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Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.

On this page I'll provide a little information about who I am and what inspired me to do this research. Most of this information was probably obtained from talking to living relatives and from researching public records. In the course of doing this research, I've discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible!

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First Generation

A: Theobald Verdin, born about 1730 in Liverpool, Lancashire, he married Mary Broome on 31 December 1764 at St. Nicholas Church, Liverpool, Lancashire.

He had one son:

B.1 : John Verdin

 

Second Generation

B.1: John Verdin, born on 21 January 1766 and baptised on 30 January 1766 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He died in Castle Northwich, Cheshire on 26 February 1815. He married at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 4 September 1790, Mary Joynson (born in 1768, baptised at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 24 May 1768 and died at Northwich, Cheshire on 1 April 1847, daughter of Richard and Francis (Holland) Joynson). He worked on the river as a Flatman.

He had at least seven children:

C.1.1: Richard Verdin

C.1.2: John Verdin

C.1.3: Robert Verdin

C.1.4: Mary Verdin

C.1.5: William Verdin

C.1.6: Fanny Verdin

C.1.7: Joseph Verdin

 

Third Generation

C.1.1: Richard Verdin, born in Castle Northwich, Cheshire on 26 September 1791 and died at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 1 June 1861. He married at Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 November 1814, Eleanor {sometimes recorded as Ellen} Boardman {sometimes recorded as Boden} (born in 1789 at Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire, baptised on 1 March 1789 at Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire and died at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 25 December 1857, daughter of John and Mary Boardman). He worked on the river as a Waterman and was Master of the Flat vessel "Simon". He was co-founder, with his brother Joseph (see C.1.7) of the salt manufacturers Joseph and Richard Verdin and he held a half share in the Flat vessel "John and Mary" captained by his son John Verdin (see D.1.1.3), a quarter share in the Flat vessel "Antelope" captained by his brother Joseph Verdin (see C.1.7), a third share in the Flat vessel "Wonder" captained by William Forster and a three-sixteenth share in the aforementioned Flat vessel "Simon". His Will, dated 22 March 1852, also records him as the leaseholder of three properties in Tabley Street in Witton, Northwich which were occupied by Richard and Ann Blower (see D.1.1.2), Thomas and Elizabeth Cross (see D.1.1.4) and William Forster and freeholder of his own home in Tabley Street. In the 1851 Census his family are recorded as living at 67, Tabley Street, Witton, Northwich, Cheshire and in the 1861 Census he is recorded as living at 216, Tabley Street, Witton, Northwich, Cheshire.

He had nine children:

D.1.1.1 : Mary Verdin

D.1.1.2 : Ann Verdin

D.1.1.3 : John Verdin

D.1.1.4 : Elizabeth Verdin

D.1.1.5 : Richard Verdin

D.1.1.6 : Ellen [or Eleanor] Verdin

D.1.1.7 : Jane Verdin

D.1.1.8 : Margaret Verdin

D.1.1.9 : Sarah Verdin

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C.1.2: John Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 28 May 1793.

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C.1.3: Robert Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 1 February 1795 and drowned in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 3 May 1833. He married at Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire on 28 June 1824, Jane Massey (nee Garner), widow of Charles Massey, (she was born about 1796 at Crawton, Kincardineshire, Scotland and died in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 1 December 1856, daughter of William and Kitty Garner). He worked on the river as a Waterman.

He had at least seven children:

D.1.3.1 : John Verdin

D.1.3.2 : Joseph Verdin

D.1.3.3 : Robert Verdin

D.1.3.4 : Hester Verdin

D.1.3.5 : Kitty Verdin

D.1.3.6 : Kate Verdin

D.1.3.7 : Mary Verdin

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C.1.4: Mary Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire in 1794 or 1799 and died "of measles" in Northwich, Cheshire on 12 January 1801.

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C.1.5: William Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire circa 1802 and died in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 31 March 1860. He married at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 17 May 1826, Fanny Gandy (born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in 1808 and died at Northwich, Cheshire on 22 August 1865, daughter of Edward and Betty Gandy). He worked on the river as a Waterman and in the 1861 Census (a year after his death) his family are recorded as living at 258, London Road, Leftwich, Northwich Cheshire.

He had at least eleven children.

D.1.5.1 : Betsy Verdin

D.1.5.2 : Edward Verdin

D.1.5.3 : Sarah Verdin

D.1.5.4 : Thomas Verdin

D.1.5.5 : William Verdin

D.1.5.6 : Richard Verdin

D.1.5.7 : John Verdin

D.1.5.8 : Robert Verdin

D.1.5.9 : Nancy Verdin

D.1.5.10 : Thomas Absalem Verdin

D.1.5.11 : William Verdin

D.1.5.12 : Mary Jane Verdin

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C.1.6: Fanny Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 29 April 1804. She married at Witton, Cheshire on 7 May 1826, James Siddow (born in 1807).

She had at least one child:

D.1.6.1 : Elizabeth Siddow (b. 10 March 1828; c. 21 May 1828 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

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C.1.7: Joseph Verdin, born in Castle Northwich, Cheshire on 16 January 1807 and died in Torquay, Devon on 10 February 1873. He married at St. Annes Church, Liverpool, Lancashire on 1 June 1831 to Margaret Sadler (born in Davenham, Cheshire in 1805 and died at West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire on 5 October 1863, daughter of Wharton and Margaret Sadler). Joseph Verdin was Master of the Flat vessel "Antelope" and, with his brother Richard (see C.1.1), was the co-founder of the prosperous salt manufacturers Joseph Verdin & Sons, formerly known as Joseph and Richard Verdin, which rose rapidly to prominence in the boom years of 1860-1870. The Verdins were listed as shippers of white salt at Northwich in 1844 and as salt manufacturers by 1850 and by 1863 the family interests had spread to Winsford. In the 1851 Census his family are recorded as living at 211, Sandy Bank, Witton, Northwich, Cheshire and in the 1861 Census at 96, Fleming Street, Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He later lived with his large family at Highfield House in Wharton, Winsford, Cheshire. He was succeeded in the business by three of his sons - Robert, Joseph and William Henry.

He had eight children.

D.1.7.1 : Thomas Verdin

D.1.7.2 : Mary Verdin

D.1.7.3 : Robert Verdin

D.1.7.4 : Joseph Verdin

D.1.7.5 : John Verdin

D.1.7.6 : Margaret Emily Verdin

D.1.7.7 : Richard Wharton Verdin

D.1.7.8 : William Henry Verdin

 

Fourth Generation

D.1.1.1: Mary Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 16 February 1815. She married at Great Budworth, Cheshire on 9 September 1833, George Bloor* (born in Northwich, Cheshire in 1811, son of Edward and Ruth (Gandy) Bloor). He was a Carpenter. {* later recorded as Blower}

She had at least ten children:

E.1.1.1.1: Ellen Bloor (b. about 1834 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.2: Sarah Bloor (b. about 1836 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.3: Mary Ann Bloor (b. about 1838 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.4: Ruth Bloor (b. about 1840 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.5: Emily Bloor (b. 2 May 1842 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.6: Elizabeth Bloor (b. about 1845 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.7: Edward Bloor (b. 16 May 1847 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.8: George Bloor (b. 13 January 1849 at Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.9: William Henry Blower (b. 8 July 1851 at Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.1.10: John Fredrick Blower (b. 3 April 1855 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire).

