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The Angus Family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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The Angus Family in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. The Origin of the Name Angus
  3. The Angus Family of Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    1. William Angus and Mary Leah
    2. Thomas Angus and Jane Bleazard
    3. William Angus and Ann Threlkeld
    4. James Angus and Jane Preston
    5. John Angus and Sarah Roberts
  4. The Angus Family of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    1. Thomas Robert Angus and Judith Dobson
    2. Jack Angus and Jessie Duncan
  5. Fellow Researchers
  6. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  7. Legend
  8. Contact

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  3. The Brown Family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  4. The Dobson Family in Lancashire, England
  5. The Duncan Family in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
  6. The Hunter Family in Lanarkshire, Scotland

Introduction

Welcome to my Angus family page.  This page is part of my family history website.  This page covers the ancestors and descendants of my grandfather, John Angus, and his wife, Jessie Brown Duncan, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  If you are just arriving here for the first time then you may wish to start here.

Please Note: This page is intended only as a narrative historical overview of this family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on this page.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying GEDCOM database.  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of the page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Acknowledgments

The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the Fellow Researchers listed below.  I am indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the Fellow Researchers.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

The four ancestral lines of this family are:

  1. The Angus Family in Lancashire, England.  This is the family of John Angus' father, Robert Angus of Lancashire, England.  The Angus family were industrial working-class folks from Lancashire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1700s. Very little narrative history is known of this family. Further information on this family can be found below on this page.
  2. The Dobson Family in Lancashire, England.  This is the family of John Angus' mother, Judith Dobson.  The Dobson family also comes from Lancashire, England where their ancestry can be traced back to the mid-1700s. More information on this family can be found by clicking on the family name.
  3. The Duncan Family in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  This is the family of Jessie Brown Duncan's father, Robert Wilson Duncan of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  The Duncan family were a working class family from Lanarkshire who were previously Ulster Scots from Northern Ireland where their ancestry can be traced to the early 1800s.  More information on this family can be found by clicking on the family name.
  4. The Hunter Family in Lanarkshire, Scotland.  This is the family of Jessie Brown Duncan's mother, Margaret Harten Hunter.  The Hunter maternal lineage of the Duncan family were a very poor working class family from Lanarkshire, Scotland who were also Ulster Scots from Northern Ireland where their ancestry can be traced back to the early 1800s.  More information on this family can be found by clicking on the family name.

The Origin of the Surname Angus

The surname Angus came to England from Scotland where it is a common name, but its earliest origins are Irish. The name Angus is the English form of the old Gaelic name Aonghus, which is pronounced something like "oenish". The name Aonghus is of very ancient origin and has its roots in early Irish mythology as one of the most ancient names of the Celts. Aonghus possibly means "one strength" or "strong one" and may be derived from the Irish en meaning "one" and gus meaning "force, strength, or energy". The Irish god named Aonghus (sometimes known as Aonghus Mac Og, meaning "Angus the young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish (ancient Scottish) king and several Irish kings. In early mediaeval times a Saint Aonghus travelled from Iona to Perthshire and is credited with bringing Celtic (Irish) Christianity to Scotland.  The surname Angus is a patronymic surname, in other words Angus was originally a first name long before surnames came into existence. It became a surname meaning "son of Angus".  Synonymous surnames include Mac/McAngus or Angusson. The surnames MacNeish, MacNish and MacInnes are variations on MacAonghus. 

Many ancient Scottish families would have chosen to name their children Aonghus and many of their first names would have evolved into later surnames, so the surname Angus certainly has multiple geographic origins. Thus it would be a mistake to say that our family is descended from any of the ancient Aonghuses named above.  Nor can we conclude that we are necessarily related to any others with the surname Angus.

As Angus is also a place name in Scotland it is also probable that the surname Angus has geographic roots with families from the County of Angus choosing to adopt Angus as their surname and having no relation to any patronymic Anguses.  Thus the surname Angus could also derive from an ancestor who came from the County of Angus.

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The Angus Family in Lancashire, England

Our Angus ancestors came from Lancaster, Lancashire, England, before immigrating to Canada in the early 20th century. They had lived in Lancaster for about 200 years prior to emigrating. From the earliest records our Anguses worked as sawyers or carpenters. The trade was passed from father to son from the early 18th century until the late 20th century. Although our earliest recorded ancestor lived in Lancashire and the family continued to live in Lancashire until the early 20th century, family tradition always maintained that our family roots were in Scotland. We have no documentary evidence to confirm this tradition, but circumstantial evidence definitely supports it. Firstly, Angus is not an English surname. It is, without a doubt, a Scottish surname (or possibly Irish). Our earliest documented ancestor is William Angus who is found in the district of Over-Wyresdale, just south of Lancaster, when he married there and began having children there in 1724. There is no record of William's birth and his family is the only family surnamed Angus anywhere in the vicinity of Lancaster (and possibly within all of Lancashire) until the turn of the 19th century. Such a situation strongly suggests that William was born outside of Lancashire and that he immigrated. Whether he immigrated as a child, youth, or young adult is impossible to say, but one would expect that if he came to Lancashire with his birth family then we'd find records of siblings or their descendants with the surname Angus in Lancashire (unless he had only sisters.) Also the earliest records of the family give their surname spelled Anghurst which I suggest represents a phonetic rendering of how they actually pronounced their name. Such a pronunciation rings very Scottish. Indeed, if one were to imagine Sean Connery saying the name "Angus" it would sound much like "Anghurst." The surname spelling then shifts a generation later to Angious, which I suggest represents a softening of the earlier Scottish pronunciation and a progressive Anglicizing of the name. It is not until the mid-19th century that we see the Anglo spelling of "Angus" become consistent. Each of these earlier spellings also strongly resemble the two most common Gaelic spellings of the name, Aonghas or Anghais, giving further support to the suggestion of a Scottish origin for our family. As such, it is suggested below that William Angus/Anghurst was probably born in Scotland, however, given the commonness of his name it is impossible to do more than speculate at possible candidate births.

Genetic DNA Testing

When the paper trail runs cold, as it appears to have done with our Angus family, then the next step available to the genealogist is DNA research. As genetic origins can only be tested on the Y-chromosome it requires a male test subject who has an unbroken male Angus ancestry within our family. Fortunately such a subject exists and he is willing to have his DNA tested. It is our hope that the results of his test will produce a match with a family with documented Scottish roots. This will be our best possible lead to determine the origin of our Angus family. We presently await the results of the test.

Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster comes from the Latin castrum ("camp") on the Lune River, thus "Lunecastrum".  Lancaster Castle was built at the lowest crossing point of the River Lune, and  was a key English fortification against the Scots in the many wars between England and Scotland.  The county of Lancashire derives its name from "Lancaster Shire".

Lancaster was a major seaport, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries, dealing largely with the import of coal from the big coalfields of West Lothian in Scotland, and to a lesser extent timber, to fuel the great industrial cotton towns of Lancashire and, particularly, Manchester, which was the heart of the industrial revolution.  The coal boats went continually backwards and forward from Bo'ness/Carriden (the same town) and Alloa in Clackmannanshire on the Firth of Forth to Lancaster - obviously taking with them Scottish sailors from that area.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, coal, and the Industrial Revolution transformed the economy of Lancashire, rising to a golden age of industrial technology, only to crash in the Lancashire cotton famine of the early 1860s, which left families across the county destitute and forced into an existence of poverty.  Much of the cotton for the Lancashire cotton mills came from the southern United States.  The cotton industry in Lancashire was already in a state of over-production when the American Civil War broke out and cotton shipments from the USA ceased.  Many of the cotton mills shut down.  Widespread poverty ensued.  Many people emigrated, while others moved to Yorkshire to work in the wool industry.

Throughout the 18th century, there was a huge influx of population as people abandoned agriculture for a new urban way of life in back-to-back terraced houses often provided for them by mill owners who wanted a workforce close at hand.  The social consequences of this change were enormous. There was a great fear that so many people, concentrated so closely together for the first time in history,  would give rise to anarchy and mob rule. The great public works of the day such as art galleries and parks often referred to as Victorian philanthropy frequently hid a more practical reason to civilize the mass of population and help maintain order.

Social conditions were deplorable.  Healthcare as we understand it was non-existent. Open sewers were commonplace and disease was widespread.  These conditions gave rise to much of the legislation we have today on public order, sanitation and building regulations.

This is Lancaster as our Angus family lived it.

Adapted from an article by the Lancashire Family History Society.

William Angus (Anghurst) and Mary Leah


Over-Wyresdale, Lancashire, England
- about 15 km south of Lancaster
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William ANGUS/ANGHURST b: ABT 1700 in Scotland? William married on 13 APR 1724 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Mary LEAH, whose origins are unknown.

William Angus is the earliest identified ancestor of our Angus family. The earliest record we have for him is his marriage in 1724 in the parish of St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, followed by the baptisms of his children beginning in 1724 in the chapelry of Over-Wyresdale which is located about 15 km south of Lancaster, but is within the bounds of the parish of St. Mary. Thus, it is most likely that William and Mary were residing in Over-Wyresdale when they were married in St. Mary, Lancaster.

We have no record of William's date or place of birth, however it is suggested that he was most likely born in Scotland and that he was the first of this family to reside in England.

Our Lancashire Anguses have now been traced back to the early 18th century family of William Angus and Mary Leah, whose children were baptized at Over-Wyresdale, a chapel within the bounds of the parish of Lancashire.

William and Mary represent the earliest known family of Anguses in the entire county of Lancashire. No earlier birth or marriage records for anyone of the surname Angus have so far been located within the Lancaster area.  Thus this could be the earliest family of the surname Angus to have resided in Lancashire.  No birth record has been found for William in Lancashire, nor anywhere in northern England either. As Angus is a Gaelic surname and as family tradition claims that our Anguses were originally Scottish, it is suggested that William may have been born in Scotland.

