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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree April 2018 > Twiglets


Diarist Gill Shaw charts the rollercoaster ride of researching her family history


Now, where were we? Ah yes, ready to try to make sense of the myriad Manchester Wrigleys. And to think I only parked them on the subs bench because I reckoned I’d have a better chance of scoring with the Holdsworths of Ramsbottom. Never mind, you can’t win ‘em all.

First then, a little Wrigley recap. Joseph Wrigley, my 3x great-grandfather – who variously gives his birthplace on the censuses as Hudder_ eld, Yorkshire, or Saddleworth (which confusingly was in Yorkshire, but is now part of Lancashire) – married Richmael/ Richmon Maffin in Manchester in 1831. Although I found an image online of the marriage register, no father’s name was recorded, and the only family witness, Rose Maffin, is most likely Richmael’s mother Rose/Rosetta.

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