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Family Subtree Diagram : Mather (Little Bolton)

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see a GRAPHIC IMAGE of a family tree here but are seeing this text instead then it is most probably because the web server is not correctly configured to serve svg pages correctly. see http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/SVG:Server_Configuration for information on how to correctly configure a web server for svg files. ? Joseph and son John, both Hairdressers of Little Bolton Sarah and Elizabeth Mather had a double wedding in 1831 - Sisters? Other births of Mather families in Little Bolton 1837-1847 Who did James (son of James & Happy) Mather Marry? Possible marriages (1815-1830) recorded for Deane & Bolton le Moors (St Peters) are :- 21 Jan 1816 Alice Taylor - Christened 12 Jun 1796 at Ridgway Gates, but James only 19 31 Jul 1821 Mary Wood - Bolton (possible d. Mary Ann cr. 25 Jun 1837, Bolton) 02 Jul 1823 Martha Whitaker - 21 Apr 1823 Mary Jacks - Eccles 31 Oct 1825 Ellen Hope - 22 Nov 1826 Catharine Rawsthorn - Married in Deane 07 Apr 1828 Mary Haslam - Bolton 3 Dec 1828 Alice Hartley (b.Chorley) - Bolton 10 Jan 1830 Margaret Banks - James would have been 33, so probably too late in 1841, James+Margaret+5 (Dean), James+Mary+0 (Dean), James+Matty+0 (Salford), James+Alice+3 (Bolton) Our Family James Mather & Alice Mather, Married 9 Sep 1810 62 Mathers in Little Bolton (piece 536, books 1-11) in 1841: Family (John+Ellen) living in Little Bolton in 1841 John Mather (Overlooker Looms) from Edgworth & Jane from Longton (Weaver) James (14), William (12), Mary (10), John (7), Thomas (2) in 1841 All the family were together at 12 Barlow St, Little Bolton in 1851. There is another John Mather and Jane (from Wales) in Little Bolton in 1871) James & Martha m. 1832 from Breighmet James m. Alice Hartley & Alice Taylor Son of Solomon & Matty from Turton. Son of John & Ann from G.B. John Mather (30, Weaver), Elizabeth (30) in L.B., 1841, Edward (6), Charles (3), James (2mo) James son of James & Sarah Samuel of (wife Ellen) buried L.B. Samuel of Bury (wife Alice), Fuller Joseph and Wife Martha died in L.B. James & Ellen had their children bapt. Dukes Alley James & Mary from Edgworth (Crofter) James & Sarah from Rumworth, Deane James son of James & Betty from Turton James & Martha from Entristle, Turton James, a Muslin Manufacturer. Little Bolton Son of John a shop keeper, Martha d. of Wm. a publican James & Isobel James Married Betty Knowles Mather is a common name here. There are 34 baptisms in Leigh between 1590-1610 William of Haslington lived in Little Bolton and his wife Catherine was at Waterloo. Work withBoth hairdressers. Joseph recorded in 1843 Bolton Trade directoy. Son John from 1861,71,81 census Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Relative ofMarried 9 Sep 1810 NeighborBoth families close neighbours in Kay Street, Little Bolton in 1841 (and on adjacent pages 18-19 on the census) 1810 - 1881 Isaac Mather 70 70 Isaac, the oldest of the Mather sons of Samuel and Alice,  was living in Little Bolton in 1841, 1851, 1861.  His infant children were buried at St. Peter (CoE).

Isaac and Mary are missing in 1871 census.  Dont confuse with another Isaac (b.1814) and Mary family from Warrington.

Inmate at Bolton Union Workhouse, Fishpool Farnworth in 1881, the year of his death.

There is an Issac Mather from England recorded in 1880 US census, living at Warick, Kent, Rhode Island, Working at Print Works, Aged 69 (b.1811).

Isaac's daughter Eliza, lived in the same house as Samuel and Alice, but 40 years after.
1792 Samuel Mather Another Samuel Mather from Bolton, who's father was Robert, as was his second son (so named after his grandfather).

