Looking for a Jonathan & Elizabeth GREENWOOD – do you recognise them?

Another recent old photograph find was this lovely picture of a smart couple taken by Fred Heyworth Photographer in St Annes on the Sea in Lancashire and someone has added a note of the names as Jonathan and Elizabeth GREENWOOD.

Jonathan & Elizabeth GREENWOOD

Jonathan & Elizabeth GREENWOOD reverse

Using the location of St Annes on the Sea in Lancashire I started by looking at marriages for Jonathan GREENWOOD’s to an Elizabeth and have narrowed it down possibly to a Jonathan GREENWOOD who married an Elizabeth NICHOLS in the April quarter of 1891 in Garstang Registration District – Garstang is a market town in Lancashire and possibly my GREENWOOD’s visited St Annes on the Sea for this photograph.

If this is the correct family connection I have found the marriage certificate, as below, giving the exact date of 22nd June 1891 at St Thomas’s Church in Garstang and Jonathan is aged 28 and Elizabeth 31 – Father’s names are shown as Sutcliffe GREENWOOD occupation a Club Steward and Robert NICHOLS occupation a Saddler. Jonathan GREENWOOD’s occupation is a Confectioner.

GREENWOOD Marriage 1891

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 Original data: Lancashire Anglican Parish Registers. Preston, England: Lancashire Archives.

Jonathan GREENWOOD was born about 1863 and Elizabeth NICHOLS about 1860 and I have then found them on the 1901 census, as below, living at Institute House in Garstang where Jonathan’s occupation is shown as Caretaker and they now have two sons Jack aged 7 and Robert Frank aged 4.

GREENWOOD 1901 Census

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 3983; Folio: 84; Page: 5

However by the 1911 census the GREENWOOD family are living at 22 Scott Street in Cheapside in Burley in Lancashire, as below, and Jonathan’s occupation is now shown as Beamer Cotton and the couple have only had the two sons and Robert Frank is now aged 14 and also a Beamer Cotton.

GREENWOOD 1911 Census

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 24851

Is this the correct GREENWOOD connection to the photograph – do you have a link or additional information? If so it would be great to hear from you and possibly reunite this lovely old photograph with a family member.

Simon LAST

Charnwood Genealogy




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