Ellen Barnes/Higginson(Mistress of Ralph Howcroft )

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Ellen Higginson (Barnes)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shakerley, Lancashire, England
Death: circa August 10, 1861 (46-54)
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Scholefield Barnes and Elizabeth Barnes
Wife of Thomas Higginson
Mother of Sarah Shaw; John Higginson (I); John Higginson (2); Betsey Schofield born Higginson; Adam Higginson and 6 others
Sister of Private; Private; Jane Cooper born Barnes; Thomas Barnes; Private and 4 others

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About Ellen Barnes/Higginson(Mistress of Ralph Howcroft )

On Line Parish Clerks Lancashire - Atherton :

On the 24th February 1811 ELLEN BARNES - child of Peter and Betty , was baptised at Chowbent Dissenting Chapel , Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Born on the 17th January 1811 ,

Abode : Shakerley ,

Notes : { Registered on the same day as baptism },

Baptised by : B R Davis ,

Register : Baptisms 1805 - 1837 , Third Register Book , page 71 .

Source : Re-written register of 1837 and original register , PRO 778 RG4 129 on LDS film 560879 .

England Births and Christenings 1538 - 1975 . GS and FHL Film 0560869 (RG4 1330) and 1917112 (RG4 1329) Source : familysearch.org .

Name : ELLEN BARNES ,

Christening Date : 24 February 1811 ,

Christening Place : Newbent Chapel , Presbyterian , Chowbent , Lancashire , England .

Birth Date : 17 January 1811 ,

Father's Name : Peter Barnes ,

Mother's Name : Betty .

Her father Peter , was 20 when Ellen was born . Her , Betty , mother was 17 . Ellen was probably called after her paternal grandmother : Ellen Barnes , born Schofield . She was born 3-4 months after her parents' marriage .

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On line Parish Clerks Lancashire - Atherton

Baptised on 22 July 1830 at the Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent, Atherton, Lancs.

George Barnes - son of ELLEN BARNES .

Born : 21 June 1830.

Abode : Shakerley.

Registered : Same day as Baptism.

Baptised by B.R. Davis.

Register Baptisms 1795 - 1837 (Third Register Book), page 119.

Source : Re-written register of 1837 and original register PRO 778 RG4 1329 0n LDS Film 560879.

The father of George Barnes was Ralph Howcroft, as acknowledged in his will, signed on 7th October 1879, where George was a residual beneficiary as one of Ralph Howcroft's two "natural" sons.

Ralph Howcroft was 19 at the time George was born, as was George's mother Ellen Barnes .

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On Line Parish Clerks Lancashire, Tyldesley :

Marriage 7th June 1835 St George's Church Tyldesley , Lancashire , England .

Thomas Higginson :  Weaver ,  Bachelor of this Parish , (Tyldesley) .

ELLEN BARNES , (X) , Spinster of this Parish , (Tyldesley) , No age given .

Witness : James Edge , (X) , James Hilton .

Married by Banns by : Thomas Pigot , Incumbent of St Helens .

Register : Marriages 1829 - 1837 , Page 45 , Entry 134 .

Source : LDS Film 1885666 .

They had nine children and Thomas adopted George for the formative years of his youth .

The details photographed from St George's Parish Church , Tyldesley in October 2015 are not necessarily accurate.

At the time of his mother's marriage George was 4 years and eleven months old .

Ellen was 24 years old at the time of her marriage , Thomas Higginson her husband was 29 .

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Census for England & Wales :

Census details confirm that this is the correct Ellen Barnes to be the mother of George Barnes aka Higginson.


Census for England and Wales -

1841- 6 June -

Source : findmypast.co.uk - Transcript and Copy Original Census  .

Country - England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh , Town : Tyldesley-with-Shakerley , Archive reference HO107 , Piece Number 513 , Book Number 12 , Folio 48 , Page 4 .

Household : Guest Fold Cottage , Tyldesley , Leigh, Lancashire , England . Household Members - (enumerator's figures for ages) ,

Head of Household : Thomas Higginson , Male , Age : 35 , Born : 1806 ,Occupation : Cotton Weaver , Place : Lancashire , England .

Wife : ELLEN HIGGINSON , Female , Age : 35 , Born :  1806 , Place : Lancashire , England . 

Son : George Higginson , Male , Age : 11 , Born : 1830 , Place : Lancashire , England .

Daughter : Sarah Higginson , Female , Age : 6 , Born : 1835 , Place : Lancashire , England .

Son : John Higginson , Male , Age : 4 , Born : 1837 , Place : Lancashire , England .