Recorded as a Fuller when John was born. Fuller, a worker who cleanses wool through the process of fulling

There's another Samuel Mather who was an Iron Moulder with sons William, Ralph and George.
1816 - 1865 John Mather 48 48 John Mather is my great great grandfather.  He was a baptist, and probably attended Moor Street Chapel, although he later married Elizabeth Kay at Dukes Alley Chapel.

John (25) was living with Ellen (20) and son Joseph (1) at Blackburn Street, Little Bolton in 1841 (not with Parents), working as a Cotton Spinner.

Living at Coopers Square, Little Bolton in 1843 (on Wedding certificate).  The newspapers reported John Mather of Little  Bolton marrying Miss Elizabeth Kay of Halliwell.

Living at 58 Chorley St., Bolton, Lancs.in 1851 (a labourer at the Iron Works, age 35) with new Wife Elizabeth (32) and son Joseph (11), Hannah (6), Samuel (4), Margaret (2) and Sarah A (8mo)

Samuel Mather confirmed as father on marriage certificate.  Making a fair assumption that Isaac Mather (the only other Mather family living in Little Bolton in 1851) is a brother.  Isaacs father is also known to be Samuel.

John the Shopkeeper is another.  James Mather of Water St, son of John, a Shopkeeper married Martha Bently 26 Aug 1840. This cannot be the same person, but could be two shopkeepers!.
1791 - 1854 Samuel Mather 63 63 Samuel's father lived in Dean in 1793 where sister Maria was born, but by 1795 was in Great Bolton. Nanny's baptism of 1799 shows the family in Ainsworth parish.

Samuel lived in Halliwell.  Sons Isaac and John both married at Deane (1834 and 1837) with Halliwell recorded as the abode for John.

From 1818 to after 1829, another Samuel Mather and wife Ellen was a Moulder, living at 63 (and later 67) Spring Gardens (see trade directories), then Dawes St in 1841.  This was not our Samuel who was a weaver at Waterloo in 1841, although his son John did work at the Iron works and sister Maria was at Spring Gardens in 1843.

Recorded as John Mather's father on his wedding certificates of 1837 and 1843

Samuel Kay was witness to Elizabeth's wedding to John Mather in 1843.  Still living in Little Bolton in 1851.

Samuel was at Waterloo in 1841.  Another Samuel Mather, (weaver, aged 45) was in Turton Workhouse (with Ann 60)..

Celia points out “It’s interesting that he and other family members were weavers.  This is rather unusual.  Bolton was a spinning town and the weaving towns were further north”.  Perhaps the family originated further north.  However, in the 1841 Bolton census there’s a population of over 613K, and about 59K were weavers (of cotton), and 800 silk weavers.  About 2,600 are involved with spinning.
Marriage (four children) 14 Oct 1797 (Little Bolton) XTo be completed Marriage (three children) 25 Mar 1833 (Deane) No more children Marriage (two children) Marriage (ten children) 12 Oct 1829 (Bolton) No more children Marriage (a child) ? Marriage (a child) Marriage (a child) Marriage (seven children) Tyldesley Marriage Marriage (three children) 1831 (Little Bolton) +Possibly more children Lives withSisters Rachel and Caroling (aged about 20), were living together at St George’s Terrace, Little bolton in 1841. Relative ofSon 1778 - 1864 Joseph Mather 86 86 Joseph (63), Thomas (40) and John (38), all weavers were at Kay St in 1841 and 1851.  Also present (seperate family were John Heaton (7) in 1841.

From 1861 John became a Hair Cutter and moved up the road with Joseph from 97 to 204 Kay St.  Joseph was also recorded as a Barber in the trade directory.
1777 - 1856 Mary Thorp 79 79 Joseph (63), Thomas (40) and John (38), all weavers were at Kay St in 1841 and 1851.  Also present (seperate family were John Heaton (7) and Mary Mather (60).  This Mary may therefore be of another family (e.g. a sister), but is shown as wife in 1851.