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D.1.1.2: Ann Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 26 November 1816 and died on 10 March 1898. She married at Great Budworth, Cheshire on 6 October 1839, Richard Bloor* (born on 3 March 1814 in Cheshire and died on 14 April 1894, son of Edward and Ruth (Gandy) Bloor). He worked on the river as a Waterman. {* later recorded as Blower}

She has at least seven children:

E.1.1.2.1: Elizabeth Bloor (b. 2 October 1839 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.2: Eleanor Blower (b. about 1842 in Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.3: Ann Jane Blower (b. about 1845 in Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.4: Mary Bloor (b. 8 February 1847 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire; d. 7 April 1924 in Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.5: Richard Bloor (b. 1 May 1849 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire; d. 11 December 1892 in

Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.6: Margaret Verdin Blower (b. 12 November 1854 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire; d. 4 December

1856 in Cheshire)

E.1.1.2.7: Margaret Ann Blower (b. 15 November 1856 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire; d. 15 February

1927)

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D.1.1.3: John Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 January 1819 and died in Seacombe, Cheshire on 24 March 1902. He married in 1844 in Northwich, Cheshire, Martha Hind (born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 3 July 1826). He worked on the river as a Waterman and was Master of the Flat vessel "John and Mary". In the 1881 Census he is recorded as living at 16, Hatherley Street, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Cheshire with his wife and youngest child.

He had at least ten children:

E.1.1.3.1: Eleanor Verdin

E.1.1.3.2: Mary Verdin

E.1.1.3.3: Richard Verdin

E.1.1.3.4: George Hind Verdin

E.1.1.3.5: Fanny Hind Verdin

E.1.1.3.6: John Verdin

E.1.1.3.7: Sarah Ann Verdin

E.1.1.3.8: Richard Verdin

E.1.1.3.9: Jessie Dean Verdin

E.1.1.3.10: Ernest Caphias Verdin

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D.1.1.4: Elizabeth Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 20 February 1821. She married in Manchester, Lancashire in 1841 to Thomas Cross who worked on the river as a Waterman.

She had at least four children:

E.1.1.4.1: Richard Cross (b. 27 January 1843 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.4.2: Richard Ezra Cross (b. 28 October 1846 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.4.3: Hannah Booth Cross (b. 17 July 1849 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.4.4: Eleanor Cross (b. 5 February 1852 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

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D.1.1.5: Richard Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire about 1826 and died about 1851. He married in Liverpool, Lancashire on 1 June 1846, Mary Stubbs (born in Budworth, Cheshire about 1824, daughter of William Stubbs). He worked on the river as a Waterman. After Richards death, Mary married (2) Joseph Muskett.

He had at least three children:

E.1.1.5.1: William Verdin

E.1.1.5.2: Eleanor Kinsey Verdin

E.1.1.5.3: Anne Jane Verdin

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D.1.1.6: Ellen [or Eleanor] Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 25 July 1828. She married James Southern who worked as a Rock Salt Miner and later as a Salt Agent.

She had at least six children:

E.1.1.6.1: Walter Ambrose Southern (b. 26 October 1847 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.6.2: Richard Verdin Southern (b. 25 May 1849 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.6.3: Alice Ann Southern (b. 26 March 1851 at Marston, near Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.6.4: James Southern (b. 20 February 1853 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.6.5: Thomas Southern (b. 23 February 1857 at Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.6.6: Sarah Jane Southern (b. 9 March 1859 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire)

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D.1.1.7: Jane Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire about 1830. She married Joseph Littler who worked as a Ship Carpenter. She was a Bonnet Maker.

She had at least three children:

E.1.1.7.1: Sarah Eleanor Littler (b. 25 September 1854 in Liverpool, Lancashire)

E.1.1.7.2: Jessie Anne Littler (b. 31 August 1858 at Castle Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.7.3: Joseph Oliver Littler (b. 10 April 1861 at Castle Northwich, Cheshire)

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D.1.1.8: Margaret Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 February 1832. She married George Dutton who worked as a Spanish Leather Manufacturer.

She had at least four children:

E.1.1.8.1: Eleanor Boardman Dutton (b. 5 January 1856 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.8.2: Joseph Fredrick Dutton (b. 10 April 1858 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.8.3: George William Dunn Dutton (b. 19 July 1861 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.1.8.4: Richard Hedley Dutton (b. 1 April 1864 at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

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D.1.1.9: Sarah Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 1 November 1835. She married at the Wesleyan Chapel, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 October 1861, Anthony Holliday.

She had at least six children:

E.1.1.9.1: Arthur Holliday

E.1.1.9.2: Mary Holliday

E.1.1.9.3: Florence Holliday

E.1.1.9.4: John Holliday

E.1.1.9.5: Emily Holliday

E.1.1.9.6: Margaret Holliday

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D.1.3.1: John Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire, England on 9 May 1825 and died in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire on 26 February 1901. He married (1) at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 19 December 1844, Mary Anne Tarbuck (born in 1821 in Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, baptised on 30 September 1821 at Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire and died at Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 May 1861, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Bowyer) Tarbuck). He married (2) at Christ Church, Northwich, Cheshire on 27 March 1862, Esther Whitby (born circa 1823, daughter of John Whitby). He worked on the river as a Waterman and Flatman and for a while was as a Grocer and Provision Dealer before returning to the water as a Master Mariner. In the 1851 Census he is recorded as living with his first wife and family at 84 Bell Brow, Barnton, near Northwich, Cheshire, and in the 1861 Census his family are recorded as living at 4, Canal Side, Barnton, near Northwich, Cheshire. In the 1871 Census he is recorded as living at 98 Heaven Dale, Castle, Northwich with his second wife Ester and three of his children from his first marriage (Fanny, John & Kate), and in the 1881 Census he is recorded as living at 21, Juliet Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire with his youngest daughter, Kate, son-in-law and grandson.

He had at least eleven children from his first marriage:

E.1.3.1.1: (1) Robert Verdin

E.1.3.1.2: (1) Joseph Verdin

E.1.3.1.3: (1) Mary Jane Verdin

E.1.3.1.4: (1) William Verdin

E.1.3.1.5: (1) Betsy Verdin

E.1.3.1.6: (1) Margaret Verdin

E.1.3.1.7: (1) Fanny Verdin

E.1.3.1.8: (1) John Verdin

E.1.3.1.9: (1) Richard Verdin

E.1.3.1.10: (1) Thomas Verdin

E.1.3.1.11: (1) Kate Verdin

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D.1.3.2: Joseph Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 30 May 1826 and died of consumption on 18 June 1852 in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire. He was a Carpenter.

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D.1.3.3: Robert Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 27 April 1828 and baptised in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 25 May 1828. He married at Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire in 1850, Elizabeth Fellows (born about 1829 in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire). He was a Waterman and Master of the vessel "Antelope". In the 1861 Census his family are recorded as living at 109, London Road, Witton, Northwich, Cheshire.

He had at least three children:

E.1.3.3.1: Joseph Verdin

E.1.3.3.2: Robert Verdin

E.1.3.3.3: Ann Jane Verdin

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D.1.3.4: Hester Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire about 1829.

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D.1.3.5: Kitty Verdin, baptised in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 14 February 1830.

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D.1.3.6: Kate Verdin, married (?) Roberts.

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D.1.3.7: Mary Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 3 November 1831. She married at Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 September 1849, Edward Evans, a Servant from Manchester, Lancashire (son of Griffith Evans). She was also employed as a Servant.

