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Friday, 29 April 2011
Remembering in May
This is the second in a new series recording events by month in the lives of my Danson and Rawcliffe ancestors of the Fylde, Lancashire.
3rd May 1730
My great, great, great great grandmother Margaret Fayle (1730-1815) was born , daughter of Henry Fayle, yeoman of Thornton, Lancashire. She married John Danson.
May 12th 1877
My great grandparents James Danson (1852-1906) and Maria Rawcliffe (1859-1919) married at St. Anne's Church, Singleton, near Poulton-le-Fylde.
13th May 1840 My great great great grandmother Elizabeth Brown, wife of Henry Danson (the elder) died at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire., buried in St. Chad's Churchyard.
War Memorial, Poulton-le-Fylde
17th May 1917 John Danson, my great uncle and third son of James and Maria (above) died in the First World War, aged 38. Remembered on Poulton War Memorial.
John's first wife Sarah had died at the young age of 21, leaving a little daughter Annie Maria who made her home with her grandmother Maria.
May 20th, 1757
My great great great great grandparents John Danson (1736-1821) and Margaret Fayle (1730-1815) married at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde.
May 22nd 1863
Martha Rawcliffe (1863 -1863), youngest sister of my great grandmother Maria, was baptised at Hambleton, near Poulton-le- Fylde. She only lived for 5 months.
Trap Farm c.1998
May 25th 1806
My great great grandfather Henry Danson
(1806-81 was born at Trap Farm, Carleton, near Poulton-le-Fylde.
May 30th 1864
Mary Danson third daughter of Henry Danson (above), born 1837 at Trap Farm, Carleton was buried in St. Chad's Churchyard, Poulton-le-Fylde at the age of 26, following the birth of her second son William Henry a few days earlier.