Can you help me to find the right Edward Lamb?
QI am trying to trace the origins of my paternal great great grandfather, James Wareing, and his father-in-law, Edward Lamb.
The 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses suggest James was born in around 1819 in Manchester. The certificate when he married Mary Lamb in 1842 in Manchester records her father as Edward Lamb, a farmer, in Withington, but no father is recorded for him. The most likely birth I can find for James is in 1822 in Worsley, near Manchester (parents Elizabeth and James). I can find no other evidence for Mary’s father Edward. Susan Wareing, by email
AWithington, a suburb of Manchester and historically part of Lancashire, lies four miles south of the city centre. The Collegiate Church (later the Cathedral) would have been the parish church used for weddings and James and Mary married there in 1842. Neither of them appears to be living in Withington at the time of the 1841 census, but Lamb entries can be found there, so it is possible that Mary was living with relatives shortly before the ceremony. The 1851 Manchester census (water-damaged but now recovered) shows James and Mary living at 6 Hope Street, Chorlton. Lodging with them is a Murray family who may provide a lead.
Civil registration began in England on 1 July 1837. Before this date we need to search parish registers for suitable marriages. Familysearch.org is a good place to start looking for Edward. It shows a marriage between Edward Lamb and Elizabeth Davenport in Manchester on 10 October 1810. Checking the register entry we note that unfortunately there were no witnesses to the ceremony and the marriage was by publication of banns so there is no possibility of further information from surviving licence bonds or allegations. However, knowing that Edward was born around 1789 will help you to work further back – evidence of the surname can be found in the local parishes of both Northenden and Bowdon. Findmypast now has Cheshire parish registers available online and these can be accessed to find baptism details for the couple’s children at St George’s Chapel, Altrincham. I’ve found records for Peter (1812), James (1814), Samuel (1816), Hannah (1818), William (1821) and Mary in February 1824.
James may not have been born in the Manchester area. He could have arrived shortly after his birth so always assumed that he came from there. Don’t forget to check nonconformist registers. These are available online at ancestry.
co.uk. Two Roman Catholic churches in Manchester – St Chad’s (dating from the 1770s) and St Mary’s (dating from the 1790s) have no online access to their registers, so you should definitely consider checking out their records. Also worth investigating is the baptism of a son James to Julia Ann Waring, a spinster, at St Peter’s, Liverpool, on 11 January 1818. Julia subsequently married Robert Johnson in Liverpool (1823), but by 1841 she was widowed. She moved to Manchester at some point between 1841 and 1845, where she remarried Thomas Humphreys and settled locally. Judith Moore
Familysearch revealed Edward Lamb’s marriage certifificate certificate