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D.1.5.1: Betsy Verdin, born about 1826.

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D.1.5.2: Edward Verdin, born on 14 November 1828 and baptised on 7 December 1828 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He died in Northwich, Cheshire on 25 December 1850

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D.1.5.3: Sarah Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 28 December 1830 and baptised on 31 December 1830 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. She married at St Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire in 1860, James Gorst. The 1871 Census shows them living with four of their children and her younger brother Robert (D.1.5.8) at 122 London Road, Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire.

She had at least four children:

E.1.5.3.1: William Gorst (b. about 1860 in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.5.3.2: Fanny Gorst (b. about 1865 in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.5.3.3: Mary Gorst (b. about 1867 in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

E.1.5.3.4: James Gorst (b. about 1870 in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire)

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D.1.5.4: Thomas Verdin, born on 20 October 1832 and baptised on 11 November 1832 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He died in Northwich, Cheshire on 18 April 1834.

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D.1.5.5: William Verdin, baptised on 26 October 1834. He died in Northwich, Cheshire on 27 May 1843.

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D.1.5.6: Richard Verdin, born on 28 February 1837 and baptised on 19 March 1837 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He married about 1864, Ann (died in Liverpool. Lancashire on 19 December 1880). In the 1881 Census he is recorded as a Publican, living with his three children and his brother Robert (See D.1.5.8).

He had at least three children:

E.1.5.6.1: William Verdin

E.1.5.6.2: Fanny Verdin

E.1.5.6.3: Edward Verdin

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D.1.5.7: John Verdin, born on 31 January 1839, baptised on 24 February 1839 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire and died in Northwich, Cheshire on 25 October 1873. He was a Waterman.

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D.1.5.8: Robert Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich Cheshire on 6 October 1841 and baptised on 31 October 1841 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. He is recorded in the 1871 Census as living at 122, London Road, Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire. He was an Innkeeper and later a Joiner/Cabinet Maker. In the 1881 Census he was recorded as Unmarried and living with his elder brother Richard (D.1.5.6.) at The Elesmere Hotel, 25 Hurst Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.

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D.1.5.9: Nancy Verdin, born on 18 December 1843 and baptised on 7 January 1844 at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire. She died in Northwich, Cheshire on 30 October 1858.

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D.1.5.10: Thomas Absalem Verdin, born circa 1846. He died in Northwich, Cheshire on 20 May 1852.

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D.1.5.11: William Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in 1847. He died in Northwich, Cheshire on 29 July 1865.

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D.1.5.12: Mary Jane Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in 1851. She married in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire in 1870, Samuel Whitehead.

She had at least five children:

E.1.5.12.1: Lucy Whitehead

E.1.5.12.2: Beatrice Whitehead

E.1.5.12.3: Emily Whitehead

E.1.5.12.4: William Whitehead

E.1.5.12.5: Lily Whitehead

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D.1.7.1: Thomas Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire on 7 June 1832 and died in Liverpool, Lancashire on 5 September 1879. He married (1) in Liverpool, Lancashire on 29 June 1857, Letitia Lockey (born ? and died on 29 April 1868, daughter of George Lockey of Wrexham). Married (2) in Liverpool, Lancashire on 11 November 1876, Susan Harrison (born in Liverpool, Lancashire in 1842 and died in Hampstead, London on 26 January 1928, the eldest daughter of Thomas Harrison of Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire).

He had five children from his first marriage:

E.1.7.1.1: (1) Georgiana Harriett Verdin

E.1.7.1.2: (1) Thomas Verdin

E.1.7.1.3: (1) Joseph Verdin

E.1.7.1.4: (1) Arthur Robert Verdin

E.1.7.1.5: (1) Josephine Margaret Verdin

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D.1.7.2: Mary Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 7 January 1834 and died at Garnston Castle, Woebley, Herefordshire on 20 December 1902. She lived at The Brockhurst, a handsome Regency house in spacious grounds at Leftwich, Northwich Cheshire with her brothers Robert and Joseph, but in 1900 moved to Garnstone Castle in Herefordshire with her brother Joseph. She was unmarried.

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D.1.7.3: Robert Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 8 March 1836 and died at Leftwich, Northwich Cheshire on 25 July 1887. On taking over the family business from their father, Robert became senior member of the salt manufacturers Joseph Verdin & Sons. By 1881 Joseph Verdin & Sons were the largest manufacturer of salt in the country producing 353,000 tons of salt a year with works at Marston, Witton, Moulton, Over, Wharton and Middlewich. They had a large fleet of streamers, barges and narrow boats, as well as 576 railway wagons and 27 rail vans. The firm employed over a thousand men and owned 121 houses and 9 shops built at Moulton for their workers. Robert became a Justice of the Peace for Cheshire, and in 1885 he competed with John Brunner for adoption as the Liberal candidate for the newly-created Northwich Division of Cheshire. Brunner was adopted by the party. Brunners Conservative opponent in the election was William Henry Verdin. Brunner won the seat but his triumph was short-lived as Gladstones Liberal government were defeated on the issue of Home Rule for Ireland. A surprise election was precipitated in 1886 and this time Robert Verdin stood as Liberal Unionist against Brunner who had remained loyal to Gladstone and Home Rule. Robert won the seat form Brunner and became and Member of Parliament for Northwich but died after only holding the seat for a year. Robert gave the Victoria Infirmary, the Verdin Baths and Verdin Park to Northwich but did not live to see them opened. The statue in Verdin Park was erected by public subscription in his memory. He lived at The Brockhurst, a handsome Regency house in spacious grounds at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire with his brother Joseph and sister Mary. He was unmarried.

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D.1.7.4: Joseph Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 4 January 1838 and died at Garnston Castle, Weobley, Herefordshire on 28 December 1920. He became a member of the family business, Joseph Verdin & Sons salt manufacturers. He lived at The Brockhurst, a handsome Regency house in spacious grounds at Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire with his brother Robert and sister Mary. A prominent figure in local affairs, he was a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant and County Alderman for the County of Cheshire. He was elevated to the Baronetage on 24 July 1896 and knighted in 1897, the year of Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee. Sir Joseph gave Technical Schools to Northwich and Winsford and, with his brother William Henry, the Verdin Baths to Winsford. Although Joseph (and William Henry) were appointed to the board, the formation of the Salt Union in 1888 brought the end to the family business. Sir Joseph continued to live in Cheshire for a time but he bought Garnstone Castle in Herefordshire and eventually moved there with his sister Mary in 1900. He became a Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire, and in 1903 High Sheriff. He was unmarried.

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D.1.7.5: John Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 17 December 1839 and died at Ticehurst, Sussex on 26 February 1911. He was unmarried.

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D.1.7.6: Margaret Emily Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire in 1844 and died in Crewe, Cheshire on 30 March 1929. She married on 16 August 1866, Frederick Cooke of The Brooklands, Crewe (born in 1842 in Over, Winsford, Cheshire).

She had at least five children:

E.1.7.6.1: John Joseph Verdin Cooke (b. 1869; d. 1933. Unm)

E.1.7.6.2: Horace Cooke

E.1.7.6.3: Maud Cooke

E.1.7.6.4: Sibyl Cooke

E.1.7.6.5: Nellie Cooke

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D.1.7.7: Richard Wharton Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 18 September 1846 and died on 16 January 1875 in Liverpool, Lancashire. He was unmarried.

