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Captain James Cook Mariner Navigator born 1728 Yorkshire

Where was Capt James Cook born in 1728 and what led to his distinguished naval career pioneering navigation…did your relatives know him, was your family connected and did any of your family sail with him on his famous expeditions, see our series of James Cook posts…

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Cheshire Tithe Maps

Do you have family history connections with Cheshire? Tithe maps are just another fascinating source of information to help you to discover more about your family history

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Manchester Ship Canal 1894

The Manchester Ship Canal was opened in 1894 and was the largest river navigation canal in the world. It took six years to build and cost ยฃ15 million. It was 58km long and started at the Mersey estuary in Liverpool and terminated at the dock in Manchester. It allowed the newly created Port of Manchester…

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