William Angus married Mary Leah on 13 APR 1724 in the parish of St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Jane ANGUS b: ABT 15 NOV 1724 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  2. Has No Children Elisabeth ANGUS b: 1727 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  3. Has Children John ANGUS/ANGHURST b: ABT 08 FEB 1729/30 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    1. Has No Children Elen ANGUS b: ABT 03 MAR 1754 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    2. Has No Children Robert ANGUS b: ABT 25 MAY 1755 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  4. Has Children William ANGUS b: ABT 13 AUG 1732 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. William married on 22 APR 1754 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Janet GREENAL b: ABT 1730 in England. They had the following child:
    1. Has Children William ANGUS b: ABT 02 MAY 1756 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. William married a woman named Jane, whose surname is unknown. They had the following child:
      1. Has No Children Peter ANGUS b: ABT 28 JUL 1781 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  5. Has No Children Margaret ANGUS/ANGHURST b: ABT 16 MAR 1735 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Margaret died in infancy.
  6. Has Children Thomas ANGUS b: ABT 20 NOV 1737 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Thomas married Jane Bleazard. Thomas and his descendants are presented below.

The baptism records for the chapelry of Over Wyresdale begin in 1723. The earliest record of the name ANGUS in the parish record is the baptism of Jane Angus, daughter of William and Mary, in 1724. ALL but two Angus registrations in Over Wyresdale can be traced to this family. And these remaining two appear likely to belong to this family, but cannot be positively identified as yet. Thus this Angus family appears to have been the only family surnamed Angus within the bounds of the chapelry of Over Wyresdale.

The earliest transcribed records in St. Mary begin with marriages in 1760, burials in 1786 and baptisms in 1810

The earliest and only ANGUS (Anghurst) burial in Over Wyresdale is Margaret Anghurst, infant daughter of William and Mary, buried 1735 in Over Wyresdale. There are no other Angus burials in Over Wyresdale.

Thomas Angus and Jane Bleazard


Thomas Angus moved from Over Wyresdale to Quernmore (approximately 10 km)

Thomas ANGUS b: ABT 20 NOV 1737 in Over Wyresdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England as the son of William Angus and Mary Leah, shown above. At some point prior to the birth of his first child, Thomas moved from Over Wyresdale to Quernmore -- a distance of about 10 km. Thomas married on 25 MAY 1765 in the parish of Saint Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Jane BLEAZARD, b: ABT 04 SEP 1743 in Quernmore, Caton, Lancashire, England, as the daughter of Robert Bleazard.  Over Wyresdale and Quernmore both lie within the bounds of St. Mary's parish, so it is not unexpected to find their marriage in the records of the parish seat, rather than the chapelry where they resided. The fact that Thomas' wife, Jane, lived in Quernmore may provide the reason for his move there. Thomas is described in parish records as being employed as a husbandman (someone who looks after animals). Thomas and Jane had the following children, shown below. Thomas and Jane are both buried in St. Paul's churchyard, Caton, Lancashire, England.

*NOTE: Where births below are shown to have taken place in "St. Mary, Lancaster" this means that the baptism is recorded in the parish of St. Mary and the birth occurred within the bounds of the parish, but the exact location in the parish is not known. It is most likely that all the first generation births took place in Quernmore in Caton.

  1. Has No Children Margaret ANGUS b: ABT 23 MAR 1766 in Quarmore, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Margaret's baptism is listed in the IGI. As her baptism is identical to Mary Angus, it's not sure if she was a twin, or if "Mary" has been misread as "Marg." by the transcriber.
  2. Has Children Mary ANGUS b: ABT 23 MAR 1766 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Mary may have had a twin sister, Margaret, shown above. However it is not certain whether Margaret was a separate person or merely a transcription error for Marg/Mary. It is believed that Mary had the following illegitimate son:
    1. Has No Children William ANGUS b: ABT 1 JAN 1786 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England

    It is believed that Mary Angus later married on 7 JUL 1792 in Saint Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to William BRADLEY b: ABT 1765 in England.  She is recorded as a spinster in Quarmore (Quenrmore), Lancaster, Lancashire, England and William was a widower. He may have had children from his previous marriage -- this have not been researched. The following children may be theirs:

    1. Timothy BRADLEY, b: ABT 17 FEB 1793 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    2. Betty BRADLEY, b: ABT 15 NOV 1797 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  3. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: ABT 4 SEP 1768 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Thomas is presumed to have died prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1771.
  4. Has Children Thomas ANGUS b: ABT 11 AUG 1771 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Thomas married on 18 MAY 1807 in Saint Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Margaret JOHNSON. Margaret died young in 1813 leaving Thomas a widower to raise his two surviving children. It appears that he never remarried. Thomas died in 1845 having been predeceased by his wife and both daughter. Thomas and Margaret had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Jane ANGUS b: ABT 15 NOV 1807 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Jane died at age 32 and is buried in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. She appears to have been unmarried and without children.
    2. Has No Children Hannah ANGUS b: ABT 18 FEB 1810 in Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Hannah died in infancy. Her baptism is recorded in St. Mary's parish in February 1810 and her burial is recorded in St. Paul's, Caton, Lancashire, England in October of the same year.
    3. Has Children Thomas ANGUS b: ABT 8 SEP 1811 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  It is believed that he married ABT 1835 to Mary Ann b: 1818 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England.  Mary Ann's surname is unknown, however it might be Atkinson as her eldest son is recorded as "Thomas Atkinson Angus" at his daughter's baptism. However that entry is questionable. (See below). Thomas and Mary Ann resided at 177 Wood St., Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. They have not been found in the 1841 census anywhere in England or Scotland.  Thomas is not found in 1881.  Thomas and Mary Ann had the following children:
      1. Has Children Thomas Atkinson ANGUS b: 1836 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Thomas is found residing with his parents in 1851, but not in 1861.  He is believed to have married an unknown woman and had the following daughter and then died prior to 1861.
        1. Mary Ann ANGUS, b. ABT 1859 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Mary Ann was baptized in St. Paul's, Caton, Lancashire, England as the daughter of Thomas Atkinson Angus and Letitia. It is unclear from the transcription of "Atkinson" is actually Thomas' middle name of if it might be Letitia's maiden name. No trace of this family has been found in the 1861 census to guide us and Letitia died in 1863. Mary Ann is found living with her grandparents in 1871, with no parents.
      2. Has No Children Margaret Jane ANGUS b: BET 1838 AND 1841 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Margaret is found residing with her parents in 1851, 1861 & 1871.  She is believed to be the spinster Margaret Jane Angus residing with her sister Mary Ann Angus in 1881.
      3. Has No Children Edward ANGUS b: ABT 1840 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Edward is found residing with his parents in 1851, but not in 1861.
      4. Has No Children James ANGUS b: BET 1840 AND 1845 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  James is found residing with his parents in 1851 and 1861.
      5. Has Children William ANGUS b: 1847 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  William is found residing with his parents in 1851 and 1861.  He is not found in 1871.  William married in 1875 in St. John's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Margaret LIVER b: ABT 1852 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Dorothy ANGUS b: 06 MAY 1875 in Pitt Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
        2. Has Children William ANGUS b: 18 APR 1878 in 5 Pitt Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. William married on 28 DEC 1898 in St. Anne, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Jane NICHOLSON b: 1879 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. They had the following child:
          1. Has No Children Dorothy ANGUS b: 30 MAY 1899 in 4 Mill Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      6. Has Children John ANGUS b: 1849 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  John is found residing with his parents in 1851 and 1861.  He is not found in 1871.  In 1881 he is believed to be the John Angus residing in St. Ann's Ward, Lancaster, working as a foreman in a chemical works, shown as born 1849 in Lancaster.  If so, then he married in 1873 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Agnes ELLWOOD.  She was born ABT 1853 in Arkholme, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
        1. Mary Ann B. ANGUS, b. 1875 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Residing with her parents in 1881.
        2. Hannah ANGUS, b. 1877 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Residing with her parents in 1881.
        3. James ANGUS, b. 1879 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Residing with his parents in 1881.
      7. Has No Children Mary Ann ANGUS b: 1851 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Mary Ann is believed to have never married.  She is found residing with her parents in 1861 & 1871.  It is believed that she is the Mary Ann Angus residing with her sister Margaret Jane Angus in 1881.
      8. Has No Children Robert Walter ANGUS b: 1855 in Lonsdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  He is found residing with his parents in 1861 & 1871.  He is believed to be the Robert W. Angus residing next door to his brother Joseph Angus in 1881.  Robert married on 10 JUN 1878 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Mary Ann WIGNALL b: ABT 1856 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  No children have been found for this couple.
      9. Has Children Joseph ANGUS b: 05 DEC 1857 in St. John, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Joseph is found residing with his parents in 1861 & 1871.  Joseph married Elizabeth and had:
        1. Has No Children James ANGUS b: 1879 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
        2. Has No Children Mary Ann ANGUS b: 12 SEP 1880 in Grasmere Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
        3. Has No Children Alice Maud ANGUS b: 08 SEP 1882 in Grasmere Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  5. Has Children William ANGUS/ANGIOUS b: ABT 30 MAY 1773 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England married Ann.  Their story continues below.
  6. Has No Children Eliner ANGUS ABT 11 JUN 1775 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Eliner's baptism is indexed in the IGI as "Eliner ANUS, bap 11 JUN 1775, daughter of Thomas ANUS."
  7. Has Children Betty ANGUS b: ABT 3 AUG 1777 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England is believed to have had the following illegitimate son:
    1. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: 23 APR 1811 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Thomas died at age 2 in Caton, Lancashire, England.
  8. Has Children John ANGUS, ABT 04 APR 1779 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  John's baptism is listed in the IGI as "John Angions, bap 4 APR 1779 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, as the son of Thomas and Jane Angions." In 1841 John was residing in the West Derby Hundred of Lancaster, Lancashire, England with his daughters Betsy and Mary. In 1851 John was residing at #72 Castle Hill, Lancaster, Lancashire, England as a widower with his daughters Betsy and Mary. His birth place is given as Lancashire and he was employed as a husbandman. John Angus and his family are recorded in the St. Mary's Priory Church Monumental Inscriptions: Grave 264, John Angus died 2nd August 1857 aged 80; Mary his wife, died 18th February 1834 aged 49; also their children, Thomas died March 1825 aged 17; Jane died March 1825 aged 11; Ellen died April 1826 aged 3; William died Dec. 1832 aged 29; John died April 1837 aged 21; David died...[illeg]...aged 36. In 1813 John is recorded at his daughter Jane's baptism as a husbandman residing in Lancaster. In 1817 John is recorded at his son David's baptism as a labourer residing in Lancaster. John married on 31 DEC 1807 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Mary SHAW, b 1785. Mary died in 1834, prior to the first census, so her place of birth is unknown. John's surname is recorded as "Angious" at his wedding. John and Mary had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William ANGUS b: 1803. No record has been found of William's baptism. The location of his birth is unknown. According to the family gravestone William was born 4 years prior to his parents' marriage. It's possible he may have been from a previous relationship. William is buried with his parents in St. Mary's churchyard, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He died at age 29, presumably unmarried and without any known children.
    2. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: 1809. No record has been found of Thomas' baptism. The location of his birth is unknown. According to the family gravestone, Thomas was born in 1809 and died at age 16. Thomas is buried with his parents in St. Mary's churchyard, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.


