Last October 2013, I took a trip to Salt Lake City and attended the British Institute taking classes on English records research. I also spent time in the Family History Library trying to find out more about the origins of my mother’s family.
I presented my research in England for the Boardman’s in a previous post. I found that they really did come from Lancashire, England. I still have to do more confirming of the possible children I listed in my post but I find it very intriguing that the McMurray’s and Jacksons were also in Lancashire and came over to Canada about the same time?
Here is what I have found so far regarding the McMurray and Jackson connection. I was inspired by cousins who have gone before me. James and Mary are my 2nd great grandparents through their daughter my great-grandmother Charlotte Ann McMurray Boardman.
1. The marriage of James to Mary Jackson took place on 25 January 1847 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Source: Church of England, Parish Registers for St. Peter’s Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Marriage of James McMurray to Mary Jackson, 25 January 1847, St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, FHL#1656509 Marriages 1846 to 1849, pg. 233, Entry #465.
2. The birth of James, their son, 8 March 1849, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton Co., England. He was christened on 1 April, 1849 at All Saints, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton Co., England.
Source: Church of England Parish Registers, Parish Registers of All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1600 to 1940, Baptism, 1844 to 1864. FHL#1068964, ITem 2 pg. 202 No. 1615, April 1, 1849.
3. Source: Anne Jackson Family 1851 Returns of England and Wales Census, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Civil Parish: Liverpool Ecclesiastical parish Pembroke Place St. Silas, Town: Liverpool, County Lancashire County, England, Reg. District Liverpool, Sub Reg Islington, ED 1k, Hse #41, Piece 2184, Folio 348, page 13. This census was difficult to read.
41, 3 [Walkenson] Ann Jackson, age 67, Head, Widow, 67, occupation _____, born Lancashire, William Jackson, son, age 24, occupation ___________, born Cumberland, Longtown, Richard Jackson, son, age 21, occupation _________, born Cumberland, Longtown, Jame McMurray, son-in-law, age 25 stonemason, born Scotland, Mary McMurray, daughter, age 29, occupation _____________, born Cumberland, Longtown, James McMurray, grandson, age 2, Northampton Newcastle.
There is more to do on this family but I am not very hopeful for further research in England.