Re: CHHETHAM, ASHURST & GASKELL, Pemberton, Wigan
Hi Sue, I too am related to the Cheethams from Wigan. I have a Samuel Cheetham b, 1814 in Pemberton,parents Edward Cheetham b 1790, Wigan and Ann Atherton.
Edward's parents were Samuel Cheetham b about 1761, Orrell and Alice Atherton.
Samuel had the following children that I know of Thomas,b 1782,Pemberton,Edward 1790 Orrell, Samuel, 1792 Orrell,John b 1787 Orrell. Their were probably daughters but I have not found any yet.
I was looking at the names you listed and many are the same as mine. I have noticed that the same names seem to repeat from generation to generation. Perhaps your John is a cousin to my Samuel(1814)and the son of one of Edward's(1790) brothers. They seem to have been members of the Parish Church of Wigan because the marriages took place there. Why don't you start there and research any records they have.Joyce