Mary married Joseph in Oct 1794.  Another Mary Thorp married Samuel Marther 12 Nov the same year.
1798 - 1879 Thomas Mather 81 81 Joseph (63,73), Mary (60,73), Thomas (40,52) and John (38,50), all were hand loom weavers at Kay St in 1841 and 1851. 1800 - 1888 John Mather 88 88 Joseph (63), Thomas (40) and John (38), all weavers were at Kay St in 1841.  Also present (seperate family were John Heaton (7) and Mary Mather (60).

From 1861 John (61) became a "Barber & Hair Cutter" and moved up the road with his father from 97 to 204 Kay St.

In 1871, John (71) is a hairdresser at 2 Simpson Street, Little Bolton
1761 - 1811 James Mather 50 50 James probably lived at Toppings, Turton (unconfirmed, based on brothers Isaac and Solomon.

James was 29 when he married Happy. He may have been married before, quite possibly to Betty Lyon who died in 1789, aged only 20. James had 1 or 2 young children to care for and needed a wife quickly.  James signed his own name on both marriages, although the signatures are not a good match at least he was educatred and sign his name (5 years apart).

James and his future wife Happy were both baptised at Bank Street, Bolton although James was from Turton. Richard and Ann Mather had only been married a few months, so this may be why!

Living in Ainsworth in 1799 when daughter Nanny was baptised.

TO DO: Record of Sun Fire Office: MS 11936/359/555330 - Insured: John Browne and William Holden, Bolton, Lancashire, shopkeepers.  Other property or occupiers: the Woolpack Inn, Bolton (Catharine Holden, innholder); Edward Rothwell, Catharine Partington and James Mather, labourers. (20 March 1789) Held by:London Metropolitan Archives: City of London.
1792 - 1847 Samuel Mather 55 55 Samuel was an Iron Moulder, but not from Lancashire (possibly Stalybridge, Cheshire) or Derbyshire.

Samuel, moulder was at Spring Gardens in 1818 (trade directory).  Mathias Mather (also a moulder) was at Spring Gardens on the 1811 census. and at 2 Howell Croft in 1814, so possibly Samuel and Mathias are brothers

Samuel Mather, Moulder, was at Spring Gardens in the 1818 and 1829 Bolton directories.

Samuel was an Iron Moulder in 1841, at Dawes Street, East Bolton with son Ralph (15) and George (12).  Hannah (probable mother or sister-in-law), a dress mamker, was also present, aged 60. Matthias had died in 1839, leaving £3,000 - quite a sum!
1807 Sarah Mather No burial for Sarah Mather, and not with family on 1841 census, so married James Clough (in 1829), Thomas Westby (in 1831) or James Cottam (in 1837).

Sarah and Janes Clough (a counter point weaver) were at Roscow Fold, Breighmet, Tonge in 1841 with John (10), James (8), Richard (6) and Ann (4).  James's (assumed) parents (John and Susan, both 60) were neighbours.
They were theret in 1851 and by 1861, their daughter Ann (24) was head of house with younger brother samuel (17, a coal miner).  The 1851 census shows that this Sarah was born Breighmet, 1805.

Sarah and Thomas Westby (Packer of L.B.) married in 1831 and had daughters Mary in 1832 and Jane in 1834 and William in 1836.  Sarah was 43 in 1851 - Perfect! and Thomas 48.

Sarah & James Cottam had a daughter Martha in 1837. Sarah wife of James Cottam died in 1845, aged 30, so it cant be her as she was born about 1815 (actually 1812).
1804 - 1850 James Mather 46 46 James's grandparents may have been Betty and Thomas (as he was buried with them).

James and Martha had James Livesey (20) with them in 1841.
1810 - 1810 James Mather James (or else another James) married Jane, who died 1832 in Litlte Bolton, aged only 23. 1808 Elizabeth Gradwell In 1841, John and Elizabeth (both 30) were at Brown Street, Little Bolton.