Daughter : Betsey Higginson . Female , Age : 3 , Born : 1838 , Place : Lancashire , England .

Son : Adam Higginson , Male , Age : 1 , Born : 1840 , Place : Lancashire , England .

At the time of the 1841 Census a number of the Barneses and Schofields were living close to each other . Ellen's mother , Betty , born Harrison , had died in 1834 , but Ellen's father , Peter , said to be and real aged 50 , is living at Guest Fold Cottages too with Ellen's sister Betty said to be 15 , actual age 18 , and her brothers : Peter said to be 15 , real age 20 ;Joseph , said to be age 15 , actual age 16 ; and William , said to be and real age 10 .

Nearby in Guest Fold Farm is her paternal grandfather , Henry Barnes , said to be age 70 , real age about 74 , with her uncle Henry , said to be age 40 , real age 44 , living with 2 female servants .

A few doors away is living her maternal grandfather , Peter Schofield , said to be age 95 by the enumerator , but probably with real age of 77 , if his recorded age at burial is correct in August 1845 , He is living with a Mary Schofield said to be age 13 by the enumerator , but probably with a correct age of 15 , if her recorded age of burial is correct in June 1845 .

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1851 - 30 March -

Source : findmypast.co.uk - Transcript and Copy Original Census .

Country : England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh , Parish : Atherton , Hamlet : Chowbent , Archive Reference : HO107 , Piece Number 2205 , Folio 345 , Page 5 .

Household ; Bolton New Road , Atherton , Leigh , Lancashire ,

Head of Household : Sarah Higginson , Widow , Female , Occupation : Keeper of a Beer House , Age : 70 , Born : 1781 , Birth Place : Yorkshire , England .

Son : Thomas Higginson , Married , Male , Occupation : Coal Cart Labourer , Age : 47 , Born 1804 , Birth Place :  Atherton , Lancashire , England . 

Daughter-in-Law : ELLEN HIGGINSON , Married , Female , Occupation : blank , Age : 40 , Born : 1811 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Grandson : George Higginson , Unmarried , Male , Occupation : Coal Miner , Age : 20 , Born : 1831 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Granddaughter : Sarah Higginson, Unmarried, Female, Occupation : Cotton Carder, Age : 16, Born : 1835, Birth Place : Atherton, Lancashire, England.

Grandson : John Higginson, Unmarried, Male, Occupation : Cotton Carder, Age : 15, Born : 1836, Birth Place : Atherton, Lancashire, England.

Granddaughter, : Betty Higginson , Unmarried , Female , Occupation : Cotton Carder , Age : 13 , Born : 1838 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Grandson : Richard Higginson , Unmarried , Male , Occupation : blank . Age : 10 , Born : 1841 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England ,

Granddaughter : Dorothy Higginson , Unmarried , Female , Occupation : blank , Age : 7 , Born : 1844 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Grandson : Thomas Higginson , Unmarried , Male , Occupation : blank , Age : 2 , Born : 1849 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Grandson ; Abraham Higginson , Unmarried , Male , Occupation : blank , Age : 1 , Born 1850 , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire ,

In 1830 the Beerhouse Act added a category to the retail drink trade : Beerhouse Keepers , as opposed to hotel or inn-keepers , licensed victuallers or innkeepers , who required a license from the Brewster Sessions of the local Justices . Beerhouse keepers required no licence , they only had to pay the Excise Duty . From 1834 a distinction was created between the sale of beer on or off the premises , the fee for the latter being less .

A "cotton carder" was a person who combed cotton boles so that they are aligned in parallel strands and so untangled and straightened out before the next process in spinning : teasing . It was a skilled process , first done by hand then later by a carding machine . If done badly it was not possible to rectify and so the raw cotton was wasted , so experienced workers were normally used for this process .

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1861 - 7 April -

Source : findmypast.co.uk - Transcript and Copy of Original Census .

Country : England , County : Lancashire , Registration District : Leigh ,Township : Atherton , Parish : Atherton , Enumeration District 4 , Archive Reference RG 09 , Piece Number 2804 , Folio 83 , Page 8 .

Household : Carr Bank , Bolton Road , Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Head of Household : Thomas Higginson , Married , Male , Age ; 55 , Born : 1806 , Occupation : Labourer , Birth Place : Atherton , Lancashire , England .

Wife : ELLEN HIGGINSON , Married , Female , Age : 55 , Born : 1811 , Occupation : Blank , Birth Place : Tyldesley , Atherton , England .

