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From Barry Palmer
My mother's family were Tattersalls from the Rawtenstall area.
According to my research, my great grandfather, Enoch Michell Tattersall (b 1833 or 1832) a farmer and butcher from Wain Gate farm married a Lucy Haslam (born 1833), a widow who was a beer seller at the Royal Oak Hotel in Ramsbottom around 1881. They were married in 1895 after Enoch's first wife's (Sussanah) death - which was in either 1891 or 1894. Enoch M. passed away in 1904 and Lucy in 1912.
It's fascinating trolling back through the old records but quite tricky from 16000 klms the other side of the world.
I would be grateful if your society has any research which might be able to corroborate this information. Equally if you are aware of any work which has been done on Enoch M Tattersall's family tree I would be appreciative.
The following references to Tattersalls in Ramsbottom comes from the 1888 Slater Trades Directory
This is to be found in Trade Directory Reprints 1818-1888 a booklet produced by the Ramsbottom Heritage Society
This book is available from Ramsbottom Library or by emailing the society
There are earlier directories in the book, but I have not checked these
If you find any more information I would be very pleased to hear from you
Kate Slingsby, Ramsbottom Heritage Society