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Richard Cressey; Gibraltar

Richard Cressey; Gibraltar

Posted: 23 Sep 2012 4:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Sep 2012 11:27AM GMT
Surnames: Cressey
Researching Richard Cressey, born Gibraltar 1803 British Subject.
Five children, all born England / Scotland 1834 - 1853.
Possibly died 1877.
Lived in Accrington area of Lancashire from 1840's.
Can find no records for Gibraltar.
Can find no wife.

Re: Richard Cressey; Gibraltar

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 7:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Richard Cressey, born Gibraltar 1803, 1861 Census; Richard Cressey, born Gibraltar 1803, 1871 Census; Free BMD: Richard Cressey died Haslingden, Lancs, June Quarter 1877, Ref. 8e 127. Google Gibraltar Records.

Re: Richard Cressey; Gibraltar

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for your response.
I have Googled Gibraltar Records for Richard Cressey (who was born 1803 I believe) - but am not finding any record of him at all. English Censuses do, nevertheless, say that he was born on Gibraltar. Neither can I find any wife.
His five children were all born in Scotland and/or England between 1834 and 1853.
It all seems something of a (frustrating !) mystery.
Helen

Re: Richard Cressey; Gibraltar

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Any children born after 1837 would probably have birth certificates, these would give the mother's name. Obviously a marriage would have to be in Parish Registers not civil BMD but if you get the earliest BC possible it might be that you could find a marriage in a church register at the same place, or as he seems to have been around Lancashire you could just search that area, or the area in Scotland where you know the children were born.
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