Hello Ormerods. I see that my cousin Mark O. had posted several years ago, looking for information on my Great-Great grandparents John & Susannah. After quizzing my grandmother, I have additional information that may be of help/interest.
John was born in 1850 & Susannah Walsh was born in 1853.They were married on 1-20-1872 in New Church, England.
Their first 8 Children were born in England and migrated with their parents to the US sometime before 1895: Emanuel,James, Charles, Albert, Mary"Polly", Lizzie, Ada, & Esther.
Their Youngest Child, William Stanley (my Great-Grandfather), was born on Apr. 1, 1895 in Fall River, MA. William Stanley married Beatrice Derbyshire on Sept. 16, 1916.They settled in Fall River, MA & had 5 children.
note: Beatrice Derbyshire was born Aug. 8, 1897 to Scott W. Leonard and Magdelene Schaeffer in Philadelphia, PA. & was originally named Ruth Anna Leonard.Her father deserted her and her mother.Magdelene left Ruth Anna on the doorstep of the Salvation Army, and then died.Soon after, Ruth Anna was adopted by John & Louisa Derbyshire, who changed her name to Beatrice (no middle name) Derbyshire.
Please reply if you are able to link this information asI am looking for links to William Stanley's siblings as well as pre-1850. I'd be willing to share further info. on William & Beatrice's branch. Thanks!