John Owen ‘or Warburton’

I have been looking recently at the Salford ancestors of Andrew Warburton. My search led me to William Warburton of Urmston. William married Betty Mudiman, in 1784, had seven children baptised, and was buried on September 14th 1819, aged 59, all at St Michael’s Flixton.

Urmston is a township within Flixton parish

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Barney Dylan Warburton

I recently came across an In Memory page on the History Points website for Barney Dylan Warburton. Barney was a Corporal in the Royal Engineers who specialised in defusing explosive devices. He served in Bosnia, and was killed on March 19th 1994 by an improvised mine. It was the day after John Major, Prime Minister at the time, had shook his hand during a tour of inspection.

You can read the full story on the History Points site here.

I was pointed to the site by

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I’ve mentioned before that I get sent obituaries from time to time. In fact the Guild of One Name Studies has a news watch program where volunteers scan newspapers for obituaries that match an active one name study.

In January I reported how one obituary led to my 8th cousin. A more recent obituary led to someone more closely related.

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Website Overhaul

I have now finished my website overhaul. The overhaul was triggered by my recent experience helping to set up a template for member blogs for the Guild of One Name Studies. Here is a summary of the changes.


The Warburton Website uses

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Website Forum

The Forum has just received a new topic and post, seeking information on James Warburton born 1815 in Romiley, Cheshire. If you think you can help please take a look at the post. I’ve had a quick look and ascertained that James is not in any of my trees, but he is in 3 trees on Ancestry. Two are private, and the third has no information on his parents. I have, however found him in the 1841 and 1851 censuses which suggest he had an earlier marriage, and his parents were Thomas and Lettis (probably Lettuce). I will dig further and respond accordingly.

Over the last few weeks …

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