      Elizabeth Angus was baptised in Anwoth, Kirkcubright, Scotland while the rest of her family was baptised in Lancaster.

    3. Has No Children Elizabeth ANGUS b: ABT 14 FEB 1810 in Anwoth, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Betsey/Elizabeth ANGUS, bap 14 FEB 1810 in Anwoth, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, as the daughter of John Angus and Mary Shaw. Betsy's is the only baptism found from this family outside of Lancaster. Census records confirm she was born in Scotland. All of her siblings except David and Mary Ann died prior to the first census so their birth locations cannot be confirmed by census, however, all but William and Thomas are found in St. Mary's parish, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Betsy's is the only Angus baptism in the parish of Kirkcudbright between 1727-1820. However the name Angus is found in small numbers elsewhere in Kirkcudbrightshire. In 1841 Elizabeth was residing with her widowed father and sister Mary Ann. In 1851 Elizabeth was residing with her widowed father and sister, Mary Ann. In 1861 & 1871 she was residing with her sister Mary Ann in St. Mary's parish, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Her birth place is given in 1841 as Lancashire, 1851 as Scotland, 1861 as Heathan, Scotland. The 1861 census index at Ancestry lists an alternative name for her as "Elizabeth Jackson" with no reference. It may indicate that at some point she married a Jackson.
    4. Has No Children Jane ANGUS b: 21 MAR 1813 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Jane died in infancy.
    5. Has No Children John ANGUS b: 21 MAY 1815 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. John died young without marrying.
    6. Has No Children David ANGUS b: 12 SEP 1817 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1841 David Angus was residing in Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Lancashire, England employed as a male servant. His birth is given as 1817 in Scotland, however his baptism is recorded in St. Mary's parish, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1851 David was residing in Everton, Lancashire, England with his wife Mary. He was employed as a warehouseman. They show no children. The family gravestone indicates that David died at age 36 (which would be 1854) but his date of death is illegible.  David his presumed to have married MARY b: 1818 in Gallowyshe, Gerthon, Ireland. No record of their marriage has been found. Her surname is unknown.
    7. Has No Children Mary Ann ANGUS b: 03 FEB 1820 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1851 Mary Ann was living with her widowed father and spinster sister, Elizabeth, in Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1861 & 1871 she was still living with Elizabeth. Mary Ann was 52 when she married on 20 MAR 1874 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to John Walker FAYRER b: 1822 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, son of James Fayrer. Census records show John's name as John W. Fayrer while the marriage register shows his name as James Walker Fayrer, son of James Fayrer. It would appear that the marriage record mistakenly put his father's name in. Mary Ann and John had no children.
    8. Has No Children Eleanor ANGUS b: 23 MAR 1823 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  9. Has No Children James ANGUS b: ABT 22 JUN 1783 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England about whom nothing more is known. James died in 1810 at age 26 and is believed to have not married nor had any children. His occupation is unknown.

William Angus (Angious) and Ann Threlkeld


Approximate boundaries of Skerton township-chapelry, St. Mary's parish, Lancaster, Lancashire, England

William ANGUS/ANGIOUS b: ABT 30 MAY 1773 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as a son of Thomas Angus and Jane Bleazard, shown above.  St. Mary's parish records frequently show William's surname spelled ANGIOUS (along with most other members of this family). William Angus married on 23 NOV 1805 in St. Luke, Lowick, Lancashire, England to Ann THRELKELD b: 1782 in England. William was employed as a husbandman at the time of their marriage. William moved to Skerton in Lancaster on the north side of the river. (See map.)

Our William and Ann had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: 31 OCT 1807 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England about whom nothing is known.
  2. Has Children James ANGUS b: 1 NOV 1810 in Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Information on James Angus and his descendants is presented below.
  3. Has No Children Alice ANGUS? b 1811. residing in West Derby Hundred of Lancaster, which is the same district that the preceding James Angus was living in in 1841, buried in St. Mary, Lancaster.

After the premature death of William's first wife, Ann, he married secondly on 17 APR 1829 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Jane PRICE b: 1778 in England. They had no known children.

James Angus (Angious) and Jane Preston

James ANGUS/ANGIOUS was born 1 NOV 1810 in Skerton, Lancashire, England as the son of William and Ann Angus (shown above).  James worked as a sawyer.  He married on 21 SEP 1828 in Cockerham, Lancashire, England to Jane PRESTON. Cockerham is located north of the city of Lancaster. In 1841 and 1851 James was residing at #4 Palisades in Lancaster with his wife and children, and employed as a sawyer. His place of birth is given in 1851 as Skerton, Lancashire. In 1861 James was residing at Ovenhouse Yard (near 40 Bridge Lane) in Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, as a sawyer, with his wife, son James, and granddaughter, Mary J Sharples, b 1856 in Preston, Lancashire. Jane is shown in the 1881 census at age 74 as a widowed pauper living in a union workhouse, working as a cotton weaver.  James Angus and Jane Preston had the following children:

  1. Has Children Ann ANGUS b: 1830 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Ann married in 1851 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to John PEEL b: 1827 in Quernmore, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Jane PEEL b: 1852 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    2. Has No Children Ann PEEL b: 1854 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    3. Has No Children Agnes PEEL b: 1857 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    4. Has No Children Richard PEEL b: 1859 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    5. Has No Children Robert PEEL b: 1861 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    6. Has No Children Mary PEEL b: 1865 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    7. Has No Children James PEEL b: 1867 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    8. Has No Children Margaret PEEL b: 1869 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    9. Has No Children Sarah PEEL b: 1871 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  2. Has Children John ANGUS/ANGIOUS b: 25 AUG 1831 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. John followed in his father's trade as a sawyer.  He married ABT 1855 in Lancashire, England to Sarah ROBERTS.  Their story continues below.