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D.1.7.8: William Henry Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 2 November 1848 and died at Darnhall Hall, Winsford, Cheshire on 26 January 1929. He married on 23 August 1876, Emily Jane Harrison (born about 1855 in West Derby, Liverpool Lancashire and died 4 May 1938, youngest daughter of Thomas Harrison of Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire). He became a member of the family business, Joseph Verdin & Sons salt manufacturers. A prominent figure in local affairs, he was Conservative candidate in the election of 1885 where he competed with Liberal candidate John Brunner for the newly-created Northwich Division of Cheshire parliamentary seat. Brunner won the seat but his triumph was short-lived as Gladstones Liberal government were defeated on the issue of Home Rule for Ireland. In 1887, with his brother Joseph, he gave the Verdin Baths to Winsford to commemorate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee and also the Albert Infirmary which was housed at the former family home Highfield House. Although William Henry (and Joseph) were appointed to the board, the formation of the Salt Union in 1888 brought the end to the family business. William Henry was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cheshire, and High Sheriff in 1897. He was also a life trustee of the Weaver Navigation Trust. He lived with his family at Highfield House, Wharton, Cheshire and later moved to Darnhall Hall, Winsford, Cheshire.

He had three children:

E.1.7.8.1: Richard Norman Harrison Verdin

E.1.7.8.2: Emily Gwendoline Verdin

E.1.7.8.3: Mary Verdin

Fifth Generation

E.1.1.3.1: Eleanor Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 December 1844.

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E.1.1.3.2: Mary Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 April 1846.

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E.1.1.3.3: Richard Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 26 February 1848 and died there in 1852.

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E.1.1.3.4: George Hind Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 25 November 1849.

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E.1.1.3.5: Fanny Hind Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 13 July 1852.

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E.1.1.3.6: John Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 20 December 1856. He married (1) Elizabeth Buckley (born in Marston, Cheshire on 18 August 1865 and died in Northwich, Cheshire on 4 September 1893). Married (2) (Wifes name unknown). He was a Waterman and in the 1881 Census he is recorded as living at 61, London Road, Leftwich, Cheshire with his first wife, Elizabeth.

He had at least five children from his first marriage:

F.1.1.3.6.1: (1) James Buckley Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.2: (1) Jessie Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.3: (1) Sarah Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.4: (1) Eleanor Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.5: (1) Arthur Verdin

He had at least three children from his second marriage:

F.1.1.3.6.6: (2) Norman Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.7: (2) Lelah Elizabeth Verdin

F.1.1.3.6.8: (2) Elizabeth Mary Verdin

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E.1.1.3.7: Sarah Ann Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 15 August 1859 and died there soonafter.

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E.1.1.3.8: Richard Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 8 January 1863.

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E.1.1.3.9: Jessie Dean Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 9 July 1865 and died there soonafter.

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E.1.1.3.10: Ernest Caphias Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 7 November 1867 and died in 1908. He married (1) in 1891 at Seacombe, Lancashire, Gertrude Molyneux (born circa 1867 and died 1900). He married in 1901 (2) Clara Lee (born circa 1879 and died in May 1958).

He had at least four children from his first marriage:

F.1.1.3.10.1: (1) Joseph Verdin

F.1.1.3.10.2: (1) Harold Verdin

F.1.1.3.10.3: (1) Thomas Verdin

F.1.1.3.10.4: (1) Gertrude Dorethea Verdin

He had at least three children from his second marriage:

F.1.1.3.10.5: (2) Frederick Verdin

F.1.1.3.10.6: (2) Irene Verdin

F.1.1.3.10.7: (2) Ernest Verdin

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E.1.1.5.1: William Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 6 March 1847. He married at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire, Martha Parker (died on 28 December 1902). He was a Sail Maker and later a Draper. In the 1881 Census William, and his wife, are recorded as living at 99, Albion Place, Hartford, Cheshire with their domestic servant and Williams apprentice.

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E.1.1.5.2: Eleanor Kinsey Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 4 February 1849 and died there in 1870.

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E.1.1.5.3: Anne Jane Verdin, born in Castle Northwich, Cheshire on 18 December 1851 and died there in April 1871.

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E.1.3.1.1: Robert Verdin, born in Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 2 April 1848. He married Hannah Drinkwater. He was a Waterman.

He had at least one child:

F.1.3.1.1.1: Robert Edward Verdin

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E.1.3.1.2: Joseph Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 24 March 1850.

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E.1.3.1.3: Mary Jane Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 7 November 1851. She had an illegitimate son by John Ellis, a Liverpool publisher. The 1881 Census records her working as a cook for the Watkins family at Sandheyes, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire. She married at St Pauls Church in the Parish of Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire on the 14 June 1883, Thomas Welsh (born about 1863 in Manchester, Lancashire) in 1883 in the Parish of Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire.

She had seven children :

F.1.3.1.3.1: (1) Joseph Ellis Verdin

F.1.3.1.3.2: (2) Cecile Welsh (b. 25 April 1884 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 27 March 1914 in

Southampton, Hampshire; m. 25 December 1907 in Freemantle, Southampton,

Hampshire, Ernest Henry ODell, b. 2 January 1884 in Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, d. 16 October 1941 in Southampton, Hampshire. Child: 1. Florence Anne b. 26 April 1909 in Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire)

F.1.3.1.3.3: (2) John Virdin Welsh (b. 14 February 1886 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 28 November

1970 in Southampton, Hampshire; m. (1) ? Prowting. Children: John H.C. b. 1911 in

Southampton, Hampshire; d. 1942 in Southampton, Hampshire. 2. George, b. 5

December 1913, Southampton, Hampshire; m (2) in 1920 in Keighley, Yorkshire, Kate

Doane (his cousin (see F.1.3.1.11.6)) b. 15 March 1893 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d.

1978 in Southampton, Hampshire. Children: 1. Albert, b. 13 February 1921 in

Southampton, Hampshire. 2. Alan, b. 1 October 1924 in Southampton, Hampshire. 3.

David, b. 1930 in Southampton, Hampshire. 4. Ronald, b. 30 July 1933 in

Southampton, Hampshire)

F.1.3.1.3.4: (2) Florence Welsh (b. About 1888 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire)

F.1.3.1.3.5: (2) William Welsh (b. About 1891 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire)

F.1.3.1.3.6: (2) Edgar Welsh (b. About 1893 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire)

F.1.3.1.3.7: (2) Arthur Welsh (b. About 1896 in Southampton, Hampshire)

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E.1.3.1.4: William Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 8 September 1854 and died there on 23 July 1857.

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E.1.3.1.5: Betsey Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 18 May 1855. She married at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire on 8 December 1877, Henry Maund (born at Knighton-On-Teme, Worcestershire on 7 September 1853, son of Thomas and Emma (Bury) Maund) who worked as a Labourer. Henry later lost his sight as a result of an injury sustained when he was struck on the head by a hatch cover of a canal barge. Unable to work, his only income was from weaving mats on a loom that had been financed by his wifes second cousin Sir Joseph Verdin (See D.1.7.4). The family income was supplemented by Betsey and their daughter Emily Louisa taking in laundry which they washed in the cellar. In the 1901 Census his family are recorded as living at 135, Towson Street, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire.

