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Barbara Hilary Belton 2005-2008 ongoing of the whole of this site unless credit has been given to another copyright holder

 

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Our Charts
List of Surnames
Family Trees
Baxendale Tree
Belton Tree
Bradley Tree
Braidwood Tree
Chappell Tree
Dooley Tree
Ellery Tree
Frimston Tree
Hartigan Tree
Holding Tree
Joynt Tree
Kenny Tree
Longdon Tree
McNally Tree
Mottershead Tree
Nuttall Tree
Parry Tree
Potts Tree
Ralston Tree
Renshaw Tree
Salthouse Tree
Walters Tree
Williams Tree
Worth Tree

 

What's in Hilary's Pages?

The links at the top of each page will help you to move around easily

Who are we?

Hilary Belton, born in Bwlchgwyn in the days before TV when there were shops, chapels, church, dances, concerts, sales of work, nativity plays and snow. Real deep, cold, snow....and almost everyone in the village seemed to be a distant relative of some kind. Barbara Salthouse, my mother's maiden name, with a family history that stretches from the Fylde Coast to Nether Alderley in Cheshire and to Liverpool, Ditton and Birmingham, with stories of sea captains, coppersmiths and Q boats along the way. David Hartigan, my husband, with a family history that centres around Salford and Manchester but which goes back, eventually, to Co Limerick and Co Mayo in Ireland - if only we could find those connections! Another strand takes his family to the John Meir earthenware factory at Tunstall.
Belton, Cumpston, Price, Dodd, Roberts, Edwards, Jones, Davies, Williams, Mottershead, Wigley... Salthouse, Bradley, Walters, Braidwood, Ingles, Millar, Hesketh, Holding, Ralston, Coleman, Dodd, Ellery, Warburton... Hartigan, Joynt, Pixton, Renshaw, Dooley, Meir, Harrison, Longdon, McNally, Kenny, Keating...

Family Trees

Locations

Histories

This is the family history section with a summary of the information that I have about each of the different families. There is also a page of surnames - always in need of an update - which includes names on the fringes of my research interests. T

he navigation bar on the left always lists the family trees, wherever you are on the site.

The most prominent location, at the moment, is Bwlchgwyn because that is where I was born and where my family still live and, of course, I know it well and have quite a few photographs from over the years.

Liverpool and Nether Alderley also feature in our family stories and I will develop these pages, and bring in new places, as time allows.

Again, a constant work in progress, but family histories, where available, will be accessed from the family trees on the left. Our parents' and grandparent's military stories will be in the "Army Navy RAF" pages.

I have also, courtesy of the CWGC, collected together details of those who died in service, including all the men named on the Bwlchgwyn War Memorial.

Bwlchgwyn, Gwynfryn, Minera, Brymbo, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, Llandegla, Llanarmon, Treharris, Wilkes-Barre PA, Liverpool, Bootle, Ditton, Widnes, Didsbury, Nether Alderley, Birmingham, Salford, Scotland, Bodmin, Salford, Manchester, Whitehaven, Limerick, Co. Mayo, Tunstall,

Who provided the information and the pictures?

Most of the genealogy is available at local record offices, from books or CDs that I have bought or from the online resources to which I have subscribed.

Most of the photographs are family photographs in our possession or are photographs taken by me to illustrate our stories.

 

The Belton family history was researched by Tom and Gwynne Belton a few years ago; their work has made my research so much easier as I can compare online sources with their information as I continue my own research.

With the other family trees we have started with what we knew and any old papers or photographs that we had and searched, helped considerably by other people sharing their research as we went along.

Whilst, in theory, almost everything is available online or in record offices, museums and libraries these days, it is the collaboration of a lot of other people that actually connects the various strands of research together.

Through the internet and this website we have discovered family that we never knew of and made a lot of new friends as well as acquiring and sharing information.

And copyright...

I created the site. It's my work. I own it. That's the legal position. I don't charge for viewing, I don't ask for donations. I run this site because I enjoy doing this and I enjoy meeting new people and sharing information and searching for information. Unless credited otherwise, all the pictures on this site are my copyright. Even if the pictures appear to be old, the digital versions of them on this site are generally the result of a lot of work and my copyright is valid from the date I created the images. I wish I didn't have to say this, but:

it is illegal to copy any part of this website in any form whatsoever, whether printed or digital, without the written permission of the copyright holder - that's me, Hilary, the web designer. If you have an interest in any pictures or text, please email me.

 

Please remember that the information on this website is only accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. If any of the information is relevant to your own research, please double-check the sources.

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