  3. Has Children Jane ANGUS b: 10 APR 1834 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Jane married on 7 APR 1855 in St. John, Preston, Lancashire, England to John SHARPLES, b: 1835 in Preston, Lancashire, England. Family data for Jane is uncertain. It is known that Jane married on 7 APR 1855 to John Sharples and had a daughter, Mary Jane, three months later, as shown here, and that Mary Jane was residing with her maternal grandparents, James and Jane Angus in 1861 and 1871. The difficulty is that there may have been more than one couple named John and Jane Sharples living in the area of Preston and Blackburn and both were about the same age. Thus it is difficult to be certain which children and which census records apply to which couple, or if they are the same family. The birth of Hannah in 1859 in Preston almost certainly belongs to this same couple. However the subsequent births in Blackburn may belong to a different couple with the same name. If so, then this John and Jane disappear from census records before 1861 and may have died, to be followed by a different couple with the same names, and approximately the same ages, in Blackburn in 1861-1881. One or the other of these couples (unless they are the same) later ended up in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
    1. Mary Jane SHARPLES, b: ABT. 1 JUL 1855 in Preston, Lancashire, England. In 1861 & 1871 she was residing with her Angus grandparents.
    2. Hannah SHARPLES, b: ABT 16 OCT 1859 in Preston, Lancashire, England.
    3. John J SHARPLES?
    4. Richard SHARPLES?
    5. Evan William SHARPLES?
    6. Hannah SHARPLES?
    7. Walter Edward SHARPLES?
  4. Has No Children Margaret ANGUS b: 06 FEB 1836 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Margaret died at the age of 2 months.
  5. Has Children William ANGUS b: 04 MAY 1837 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. William Angus married on 30 MAY 1857 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Margaret LOWTHER.  She was born in 1838 in Ingleton, Yorkshire, England.  William and Margaret had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Mary Jane ANGUS b: 1862 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  In 1881 Mary Jane and her sister Rose Ann are found living with the family of John and Mary Ann Rigg. They are recorded as nieces, but it is not known by which side of the family.
    2. Has No Children Rose Ann ANGUS b: 03 FEB 1863 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. See entry for sister, Mary Jane, above.
    3. Has No Children James ANGUS b: 04 DEC 1864 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1881 he was living with his parents and working as a painter.  He is not found in later census records and is presumed to have either died or emigrated.
    4. Has Children John ANGUS b: 1868 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  He worked as a general labourer in Halton, Lancashire.  He married on 28 JUL 1892 in Halton, Lancashire, England to Jane DOWBIGGIN b: 1868 in Halton, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children James Dowbiggin ANGUS b: 1893 in Halton, Lancashire, England.  He married Nora CROSSFIELD b: 1896 in Halton, Lancashire, England.
      2. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: 1900 in Halton, Lancashire, England
    5. Has Children Elizabeth ANGUS b: ABT 5 OCT 1870 in Fifeshire, Scotland.  It is very interesting to note that census records are consistent in recording that Elizabeth was born in Fife, Scotland, however the IGI shows her baptism on 5 OCT 1870 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  She married John STOCKDALE b: 1870 in Halton, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children William STOCKDALE b: 1892 in Halton, Lancashire, England
      2. Has No Children Richard STOCKDALE b: 1893 in Halton, Lancashire, England
      3. Has No Children Arthur STOCKDALE b: 1898 in Halton, Lancashire, England
    6. Has Children William ANGUS b: 1872 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Like his brother John, William worked as a general labourer in Halton, Lancashire.  He married MARY b: 1874 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children William ANGUS b: 1897 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      2. Has No Children Eric ANGUS b: 1900 in Halton, Lancashire, England
    7. Has No Children Margaret Miriam ANGUS b: 20 FEB 1874 in Bridge Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1901 she was living with her sister Elizabeth and working as a cotton weaver.
    8. Has No Children Sarah Alice ANGUS b: 17 FEB 1876 in Bridge Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.
    9. Has Children Arthur ANGUS 04 MAY 1879 in 49 Bridge Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He married MARY b: 1881 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England and moved to Halton, Lancashire.  Arthur and Mary had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: 1900 in Halton, Lancashire, England
  6. Has No Children James ANGUS b: 19 MAR 1840 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. James died at the age of 4 weeks.
  7. Has No Children Sarah ANGUS 03 APR 1841 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. She is found in 1841 residing with her parents, age 2 months. She died on 20 OCT 1841 and is buried in St. Mary, Lancaster.
  8. Has Children Edward ANGUS b: 1843 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for whom no birth record exists.  He is presumed to be of this family.  He worked as a chemist and ink maker.  Edward is believed to have married twice, firstly to a woman named Ruth, whose maiden name is unknown, and by whom he had one child. Or this first marriage and child could be for the Edward Angus b 1840 son of Thomas Angus shown above.
    1. Has No Children Jane ANGUS b: 18 JUN 1868 in Britania Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. She is not found in 1871 and is presumed to have died in childhood.

    Edward is believed to have married secondly BET 1868-1871 to Mary Ann whose maiden name is unknown.  She was b: 1842 in Scotforth, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Ann ANGUS b: 26 MAY 1872 in Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.
    2. Has No Children Edward ANGUS b: 06 JUL 1873 in Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He worked as a cabinet furniture draughstman and was unmarried by 1901.
    3. Has No Children Isabella ANGUS b: 09 JUL 1875 in Grasmere Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.
  9. James ANGUS, 15 DEC 1849 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. He was residing with his parents in 1851.

John Angus (Angious) and Sarah Roberts

John ANGUS/ANGIOUS was born 25 AUG 1831 in St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England as the son of James Angus and Jane Preston (shown above). His baptism is recorded under the name "John Angious." John married on 23 JUN 1855 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Sarah ROBERTS.  Sarah was born ABT 11 AUG 1833 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as the daughter of Thomas and Mary Roberts also of Lancaster, Lancashire. Like his father and grandfather before him, John worked as a sawyer in the industrial city of Lancaster, Lancashire. John and Sarah had twelve children most of whom went into similar fields of industrial employment, either in the lumber, steel, or cotton industries.

Sarah Roberts had the following son from a previous relationship:

  1. Robert C. (or E.) ROBERTS b: 1853 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Census records disagree over his middle initial.  The 1901 census confirms him as a "step son" of John Angus.  As of 1901 he is living with his parents, unmarried, and working as a general labourer.

The children of John Angus and Sarah Roberts were:

  1. Has No Children Mary Magdalen ANGUS b: b: 24 APR 1856 in Leonard Gate, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. She worked as a cotton weaver. Mary had the following illegitimate child by an unknown man:
    1. Mary Ann ANGUS, b: 8 OCT 1880 at 4 Lune Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England (her grandparents' residence.) In 1881 Mary Ann was residing with her mother at the home of her Angus grandparents.

    Mary Magdalen Angus is believed to have married ABT JUN 1882 in Preston, Lancashire, England to John BATEMAN, however this marriage is unverified.  Mary is not found in the 1891/1901 census for England so it is assumed that she either died or emigrated.

  2. Has Children Jane Ann ANGUS b: 28 NOV 1858 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  She married ABT MAR 1878 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Frederick LAMB b: 1858 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In 1891 Jane Ann along with her husband and children are shown living in the same household as Jane Ann's parents. In 1901 they are living next door to Jane Ann's parents. Prior to her marriage she worked as a silk spinner. Her husband, Frederick Lamb, worked as a painter. They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Sarah Ann Lamb ANGUS, b: 4 NOV 1877 in St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Sarah was born four months prior to her parents' marriage. Her birth is recorded as an illegitimate daughter of Jane Ann Angus with no father's name given. However the fact that she was given "Lamb" as a middle name, plus the fact that her mother married Frederick Lamb only four months later would strongly suggest that Frederick was the father.
    2. Has Children Mary Agnes LAMB b: 6 OCT 1878 at 4 Lune St., Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Mary married about 1910 to her first cousin, Richard WILKINSON, b 1882 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, son of Thomas Wilkinson and Agnes Angus, shown immediately below. They had one child:
      1. Has Children Richard Thomas WILKINSON, b 7 NOV 1910 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
        1. Living WILKINSON
    3. Has No Children Anne Elizabeth LAMB b: 1880 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    4. Has No Children James LAMB b: 1884 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    5. Has No Children Martha E. LAMB b: 1886 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    6. Has No Children Bessey LAMB b: 1887 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    7. Has No Children John LAMB b: 1889 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    8. Has No Children Charles LAMB b: SEP 1890 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  3. Has Children Agnes ANGUS b: 5 JUN 1861 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England who married 12 MAR 1881 in St. Mary's, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Thomas WILKINSON, b 1860 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, son of Richard Wilkinson. Thomas was a wood carver.  They had the following children:
    1. Has Children Richard WILKINSON b: 1882 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Richard married about 1910 to his first cousin, Mary Agnes LAMB, b 6 OCT 1878 at 4 Lune St., Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, daughter of Jane Ann Angus and Frederick Lamb, shown immediately above. They had one child:
      1. Has Children Richard Thomas WILKINSON, b 7 NOV 1910 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. (see above)
    2. Has No Children John WILKINSON b: ABT JUN 1886 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    3. Has No Children Eleanor WILKINSON b: ABT MAR 1891 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    4. Has No Children Sarah WILKINSON b: ABT MAR 1893 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    5. Has No Children Thomas WILKINSON b: ABT MAR 1895 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    6. Has No Children Mary A. WILKINSON b: 1897 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    7. Has No Children Herbert WILKINSON b: 1900 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  4. Has Children Charles ANGUS b: 19 JUL 1863 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England who worked as a blacksmith.  He married on SEP 1883 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Mary Ann MCMULLEN b: 1863 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William ANGUS b: 26 JAN 1884 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  In 1901 he was working as an Apprentice Iron Worker. He later moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
    2. Has No Children John ANGUS b: 22 JAN 1886 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  In 1901 he was working as a plasterer and slater. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA.
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth ANGUS b: ABT JUN 1889 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    4. Has Children James ANGUS b: ABT JUN 1892 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      1. Living ANGUS
      2. Living ANGUS
    5. Has Children Charles ANGUS b: 6 JUL 1897 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Charles married in APR 1918 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England to Elsie EVANS, b 6 NOV 1897 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. They had the following children and later moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
      1. Lillian ANGUS b: 6 SEP 1919 in Manchester, Lancashire, England
      2. Norah ANGUS b: 6 APR 1922 in Manchester, Lancashire, England
      3. Living ANGUS
    6. Has Children Albert ANGUS b: 20 DEC 1897 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  Albert married firstly ABT 1918 in Lancashire, England to Unknown MITTON. They had the following child and Albert's wife died shortly thereafter.
      1. Has No Children Beatrice M ANGUS b: DEC 1919 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She moved to Canada with her father and step-mother.

      Albert Angus married secondly on 12 JUN 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Doris CALVERT, b: 9 APR 1899 in Gunnerside, Yorkshire, England. They had the following children and later moved to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

      1. Has Children Albert ANGUS b 21 JUN 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Albert married to PRIVATE. They had the following children:
        1. Living ANGUS
        2. Living ANGUS
        3. Living ANGUS
        4. Living ANGUS
      2. Has No Children Doris ANGUS b: ABT 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
    7. Has No Children Thomas ANGUS b: ABT DEC 1899 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  5. Has No Children Betsy ANGUS b: 5 MAY 1865 in Bridge Lane, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England who worked as a cotton weaver. No marriage record has been found for her and she has not been found in any census after 1881.
  6. Has No Children Sarah ANGUS b: DEC 1867 in Adelaide Street, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Sarah died in infancy.
  7. Has Children William T. ANGUS b: ABT 23 DEC 1868 in Adelaide Street, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  He married ABT SEP 1892 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Hannah MOSCROP b: ABT 1870 in England.  1901 census shows a Dorothy Angus, age 19, living with this family and working as a cotton carder. Perhaps this is a mistake for age "9", or perhaps she is a cousin - not yet accounted for.  William and Hannah had the following children:
    1. Has No Children John ANGUS b: 1893 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    2. Has No Children William ANGUS b: 1896 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    3. Has No Children Walter ANGUS b: 1900 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  8. Has Children John ANGUS b: 25 FEB 1871 in St. George's Quay, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  He married ABT MAR 1892 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Bridget MOONEY b: 1872 in Lancashire, England.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Margaret ANGUS b: 1893 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    2. Has No Children Rose ANGUS b: 1895 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    3. Has No Children James ANGUS b: 1900 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  9. Has Children Margaret Ellen ANGUS b: 30 OCT 1873 in Lune Street, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  She married on 3 APR 1893 in St. Luke, Lancaster, Lancashire, England to William Thomas HARRISON b: 1872 in England.  They had the following child, after which William is believed to have died.  In 1901 Margaret is found living with her half-brother Robert Roberts, working as a cotton winder and raising her son.
    1. William Thomas HARRISON b: ABT JUN 1895 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
  10. Has Children Thomas Robert ANGUS b: 11 NOV 1875 in St. George's Quay, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.  He married Judith Dobson and emigrated to Canada.  Their story continues below.
  11. Has No Children James ANGUS b: 26 DEC 1878 in St. George's Quay, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England of whom nothing is known.  In 1901 he was working as a general labourer and living with his elderly parents.