In 1851, Elizabeth Mather had her mother Martha Gradwell (69) with her and son Edward (15) at 23 Water Street, Little Bolton.  They were at the home of Joseph Mayoh, a spinner from Turton and his wife Hannah (b. Horwich) and family.
<male> Mather <female> Stockton 1813 - 1895 Jane Welsley 82 82 John (an overlooker), Jane and family were at Barlow St, Little Bolton in 1841 and 1851.

Jane lived in Little Bolton to the ripe old age of 80.
1837 John Mather 1838 - 1841 Charles Mather 3 3 Charles was 4 in 1841, living at Brown Street, Little Bolton.

Charles was at 41 Chapel Street, Little Bolton in 1881, Widower with son James Charles, and Bella Atkinson (domestic servent).  They married in 1883, and by 1891, Charles was a grocer.
1839 Ann Mather 1839 Thomas Mather John (an overlooker), Jane and family were at Barlow St, Little Bolton in 1841 and 1851. 1841 - 1844 James Mather 3 3 James was 2 months in June 1841, living at Brown Street, Little Bolton.

James died in June 1844, aged 3.  His father was already dead, so the death record shows only mother Elizabeth Mather.
<male> Mather <female> Challiner 1842 Mary Ann Mather 1842 Sarah Mather <male> Mather <female> Twisse 1844 Margaret Mather 1844 - 1845 Robert Mather 6m 6m <male> Mather <female> Warburton 1846 Mary J Mather 1847 Nancy Mather 1818 - 1895 Rachel Mather 77 77 Sisters Rachel and Caroline (aged about 20), were living together at St George’s Terrace, Little bolton in 1841.

Rachel had 7 children: Their first, Matha was born in Liverpool in 1845.  The family then moved to Ormskirk where Edwin, Frederick, Mary Emma, and Caroling were born, before returning to Bolton in about 1857.  They then had Sophia (1859) and Thomas (1861).
1820 - 1902 Caroline Priestley Mather 82 82 Sisters Rachel and Caroline (aged about 20), were living together at St George’s Terrace, Little bolton in 1841. 1801 - 1871 James Mather 69 69 In 1826 James (a weacer) had a bastard child born upon the body of Alice Hartley of Chorley and was ordered to pay 1s 6d per week (plus other costs) towards her maintenance.  He married her two years later (see attached images of the orders). 1785 - 1841 James Mather 56 56 Two James's, son of James and Betty got baptised.  First Methodist, and then CoE (both at Turton, 4 months appart).  One was the son of Betty Knowles, the other of Betty Lyon.

James's first son is also James, and both were farmers at Entwistle, probably the same farm!

Private James Mather, enlisted as a private in 1804, aged about 18.  He was discharged in 1818. This must be another!

Weaver when children got baptised (e.g. Charles).

Farmer at Sunnyside, Entwistle in 1841 census (with Rachel and family).  Also shown as farmer from Entwistle on son Isaac's marriage in 1839 (so possibly the wrong marriage).
1792 - 1879 Alice Mather 87 87 Family name was Mather BEFORE she was married, so a possible cousin or second cousin.  This was confirmed from the Mariage record and the Banns in the Bolton Library.

This is the only Alice found born in Bolton of similar age.  She appears to have no brothers or sisters, which is strange as she was born 13 years after her parents marriage (so could be wrong birth record or records lost).

Present on 1841 and 1851 census with Samuel and family.  By 1861 and 1871, Alice was a widow and living with her daughter, Happy and family.
1747 - 1817 Joseph Mather 70 70 Joseph (an uncommon name at these times) was not born in Bolton, but was in Little Bolton in 1817 when he died, aged 70. Also, there are no Bolton baptisms of children of father Joseph so he must be from elsewhere.

Joseph possibly came from Warrington, (with Wife Margery, and Alice, Saml) or Manchester (with wife Betty, and Mary, Thomas) or (with wife Ann and Sarah), although there are other possibilities.

