Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1838. BIRTH in the Sub-district of Rivington in the County of Lancaster

When and where bornTwenty-third of August 1838
Heath Charnock
Name, if anyWilliam
Name and suraname of fatherJohn Harrison
Name, surname and maiden name of motherElizabeth Harrison
formerly Ormandy
Occupation of fatherCanal Bank Ranger
Signature, description and residence of informantElizabeth Harrison
Heath Charnock
When registeredTwenty-ninth of August 1838
Signature of registrarJ. Jackson
Name entered after registration[none]

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

Research Notes

Although William Harrison always reported that he was from Adlington, this William is clearly the third son of John Harrison and Elizbeth Ormandy. Heath Charnock borders Adlington to the north. John Harrison was certainly employed at the Leeds Liverpool canal which borders Heath Charnock to the west. A Canal Bank Ranger looked after all aspects of a section of the canal waterway including locks, canal traffic, licences, etc.