The Angus Family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thomas "Robert" Angus and Judith Dobson


Thomas Robert Angus
(No photo exists of Judith Dobson)

Thomas Robert ANGUS was born 11 NOV 1875 in St. George's Quay, Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, England as a son of John Angus and Sarah Roberts (shown above).  He went by "Robert".  He married ABT JUN 1895 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England to Judith DOBSON. She was born ABT 22 OCT 1876 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as the daughter of John Preston Dobson and Alice Wilkinson. Their information can be found on the Dobson Family Page..  Robert immigrated about 1919 to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with his wife and adult children.  It is not known why the family moved from Lancaster to Hamilton, but it is likely that it was with hopes of better prospects for industrial employment. All three of the Angus children married and settled in the Hamilton area however their descendants have since lost contact with each other. Judith died young, so her living grandchildren have very little memory of her. Thomas was the fourth consecutive generation of his family to work as a sawyer.  What is known of  "Robert" Angus and Judith Dobson had three children:

  1. Has No Children Thomas Wilkinson ANGUS b: 13 NOV 1895 in Norfolk Street, Skerton, Lancashire, England who immigrated to Canada with his birth family where he married Rose ALLAN.  Thomas served as a Corporal in the 120th Battalion for the Canadian Forces in WWI.  He died at age 33 from pneumonia.  Thomas and Rose had no children.
  2. Has Children John "Jack" ANGUS b: 19 MAY 1898 in Norfolk Street, Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England whose story continues below.  Jack immigrated with his birth family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  He married on 18 MAR 1921 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario to Jessie Brown DUNCAN.  Their descendants are presented below.
  3. Has Children Ethel May ANGUS b: MAY 1900 in 73 Norfolk Street, Skerton, Lancashire, England who immigrated to Canada with her birth family (see below) where she married Sydney PAPPIN, Sr. and had children.


Front: Rose Angus (nee Allan) and Tom W. Angus
Rear: unknown

Jack Angus and Jessie Duncan


Jack & Jessie ANGUS

John "Jack" ANGUS was born 19 MAY 1898 on Norfolk Street in Lancaster, Lancashire, England as a son of Thomas Robert Angus and Judith Dobson (shown above).  Jack immigrated about 1918 to Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada with his birth family.  Jack was a fifth-generation sawyer and worked as a yard foreman with Lawson Lumber in Hamilton.  Jack Angus married on 18 MAR 1921 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario to Jessie Brown DUNCAN. Jessie was born 31 AUG 1902 in Glasgow, Scotland to a similar industrial working class family. It is not known how John and Jessie met. Jessie's family history is presented on the Duncan Family Page.  Jack and Jessie had the following children:

  1. Has Children Ethel Mae ANGUS b: Private
    1. descendant information is private
  2. Has Children Margaret Hunter ANGUS b: 16 NOV 1923 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.
    1. descendant information is private
  3. Has Children Jacqueline Rose ANGUS b: Private. She married Kenneth Richard BROWN, b: 18 APR 1937 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They had the following children:
    1. Has Children Richard (Ryk) Alan BROWN - the author of this project.
    2. Has Children Living BROWN

Further information on the descendants of this family is not published for privacy reasons.  If you are a member of this family and would like further information please contact the author here.


Jessie Angus (nee Duncan), Margaret Angus, Mae Angus, Jack Angus.
Front: Jacqueline Angus.

Jack & Jessie Angus

Jack & Jessie Angus

 

Research Leads

The following two records cannot be confidently accounted for in this Angus family, but they seem certain to be from this family.

Jane ANGUS, b ?. Jane is recorded as a "pauper" at the baptisms of her two illegitimate sons

  1. Paul ANGUS, bap 27 AUG 1784 in Christ Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, England. Illegitimate.

    Baptism: 27 Aug 1784 Christ Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, England
    Paul Angus - son of Jane Angus
        Occupation: Pauper
        Notes: spurious
        Register: Baptisms 1723 - 1813, Page 79, Entry 4
        Source: LDS Film 1278739 (PR2955/1)

  2. Luke ANGUS, bap 25 JUN 1787 in Christ Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, England. Illegitimate.

Baptism: 25 Jun 1787 Christ Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, England
Luke Angus - son of Jane Angus
    Occupation: Pauper
    Notes: spurious
    Register: Baptisms 1723 - 1813, Page 83, Entry 23
    Source: LDS Film 1278739 (PR2955/1)

These last two illegitimate baptisms represent the latest records of anyone surnamed ANGUS in the chapelry of Over Wyresdale, which records continue well into the 19th century. This would indicate that our Angus family had moved away from Over Wyresdale by the mid-late 18th century. After this point the family appears in the register of the chapelry of Quernmore in Caton. St. Mary in the city of Lancaster, so it would appear they moved into the city of Lancaster by the mid-late 18th century.

 

There are two dozen potential matches for Scottish births for William.  Noteworthy among these are the following:

  1. William, born 21 MAR 1705 and bap 25 MAR 1705 in Culross, Fife, Scotland, son of William Angus and Margaret Hunter. Siblings born/baptized all in Culross: Robert 12/20 JAN 1703, Margaret 1 MAY/8 JUN 1707, John, 17/22 APR 1711. This is noteworthy because one of William's descendants was baptized in Fife.  It is speculated that perhaps the later Fife birth may be an indication of where the family may have originated.
  2. William, son of George Angus, born 1695 in Fyvie, Aberdeen, whose nephew, Lewis Angus, is believed to have also moved to Lancashire. 

Whether either of these is our William will have to be determined by future research.  However they do represent two of many plausible explanations for the arrival of our Angus family into Lancashire.

 

1861 "Border" (sic - Boarder) E. ANGUS, b 1782 in Lancaster, England, boarding with John Tafford and family in St. Thomas, Lancaster.

Betsey/Elizabeth ANGUS, bap 14 FEB 1810 in Anwoth, Kirkcudbright, Scotland is the only Angus baptism in the parish between 1727-1820.

Earliest ANGUS burial in St. Mary parish, Lancaster is 1825, belonging to this family.

The baptism records of the chapelry of Over Wyresdale begin in 1723

NOTE - Check St. Luke, Mainway, Skerton, Lancashire

Lancaster

Baptism: 21 Jul 1878 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Thomas Angus - [Child] of Thomas Angus & Sarah Ann
    Born: 18 Jun
    Abode: 18 Brewery Yard
    Occupation: Labourer
    Baptised by: John Allen, Vicar
    Register: Baptisms 1870 - 1882, Page 297, Entry 2372
    Source: LDS Film 1526200
(Not found in 1881 census)

Gilbert ANGUS, b 1798 in Firth, Delting, Shetland, Scotland, son of Peter Angus (b 1755 in Delting) and Margaret Cogle/Cogell. d 1878 in Dartford, Kent??? Res 1851 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. James m on 12 JUN 1832 in Liverpool to Jemima EDWARDS b 1808 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Jemima died Jan-Mar 1871 in West Derby district, Liverpool. see http://www.bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I70143&tree=bayanne_1

  1. Elizabeth ANGUS, b 1833 in Liverpool
  2. Mary ANGUS, b 1835
  3. Peter ANGUS, b 1835 in Liverpool
  4. James ANGUS, b 1839 in Liverpool
  5. John ANGUS, b 1841 in Liverpool
  6. Margaret Emma ANGUS, b 1845 in Liverpool
  7. William Gilbert ANGUS, b 1847/49 in Liverpool. Res 1901 in St. Luke, Skerton, Lancaster (widower, Fitter's labourer). Not found in 1891. 1881 res in Toxteth Park, Lanc). Wife Catherine b 1854 in Liverpool (not found in 1901)
    1. Jemima ANGUS, b 1875 in Liverpool
      1. William George ANGUS, b 1898

        Baptisms: 14 Jul 1898 St John, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
        William George Angus - Child of Jemima Angus
            Born: 28 May 1898
            Abode: Earl St. Skerton
            Occupation: Cotton Weaver
            Baptised by: W.H. Ewald Vicar
            Register: Baptisms 1880 - 1900, Page 202, Entry 1615
            Source: LDS Film 1526509

