George Hanby Johnson - Hickstall Church England

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Does anyone know where to find British genealogy information, or better yet have information on George Hanby Johnson (18 Jun 1853-10 Nov 1916) and Helen Eliza McCutchen Johnson (10 Jan 1854-2 Oct 1921)?  They were married 15 Aug 1875 in Hickstall Church England. 

At some point after their marriage they immigrated to the United States.  The family ultimately settled in Western PA, however I do not know exactly when or which generation.  

This is the first entry into my families bible.  

Thank you.


WikiTree profile: George Johnson
in Genealogy Help by Matt Johnson G2G Crew (500 points)

2 Answers

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You could use , which is were this was found:

George Hanby Johnson

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index

Name George Hanby Johnson
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1875
Registration District Leeds
County Yorkshire
Event Place Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Volume 9B
Page 523
Line Number 163
George Hanby Johnson probably married one of the following people
Name Albina Broadhead
Name Helen Eliza Mccutchen
Name Abraham Musgrave Pratt


"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database,FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), George Hanby Johnson, 1875; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1875, quarter 3, vol. 9B, p. 523, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thank you! I tried Family Search a few years ago and wasn't able to find it last time I searched it.
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Following Frank Gill's answer which suggested Leeds, I wondered if your couple came from Kirkstall rather than Hickstall.

Sure enough they did. There are some of the records from the church there on a site called Freereg. Putting in Johnson and Kirkstall came up with this record.

Church name St Stephen

Register type Parish Register

Register entry number 114

Marriage date 15 Aug 1875

Groom forename George Hanby

Groom surname JOHNSON

Groom age 23

Groom condition bachelor

Groom abode Kirkstall

Groom occupation Joiner

Bride forename Helen Eliza

Bride surname MCCUTCHEN

Bride age 21

Bride condition spinster

Bride abode Kirkstall

Groom father forename Joseph

Groom father surname JOHNSON

Groom father occupation Wheel wright

Bride father forename John

Bride father surname MCCUTCHEN

Bride father occupation Glazier

Witness  James MCCUTCHEN

Witness  Mary MCCUTCHEN

 I can't see his baptism in Kirkstall, though there are a number of Johnsons there. Your next step could be to search for these people  in the census on the site that Frank used. Or search further in Yorkshire for his baptism on both sites (bearing in mind that not all parishes are indexed and not all children were baptised, especially in the more crowded parts of the country )

edit: would definitely look for an 1871 census entry for the MCCUTCHEN's since that entry is the only one on Freereg for the whole of Yorkshire. You have Helen's father's name plus two witnesses who must surely be relatives. You may find that the family came from elsewhere (Ireland?) and that would be on the census.

(sorry this takes you backwards and you want to know about intervening years)

Again censuses 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 etc may show if  the family is still  in England.(and any children that they had there) 

 I think that this site may also  help with immigration to the US.  and that there are also some records on Family Search (sorry not too experienced with that, my family tended to remain in England and the few that went elsewhere mainly went to Canada and Australia)



by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (397k points)
edited by Helen Ford

The YorksBMD site has online indexes to the Leeds registers.

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