I am currently researching my partners family tree who are all Heardman's from Salford in Manchester and Liverpool.
I think there may be a link to William Gawin Herdman. I am trying to establish the link and if he had a brother called Thomas.I am also interested to find out if he also had brothers called Richard and Robert.
William Gawin’s surname and middle name in my research on birth marriage and christening records is denoted in various guises – I won’t go through them all now but my experience is spelling of names do alter either because they are difficult to read on the original records which have been transcribed or they have been spelt as they have sounded.The records I have accessed include birth, christening, marriage and the 1851 to 1901 censuses.
My link is possibly through a brother called Thomas Heardman born 1793 in Liverpool. The link is that both William Gawin and Thomas 1793 had sons called Thomas Gill Herdman and Thomas Preston Gill Heardman respectively. Which is somewhat of a coincidence as this is not a common middle name and the middle name preston is also included in one ofWilliam Gawin's Children. There are other similarities in their children’s names. Thomas Heardman 1793 moved to Manchester. His family remained in the area (Salford, Manchester, Hambleton and Pilling) and also an offshoot currently reside in Stockport.
Do you know where I can gain information as to William Gawin’s family details or do you know any information that ties in with the above. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Incidentally my partner Stephen Heardman has been a corporate graphic artist for many years as well.