Since he named a son Zacharias, it is assumed he is the son of Zacharias Mather, a very uncommon name!
1803 - 1804 Joseph Mather 1 1 1833 Mary Mather Mary Leser, daughter, was with mother Jane Mather in 1891.
Hhe had a daughter Catherine (aged 16 in 1891)
1835 John Mather John (an overlooker), Jane and family were at Barlow St, Little Bolton in 1841 and 1851. 1850 Esther Mather The twins, Ester and Jane age 1 in 1851 survived infancy as both were alive aged 11 with their parents in 1861. 1850 Jane Mather The twins, Ester and Jane age 1 in 1851 survived infancy as both were alive aged 11 with their parents in 1861. 1792 - 1872 James Mather 79 79 There's a James that married Ellen Mercer in 1797, and had their children baptised at Dukes Alley Chapel (NC) but this is obviously another.  From 1806, James's father Solomon also started using Bank Street.

James Mather is on the 1841, 1851, 1861 (married to Mary) at Pocket, Rumworth, and 1871 census (widowed), born Turton with the correct age. 

The 1871 census also shows he is with his sister Ann born Hall-i’th’-Wood (the same a brother Solomon).

James (45) and Mary (50) ware living at Pocket, Rumworth, (There's a Pocket Nook Rd at Chew Moor), Rumworth in 1841, 1851 and his wife Mary died there in 1871. 

John Mather (15, MS) was the only other Mather in Rumworth in 1841.  He was probably James's son from an earlier marriage.
1777 - 1848 James Mather 71 71 James may be from Rivington as baptism date matches.  However, I would expect to see a Stephen in the family.

Marriage to Ellen shows "James Mathers" is a joiner, but James a Weaver in 1841 at Little Bolton Hall.
1802 - <1851 James Mather 49 49 Between 1834 and 1836, James moved to Little Bolton and became an Organist for a year.  However by 1837, he was a spinner again in G.B.

Later he became a Manufacturer (if the same person).
~1800 James Mather 1834 Edward Mather Edward was 6 in 1841, living at Brown Street, Little Bolton.

In 1851, After his father John died (in 1842), Edward lived with his mother and grandmother, Martha Gradwell at 23 Water Street, Little Bolton.

By 1861 Edward had vapourised !
1835 John Mather John Married Jane from Wales

Living in Prospect St, Little Bolton in 1871
~1750 James Mather James & Betty may be from Qularlton.

James and Betty lived at Turton.  They were at "Rock" when James was born, and later at "Goose Cote Hill" for Isaac and Margaret.  Goose Cote Hill was occupied by the Poor-law Guardians of Bolton Union before being sold in 1863.

This is NOT the James who married Esther Mason and later Hannah Howarth, (possible brother and witness to Peters marriage) as that James was literate.
1794 - 1874 John Mather 79 79 John was quite an important person, being an overlooker at the Looms. He was living at 12 Barlow St, Little Bolton in 1841 (aged 40) and 1851.

In 1871 he was at 22 Base St, Little Bolton (75) with Wife Jane (63) and Grandson John (17).

We can be sure he was from Edgworth, born about 1794-1798, as census records vary.  Possibly John born 1794 (if 1861 census is correct), so likely the son of Thomas a Calco Printer and Alice from Quarlton (0.5km south of Edgworth). The son of a printer becoming an overlooker at the looms is quite likely, but by no means certain.
1757 - 1794 James Mather 37 37 James is probably the son of John and Mary Mather fom Whitefields.  The age matches, its the nearest parish (other than Bolton), and the fitst two children (Mary and John) are named after his parents. 1724 - 1797 James Mather 73 73 James's parents were probably James and Alice (Alice wife of James of Rumworth died in 1764). 1802 - 1863 James Mather 61 61 James was clearly well educated.  Between 1834 and 1836, James moved to Little Bolton and became an Organist for a year.  However by 1837, he was a spinner again in G.B.

