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11-03-12, 16:28
John Thomas, born abt 1881 - died Barrow In Furness area 1934

I am seeking information re. John Thomas who was a widower who married to Harriet Woolley Laisby (nee Palmer) on 24th December 1918 in Barrow In Furness. Their marriage certificate shows that John Thomas worked as a driller. His father was named as Robert Thomas who was an engine driver.
Harriet was my ancestor & I would like to learn about her second husband, John Thomas, & of his life before marrying Harriet.
If anyone can help me I would welcome contact please.
Thank you.

11-03-12, 16:40
Do you know where he was born? have you looked for him on any census and if so what results?


11-03-12, 17:04
How about this one in 1891? - Wigan is not to far from Barrow.

THOMAS, Robert Head Married M 42 1849 Railway Engine Driver Wigan Lancashire
THOMAS, Sarah A Wife Married F 41 1850 Wigan Lancashire
THOMAS, Alice Daughter Single F 18 1873 Tayloress Ince-In-Makerfield
THOMAS, Owen Son Single M 15 1876 Railway Engine Cleaner Ince-In-Makerfield
THOMAS, Kate Daughter Single F 14 1877 Scholar Ince-In-Makerfield
THOMAS, Elena Daughter F 12 1879 Scholar Ince in Makerfield
THOMAS, John Son M 10 1881 Scholar Ince in Makerfield <<<<<<<<<<
THOMAS, Elizabeth Daughter F 6 1885 Scholar Ince in Makerfield
THOMAS, Robert Daughter M 4 1887 Ince in Makerfield
THOMAS, William Son M 1 1890 Ince in Makerfield

Piece: 3061 Folio: 42 Page: 22
2, Derby Street, Ince In Makerfield

11-03-12, 17:09
Here's a tree on ancestry http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/7841953/person/1607386421?ssrc= that has Harriett and John in it which might help - unless it's yours!


12-03-12, 08:51
Margaret, thank you so much for your help. I will check up on what you have told me.
Thank you.

12-03-12, 10:14
Following on from Margaret, if this is the correct John Thomas it looks like he married in Alice Littler or Woodcock in 1899 ref Q2 8c 12 Wigan.

In 1901 they are living at 10 Field Street, Ince.
Piece 3563 Folio 80 Page 28
John Thomas 1881 Ince, Grocer Ass
Alice 1882 Platt Bridge
Bertha 1900 Ince
Richard 1901 Ince

In 1911 they are living at 583 Warrington Road. Lower Ince
RG14PN23041 RG78PN1346 RD485SD4 ED26SN98
They now have another son John 1906 Ince
John senior's occupation is Coal Cutter Machine

There is a death entry for an Alice Thomas in 1916 ref Q2 8c 105 Wigan

13-03-12, 07:06
Frazzled, that looks to be a very good contender ~ thank you very much.