    2. William Gilbert ANGUS, b 1877 in Liverpool
    3. Mary Ann ANGUS, 1879 in Liverpool (not found in 1901)

      Marriage: 26 Dec 1899 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      William Henry Holland - 21 Labourer Bachelor of 33, Ridge St.
      Mary Ann Angus - 20 Spinster of 25, Earl St. Skerton
          Groom's Father: Charles Holland, French Polisher
          Bride's Father: William Angus, Labourer
          Witness: William Angus; Jemima Angus
          Married by Banns by: John W. Locker, Assistant Curate
          Register: Marriages 1899 - 1900, Page 12, Entry 24
          Source: LDS Film 1526202
      Banns: St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      William Henry Holland - Bachelor of this parish
      Mary Ann Angus - Sp. of the parish of St Lukes, Skerton
          First Reading: 3 Dec 1899; Read By: John W. Locker
          Second Reading: 10 Dec 1899; Read By: F. W. V. Paton
          Third Reading: 17 Dec 1899; Read By: John W. Locker
          Married 26 Dec 1899
          Register: Banns 1896 - 1900, Page 75, Entry 248
          Source: LDS Film 1526203

    4. John James ANGUS, b 1884 in Liverpool
    5. Margaret Emma ANGUS, b 1886 in Liverpool
    6. Charles ANGUS, b 1889 in Lancaster

      Baptisms: 28 Feb 1889 St Luke, Skerton, Lancashire, England
      Charles Angus - Child of William Angus & Catherine
          Abode: Skerton
          Occupation: Labourer
          Notes: [Note in margin:'P']
          Baptised by: John Brack
          Register: Baptisms 1884 - 1894, Page 48, Entry 384
          Source: LDS Film 1517648

    7. Thomas Wright ANGUS, b 1891 in Lancaster

      Baptism: 24 May 1891 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      Thomas Wright Angus - [Child] of William Angus & Catherine
          Born: 6 May
          Abode: 25 Earl Street, Skerton
          Occupation: Labourer
          Baptised by: J. Allen D. D. Vicar
          Register: Baptisms 1882 - 1893, Page 240, Entry 1914
          Source: LDS Film 1526200

    8. Richard ANGUS, b 1895 in Lancaster
    9. William George ANGUS, b 1899 in Lancaster

Marriage: 15 May 1814 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Thomas Simpson - Sawyer Widower of Skerton in this parish
Elizabeth Angus - (X), Spinster of this town and parish
    Witness: Betty Tonson; Thos. Bibby
    Married by Licence by: Joseph Rowley, Curate
    Register: Marriages 1813 - 1816, Page 65, Entry 194
    Source: LDS Film 1526200
(only fit I can find is Betty Angus, dtr of Thomas Angus and Jane Bleazard)

 

Marriage: 23 Feb 1850 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
William Williamson - (X), Full age Labourer Bachelor of King Street
Mary Johnson Angus - full age Spinster of Penny Street
    Groom's Father: ? Williamson
    Bride's Father: James Angus, Labourer
    Witness: James Benson, (X); John Beckett, (X)
    Married by Banns by: Jos. Turner, Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1849 - 1852, Page 56, Entry 112
    Source: LDS Film 1526201
Banns: St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
William Williamson Chorley - Bachelor of this town
Mary Johnson Angus - Spinster of this town
    First Reading: 3 Feb 1850; Read By: Revd. Jos. Turner, Vicar
    Second Reading: 10 Feb 1850; Read By: Revd. A. Christopherson, Curate
    Third Reading: 17 Feb 1850; Read By: Revd.Jos. Turner, Vicar
    Notes: M [in margin]
    Witness First: J.
    Witness Surname: Beckett
    Register: Banns 1842 - 1857, Entry 6
    Source: LDS Film 1526202

William Williamson Chorley, b 1826 in Glasson, Lancashire. Res. 1851 at 82 Upper King Street, St. Thomas parish, Lancaster, Lancashire. Cart Driver. Wife, Mary, b 1831 in Lancaster.

  1. Richard Williamson Chorley, b 1850. Age 4 or 7 months.

    Residing with them: James Johnson, age 53, widower, with son Thomas, age 11.

Burial: 27 Mar 1842 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Alice Angious -
    Age: 31
    Abode: Lancr.
    Buried by: W. Cardall
    Register: Burials 1839 - 1845, Page 141, Entry 1123
    Source: LDS Film 1526202

Burial: 25 Apr 1866 St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
James Angus -
    Age: 19
    Abode: Back Cable Street
    Notes: P. [In margin]
    Buried by: John Palmour
    Register: Burials 1862 -1871, Page 115, Entry 913
    Source: LDS Film 1526202

 

Caton

(NOTE: The baptismal register for Caton between 1720-1785 is not on Lancashire OPC and has either not been transcribed or does not exist)

Burial: 25 AUG 1712, St. Paul, Caton, Lancashire, England
Margaret Innes (no other relations are listed with the record)

Burial: 24 Feb 1811 St Paul, Caton, Lancashire, England
Thos. Angus - Child of Wm. Angus
    Died: 21 Feb 1811
    Age: 3 Days
    Abode: Lancaster
    Source: LDS Film 1278857

 

Liverpool

Baptisms: 3 Mar 1776 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
John Angas - Son of William Angas
    Born: 3 Jan 1776
    Occupation: Labourer
    Register: Baptisms 1772 - 1776, Page 103, Entry 11
    Source: LDS Film 1656377

Marriage: 7 Mar 1800 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Charles Angus - Merchant of Liverpool
Maria Mc Quistin - Minor of Liverpool
    Witness: Jean Mc Quistin; James Seddon
    Married by Licence by: George Monk, Curate
    Register: Marriages 1799 - 1801, Page 57, Entry 56
    Source: LDS Film 93839

Baptisms: 20 Jul 1801 St Anne Richmond, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Jane Renalds Angus - Daughter of Charles Angus & Maria, His Wife
    Born: 22 Jun
    Register: Baptisms 1792 - 1812, Page 12, Entry 4
    Source: LDS Film 1656149

Marriage: 24 Dec 1813 St John, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
David Pitcairn - Mariner of Liverpool
Mary Angus - (X), Spinster of the same parish
    Witness: W. Holden; Samuel Hayes
    Married by Licence by: Richd. Loxham Minisr.
    Register: Marriages 1813 - 1820, Page 30, Entry 89
    Source: LDS Film 1656197

Marriage: 12 Apr 1819 St George, Everton, Lancashire, England
Peter Innis - (X), Bachelor of This Parish
Jane Heyes - Spinster of Liverpool
    Witness: Lewis Marchese; John Webster
    Married by: Robert Pedder Buddicom M. A. Minister
    Notes: With consent of themselves being each above 21 years old
    Register: Marriages 1814 - 1837, Page 17, Entry 49
    Source: LDS Film 2147913

Marriage: 11 Jul 1827 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
James Angus - Mariner
Mary Evans -
    Married by Licence by: T. Kidd Curate
    Register: Marriages 1827 from the Bishop's Transcripts, Page 26, Entry 1082
    Source: LDS Film 1068891

Marriage: 16 Aug 1831 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Thomas Angus - Mariner of This Parish
Sarah Godsell - (X), Spinster of This Parish
    Witness: Peter Foy; Thomas Adams
    Married by Licence by: John Rufford, Curate
    Register: Marriages 1831 - 1833, Page 75, Entry 223
    Source: LDS Film 93919

Burial: 21 Feb 1834 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Mary Angus -
    Age: 31 years
    Abode: Hurst Street
    Buried by: Jno. Robinson Asst. Curate
    Register: Burials 1834, Page 1, Entry 1890
    Source: LDS Film 1068891

Marriage: 17 Jul 1834 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Robins - (X), Mariner of This parish
Sarah Angus - (X), Widow of This Parish
    Witness: Thos. Walsh; Mary Walsh, (X)
    Married by Licence by: Richard Appleton, Ass Curate
    Notes: [Note entered at a later date] Mary should be Sarah. Altered acc ot the
             provisions of 52 George 111 Cap 146 by me W R Duncan, Curate 2 Nov 1857
    Register: Marriages 1833 - 1834, Page 311, Entry 932
    Source: LDS Film 93919

Marriage: 23 Jan 1836 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
John Angus - Shipwright of This Parish
Alice Dodd - (X), Spinster of This Parish
    Witness: William Blyth, (X); Elizabeth Stephenson
    Married by Licence by: Oliver Ormerod, M A Curate
    Register: Marriages 1834 - 1836, Page 282, Entry 844
    Source: LDS Film 94018

Baptisms: 6 Mar 1803 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
John Alexander Angus - son of Thomas Angus & Sarah, His Wife
    Born: 27 Sep 1802
    Abode: Scotland Road
    Occupation: Joiner
    Register: Baptisms 1802 - 1803, Page 179, Entry 230
    Source: LDS Film 93833

Baptisms: 14 Jul 1805 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Thomas Angus - Son of Thomas Angus & Sarah (formerly Segar)
    Born: 24 Dec 1804
    Abode: Circus St.
    Occupation: Coachmaker
    Register: Baptisms 1799 - 1810, Page 188, Entry 19
    Source: LDS Film 1656377

Baptisms: 10 Aug 1806 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Angus - Daughter of Thomas Angus & Sarah (formerly Segar)
    Born: 31 Jul 1806
    Abode: Circus St.
    Occupation: Joiner
    Register: Baptisms 1799 - 1810, Page 211, Entry 13
    Source: LDS Film 1656377

Baptisms: 18 Oct 1807 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Angus - Son of Thomas Angus & Sarah (formerly Segar)
    Born: 12 Oct 1807
    Abode: Circus St.
    Occupation: Joiner
    Register: Baptisms 1799 - 1810, Page 240, Entry 19
    Source: LDS Film 1656377

Marriage: 26 Mar 1837 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Robert Angus - Engine Fitter of This Parish
Margaret Balantine - (X), Spinster of This Parish
    Witness: William Angus; Margaret Stewart, (X)
    Married by Banns by: Thomas Halton Curate
    Register: Marriage 1836 - 1837, Page 144, Entry 430
    Source: LDS Film 93919

