Struggling to locate a birth certificate - William Dyson (B:1846)
I'm struggling to find a birth certificate and need some advice please. Our family bible tells me that William Dyson was born on the 8th March 1846, and that he married twice producing ten children.
I started by ordering one of his daughter’s birth certificate - EDITH DYSON, a twin born in July 1887 at Burnley in Lancashire (Vol.8e Pg.196) - no problem with that, this gave me the parents I was expecting.
I then searched for his second marriage to ELLEN WEBSTER (Edith's mother) who was born Sept 1851 in Rainford, Lancashire. - Ellen Webster and William Dyson married in June 1874 at West Derby (vol.8b Pg.610a). William (a widower) was then living at Every Street and working as a miner. He named his father as William Dyson, a Brick setter. - Again, no issue here as it lines up with Census records of where the family were at the time.
I then searched for his first marriage to MARY WHALLEY born March 1850 in Rainford, Lancashire. Note: her birth was registered under her mother’s surname of Mercer as she was Illegitimate, she adopted the new surname Whalley after her mother married. - William and Mary married in Oct 1869 at Prescot (vol.8b Pg.931). William Dyson was a spinster living in 'Rainford' and working as a miner. Again, he lists his father as William Dyson, Brick setter. - This all seems to line up with what I already thought. - The census after they were married (1871) lists the couple and their first child Elizabeth Dyson, living at Hydes Brow in Rainford, Lancashire. On every census record he states that he was born in Prescot.
Having found all ten of his children and the two wives, I've then search for William's birth certificate... I find what I think is his baptism record, dated 12th April 1846. With William's parents listed as William and Elizabeth Dyson living in Prescot (this sounds about right) and seems to be confirmed on the 'Prescot family History' website. In this record his father William is listed as a Labourer. ((Register: Baptisms 1843 - 1851, Page 118, Entry 939))
I'm now struggling to find a birth certificate for him... I've looked up the following Williams:
> William Dyson: born 1st quarter 1846 in the district of Manchester (Vol.20 Pg.690) - This William was born 22nd Jan to parents James and Ann Dyson (nee. Rogers) in Cheetham.
> William Dyson: born 1st quarter 1846 in the district of Burnley (Vol.21 Pg.273) - This William was born 13 Feb to parents James and Susan Dyson (nee. Hodgon) in Clone.
> William Dixon: born 1st quarter 1846 in the district of Prescot (vol.20 Pg.853) - This William was born 24 Nov 1845 to parents James and Elizabeth Dixon (nee. Williams) in St. Helens.
I've also looked at the previous and subsequent quarters, searched the GRO records without first names and I’m struggling to know where next to look for a William with a parent name of William and Elizabeth? Please can someone advise?