Re: Atherton of Wigan ?Pemberton
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A thought about Betty vs Elizabeth:
In my family tree I have two other 3g grandmothers who used the name Betsey as a young wife, but used Elizabeth when they were older.
The OnLine Parish Clerk of Wigan has church records at:
The Atherton surname is very common in Wigan, so documenting a connection in the 18th century would be very difficult.