Marriage: 6 Aug 1837 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Angus - 28 Engine Fitter Bachelor of Tenterden St
Ellen Bradley - (X), 30 Spinster of Tenterden St
    Groom's Father: William Angus, Labourer
    Bride's Father: Edward Bradley, Labourer
    Witness: Robert Angus; Margaret Ballantyne, (X)
    Married by Banns by: Richd Appleton Curate
    Register: Marriages 1837 - 1838, Page 30, Entry 60
    Source: LDS Film 93920

Marriage: 31 Jul 1838 St Catherine, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Robert Angus - of full age Banker Bachelor of Falkner Terrace
Bessy Simmons - of full age Spinster of Sandon Street
    Groom's Father: John Angus, Gentleman
    Bride's Father: Gevin Simmons, Deceased
    Witness: Samuel Dutton, Snr.; Thomas Simmons; Mary Simmons
    Married by Licence by: John Smith M. A. Officiating Minister
    Register: Marriages 1837 - 1859, Page 11, Entry 22
    Source: LDS Film 1655552

Baptisms: 16 Jun 1840 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Fanny Angus - Child of John Angus & Eliza
    Abode: Belle Street
    Occupation: Policeman
    Baptised by: John Cheetham Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1839 - 1840, Page 270, Entry 2158
    Source: LDS Film 1656423

Baptisms: 10 Jun 1844 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Mary Angus - Child of William Angus & Laurie?
    Abode: Fazakerley St
    Occupation: Cooper
    Baptised by: C J Wilson, Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1843 - 1844, Page 216, Entry 1721
    Source: LDS Film 93884

Baptisms: 1 Jun 1845 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
John Angus - Child of John Angus & Eliza
    Abode: Bootle Lane
    Occupation: Officer in County Gaol
    Baptised by: J. G. Headlam Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1844 -1846, Page 163, Entry 1298
    Source: LDS Film 93884

Baptisms: 25 Mar 1846 St Paul, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
James Angus - son of Martha Angus
    Abode: Milk Street
    Baptised by: William Davies Off. Minister
    Register: Baptisms 1828 - 1846, Page 182, Entry 3
    Source: LDS Film 1656373

Baptisms: 5 May 1847 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Angus - Child of William Angus & Emma
    Abode: Old Haymarket
    Occupation: Leather Dealer
    Baptised by: Thos. Halton Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1847 - 1848, Page 29, Entry 228
    Source: LDS Film 93885

Marriage: 3 May 1857 St Catherine, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Peter Angus - Full Shipwright Bachelor of Liverpool
Margaret Cole - (X), 19 Spinster of Liverpool
    Groom's Father: Gilbert Angus, Labourer
    Bride's Father: John Cole, Labourer
    Witness: Thos. Downs; Elizabeth Angus
    Married by Banns by: James North
    Register: Marriages 1837 - 1859, Page 234, Entry 468
    Source: LDS Film 1655552

Marriage: 16 Jul 1874 St George, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Peter Angus - Full Ship Carpenter Widower of Liverpool
Rose Shepherd - Full Spinster of St George's Parish Chorley
    Groom's Father: Gilbert Angus, Sailor
    Bride's Father: Joseph Shepherd, Professor of Music
    Witness: Swithin? Dickinson?; Margaret Emma Wright?
    Married by Licence by: John Stock
    Register: Marriages 1873 - 1883, Page 29, Entry 58
    Source: LDS Film 1526078

Marriage: 18 Dec 1881 St Matthias, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Archibald Angus - full Mariner Widower of Dublin St
Selina Sarah Bowen - full Widow of Dublin St
    Groom's Father: Alexander Angus, Blacksmith
    Bride's Father: John Webb, Revenue Officer
    Witness: Robert Mc Tear, (X); Mary Mc Tear, (X)
    Married by Banns by: C J Robinson M A Incumbent
    Register: Marriages 1877 - 1944, Page 18, Entry 36
    Source: LDS Film 1656207

Baptisms: 22 Feb 1925 St Catherine, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Jerimiah Angus - Child of Arthur Angus & Mary Ann
    Born: 26 Jan 1925
    Abode: 169 Bedford Street
    Occupation: Boiler maker
    Baptised by: Edward Harrison Vicar
    Register: Baptisms 1902 - 1927, Page 371, Entry 6
    Source: LDS Film 1655552

 

Holcombe (in Bury, near Bolton)

Baptisms: 13 Mar 1791 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Mary Angus - Daughter of Henry Angus & Elizabeth
    Born: 23 Feb 1791
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Baptisms: 17 Mar 1793 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Angus - Daughter of Henry Angus & Elizabeth
    Born: 24 Feb 1793
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Baptisms: 15 Aug 1795 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Isaac Angus - Son of Henry Angus & Elizabeth
    Born: 26 Jul 1795
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Burial: 5 Apr 1796 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Henry Angus - Son of William Angus & Jane
    Died: 3 Apr 1796
    Age: 1 year
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Baptisms: 25 Jul 1795 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Henry Angus - Son of William Angus & Jane
    Born: 30 Jun 1795
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

 

Baptisms: 28 Nov 1801 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Mary Angus - Daughter of William Angus & Jane
    Born: 21 Sep 1801
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Burial: 5 Apr 1796 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Richard Angus - Son of William Angus & Jane
    Died: 31 Mar 1796
    Age: 3 yrs
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

Baptisms: 25 Feb 1797 Emmanuel, Holcombe, Lancashire, England
Richard Angus - Son of William Angus & Jane
    Born: 21 Jan 1797
    Abode: Ramsbottom
    Source: LDS Film 1545475

 

Bolton Le Sands

Baptisms: 18 May 1804 Holy Trinity, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England
Jane Angus - Daughter of William Angus & Jane, Ux
    Abode: Bolton
    Occupation: callico printer
    Register: Baptisms 1737 - 1812, Page 98, Entry 5
    Source: LDS Film 1849647

Manchester

Baptisms: 1 May 1836 Collegiate, Manchester, Lancashire, England
David Angus - son of William Angus & Margaret
    Abode: Manchr
    Occupation: Brass Founder
    Baptised by: W.W. Johnson
    Register: Baptisms 1836, Page 251, Entry 2006
    Source: LDS Film 1545610

Baptisms: 24 Jul 1836 Collegiate, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Jane Angus - daughter of John Angus & Jane
    Born: 30 Mar 1836
    Abode: Salford
    Occupation: Tailor
    Baptised by: H. Fielding
    Register: Baptisms 1836, Page 433, Entry 3464
    Source: LDS Film 1545610

Other

Marriage: 14 Jul 1859 St Michael in the Hamlet, Aigburth, Lancashire, England
Thomas Ashton - 29 Butler Bachelor of Fulwood Park
Isabella Angus - 27 Spinster of Fulwood Park
    Groom's Father: Joseph Ashton, Gardener
    Bride's Father: James Angus, Blacksmith
    Witness: James Ashton; Emily Angus
    Married by Banns by: William Clementson, Incumbent
    Register: Marriages 1855 - 1860, Page 190, Entry 379
    Source: LDS Film 2147882

Baptisms: 20 Oct 1867 St Paul, Walkden, Lancashire, England
John Stewart Angus - Child of Mackenzie Angus & Mary Shaw
    Abode: Walkden Moor
    Occupation: Contractor
    Baptised by: William P. Mawson
    Register: Baptisms 1838 - 1885, Page 106, Entry 844
    Source: Original Parish Register

Burial: 9 Nov 1875 St James, New Bury, Farnworth, Lancashire, England
William Angus -
    Age: 55 yrs
    Abode: Western Bolton
    Buried by: C.J.Stewart
    Register: Burials 1875 - 1879, Page 7, Entry 50
    Source: Microfilm of register at Manchester Library

Marriage: 7 Nov 1880 St Bartholomew, Salford, Lancashire, England
John Halloran - (X), 39 Labourer Widower of 80 Robert Hall St
Frances Angus - (X), 38 Sempstress Widow of 36 Zebra Street
    Groom's Father: John Halloran, Deceased, Labourer
    Bride's Father: John Hartley, Deceased, Deptuty Governor in County Prison
    Witness: Thomas Zackery?, (X); Elizabeth Wright
    Married by Banns by: G W Petherick
    Register: Marriages 1878 - 1882, Page 158, Entry 315
    Source: LDS Film 1786463

Baptisms: 7 Nov 1880 St Michael in the Hamlet, Aigburth, Lancashire, England
Moray Drummond Angus - Child of John Henry Angus & Andrina Agnes
    Abode: Kingston House, Aigburth Road
    Occupation: Merchant
    Baptised by: J. R. Eyre
    Register: Baptisms 1839 - 1898, Page 170, Entry 1356
    Source: LDS Film 2147881

Burial: 25 Jan 1887 Burnley Cemetery, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Ann Angus -
    Age: 45yrs
    Abode: Hall St
    Grave: 16402
    Notes: Buried in a Public Grave
    Register: Burials 1885 - 1890, Page 86, Entry 31133
    Source: Original Registers Book 5

Burial: 3 Mar 1887 Burnley Cemetery, Burnley, Lancashire, England
James Alfred Angus -
    Age: 1yr 6mnths
    Abode: Workhouse
    Grave: 16022
    Notes: Buried in a Public Grave
    Register: Burials 1885 - 1890, Page 92, Entry 31290
    Source: Original Registers Book 5

Burial: 30 Dec 1893 St John the Divine, Pemberton, Lancashire, England
Juliana Angus -
    Age: 5
    Abode: Newtown
    Buried by: E F Forrest
    Register: Burials 1889 - 1896, Page 192, Entry 1535
    Source: LDS Film 1885641

Burial: 30 Dec 1893 St John the Divine, Pemberton, Lancashire, England
Margaret Angus -
    Age: 3
    Abode: Newtown
    Buried by: E F Forrest
    Register: Burials 1889 - 1896, Page 192, Entry 1534
    Source: LDS Film 1885641

