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WYATT m CROWTHER of Stockport, Lancs, UK 1700s

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Wyatt / Stockport, Lancs.

Trena (View posts)
Posted: 976289660000
Are you sure your ancestor's name was spelled Wyatt (origionally) or could it have been Whyatt? My great-grandfather was John Whyatt, born 1849, Stockport. He was a Master Weaver in the mills there and was sent to Glasgow Scotland, to teach weaving, to new, young employees, in a mill there. As far as we know, his father's name was James and his mother a Nancy Hadfield. Nancy's mother's first name, is believed to have been Mary. James' mother's first name is believed to have been Ann. John married a Margaret McCluskey, of Glasgow, who told her children/grandchildren, that their name had been Whyatt, but was changed to Wyatt, upon arrival, in Canada. I found them listed, on the passenger manifest of the *Peruvian*, arriving in Halifax, NS, in 1887. I know it is them, due to the names and ages of the children, with the parents' names and ages. Their name was listed as Wyatt, so was changed before leaving England, perhaps by whoever wrote the list, who did not realize it actually had an *h* in the spelling. Grannie was adament about it having the *h* originally, though they never spelled it that way, after their arrival. There were others with the spelling Wyatt, around Lancshire, at the time, too, but I did wonder about your Wyatts and the spelling. At the time, Stockport was a part of Cheshire, not Lancashire. It is believed they came from the Reddish (James born there) and Cheadle areas of Stockport. Does any of this sound familiar to you? The names you listed, are unknown to me. Thanks, T.
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