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William Melling

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William Melling of Haigh Foundry, Wigan.

of the Ince Forge Co

1836 Married Martha Alker in Wigan[1]

1839 Birth of son John William Melling; William was a bookeeper[2]

1841 William Melling 30, lived in Aspull, Wigan with Martha Melling 25, Thomas Melling 4, John Melling 1[3]

1846 Birth of son, Samuel Melling

1881 William Melling 71, retired forgemaster, lived in Wigan with Martha Melling 68, John W. Melling 41, forge master, Mary J. Melling 39, Emily Melling 24[4]

1881 A William Melling, age 72, died in Wigan[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Parish records
  3. 1841 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD