09 July 2014

The Burrows Family of Wickworth St in Nelson, Lancashire

Here we have four more photos from the Catlow Collection. In the first one is Cissie Burrows standing on the right, the second one is Cissie by herself; the third one is Harold Burrows and the last one is Mrs Burrows with her two grand daughters, the names are taken from the details written on the back of each photo.


I started off by trying to pinpoint Harold Burrows in a census, as it turned out there was more than one Harold of the right age in the area surrounding Nelson where the Catlows lived. In the first photo Annie Catlow is sitting in front of Cissie Burrows so they were obviously friends. However, the name Cissie is usually a nickname for something else so I thought Harold would be easier. After days of researching this family I’m no further on than when I started! Harold had two sisters, Mary Martha & Edith Annie, so ‘Cissie’ could have been either of them! There were also two brothers, Herbert & Ernest.

If this is the Harold Burrows I think it is then his birth was registered in the 4qtr of 1896 in the Burnley RD of Lancashire, Nelson is included in the Burnley registration district. He was the son of Thomas Burrows & Mary Jane Chadwick and in the 1901 and 1911 census he is living at home with them and his four siblings at 38 Wickworth St, Nelson. After that there are just too many entries on FreeBMD for a Harold Burrows to be certain that any of them are him. NB Cissie Catlow was living at 27 Wickworth St in 1911, which was soon after she married Harry Hartley who had also been living at 16 Wickworth St before he married.

So far I haven’t found TWO grand-daughters for Mrs Burrows so if anyone knows this family do get in touch with me, I would love to pass the photos onto a family member, even a distant one.

The others in the group photo are the Dugdale family who I’ll mention next time.


If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the BURROWS family please do contact me, I would love to pass the photos onto a family member, even a distant one. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting

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