News from 2014
20 November 2014
I have been contacted by Jennifer Neild a granddaughter of John Edward Myerscough born 1885 married 1909 to Sarah Elizabeth Grimshaw she has given me updated information on John & Sarah's family of 9 children.And as a bonus sent me a picture of John in his Naval uniform
Thank you Jennifer
24 Sep 2014
I received 9 Mass Cards for Myerscough people from one of our
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society friends.
I think I have brain washed people with my interest in the name Myerscough,they see the name
and contact me to see if I have that information,
The new names are :
Alice Myerscough nee Wilkinson 1929
John Myerscough 1934
John Myerscough 1947
Bernard John Myerscough 1949
Ellen Myerscough 1974
Margaret Myerscough nee Ryan 1949
James Myerscough 1943
Margaret Myerscough nee Burns 1941
Mary Myerscough nee Bolton 1969
Sorry I have not finished the Baptisms. We have been very busy with preparing for our research centre re opening after nine months of refurbishments It will be fantastic when we do get back to business again.
The Commemoration of the start of WW1 in August has kept us busy assisting other communities in our town, finding the names of soldiers from Chorley who didn't get home after 1918.
Although we are a small market town there were a lot of men that did not return,.
Thomas & Robert Myerscough boys were two that did not return.
Next year 2015 is the anniversary of the Battle of Festburt which many men from Chorley were lost, Our schools are preparing a Commemoration for that Battle which will involve a lot of school children, researching and getting to know all about the Men of Chorley in WW1
Primary schools are knitting little teddy bears a copy of the ones the men were given before they left
the older pupils are researching individuals and are using the information they gather to make a trail around Chorley of points of interest.So next year will be as busy as this one It will be great to have young people researching into their heritage.
31 Aug 2014
Some time ago I discovered a marriage with an Anna Myerscough to a William Crook
in 1863 Illinois USA . I could not find any further proof to who this Anna was until I asked one of my Colonial Cousins Dale to see if he could trace it for me. Well after two years he has found a Church record for the marriage and as I thought it is the widow of William Myerscough 1804-1861.
Anna nee Hardman in her declaration for the marriage said her parents to be
John Hardman and Alice Green,we had her mother as Margaret Fairclough, I have research and found her correct parents. if in the past I have sent you Family group sheets or pedigree sheet with Ann Hardman's mother as Margaret Fairclough please change your records to the following:
John Hardman born abt 1795 and Alice Green 1795 married 3 Oct 1814, I will put a copy of the church register for the marriage and Anna's baptism in Bits & Bobs section
Ann had a brother Robert Hardman born 24 Nov 1815 -1858
The Mystery is Ann Crook formerly Myerscough nee Hardman was buried 1889 under the name Myerscough.
In the 1870 Census :1870 Township 2 Range 9, St Clair, Illinois as Mrs W Crook
May 31st 2014
Recently our Family history Branch held an exhibition in our local Library in Chorley Lancashire
In Memory of the fallen in WW2 I was lucky to be asked if I would display some memories.
I chosed Thomas Myerscough who was K.I.A 1943 over Germany.
I have had no luck in finding descendants of Thomas
and was so excited to receive a phone call from the Daughter
of his Widows second marriage who is 93 and still very much alive.
She has visited the display and this is her families remarks
"Having told mum about the display, she was keen to see it and although it came as quite a shock, she has found it a moving and emotional experience. Since then she, along with other members of the family, have been to visit the exhibition and she has been able to talk to us about her treasured memories of Tom. She has asked me to pass on her gratitude to you for having spent the time putting together such a poignant story,
during what was a very tragic, yet special time of her life. "
What more could I ask for Thank you to her Family
Newly added is the UK Land Taxes 1798
there are eight Myerscoughs that I have found renting land to Farm
maybe one of yours
Take a look
UK Land taxes
6 March 2014
I have today up loaded a number of Wills of our Ancestors
they are linked from the Data base but easier access from the
Myerscough Wills page
Dates are the dates the wills were written the names for the wills
and the spelling are all variations of the Myerscough name
Thomas Masow 1640
John maskow 1593
John Maskow 1706
John Mascow 1727
James Myerscough 1786
John Myerscough 1785
Richard Maskowe 1727
Click on the images and it will enlarge them for easier reading
Today I have loaded onto the Roll of Honour page for
Thomas Gerard Myerscough 1910 - 1944
A picture of his resting place and headstone
Thomas was the son of James & Ada Winifred Myerscough nee Duckett
and the Husband of Ann Harrison Norcross
At the base of his headstone is a Memorial to his
Uncle John J Duckett killed Loos 27 September 1915.
This is another request made to Find a Grave.com
and was taken up by "Woose" a volunteer for the site
Thank you for taking the time out to get the picture and download it to us