Burial: 2 Jan 1894 St John the Divine, Pemberton, Lancashire, England
Annie Angus -
    Age: 16 months
    Abode: 21 Scot Lane Newtown
    Buried by: Jn Wood
    Register: Burials 1889 - 1896, Page 193, Entry 1544
    Source: LDS Film 1885641

Marriage: 13 Aug 1894 St Clement, Salford, Lancashire, England
John Angus - 23 Vanman Bachelor of 23 Bowden Street
Lily Gollins - 29 Spinster of 17 Bowdon Street
    Groom's Father: Robert Angus, Paper Stainer
    Bride's Father: William Gollins, Warehouseman
    Witness: James Henry Atkinson; Eliza Atkinson
    Married by Banns by: Robert Alfred Ernest Bell
    Register: Marriages 1891 - 1898, Page 121, Entry 241
    Source: LDS Film 1786424

Baptisms: 17 Dec 1894 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Angus - Child of William Henry Angus & Ellen
    Born: 12 Nov 1894
    Abode: Pemberton
    Occupation: Collier
    Baptised by: H. W. M. Gunning Curate
    Register: Baptisms 1893 - 1896, Page 174, Entry 1389
    Source: LDS Film 1885674

Baptisms: 2 Feb 1896 Christ Church, Salford, Lancashire, England
Lily Angus - Child of John Angus & Lily
    Born: 16 Jan 1896
    Abode: 19 Rumford Street
    Occupation: Van-man
    Baptised by: Fred. Knight
    Register: Baptisms 1892 - 1898, Page 176, Entry 1403
    Source: LDS Film 1786366

Banns: St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
Edward Angus - Bachelor of this Parish
Ellen Varley - Spinster of this Parish
    Banns Read: 9 Feb 1896, 2nd: 16 Dec 1896, 3rd: 23 Feb 1896
    Notes: Married 29 Feb 1896 KRH
    Register: Banns 1880 - 1935, Page 32, Entry 63
    Source: LDS Film 1471098

Marriage: 29 Feb 1896 St Anne, Fence, Lancashire, England
Edward Angus - 20 Carter Bachelor of 57 Barrowford Rd
Ellen Varley - 18 Weaver Spinster of Ashler House
    Groom's Father: James John Angus, Signalman
    Bride's Father: William Varley, Farmer
    Witness: William Gustavous Angus; Ann Sutcliffe
    Married by Banns by: Kenyon R Hoyle M. A. Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1838 - 1925, Page 181, Entry 361
    Source: LDS Film 1471066

Baptisms: 26 Jun 1896 St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
Margaret Ellen Angus - Child of Edward Angus & Ellen
    Born: 23 Jun 1896
    Abode: 55 Barrowford Road
    Occupation: Carter
    Baptised by: K. R. Hoyle Vicar
    Register: Baptisms 1872 - 1900, Page 85, Entry 676
    Source: LDS Film 1471066

Baptisms: 3 Oct 1897 St Paul, Southport, Lancashire, England
Lilian Angus - Child of McLarty Angus & Fanny
    Born: 17 Aug 1897
    Abode: 104A Cemetery Road
    Occupation: Poulterer
    Baptised by: Wm. A. Doherty
    Register: Baptisms 1883 - 1915, Page 146, Entry 1163
    Source: LDS Film 1849662

Marriage: 22 Jan 1898 St Oswald, Knuzden, Lancashire, England
William Angus - 40 Engine driver Bachelor of 254 Accrington Rd
Helen Smith - 33 Warper Spinster of 254 Accrington Rd
    Bride's Father: David Smith, Labourer
    Witness: David Smith; Annie Hood
    Married by Certificate by: Chas Billington
    Notes: No fathers name entered for groom
    Register: Marriages and Banns 1879 - 1900, Page 81, Entry 162
    Source: LDS Film 1470820

Baptisms: 22 May 1898 Christ Church, Salford, Lancashire, England
John William Angus - Child of John Angus & Lily
    Born: 25 Apr 1898
    Abode: 15 Melrose Street, P'ton
    Occupation: Vanman
    Baptised by: Fred. Knight
    Register: Baptisms 1892 - 1898, Page 300, Entry 2393
    Source: LDS Film 1786366

Baptisms: 22 Jun 1898 St Oswald, Knuzden, Lancashire, England
William Angus - Son of William Angus & Ellen
    Abode: 254 Accrington Rd
    Occupation: Engine driver
    Notes: No date of birth entered
    Baptised by: C.Billington
    Register: Baptisms 1874 - 1900, Page 69, Entry 548
    Source: LDS Film 1470820

Banns: St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
William Gustavus Angus - Bachelor of this Parish
Emily Tattersall - Spinster of this Parish
    Banns Read: 31 Jul 1898, 2nd: 7 Aug 1898, 3rd: 14 Aug 1898
    Notes: Married 19 Aug 1898 KRH
    Register: Banns 1880 - 1935, Page 37, Entry 73
    Source: LDS Film 1471098

Marriage: 17 Aug 1898 St Anne, Fence, Lancashire, England
William Gustavous Angus - 24 Groom Bachelor of 2 Field Top
Emily Tattersall - 21 Weaver Spinster of Grove Terrace
    Groom's Father: James John Angus, Signalman
    Bride's Father: Jonas Tattersall, Overlooker
    Witness: Albert Tattersall; Lily Howe
    Married by Banns by: Kenyon R Hoyle M. A. Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1838 - 1925, Page 185, Entry 369
    Source: LDS Film 1471066

Baptisms: 22 Apr 1900 St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
Clarence Edward Angus - Child of Edward Angus & Ellen
    Born: 22 Dec 1899
    Abode: 92 Barrowford Road
    Occupation: Grocer
    Baptised by: K. R. Hoyle Vicar
    Register: Baptisms 1872 - 1900, Page 95, Entry 753
    Source: LDS Film 1471066

Marriage: 19 Jun 1913 St Mary, Grassendale, Lancashire, England
John Millar Wray - 39 Motorman Bachelor of 5 Fletcher Drive
Catherine Lillian Angus - 24 Spinster of 2 Broughton Drive
    Groom's Father: George Sherlock Wray, Commission Agent
    Bride's Father: John Angus, Deceased, Labourer
    Witness: George Washington Gillespie Wray; Jennie Rosalind Angus; George Sherlock Wray
    Married by Banns by: B. Minton Senhouse
    Register: Marriages 1856 - 1918, Page 209, Entry 418
    Source: LDS Film 2147880

Banns: St Bede Hartington Road, Toxteth, Lancashire, England
Charles John Angus - B of the P. of S. Margaret Toxteth Park
Gertrude Alice Todd - Sp. of (56 Boswell Str) of this Parish
    Banns Read: 2 May 1915, 2nd: 9 May 1915, 3rd: 16 May 1915
    Notes: M [written in left margin]
    Register: Banns 1899 1917, Page 155, Entry 464
    Source: LDS Film 2147908

Burial: 16 Jun 1917 Christ Church, Walmsley, Lancashire, England
Phyllis Angus -
    Age: 11 days
    Abode: 71 Hough Lane, Eagley
    Grave: No. 237 O.G.
    Buried by: Jas O. Coleman, Vicar
    Register: Burials 1904 - 1923, Page 138, Entry 1099
    Source: Register at Manchester Library

Banns: St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
Thomas Shaw - of S. Mary's Parish, Newchurch
Margaret Ellen Angus - of this Parish
    Banns Read: 17 Aug 1924, 2nd: 24 Aug 1924, 3rd: 31 Aug 1924
    Register: Banns 1880 - 1935, Page 113, Entry 225
    Source: LDS Film 1471098

Marriage: 9 Sep 1924 St Anne, Fence, Lancashire, England
Thomas Shaw - 29 Weaver Bachelor of Lower Croft House Farm Roughlee
Margaret Ellen Angus - 28 Weaver Spinster of Wheatley Lane
    Groom's Father: Hartley Shaw, Farmer
    Bride's Father: Edward Angus, Grocer
    Witness: C. Ed. Angus; Abrena Hargreaves
    Married by Banns by: William Dowell Offg. Minister
    Register: Marriages 1838 - 1925, Page 249, Entry 498
    Source: LDS Film 1471066

Marriage: 6 Jul 1940 St Anne, Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, England
William Angus - 26 Motor Driver Bachelor of 53 Barrowford Rd Fence
Betty Catherine Wearing - 20 Domestic Help Spinster of Grantsfield' Wheatley Lane Rd Barrowford
    Groom's Father: Edward Angus, Grocer
    Bride's Father: John Wearing, Hay Cutter
    Witness: A. Ed. Angus; Mary Josephine Wearing
    Married by Banns by: G. O. Evans Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1925 - 1948, Page 34, Entry 67
    Source: Original Register at LRO Preston

Banns: Christ Church, Kensington, Lancashire, England
Benjamin Baldwin - B of This Parish
Brenda Angas - S of St James West Derby.
    Banns Read: 22 Sep 1946, 2nd: 29 Sep 1946, 3rd: 6 Oct 1946
    Register: Banns 1943 - 1954, Page 76, Entry 151
    Source: LDS Film 1545852

Marriage: 31 Mar 1948 St John the Evangelist Hindley Green, Hindley, Lancashire, England
William Desmond Angus - 23yrs Teacher Bachelor of 2 Green Bank
Marian Platt - 21yrs Spinster of 2 Green Bank
    Groom's Father: John Angus, (Deceased), General Labourer
    Bride's Father: John Platt, Roadsman
    Witness: Francis Angus; Doreen Platt
    Married by Banns by: T. E. Allen
    Register: Marriages 1945 - 1961, Page 34, Entry 68
    Source: Original register at Wigan Archives

 

 

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