Re: Whatmoughs of Rochdale, Lancashire
First of all I wonder if you can help me.I have traced my ancestors called Whatmough (and also in the baptism records they were listed as Watmough) back to 1816.
I can't go back any further at the moment.I am trying to trace back John Whatmough born 1816 in Bamford Rochdale.He died in 1882.
He was married to Sarah Hill and I cannot find a marriage.I have found the baptisms and births of all the children.His grandson Hedley Whatmough was my great grandfather.
Andrew Whatmough I think who was looking for John Whatmough who was born in Runcon.I am sure that he is related to Trevor Whatmough who is the son of John.If so then i am linked into this family.John Whatmough's father was Ernest Whatmough who was my great grandfather's brother.
Ernest, and Hedley came from Heywood in Lancashire.
I have a marriage certificate for a John Whatmough married to Sarah Lees in 1842 in Rochdale.They lived on Oldham Road. I got this certificate thinking my great great great grandmother was Sarah Lees.When I got a birth certificate of one of the children I found it was Sarah Hill.So if you know of anyone who is linked to this family please ask them to contact me and they can have this.
hope you can help me.I also have a full list of all the Whatmough Burials in Heywood Cemetery.I can send this to you if you want from 1854 when the cemetery first opened to 1977 which is the last burial there which I have.
I have been able to trace my great grandfather's brother's family who went to canada in 1911.Danielle Mcdonald was also looking for information and it turns out that she is my cousin linked in with this family.I have met Danielle and Trevor after finding the information and following it up.
Hope that this gives help to others and that it is possible to find the families if you try hard enough.
If you know of the book about the Whatmough families and where I can obtain a copy of it can you please let me know.