My most recently-dated brickwall, the Lords of Blackburn, Lancashire.

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And who really knows. Family lore says they were from the Isle of Man, but this is 99% disproved. Thomas Lord,, and Margery Lindley,, had four children, one of whom is my great-grandfather and the records I have all suggest they were from Blackburn. They came to the US sometime between 1903 and 1905 and settled in New Bedford, MA and appear in 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses. Their two oldest daughters are unaccounted for in all of my family records.

Looking for Thomas' parents and Margery Lindley's parents and any sort of information for their two oldest children. I have exculpated most census and birth records (American and British) from familysearch, or have them labeled as 'iffy' in my notes. I'm guessing this will be a dead end for awhile, but I wanted to get my rank up in the meantime ;-)

Thanks in advance.

in Genealogy Help by N. Ott G2G2 (2.9k points)

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Hi Nathan, Surprised that you are so pessimistic about Margery as the 1881 census looks pretty convincing with only one search result...

LINDLEY, Edwin Head Married M 37 1844 Brewers Labourer Blackburn, Lancashire
LINDLEY, Maria Wife Married F 29 1852 Hindly, Lancashire
LINDLEY, Henry Son Single M 10 1871 Scholar Ashton Lee, Lancashire
LINDLEY, Thomas Son Single M 7 1874 Scholar Wigan, Lancashire
LINDLEY, Mary E Daughter Single F 5 1876 Scholar Manchester, Lancashire
LINDLEY, Margery Daughter Single F 3 1878 Manchester, Lancashire
Piece: 4008 Folio: 55 Page: 7     Registration District: Manchester Civil Parish: Manchester
Municipal Borough: Address: 299, Collyhurst Rd, Manchester County: Lancashire

Edit: Have to add more info as an extra message...

by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
edited by Wombat Allen
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Nathan, following up on my prior answer with some more info...

There was only one marriage of a M. Lindley to a Thomas Lord in England 1898-1903.  So the BMD pretty much confirms their marriage in Q1 of 1901...

Groom: LORD, Thomas
Bride: LINDLEY, Marjorie
Registration district: Blackburn
County: Lancashire
Year of registration: 1901
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Volume no: 8E
Page no: 578
...and they appear in the 31 March, 1901 census together...
LORD, Thomas Head Married M 29 1872  Labourer (Tile Works) Blackburn, Lancashire
LORD, Marjorie Wife Married F 23 1878  Cotton Weaver Blackburn, Lancashire
Piece: 3927 Folio:  118 Page: 10      Registration District: Blackburn
Civil Parish: Blackburn Municipal Borough:
Address: 27, Fernhurst Street, Blackburn County: Lancashire
...and another record that may be related (based on your other info) is this... shows entry by marjorie lord on 21st Dec 1916 which shows she entered the USA (13yrs earlier) in 1903 and lives in New Bedford, she is returning to join a relative (Mrs. Jennings mother) and is described as 5'-4" with Dark complexion, dk brown hair and eyes...
First Name: Marjorie
Last Name: Lord
Ethnicity: England, English
Last Place of Residence: New Bedford, U.S.A.
Date of Arrival: Dec 21, 1916
Age at Arrival:  38y 9m    Gender:  F    Marital Status:  M  
Ship of Travel: Carpathia
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Manifest Line Number: 0024
I hope that this helps.
by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
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Hey Nathan,

Lots more information from the BMD and Censuses available which when read together assembles an understandable set of circumstances for the Lindleys.

I can assemble a gedcom from the data and email/msg that? Drop me a message.

In summary:    Margery (aka Marjorie) had parents Maria Jones (B: Q3, 1851 Wigan) & Edwin Lindley (B: Q3, 1842 Blackburn).  Maria was the housekeeper for a widower (James Cartwright, who had 6 kids) in 1891 and a year after Edwin died in 1892 she married him (Q4, 1892).  Maria dies in Q4, 1908 after Marjorie left for the USA in 1903.  Marjorie has 3 siblings and her father Edwin has a sister Emma and his father was Thurston Lindley (B: 1811 Thornton, Lancs) - Edwin, Emma & Thurston (widower) are home alone in 1851 census.


by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)

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