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Mary RIGG's brother: John RIGG (1857-1930)

Family of Thomas BIRKETT and Mary Elizabeth RIGG

Husband: Thomas BIRKETT (1849-1905)
Wife: Mary Elizabeth RIGG (1852-1900)
Marriage Sep 1880 Preston, Lancashire, England, UK 1

Husband: Thomas BIRKETT

Name: Thomas BIRKETT
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth Jun 1849 Preston, Lancashire, England, UK 2
Will 1905 (age 55-56)
Occupation Coal merchent according to John Christopher Rigg's documentation; 11 Fishergate Hill, Preston, Lancashire, England, UK
Death 3 Jan 1905 (age 55) Preston, Lancashire, England, UK 3
Burial Shireshead, Lancashire, England, UK

Wife: Mary Elizabeth RIGG

Name: Mary Elizabeth RIGG
Sex: Female
Father: John RIGG (1824-1898)
Mother: Agnes GARDNER (1822-1886)
Birth 8 Sep 1852 Preston, Lancashire, England, UK 4,5
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 8) 284 Grafton St?, Preston, Lancashire, England, UK 6
Death 16 Oct 1900 (age 48)
Burial Shireshead, Lancashire, England, UK

Note on Husband: Thomas BIRKETT

DEATH: Possible record in Preston, Lancashire. Another Thomas Birkett born about 1848 died in 1905 too but in Ulverston, Cumbria. The Preston one is more likely since Mary Elizabeth Rigg's parents lived in Preston as did many other of Mary's familymembers.

 

DEATH: Executors of his will were his brother-in-law Dr John Rigg and John Goodair Slater.

 

DEATH: A John G Slater is listed in the 1891 census (ED 12/Folio 109/Page 26) as being the brother of the head of the household Sarah Annie Slater (Confectioner). His occupation was a yarn agent (cotton) which makes him a likely friend of John Riggcotton manufacturer. He was born in Preston.

 

BIRTH: Possible record in Preston, Lancashire. Another Thomas Birkett was born Apr-Jun 1849 in Ulverston, Cumbria. Preston is more likely since Mary Elizabeth Rigg comes from Preston.

Note on Wife: Mary Elizabeth RIGG

She was a witness at the marriage of John Rigg (her brother) and Harriet Fawcett on 1Oct1884 at St Mark's Church (Preston Parish Church), Preston, Lancashire, England, UK.

Sources

1Ancestry, "England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983". Vol 8e/Page 728.
2Ancestry, "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983". Vol 21/Page 758.
3Ancestry, "England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1983". Vol 8e/Page 408.
4Ancestry, "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983". Vol 8e/Page 442.
5"NRO Preston". Vol 6e/Page 442.
6Ancestry, "1861 Census" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk). ED 17/Folio 115/Page 62/Household 284.