I am trying to locate my past relatives from Lancashire in England. I have managed to track my main name line back to the Lancaster, Lancashire area however have run into a wall. There are a number of Airey families in the area with a number of Richards.
From what I have been able to work out the Richard I am following lived in Scotforth, Lancashire, had 4 children with Margaret (most born in Scotforth - William, Isabella 'Bella', Benjamin and Peter) died and was and was buried at St Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England on the 20 Dec 1837 - aged 37.
I have not been able to find any records of his birth or reference to his parents. The marriage record I have for them had both their surnames seemingly misspelt (Richard Ayray and Margaret Oddey)
The children mostly resided arround Lancaster and then later lived with Margaret's Mother, Ann Hoddy in Over Kellet for a time. I am not certain what happened to Margaret but Ann Hoddy (born in Caton) lived until her death aged 85 in Over Kellet.
I have been unable to locate Ann's Maiden name - nor birth record in Caton. Nor any record of who her Husband was.
Anyone arround researching this line at all or know of any lost Richard's in their line?
Also interested in any old information about the name in the area. I assume at one time or another the northern Lancashire Aireys were involed with the Kentmere, Westmorland or other near area lines.