She had four children:

F.1.3.1.5.1: Emily Louisa Maund (b. 20 March 1880 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 28 March 1930 at

Liverpool Royal Infirmary; m. 4 September 1902 at Primitive Methodist Church,

Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, William Richard Knight, b. 5 January 1877 in West

Bromwich, Staffordshire, d. 8 March 1936 in Kirkdale, Liverpool Lancashire, son of

Caleb and Jane (Bevan) Knight. Children: 1. William Henry, b. 31 May 1903, d. 11

October 1991 on the Wirral, Cheshire. 2. Frederick Thomas, b. 3 October 1905 in

Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, d. 15 January 1995 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 3.

Lilian Millicent, b. 25 April 1908 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, d. 17 January

1988 at Halton General Hospital, Runcorn, Cheshire. 4. Winifred Emily, b. 29 December 1910. 5. Eleanor Maud, b. 5 June 1916, d. 8 June 1996. 6. Dorothy Jane b.

11 May 1921, d. 10 January 1992)

F.1.3.1.5.2: John Henry Maund (b. 22 June 1884 in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire)

F.1.3.1.5.3: Lilian Maund (b. Circa 1889)

F.1.3.1.5.4: George Maund (b. Circa 1891)

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E.1.3.1.6: Margaret Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire in 1856 and died there on 3 August 1862.

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E.1.3.1.7: Fanny Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 14 December 1857.

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E.1.3.1.8: John Verdin, born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 22 May 1859. He married Jane Hughes (born in Manchester, Lancashire about 1859) and he was employed as a Mariner. In the 1881 Census John and his family are recorded as living at 11, Rosalind Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire.

He had at least one child:

F.1.3.1.8.1: Ester Henrietta Verdin

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E.1.3.1.9: Richard Verdin, (twin brother of Thomas) born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 April 1860 and died there soon after birth.

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E.1.3.1.10: Thomas Verdin, (twin brother of Richard) born in Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 April 1860 and died there soon after birth.

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E.1.3.1.11: Kate Verdin, born on the 9 May 1861 in Barnton near Northwich, Cheshire and died on the 10 June 1922 in Keighley, Yorkshire. She married (1) on the 26 March 1881 in the Parish of Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, William Payne Doane (born in Barrington, Nova Scotia, Canada on the 25 April 1854 and died in Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire on 5 April 1906). William Payne Doane was a Mariner (Boatswain and Mate) on a number of vessels including the barque "John Black", captained by his elder brother Capt. James Murrey Doane, and the full-rigged ship "Charlie Baker". On his discharge from the ocean-going trade he settled in Liverpool, England living with his family at several addresses in the Kirkdale, Seaforth and Crosby parishes where he was employed initially as a Flatman, but for a while he worked as a confectioner near Bootle Docks in Liverpool. He later returned to the water working on the River Mersey as a Coal Heaver until his death. Married (2) in 1910 Robinson Clayton of Keighley, Yorkshire.

She had eleven children :

F.1.3.1.11.1: William Arnold Doane (b. 29 September 1882 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 15 April 1968;

m. 1907 in Birkenhead, Lancashire, Mary Taylor Stenhouse. Children: 1. Frederick

William, b. 29 August 1908 in Bootle, Lancashire. 2. Davina Margarita, b. 18 August

1920 in Bootle, Lancashire)

F.1.3.1.11.2: Mabel Doane (b. 9 March 1885 in Liverpool, Lancashire; m. 3 August 1910 in Formby,

Lancashire, Joseph Edward Grimes, b. 1884, son of Nathan Grimes. Children: 1.

Hilda Margaret, b. 1 August 1911 in Formby, Lancashire; d. 6 June 1984. Unm. 2.

Adopted Mabels niece Kathleen Mary Doane (daughter of her brother Frank (See

F.1.3.1.11.9) on 6 May 1936)).

F.1.3.1.11.3: Francis Russell Doane (b. 9 August 1887 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1890 in

Liverpool, Lancashire aged two years. Buried at Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool,

England).

F.1.3.1.11.4: Ethel Doane (b. 1888 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. Haworth, Yorkshire; m. ____ Neil. Children: 1. Mabel. 2. Ethel. 3. James. 4. Joseph).

F.1.3.1.11.5: Maude Doane (b. 1891 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1909 Keighley, Yorkshire, of an illness

contracted whilst working at a match factory in Liverpool. Unmarried).

F.1.3.1.11.6: Kate Doane (b. 15 March 1893 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1978 in Southampton, Hampshire;

m. 1920 in Keighley, Yorkshire, John Virdin Welsh (her cousin (see F.1.3.1.3.2)) b. 14

February 1886 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 28 November 1970 in

Southampton, Hampshire. Children: 1. Albert, b. 13 February 1921 in Southampton,

Hampshire. 2. Alan, b. 1 October 1924 in Southampton, Hampshire. 3. David, b. 1930

in Southampton, Hampshire. 4. Ronald, b. 30 July 1933 in Southampton, Hampshire.

(John Virdin Welsh had two sons from his previous marriage, 1. John H.C. b. 1911 in

Southampton, Hampshire; d. 1942 in Southampton, Hampshire. 2. George, b. 5

December 1913, Southampton, Hampshire)).

F.1.3.1.11.7: Hilda Leslie Doane (b. 13 February 1895 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1979 in Staincliffe, near

Leeds, Yorkshire; m. 1920 in Keighley, Yorkshire, Joseph Craven Bayley. Child: 1.

Hilda Marguerite, b. Oct. 26, 1922 in Keighley, Yorkshire).

F.1.3.1.11.8: James Arthur Doane (b. 1896 in Liverpool, Lancashire; .d. 1959 in Southampton, Hampshire;

Unmarried).

F.1.3.1.11.9: Frank Doane (b. 22 July 1898 in Crosby, Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 29 July 1964 in

Southampton, Hampshire; m. (1) 11 April 1925 in Southampton, Hampshire,

Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Comport, b. 28 May 1899 in Portswood, Southampton,

Hampshire; d. 16 August 1931 in Southampton, Hampshire, the daughter of Charles

Ernest and Elizabeth (Tucker) Comport. m. (2) 6 October 1934 in Southampton,

Hampshire, Rosina Willmott, b. 23 December 1900; d. 22 September 1980 in

Southampton, Hampshire, the daughter of Edgar Thomas Willmott. Children of first

marriage: 1. Frank Louis, b. 25 January 1927 in Southampton, Hampshire. 2.

Kathleen Mary, b. 31 August 1929 in Southampton, Hampshire. (Kathleen Mary was

adopted by her aunt Mabel (See F.1.3.1.11.2) and uncle Joseph Grimes on 6 May

1936). Child, of second marriage: 1. Doreen, b. 21 August 1935 in Southampton,

Hampshire).

F.1.3.1.11.10: Albert Edgar Doane (b. 28 January 1900 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1966 in Keighley,

Yorkshire; m. 1 October 1921, in Keighley, Yorkshire, Beatrice Foster, b. 11

December 1897 in Keighley, Yorkshire. Children: 1. Dorothy, b. 1922 in Keighley,

Yorkshire. 2. Ronald, b. 7 October 1924 in Keighley, Yorkshire. 3. Freda, b. 29 June

1928 in Keighley, Yorkshire; d. 16 October 1999 in Keighley, Yorkshire. 4. Harry, b.

2 May 1935 in Keighley, Yorkshire).

F.1.3.1.11.11: Alan Doane (b. 1902 in Liverpool, Lancashire; d. 1904 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Buried at

Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, England.

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E.1.3.3.1: Joseph Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire circa 1853.

