richard 1994
Susannah 1887

Henry’s parents were William Baldwinb 1814 and Maargaret Forshaw who were married in Wigan in 1837

Were there any Boat people connections?

 3: Keith Jenkins ..... May 05, 2017 - 12:38 PM Delete entry # 3

  for Paul Ashcraft
In case you have not yet looked, we have 288 Ashcrofts on our Boatfamilies website -

 4: Kate Hurst (Magazine Editor) ..... April 14, 2017 - 05:10 PM Delete entry # 4

  A reply for Paul Ashcraft:

Thanks for letting us know that you’ll be visiting Ormskirk; I’m sure that we’ll be able to sort something out, given that you have given us a few weeks notice.

I’m not sure whether or not you have already contacted ODFHS directly, but (if not) please do feel free to e-mail the address at the top of this page (or contact us on Facebook, if you use that site) with any information that you think might help. It is possible that we might have some information in our Research Library that could help you.

 5: Paul Ashcraft ..... April 13, 2017 - 05:38 AM Delete entry # 5

  I'm going to be visiting Ormskirk in May from the USA--I wanted to meet with someone regarding trying to track the "Ascroft" family history prior to the Revolution.

 6: Pauline Inglis ..... March 03, 2017 - 11:49 PM Delete entry # 6

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

Thank you for the information. I will investigate.

Pauline Inglis

 7: Kate Hurst (ODFHS Magazine Editor) ..... February 27, 2017 - 11:35 PM Delete entry # 7

  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.

 8: Anthony Simpkin ..... February 26, 2017 - 07:38 PM Delete entry # 8

  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

 9: Pauline Inglis ..... February 18, 2017 - 10:32 PM Delete entry # 9

  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.

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

  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.

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