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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Remembering in April

This is the first in a new series recording events by month in the lives of my Danson and Rawcliffe ancestors of the Fylde, Lancashire.

April 2nd 1819  
My great great grandmother  Jane Carr was born at Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire.  She married Robert Rawcliffe  (below) and was the mother of Maria Rawcliffe who is at the core of my family history - and subject of many a blog.       

April 4th 1885
My grandfather William Danson (left)  was born at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, - 5th son of James Danson and Maria Rawcliffe.    

April 5th 1887
Alice Mason, nee Rawcliffe, sister to my great grandmother Maria, arrived in New York aboard the "Auronia" from Liverpool, with six children aged 10 months to 11 years old - and two pieces of baggage.

April 6th 1831
My great great grandfather Henry Danson married  Elizabeth Calvert at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire (right)

April 6th 1928
Anne  Roskell, nee Rawcliffe, my great grandmother's eldest sister died, buried in St. Anne's Churchyard, Singleton,  near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire .

April 7th 1907       
My grandparents William Danson and Alice English (left)  married at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

April 8th 1879
John Danson, third son of James Danson and Maria Rawlciffe was born at  Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.


15 April 1912             
My father John Weston (right)  was born in Bilston , near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire though the family  moved soon afterwards  to Brosely, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, where Dad grew up.

April 18th 1938
My parents John Weston and Kathleen Danson (left)  married  at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

April 22, 1821 
My great great grandfather Robert Rawcliffe was born in Marton, Lancashire. He married Jane Carr and was the father of 8 daughters including my great grandmother Maria Rawcliffe. 

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