Family History

Acknowledgments and references

Ken & Kathy Phethean for provision of a copy of the family tree and sight of the original manuscript compiled by Florrie Phethean.

The Family History Centre (LDS), Portsmouth, for hire of copies of the parish microfilms and the use of microfilm readers.

Karen Phethean for spending many a long session in front of a microfilm reader trying to decipher old English handwriting.

Nick Battam for abstracting the information from the Dunham Massey archives (John Ryland Library, Manchester University)

To the subscribers of the Cheshire Surnames ( and the St. Mary’s Bowdon( email discussion lists who have provided useful information and advice.

Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, for access to the Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills indexes.

Historical Gleanings of Bolton and District, Vols 1, 2, & 3, 1881-1883, B.T. Barton

The following establishments are fully acknowledged for the provision of copies of the following documents:

Will: Joseph Phethean: Cheshire Record Office, Chester Ref WS 1786, WS 1774, WC 1772

Will: Elizabeth Phethean: Cheshire Record Office, Chester Ref WS 1836

Will (admon) : Josiah Phethean (Breightmet): Lancashire Record Office, Preston, Lancs.

Will: Josiah Phethean (Enville): Public Record Office ref PROB11/976

Marriage Licence: Josiah Phethean & Mary Cotton: Lichfield Record Office, Staffs. Ref 1765 Phethean & Cotton

Marriage Licence: Joseph Phethean & Esther Poole: Cheshire Record Office Ref MF243/W

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