Daughter : Dorothy Higginson , Single , Female , Age : 14 , Born : 1847 , Occupation : Blank , Birth Place : Tyldesley , Lancashire , England .

Son : Thomas Higginson , Single , Male , Age : 12 , Born : 1849 , Occupation : Blank , Birth Place : Tyldesley , Lancashire , England .

Son : Abraham Higginson , Single , Male , Age : 10 , Born : 1851 , Occupation : Blank , Birth Place : Tyldesley , Lancashire , England .

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Children of Ellen and Thomas - half brothers and sisters of George Barnes :

Baptised 9th April 1837 Chowbent Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

John Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 23rd July 1836.

Abode : Atherton,

Registered : 11th April 1837.

Baptised by Thomas W Horsefield.

Register : Baptisms 1837 -1890, page 135.

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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Baptised  9th April 1837 Chowbent Dissenting Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

Sarah Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 4th May 1835.

Abode : Atherton.

Registered : 11th April 1837.

Baptised by Thomas W. Horsefield.

Register : Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 135.

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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Baptism 21st July 1844 Chowbent Dissenting Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

Dorothy Higginson - Child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 15th May 1844.

Abode : Atherton.

Registered : same day as baptism.

Register of Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 143.

Source : Register of  Births and Christenings The Dissenting Chapel Chowbent Atherton Lancashire .

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Baptism 16th July 1848 Chowbent Dissenting Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

Thomas Higginson - Child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 9th June 1848.

Abode : Atherton.

Registered : same day as baptism.

Register : Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 148.

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent. 

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Baptism 31st December 1854 Chowbent Chapel, Atherton, Lancs,

BAPTISED  SAME DAY AS RALPH BARNES, THE ELDEST SON OF GEORGE BARNES, Ellen's eldest son.

Mary Ellen Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 13th September 1853.

Abode : Atherton.

Registered : same day as Baptism.

Baptised by M C Frankland.

Register of Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 155.

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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Baptism 10th July 1842 Chowbent Chapel, Atherton, Lancs.

Betsey Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 23rd April 1840.

Abode : Chowbent.

Registered : same day as Baptism.

Register Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 141,

Source :  Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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Baptism 10th July 1842 Chowbent Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

Adam Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 18th May 1842.

Abode : Chowbent.

Registered : same day as Baptism.

Register Baptisms 1837 -1890, page 141.

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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Baptism 10th July 1842 Chowbent Chapel Atherton Lancashire

John Higginson child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen

Born 8th March 1838

Abode - Chowbent

Registered same day as Baptism

Register of Baptisms 1837 -- 1890 page 141

Source the Register of Births and Christenings belonging to The Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent .

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Baptism 30th June 1850 Chowbent Chapel, Atherton, Lancashire.

Abraham Higginson - child of Thomas Higginson and Ellen.

Born : 10th April 1850,

Abode : Atherton,

Registered : same day as Baptism.

Register of Baptisms 1837 - 1890, page 150,

Source : Register of Births and Christenings belonging to the Protestant Dissenting Chapel Chowbent.

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On line Parish Clerks Lancashire - St George's - Tyldesley

ELLEN HIGGINSON

Buried on the 10th August 1861 at St George's Tyldesley - 

Age 50 .

Abode - Atherton . 

Register Burials 1855 - 1873 , Page 94 , Entry 745 .

Original records seen by her great-great-granddaughter in October 2015 on Open Day at St. George's Tydesley when the original Archives were available for inspection , thanks to the kind members of the church who were present and were of considerable help , in particular Kath Topping , Joint Warden .

England & Wales Death Registration Index 1937 - 2008 - Volume 8C , Page 104 , Entry 22 , GRO Southport . Source : familysearch.org .

Great Britain, Country : England, County : Lancashire, Registration District : Leigh,

Name : ELLEN HIGGINSON ,

Event Type : Death ,

Event Place : Leigh, Lancashire, England ,

Quarter :  3 -  July,August September ,

Year :1861

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Ellen Barnes/Higginson(Mistress of Ralph Howcroft )'s Timeline

1811
January 17, 1811
Lancashire, England
February 24, 1811
Atherton, Lancashire, England
1830
June 21, 1830
Age 19
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
1835
May 4, 1835
Age 24
Lancashire, England
1836
July 23, 1836
Age 25
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
1838
1838
Age 26
Atherton, Lancashire, England
1840
April 23, 1840
Age 29
Tyldesley-cum-Shakerley, Lancashire, England
1842
May 18, 1842
Age 31
Chowbent (sic), Lancashire, England
May 18, 1842
Age 31
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
1844
May 15, 1844
Age 33
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England