Unable to gain access to the interior, I settled for some exterior photographs - one of the images taken reveals the Rev J Billington 1837 – 1844.
Of course, I am curious as to who he was and if there was a connection at all to my family, although he was in house some ten years after Jane’s baptism and of course, i am aware that the surname in Lancashire is more common than it is elsewhere.
I thought I might find him on the 1841 Census but a name search does not come up and I am not familiar enough to know which sub district to search ( presume he lived close to ST Mary’s)
The church web site mentions him only in passing and I cannot find anymore about him anywhere. Normally there would be something in alumni records or an obituary somewhere.
Can anyone offer any help ?
I am Marcia Billington Williams. I have Ancestry.com. I am a descendant of Ezekiel Billington who fought in the American Revolution. His father James Billington came to Patterson, NJ in 1740 as a School Master. I am stuck in trying to find his father in England or the UK. I know of two areas that have or had Billingtons one near London and another on the west side of England.
Do you know where I can look for further information? One family tree on Ancestry shows a christening record of John as the possible father but since James and John are such common names I don't know for sure.
Maybe that is too far back to get definitive information.
I would welcome your opinion or any information that might narrow my search.