Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1840 Marriage of Alexander Whittle and Rachel Morley in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire

This week's Tuesday's Treasure is the 1840 marriage record for Alexander Whittle and Rachel Morley  in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England:

The Whittle-Morley marriage is the top entry.  The extracted information is:

*  Marriage solemnized at the Parish church of the Parish of Bolton-le-Moors in the County of Lancashire
*  No. 309
*  When Married:  17th August 1840
*  Name and surname:  Alexander Whittle; Rachel Morley
*  Age:  Full age; Minor
*  Condition:  Bachelor; Spinster
*  Rank or Profession:  Sawyer; -----
*  Residence at the Time of Marriage:  King Street; Lum Street
*  Father's name and surname:  Alexander Whittle/; Illegitimate
*  Rank or Profession of Father:  Sawyer; 
*  Married in the Parish Church, according to the rites and ceremonies of the established church after Banns, by me P.R. Robins, Curate
*  This Marriage was solemnized between us:  Alexander Whittle; Rachel Morley her X mark
*  In the presence of us:  James Yon?e; James Septrot

The source citation for this record is:

"Church of England, Parish Church of Bolton-le-Moors, Parish Registers for Bolton-le-Moors [Lancashire], 1590-1974," accessed on FHL Microfilms, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Marriages 1837-1841," 1840: Page 155, No. 309, Alexander Whittle and Rachel Morley marriage record, accessed on FHL BRITISH Microfilm 1,966,480.

Alexander Whittle (1818-1853) was the son of Alexander and Margaret (Mansley) Whittle, and was christened 4 January 1818 in Chorley, Lancashire.  Rachel Morley (1821-1861) was the daughter of an unknown father and Jane (Haslam) (Bury) Morley, christened 25 December 1821 in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire

Alexander and Rachel (Morley) Whittle are my wife's second great-grandparents. They were the parents of Jane Whittle (1847-1921) who married Elijah Pickrell McKnew (1837-1912) in 1865.


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