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E.1.3.3.2: Robert Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire circa 1855. He married Anne and worked as a Waterman. In the 1881 Census he is recorded as living with his wife at 27, Benledi Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.

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E.1.3.3.3: Ann Jane Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire circa 1857.

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E.1.5.6.1: William Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire circa 1865.

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E.1.5.6.2: Fanny Verdin, born in Northwich, Cheshire circa 1867.

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E.1.5.6.3: Edward Verdin, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire circa 1869.

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E.1.7.1.1: (1) Georgiana Harrison Verdin, born in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire in 1860 and died there on 14 February 1866. She is buried at St. Wilfrid Church, Davenham, Cheshire.

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E.1.7.1.2: (1) Thomas Verdin, born in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire in 1861 and died there on 14 January 1866. He is buried at St. Wilfrid Church, Davenham, Cheshire.

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E.1.7.1.3: (1) Joseph Verdin, born in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire in 1863 and died there on 24 May 1863. He is buried at St. Wilfrid Church, Davenham, Cheshire.

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E.1.7.1.4: (1) Arthur Robert Verdin, born in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire in 1864 and died there on 14 July 1864. He is buried at St. Wilfrid Church, Davenham, Cheshire.

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E.1.7.1.5: (1) Josephine Margaret Verdin, born in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire about 1865 and died 12 October 1940. She married at Northwich, Cheshire on 24 January 1894, Lt.-Col. Harold Crichton Browne, F.R.G.S. (born ? and died in October 1937, the only son of Sir James Crichton Browne, F.R.S.). After the death of her father in 1879, she was brought up by her uncles, Robert and Sir Joseph, and aunt, Mary. She married Lt.-Col. Harold Crichton Browne in great style.

She had two children :

F.1.7.1.5.1: Cecil Browne (killed during World War I)

F.1.7.1.5.2: Gladys Browne (m. Humphrey Lloyd C.V.O.)

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E.1.7.8.1: Richard Norman Harrison Verdin, born in Wharton, Winsford, Cheshire on 20 May 1877 and died on 22 October 1956. He married on 23 February 1909, Alison Macfie Barbour (daughter of George and Caroline Easton (Macfie) Barbour of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire). He joined the Army, served in World War I and reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 2/1 Cheshire Yeomanry. He was a Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cheshire, and High Sheriff in 1933. He lived at Garnstone Castle, Weobley, Herefordshire and Darnhall Hall, Winsford, Cheshire.

He had four children :

F.1.7.7.1.1: Elizabeth Rachel Verdin

F.1.7.7.1.2: Richard Bertram Verdin

F.1.7.7.1.3: William Robert Douglas Verdin

F.1.7.7.1.4: Philip George Verdin

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E.1.7.8.2: Emily Gwendoline Verdin, born in Winsford, Cheshire on 26 November 1881 and died at Garnston Castle, Woebley, Herefordshire, England on 29 June 1924. She was unmarried.

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E.1.7.8.3: Mary Verdin, born in Wharton, Winsford, Cheshire on 28 November 1885 and died there on 4 December 1885.

Sixth Generation

F.1.1.3.6.1: (1) James Buckley Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 June 1881. He married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. Married (2) Jessie Stelfox.

He did not have children from either marriage.

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F.1.1.3.6.2: (1) Jessie Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in January 1883. She married in Northwich, Cheshire in 1911, Thomas Pimblott.

She had at least four children:

G.1.1.3.6.2.1: Jessie Pimblott (b. September 1912; m. John Baxter. Child: 1. Christine Louise Baxter)

G.1.1.3.6.2.2: Alec Pimblott (b. 25 September 1914; m. 7 June 1941, Ellen Whitlow. Children: 1. Michael

Pimblott. 2. Victoria Pimblott)

G.1.1.3.6.2.3: George Pimblott (m. Winifred Hornbrey. Children: 1. Susan Pimblott. 2. Jane Pimblott. 3.

Andrew Pimblott)

G.1.1.3.6.2.4: Arthur Pimblott (m. Katherine ____. Children: 1. Ian Pimblott. 2. Mark Pimblott)

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F.1.1.3.6.3: (1) Sarah Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in 1885. She married William Bristow.

She had at least four children:

G.1.1.3.6.3.1: Catherine Bristow

G.1.1.3.6.3.2: John? Bristow

G.1.1.3.6.3.3: William Bristow

G.1.1.3.6.3.4: Leslie Bristow

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F.1.1.3.6.4: (1) Eleanor Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 12 September 1886 and died circa 1963.

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F.1.1.3.6.5: (1) Arthur Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire in 1889 and died circa 1965.

He had one child:

G.1.1.3.6.5.1: Norman Verdin

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F.1.1.3.6.6: (2) Norman Verdin, born in Marston, Northwich, Cheshire on 10 May 1899. He married May McCormack.

He had one child:

G.1.1.3.6.6.1: Peter Verdin

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F.1.1.3.6.7: (2) Lelah Elizabeth Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 7 January 1904. She married Owen Massey.

She had two children:

G.1.1.3.6.7.1: Elizabeth Massey

G.1.1.3.6.7.2: Jill Massey

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F.1.1.3.6.8: (2) Elizabeth Mary Verdin, born in Leftwich, Northwich, Cheshire on 18 June 1905 and died between 1927 and 1931.

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F.1.1.3.10.1: (1) Joseph Verdin, born in Cheshire about 1890. He married Dorothy .

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F.1.1.3.10.2: (1) Harold Verdin, born in Cheshire about 1892. He married Winifred and worked for the postal department.

He had four children:

G.1.1.3.10.2.1: May Verdin

G.1.1.3.10.2.2: Harold Verdin

G.1.1.3.10.2.3: Pat Verdin

G.1.1.3.10.2.4: Joan Verdin

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F.1.1.3.10.3: (1) Thomas Verdin, born in Cheshire on 16 December 1894 and died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1968. He married Margaret Richardson (born 16 October 1895).

He had two children:

G.1.1.3.10.3.1: Margaret Dorothy Verdin

G.1.1.3.10.3.2: Donald Northey Verdin

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F.1.1.3.10.4: (1) Gertrude Dorethea Verdin, born in Cheshire about 1896. She married Arthur Bennett and they had two children.

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F.1.1.3.10.5: (2) Frederick Verdin, born in Cheshire about 1900 and died prior to 1908.

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F.1.1.3.10.6: (2) Irene Verdin, born in Cheshire about 1904 and died prior to 1908.

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F.1.1.3.10.7: (2) Ernest Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire on 16 February 1908. He married at Poulton, Wallasey, Cheshire on 3 July 1937, Lucy Egerton. He worked as a Marine Insurance Under-writer.

He had one child:

G.1.1.3.10.7.1: John Norman Verdin

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F.1.3.1.1.1: Robert Edward Verdin, born in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire on 12 April 1875.

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F.1.3.1.3.1: (1) Joseph Ellis Verdin, born in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire on 2 September 1873 (his birth certificate shows no fathers name). He married at St Marys Church, Walton on the Hill, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire on 29 January 1899, Mary Elizabeth Hyde (born circa 1879, the daughter of Joseph Hyde). In the 1881 Census he is recorded as living with James and Ellen Holland and their daughter Lydia in Wincham Lane, Wincham, Cheshire and he is described as a Nurse Child. The address given on his marriage certificate is 13 Cresswell Street, Liverpool - the 1891 Census shows this to be the home of John Ellis (a publisher who in the 1901 Census is recorded as the publisher of the Liverpool Daily Post). The 1901 Census records Joseph and his wife, Mary, living at 30 Trevelyan Street, Liverpool. He was a Mariner and later a Marine Fireman.

