Record of Baptism and Birth
Mary Ashcroft
5 January 1832

Record of baptism and birth for Mary Ashcroft, daughter of John Ashcroft and Maria Williams. The baptismal record gives Mary’s date of birth as 5 January 1832 and date of baptism as a month later on 6 February 1832. The parents live in Disley, Cheshire, which is south of Stockport. Mary’s father is a cordwainer – a shoemaker. This was the same occupation that his older brother William gave in 1825 when his son John was baptized at the same church. By 1841, in the census, the family was living in Heaton Norris, a suburb of Stockport north of the Mersey River in Lancashire. John and Mary had five children and Mary was their first child. The author descends through John's brother William, her great great great grandfather.

Source: Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church, Disley, Cheshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1962, FHL MF 950400, p.177, record 1410,

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