Henry Burrows is one of my 5 times great grandfathers through his daughter, Eliza, who married Charles Thrush in Eccles, Lancashire in 1832.
He was born on the 21st November 1787 in Parr, baptised at St. Helens church, Prescot on the 9th December 1787 to Mary Burrows.
Due to Henry’s dad, Samuel Hill being linked to my paternal nan’s family line, and Charles and Eliza Thrush being linked to my paternal grandad’s family line, Henry is related to both my dad’s mum and dad, being my grandad’s 3rd great grandfather, and a half 3rd great grand uncle of my nan. (Nan and grandad are 3rd cousins once removed to each other)
The Order made by Thomas Lyon Esquire and Edward Owen Clerk two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace and Quorum in and for the said County under their hands and Seals bearing date the Thirtieth day of January last Wherein and Whereby Samuel Hill of Winwick with Hulme in the said County Labourer is Declared and Adjudged to be the Reputed Father of Henry a Male Bastard Child born upon the Body of Mary Burrows of Parr in the said County Singlewoman and he thereby ordered forthwith to pay or cause to be paid unto the Overseers of the Poor of the Township of Parr aforesaid the sum of One Pound and nineteen shillings which they have Expended and been put unto by Reason and on Account of the said Mary Burrow’s lying in and in Maintaining the said Bastard Child to the time of Making the same Order
And Also to Pay or Cause to be Paid unto the Overseers of the Poor of the Township of Parr aforesaid for the time being or some of them the Sum of One Shilling and Sixpence in money weekly and every Week from that time for and during so long time as the said Bastard Child shall be Chargeable to the same Township for and towards the Relief and Keeping of the same Bastard Child is by this Court Ratified and Confirmed no appeal being made and due Service of the said Order Proved upon the Oath of James Naylor.
Samuel Hill went on to marry Isabella Simpson on the 7th June 1790 at St. Helens, Lancashire, their son, Isaac Hill being the 3 times great grandfather of my nan, and Mary Burrows went on to marry John Bickerstaff on the 8th October 1792 at St. Mary the Virgin, Prescot.