He had at least one child

G.1.3.1.3.1.1: Joseph Verdin

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F.1.3.1.8.1: Ester Henrietta Verdin, born in Liverpool, Lancashire on 1 December 1879. She married on 13 February 1902 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, Bernard Joseph Wilkinson (born about 1882).

She had four children:

G.1.3.1.8.1.1: Henrietta Wilkinson (b. About 1903; m. 1 August 1927 in Bootle, Lancashire, Stanley Pierce.

Children: 1. Stanley Bernard Pierce, b. 20 September 1928. 2. Valerie Verdin Pierce,

b. 20 May 1938.)

G.1.3.1.8.1.2: Bernard Wilkinson

G.1.3.1.8.1.3: John Wilkinson

G.1.3.1.8.1.4: Elsie Wilkinson

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F.1.7.7.1.1: Elizabeth Rachel Verdin, born on 12 July 1910.

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F.1.7.7.1.2: Richard Bertram Verdin, born 1 August 1912. He married on 16 October 1950 (Margaret) Helen Hamilton (nee Williams-Wynn) (eldest daughter of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, and former wife of Capt. Hubert Charles Paulet Hamilton). Richard Bertram was educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford and served with the Cheshire Yeomanry from 1931 to 1954 attaining the rank of Lt.-Col. He was a Barrister-at-Law at the Inner Temple in 1937, Chairman of the Cheshire Agriculture Executive Committee from 1955, Chairman and Deputy President of the Country Landowners Association from 1957 to 1959, (becoming President in 1959 to 1961), Liaison Officer to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1958, Chairman of the Pig Industry Development Authority from 1962 to 1968, Chairman of the Lawes Trust Committee from 1964 and Chairman of the Meat and Livestock Communion in 1967. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1954 and became a Knight Bachelor in 1962. He lived at Stoke Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire; Garnstone Castle, Weobley, Hereford-shire and Darnhall Hall, Winsford, Cheshire.

He had at least one child:

G.1.7.7.1.2.1: Allister Richard Norman Verdin

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F.1.7.7.1.3: William Robert Douglas Verdin, born on 28 September 1913. He was educated at Lancing and served with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during World War II, attaining the rank of Major.

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F.1.7.7.1.4: Philip George Verdin, born on 27 May 1917. He married on 4 July 1961, Juliet FitzAdam-Ormiston (daughter of John FitzAdam-Ormiston of Youngsbury, Ware, Hertfordshire). He was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College Sandhurst and served with the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. Commissioned in 1937 he attained the rank of Major and saw service in World War II, where he is mentioned in dispatches in 1944 whilst serving in N.W. Europe, and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. He was invalided from the service in 1950. He was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1966.

He had at least two children:

G.1.7.7.1.4.1: Richard James Verdin

G.1.7.7.1.4.2: Michael John Verdin

 

Seventh Generation

G.1.1.3.6.5.1: Norman Verdin, born about 1915.

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G.1.1.3.6.6.1: Peter Verdin, born about 1925.

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G.1.1.3.10.2.1: May Verdin, born about 1920.

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G.1.1.3.10.2.2: Harold Verdin, born about 1922.

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G.1.1.3.10.2.3: Pat Verdin, born about 1924.

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G.1.1.3.10.2.4: Joan Verdin, born about 1926.

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G.1.1.3.10.3.1: Margaret Dorothy Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire on 4 October 1921. She married William Morris, a soldier, and died in Newfoundland, Canada. Margaret was educated at St. Pauls School and St. Georges School in Wallasey, Cheshire and served in the British Army during World War II.

She had two children:

H.1.1.3.10.3.1.1: Margaret Morris

H.1.1.3.10.3.1.2: John Morris (Married Brenda Hopkins and later changed his name to Jon Hopkins,

adopting his wifes surname)

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G.1.1.3.10.3.2: Donald Northey Verdin, born in Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire on 29 May 1923. He married at Toronto, Canada on 6 July 1957, Betty Susannah Magee (born on 29 September 1929 in Batavia, New York, USA). Donald was educated at St. Pauls School and St. Georges School in Wallasey, Cheshire and served an apprenticeship at H. B. Hornby boatbuilders. He was employed in boat building for most of World War II, but also served in the Home Guard at an anti-aircraft battery. He joined the Merchant Navy as a Third Radio Operator and emigrated to Canada in 1948. Donald was later employed as a Works Inspector in the city of Vaughan, Ontario until his retirement.

He had two children:

H.1.1.3.10.3.2.1: Gary Edward Verdin

H.1.1.3.10.3.2.2: Brenda Lynn Verdin

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G.1.1.3.10.7.1: John Norman Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire on 2 September 1938. He married (1) Thelma Thomason at Moreton, Cheshire on 15 April 1963 (born on 4 November 1944). Married (2) Barbara Winifred Royle (nee Davies) on 4 September 1980 at Chester, Cheshire. John was educated at Wallasey Grammar School from 1950 to 1958 and he then entered the health service as a trainee technician in cardiology. He qualified in 1960 and became head of department in the Wallasey/Birkenhead hospitals. He became Cardiology Services Manager soon after, until his retirement in January 2000.

He had three children from his first marriage:

H.1.1.3.10.7.1.1: (1) Sara Jayne Verdin

H.1.1.3.10.7.1.2: (1) Christopher John Verdin

H.1.1.3.10.7.1.3: (1) Richard Norman Verdin

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G.1.3.1.3.1.1: Joseph Verdin, born in 1901. He married in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire on 3 June 1922 Edith Agnes Jones (born circa 1902, the daughter of David Edward Jones). He was employed as a River Bargeman.

He had at least five children:

H.1.3.1.3.1.1.1: Joseph Edward Verdin

H.1.3.1.3.1.1.2: John Verdin

H.1.3.1.3.1.1.3: Thomas Verdin

H.1.3.1.3.1.1.4: Agnes Verdin

H.1.3.1.3.1.1.5: Ena Verdin

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G.1.7.7.1.2.1: Allister Richard Norman Verdin, born on 29 August 1963.

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G.1.7.7.1.4.1: Richard James Verdin, born on 6 October 1962.

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G.1.7.7.1.4.2: Michael John Verdin, born on 30 June 1965.

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Eighth Generation

H.1.1.3.10.3.2.1: Gary Edward Verdin, born in Toronto, Canada on 1 June 1960. He married at Toronto, Canada on 23 November 1985, Eileen Witherspoon (born on 19 August 1963 at Richmond Hill, Canada). Gary is employed in the Fire Department as a Platoon Chief.

He had two children:

I.1.1.3.10.3.2.1.1: Laura Michell Verdin

I.1.1.3.10.3.2.1.2: Alyssa Laurin Verdin

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H.1.1.3.10.3.2.2: Brenda Lynn Verdin, born in Toronto, Canada on 19 January 1962. She married Stephen Macdonald.

She had one child:

I.1.1.3.10.3.2.2.1: Jessica Lynn Macdonald

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H.1.1.3.10.7.1.1: (1) Sara Jayne Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire on 4 May 1964.

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H.1.1.3.10.7.1.2: (1) Christopher John Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire on 7 January 1966.

