Sunday, July 17, 2011

Backward Glance - Mary Lord

Not much is known at this time about Mary Lord who married John Hoyle. We do know that she and John emigrated to Canada in about 1879. Mary died in Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1886. According to the extracted death record, she was 76 years old, making her born about 1809/10.

Mary and John were married on February 3, 1851, in Goodshaw, Lancashire, England. John had been married previously and had several children. He and Mary had one child, John Richard Hoyle, who was born April 28, 1852. Mary's father's name was Richard.

When the census was taken in 1851, the family lived on Rings Row, Higher Booths, Lancashire, England. It is recorded that Mary was born in Mitchells, Lancashire. In both 1861 and 1871, her birthplace is recorded as Higher Booths. According to family sources, she was born in Goodshaw Chapel, Crawshawbooth, Lancashire. All of these places are located near each other. John and Mary lived with their family on Orchard Place in Crawshaw Booth in 1871.

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