My father, George Briggs (born 14 December 1906), was one of two children of William Briggs and Mary Jane Cowburn. The other child was Ann(e). William & Mary Jane were married on 3 February 1906 at All Souls' Church, Manchester. William, an Iron Turner, was a widower, aged 37 when he married. His father was John Briggs, a Fitter. Mary Jane was a widow, aged 34 when she married. At the time of her marriage, she lived at 6 Frost Street, Manchester. Her father was John Simms, a Labourer. On 3 January 1893, Mary Jane paid for a new freehold grave space at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester for a Richard Cowburn. Whilst this could have been for her father-in-law, I suspect it was more likely for her husband. Whichever one it was, it is likely that the person died late in 1892. I have a Death Certificate and copy of the Will of one William Briggs. William was born on 24 April 1893 and died of Cerebral Thrombosis on 30 August 1974 at Ladywell Hospital, Pendleton. William, a retired Motor Dealer, was married to Mary. He had a daughter, Nellie Oldham. Nellie, who registered his death, was living at 8 Wilton Street, Salford 6, at the time. William, at the time he executed his Will, was living at 562 Devonshire Road, Blackpool. His Will suggests that Nellie was the only child of his marriage to Mary. At the time of my father, George's, marriage to Elizabeth Malone at St Stephen's Church, Harpurhey, Manchester, he was living at 134 Philips Park Road. Elizabeth father was one John Thomas Malone, a Fruiterer of 159 Conran Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. Elizabeth had 14 brothers and sisters. More news to follow soon.