Partial Transcript

Registration District: Chorley
1840. BIRTH in the Sub-district of Rivington in the County of Lancaster

When and where bornFifteenth December 1840
Name, if anyAlice
Name and suraname of fatherJohn Harrison
Name, surname and maiden name of motherElizabeth Harrison
formerly Ormandy
Occupation of fatherBank-ranger
Signature, description and residence of informantElizabeth Harrison
When registeredTwenty-eighth of December 1840
Signature of registrarJ. Jackson
Name entered after registration[none]

[Certified copy obtained from the General Register Office on 2 January 2008]

Research Notes

The family was living in Heath Charnock, just north of Adlington, when William was born in 1838. They evidently moved to Adlington sometime in the intervening two years, althought John was still in the same job. A (Canal) Bank Ranger looked after all aspects of a section of the canal waterway including locks, canal traffic, licences, etc.