Ancestors of Edith Atherton
This page is dedicated Edith Atherton and all her ancestors.
William Greatorex married Edith Atherton who are the parents of Lilian (Greatorex) Woodall.
There are a couple of eligible Ellen Forrests in the LDS database, both born in Preston. More details ... Ellen Forrest #1 or Ellen Forrest #2. The marriage certificate between Thomas Henry Atherton and Ellen Forrest states Ellen's father as William, the 1861 census has Ellen Forrest #2's father as John Forrest so this seems to favour candidate #2.
One of Ellen Forrest's sisters moved to the U.S.
Word of mouth has Ellen Forrest being Ellen Forest (i.e. one 'r') - Free BMD has 2 'r's. However this may refer to another Forest in this tree.
LDS has a Susannah Hayes b 1823 in Lancaster, spouse John Atherton and father Constantine Hayes. Seems a good fit but 1881 census states her birthplace as Preston.
Thomas and Jane Atherton had, at least, 8 children.
Thomas Henry Atherton was mayor of Preston. 1931.
- 1899 - Edith Atherton born in Preston.
- 1895 - William Forrest dies in Preston
- 1882 - Thomas H. Atherton marries Ellen Forrest.
- 1863 - Thomas H. Atherton born in Preston.
- 1861 - Ellen Forrest born in Preston.
- 1845 - John Atherton marries Susannah Hayes.
- 1835 - Elizabeth Wilkinson born in Thornley, Lancs.
- 1833 - William Forrest born in Longridge, Lancs.
- 1824 - John Atherton born in Preston.
- 1822 - Susannah Hayes born.
- abt 1800 - Jane, wife of Thomas Atherton born in Preston.
- abt 1796 - Thomas Atherton born in Preston.
- 1881 census: Thomas Atherton (aged 17) living at 10 Aughton St Preston with mother Susannah (widow aged 51) and siblings Eliza (21), William(19) and Susannah(12). Note that John and Susannah Atherton had 2 daughters named Susannah; the younger died aged 1 in 1852.
- 1881 census: Ellen Forrest #1 (aged 20) living at 47 Barlow St Preston with mother Catherine (widow aged 51) and sisters Isabella W (17) and Mary (15). And Margaret Nixon (widow aged 60) sister of Catherine.
- 1881 census: Ellen Forrest #2 (aged 19) living at 130 Ribbleton Lane Preston with parents William (48) and Elizabeth (46); sisters Elizabeth A (21), Emma (18), Sophia (10), Lucy (8) and Henrietta (4); and brother Philip (12).
- 1901 census: Thomas H. Atherton (37, Commercial Clerk) and wife Ellen (39) living at 9 Laudseer St Preston with children Arthur (13), Ada (11), Frederick (9), Lilly (5) and Edith (1).
- Marriage certificate between Thomas Henry Atherton and Ellen Forrest, 09 April 1882 at the parish church St. James Preston. John Atherton (Thomas's father) stated as deceased.
- Free BMD: Thomas Atherton born Mar 1864 (8e/500); not convinced this is the one as if does not have a middle name or initial.
To Do list
- Confirm correct Ellen Forrest.
- Thomas / Jane Atherton marriage and births cannot be located.
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