Re: Crolla's from Picinisco

Posted by kevin horner on March 18, 2008 at 21:22:00:

In Reply to: Crolla's from Picinisco posted by Debbie on May 01, 2006 at 12:27:57:

hello Debbie and all,

My great grandfather was Geatano Peter Crolla who married Mary Alice Kelsall. Geatano was one of 7 children of Antonio Crolla and his wife Felice. ( My great great grandparents )

Geatano was one of the 4 Crolla brothers who came to Ancoats in Manchester, the other brothers being Eugenio, Vittorio and Gerardo. I believe the girls names were Maria, Johanna and Jean. However I am less certain of this.

My grandfather was Henry Anthony Crolla who married Emily Kenyon, they were my mother Edna Crolla's parents

If you have not already done so, I advise you to google " little Italy. this a site full of information about the Italians who immigrated to Manchester and who are responsible for the huge Italian community. I hope this is useful, I would really appreciate scans of any photo's you may have

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