Trying to trace my Grandfather known to us as Peter Harvey Wellins

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Born 25 Dec 1874 in Middleton Lancashire. We have him in the 1902 Census as Harvey Welling (Father James -  Weaver Deceased)and a marriage certificate for Feb 1901 to Elizabeth May Bell(Father William - Policeman). 2nd marraige to Mary Ann Porter (Father Edward Casewell- victualer, widow of Henry Porter)on this  certificate Harvey gave his Father's name as Thoms Wellins Cotton Hand Loom Weaver - Deceased. Prior to that there is a Service Record for 1889, and he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery 1915 - 1917 and served in France. He died as an Army pensioner in Culcheth Hall, Newton Heath  Manchester on 28 Jan 1953.  

At the time of his 2nd marraige he was a Fireman at the Chemical Works and lived at 83 Grant Street, Blackley. The witnesses of this marriage were Jesse John Barnes and Alice Clarke.

I am unablke to find any trace of him prior to this. Do not know if he had siblings or his mother name.

Does anyone know anything of this person?
in Genealogy Help by Les Wellins G2G Crew (340 points)

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Les,  How certain are those birth details?

I found his death record but the age at death does not match your information...

Peter H Wellins death (

Deaths Q1 1953
WELLINS, Peter H - AaD: 81, RegD: Manchester, Vol: 10e, Page: 475
Groom: WELLINS, Peter H
Bride: PORTER, Mary
Registration district: Prestwich
County: Lancashire
Year of registration: 1918
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Volume no: 8D
Page no: 581

You could open up the profile for the person so that people who can help will have a better idea of what sources you have for what you know (


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