Later James became a Muslin Manufacturer in Little Bolton (if the same person), and was that in 1840 when he married Martha Bentley.  His father was John Mather, a shopkeeper. His brother(?), Charles Mather was witness at their marriage.

A licence was prepared in 1839 showing James a manufacturer, and a marriage notice for "James Mather" and "Martha Bentley" was placed in the newspaper 5 Sep 1840

In 1841, James was recorded as a publican (40 or 49) in Deansgate, with his wife "Matty" (30), Sarah Nightingale (25, F.F.), John Yeoman (20, a Hatter and William Coonnaly (30, Irish).  He had presumably taken over the Inn from Matty's father William Horrocks in 1840 when he married Matty.  Two years later, both Matty and her father died.

Aged 49 in 1851, a Cotton Manufacturer from Little Bolton.
Now married to Hannah (born 1814 from Edgworth). From Little Bolton and a Cotton Manufacturer, so matching abode and occupation to his first marriage.

Aged 59 in 1861, a Counterplane Manufacturer with wife Hannah 46
1808 - 1878 James Mather 70 70 Assumed to be Son or Rachel, based in 1851 census both are at "New House".  James is a farmer, and his mother Rachel a Logding House Keeper.  As the oldest son, he got the farm.

Brother John & Jane Mather had Charles (b.1832), John (b.1834) and Ralph (b.1835) at Edgworth independant while at New House, Entwistle in 1841.

Lived at Old Barn, Entwistle (Silk weaver, 1841 census)
1771 - 1854 James Mather 83 83 James may be the son of Thomas from D.L.  James was left nothing in his father Thomas' will of 1823.  Perhaps because he had moved away from the family.  However, birth is 2 years out, but closest match.

James and Mary, Crofter (when married) or Ag Labourer (1841 census) at Mount Pleasant, Edgworth in 1841.
~1565 - >1628 Hugh Mather 63 63 ~1565 <unknown> ~1584 - <1628 Richard Mather 44 44 Richard was first married to Katherine (recorded in a 1618 article of agreement between him and James Starkye of Pennington).  By 1628 (when Hugh Mather had died), Richard had deceased and his widow was Alice Mather. ~1585 Alice Mather 1602 Hugh Mather 1599 James Mather 1604 Thomas Mather 1598 John Mather 1609 - ~1611 Adam Mather 2 2 1601 Anne Mather 1827 James Mather John (an overlooker), Jane and family were at Barlow Street, Little Bolton in 1841 and 1851.

James was 14 and Brother William 12 in 1841, but they were not with the family in 1851.  James may have married Mary Stott at Deane in 1851, but there are no possible Bolton marriages.  James and William may not be the sons of John and Jane, as they only just married in Oct 1829, probably after the boys were born.
1829 William Mather John (an overlooker), Jane and family were at Barlow Street, Little Bolton in 1841 and 1851.

James was 14 and Brother William 12 in 1841, but they were not with the family in 1851.  James may have married Mary Stott at Deane in 1851, but there are no possible Bolton marriages.  James and William may not be the sons of John and Jane, as they only just married in Oct 1829, probably after the boys were born.
1808 - 1842 John Mather 34 34 Was John the son of Solomon?  They were both in Brown Street, L.B. but John was born there.

John Mather (Weaver) Married Elizabeth at St Mary Deane in 1833.

John and Elizabeth, both ca.30 at Brown Street, Little Bolton in 1841, with Edward (6), Charles (3) and James (2mo).  By 1851, Elizabeth was a widow, living with Edward and her mother Martha Gradwell.
1803 Thomas Westby In 1851, Thomas was 48 and living in Dean Street, Little Bolton. 1832 Mary Westby 1834 Jane Westby 1836 William Westby In 1861, William was 25, married to Jane and living in Little Bolton. Mather families of Little Bolton Mather families of Little Bolton James Mather James Mather
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