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H.1.1.3.10.7.1.3: (1) Richard Norman Verdin, born in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1971.

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H.1.3.1.3.1.1.1: Joseph Edward Verdin, born on 6 July 1924. He married at Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire on 23 December 1950, Marie Graham (born circa 1926). He was employed as a Bargeman.

He had at three children:

I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1: Joseph William Verdin

I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2: Graham Verdin

I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3: Robert Lawrence Verdin

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H.1.3.1.3.1.1.2: John Verdin

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H.1.3.1.3.1.1.3: Thomas Verdin

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H.1.3.1.3.1.1.4: Agnes Verdin

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H.1.3.1.3.1.1.5: Ena Verdin

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Ninth Generation

I.1.1.3.10.3.2.1.1: Laura Michell Verdin, born on 2 February 1988.

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I.1.1.3.10.3.2.1.2: Alyssa Laurin Verdin, born on 21 May 1992.

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I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1: Joseph William Verdin, born in Liverpool, Lancashire on 29 October 1951. He married at St. Martins Church, Kirkby, Liverpool, Lancashire on 10 July 1971, Linda Margeson (born on 11 July 1950). He is employed as a labourer.

He has three children:

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.1: Ian Verdin

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.2: Steven Verdin

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.3: William Paul Verdin

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I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2: Graham Verdin, born in Kirkby, Liverpool, Lancashire on 13 February 1956. He married at St. Columbus Church, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire in June 1978, Elizabeth Cosgrove - they separated in 1986. He is employed as a Biochemist.

He has two children:

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.1: Graham Philip Verdin

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.2: Gareth Edward Verdin

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I.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3: Robert Lawrence Verdin, born on 24 July 1958. He lives with his partner, Gillian Denise Brice (born on 11 January 1963). He is employed as a Gardener.

He has two children:

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3.1: Gillian Joanne Verdin

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3.2: Louisa Martha Verdin

 

Tenth Generation

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.1: Ian Verdin, born on 21 August 1972. He is employed as a telecommunications engineer.

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J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.2: Steven Verdin, born on 25 November 1974. He is employed as a Medical Representative and musician.

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J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.1.3: William Paul Verdin, born on 12 July 1985.

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J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.1: Graham Phillip Verdin, born on 27 February 1980. He lives with his partner Leslie Nunn.

He has one child:

K.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.1.1: Jodie Verdin

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J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.2: Gareth Edward Verdin, born on 18 October 1982. He is employed as a Shopfitter.

 

J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3.1: Gillian Joanne Verdin, born on 12 June 1992.

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J.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.3.2: Louisa Martha Verdin, born on 11 July 2000.

 

Eleventh Generation

K.1.3.1.3.1.1.1.2.1.1: Jodie Verdin, born on 10 June 2003.

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Verdin Family Crest

Acknowledgments
 

The Research IntoThe Verdin Family History was Compiled by Stephen L Doane

 with assistance from

Cynthia Milnes, Stephen and Barbara Farrer,

Graham Verdin, Peter Knight, John N Verdin and Donald Verdin

Origins of the Name and the Salt Industry
        Researched and Compiled by
                   John N Verdin
 
 

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Sir Joseph Verdin

Origin of the Name "Verdin" is a toponymic name possibly derived from Verdun in the La Manche region of France or from Verin in the Loire Valley. Other variants of the name are: Verdon, Verden, Verduin, Verine, Verin and Vrignon.

Early examples of the name appear in the Doonsday Book of 1086 where Bentnannus de Verduno of Buckinghamshire is mentioned. There is also a Iue de Verdun in the register of St.Benet of Holme in Norfolk in 1101 and William de Verduin in the Cunia Regis Roll of Leicester in 1196.

In French records there is a mention of Hugolot Verin, born in Florence in 1442.

Ther earliest reference found to date is that of Aelia Verin whose son in law , Zenon, was emporer in 474AD. There is no confirmation that these persons were the forerunners of the family.

Family History

The earliest member of the family that has been traced is Theobald Verdin, date of birth unknown. He married Mary Broome on 31st December 1764 and they had one son, John,
born on 21st January 1766 and who died on 26th February 1815 aged 49 yrs.

John Verdin had five sons and two daughters. The sons, Richard, John, Robert , William and Joseph all worked as watermen on the River Weaver.

Joseph Verdin became the founder of the prosperous salt manufacturers Joseph Verdin and Sons. Upon Joseph's death he was succeeded in the business by three of his sons - Robert, Joseph and William.

Robert Verdin became the senior member of the firm and, in 1881, while giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Brine Compensation Bill, claimed that Joseph Verdin and Sons was the largest salt producing company in the country if not the world. They had works at Marsden, Witton, Moulton, Over, Wharton and Middlewich. They owned a fleet of steamers, barges and narrowboats and had over 500 railway wagons and rail vans. The firm employed over 1000 men and built houses and shops for their workers.

William Verdin lived at Darnhall Hall and became a JP . In 1897 he became Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Cheshire.
Joseph Verdin lived at The Brockhurst in Leftwich and he, also, became a JP, Deputy Lieutenant and Alderman. Joseph was knighted in the year of Queen Victoria,s Diamond Jubilee in 1887.
Robert Verdin stood as Liberal Unionist candidate in 1886. He won the seat but died after holding it for only one year

 

Legacies of the Verdin Family

The Verdin family is remembered in Cheshire by the variety of institutions which they presented to the towns in which they lived.
1. The Institute in Moulton which provided facilities for the education of their workforce.
2. The Verdin Baths to Winsford to commemmorate the Queen,s Diamond Jubilee. Presented by Joseph and William in 1887.
3. The Verdin Baths, Verdin Park and the Victoria Infirmary to Northwich in 1887.
4. The Infirmary to Winsford presented by Joseph .
5. The Albert Infirmary to Winsford. This was housed in Highfield House which was the old family house. Presented by William Verdin.
6.In 1894 Sir Joseph gave technical schools to Winsford and Northwich and, in 1810, he set up a trust to help those persons who had been affected by the hardship caused by the subsidence of the Cheshire salt districts.

7. In 1891 the relief of the hardship was taken over by the government so Sir Joseph altered the trust in order to set up facilities for education and culture.

Both the schools at Winsford and Northwich were opened with great ceremony by the Duke of Westminster.
Sir Joseph Verdin lived at Brockhurst House in Leftwich with his sister, Mary and his brother, Robert. None of them were married.
The formation of the Salt Union in 1888 brought to an end the family business. Sir Joseph lived in Cheshire for a while before moving to Gormstone Castle in Herefordshire with his sister in 1900. He died in 1920 leaving the property to his nephew Richard Norman Verdin, the son of William Henry Verdin.

When the salt production was at its height in the 1880s so much brine was being pumped from underground that the land began to slip mainly in Winsford and Northwich. Large craters appeared in the fields and roads. Houses slipped into the craters. The affected people claimed compensation but it was difficult to prove who was responsible.

In 1890 Joseph Verdin and Sons set up a Trust Fund of
26,000 in order to relieve the hardship.. In 1891 the government passed the Brine Compensation Act which levied a tax on all brine that was pumped. The proceeds of this tax were used to rebuild and compensate for the damage to property.

The Trust Fund set up by the Verdins was no longer needed so the Fund was used to build Technical Schools and Gymnasiums in the Northwich area. One school was built at Winsford and another was built at Northwich a few years later.

 

 

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