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Family Subtree Diagram : Mather (Hulton)

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John Mather's family from Little Hulton A coal mining family from Pendleton (1841) or Little Hulton (1851,1861 census) Also See MATHER, William & Martha from Mather's Fold (Eccles and Little Hulton) Peter Mather of Hulton James Mather of Little Hulton, Collier & Soldier Baptisms at Ringley Betty Mather b.1815, Worsley Unmarried family from Dun Kirk, Little Hulton in 1851 Betsy and Thomas Grundy, born 1844 and 1848 are children of James Grundy & Elizabeth Mather of Mather Fold nr Worsley Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child 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 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 Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Marriage (two children) No Marriage! No more children Marriage (five children) 31-Jul-1792 (Deane), Abode: Clifton/Ringley Marriage (three children) 1717 Middle Hulton Marriage (three children) ~1688 Marriage (seven children) Hultonia Superori, then Middle Hulton Marriage (four children) 2 May 1706 (Deane) No more children Marriage (ten children) Middle Hulton, Deane +Possibly more children Marriage (four children) Kearsley Marriage (three children) Little Hulton +Possibly more children Widowed (two children) 14 Jun 1757 (Abode: Little Hulton) Marriage 18 Dec 1792 Marriage (a child) 5 Nov 1765 +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) 29 Oct 1734 (Deane) No more children Marriage (two children) Kearsley +Possibly more children Marriage (four children) 7 Feb 1769 (Deane) Farnworth & Ringley +Possibly more children Marriage (ten children) Abode: Little Hulton Marriage 1766 XTo be completed Marriage (eight children) 3 Jan 1781 (Deane). Abode Little Hulton No more children Marriage 1817 XTo be completed Marriage (thirteen children) 1 Jan 1828 (Deane). Abode Little Hulton Marriage (eight children) 23 Oct 1853 (Deane): Little Hulton; Pendleton (Charlestown) after 1858 No more children Marriage ~1878 XTo be completed Marriage (seven children) 28 Jul 1862 (Deane) No more children Marriage (three children) 1845 (Leigh) No more children Widowed (a child) XTo be completed (a child) Marriage (two children) 1890 XTo be completed Marriage 1890 XTo be completed 1875 Cohabitation (five children) St Helens Marriage (six children) Q3/1880 Bolton RO Marriage Dec 1917 No more children Marriage (a child) 4 Jan 1803 +Possibly more children Marriage 10 Feb 1828 XTo be completed Marriage (three children) 1880 (Eccles) No more children Widowed (four children) 15 Dec 1877 (Charlestown) No more children Marriage (a child) 30 Dec 1888 XTo be completed Marriage 1918 Marriage Marriage 24 Dec 1868 XTo be completed Marriage (a child) 5 Feb 1860 Marriage 10 June 1911 Cohabitation (eleven children) Marriage (a child) 17 Aug 1840 Marriage (nine children) 1853 (Deane) Marriage (a child) 1847 (Deane) No more children Relative ofProbable grandson NeighborNeighbours in 1861 at Pendleton Lives withSarah had her mother (Shown as Henry's Mother-in-Law) with her in 1851 Lives withSarah Mather (79) was living with Jonathan (44) and Mary Alice (45) Gregson in 1911 Relative ofProbably brothers, both from Hulton Relative ofRelated (according to Tim Mather) - TBC AcquaintanceOriginaly thought to be the same person, but now known NOT to be related, although it appears they may have known each other and James Tonge use James Mather's name. Work withIn 1911, James and his son James were living away from home in Carmarthenshire, both working as Surface Banksmen at the local colliery Lives withIn 1911, Thomas Henry (16) nd his mother Mary Ann Mather were living with relatives Joseph and Elizabeth Brown in Newton. NeighborBoth lived at Little Hulton and married a Mather at Deane. Therefore, John and William are possible cousins (not brothers as marriage records show different fathers) 1767 Peter Mather Peter was "Poor", with daughter Betty's burial paid for by the parish. Betty 1791 Thomas Mather ~1764 Martha Mort 1809 Elizabeth (Betty) Mather Believed to be the daughter of Ellis Mather, baptised at Eccles, married 1828 (replationship confirmed by christian names and household group).

Married James Grundy, and then continued to live with father at Mather's fold in 1841.  Betty named her first son Ellis, named after her father.

In 1851, James and Elizabeth were publicans and had (and  were living at) the Railway Tavern, Green Lane, Worsley.  By 1861, then had moved to the Shaving Lane Public House is Worsley (then publican and farmer).
1766 - 1824 Sally Smethurst 58 58 Sally's father was John Smethurst (of Deane) 1802 - 1804 Catherine Mather 2 2 The Catherine Mather that died in 1875, aged 72 was another, a widow, a Catherine Mather (Wid, 71) was in Westhoughton in 1871 with her son Peter Hartley (47). 1794 - 1801 Mary Mather 7 7 1796 - 1857 Thomas Mather 61 61 ~1738 - 1808 Betty Mayo 70 70 After husband Peter died in 1789, Betty would most probably have remarried.  The most likely match is a marriage 18-Dec-1792 to Thomas Halliwell, a widower (although Betty Mather is recorded as a spinster). 1758 - 1758 James Mather 1756 - 1756 Peter Mather 1692 Guliolius (William) Mather Is Guliolius the latin for William?  A William Mather Married Abigail in 1717, and Abigail Uxor (wife) of Guliemi Mather died in 1732.

Guillaume is the French equivalent of William (name), which is of old Germanic origin (Wikipedia).
~1695 - 1732 Abiagail Duckworth 37 37 1725 Dorothy Mather 1729 Ann Mather 1731 - 1731 Alice Mather 17d 17d ~1665 Guliolius Mather ~1665 <unknown> 1690 Margaret Mather 1695 Dorotha Mather 1677 Johannis (John) Mather <unknown> 1698 Margaretha Mather 1700 Isabella Mather 1702 Maria Mather 1693 Elizabetha Mather 1693 Esther (Esther) Mather 1695 Anna Mather 1684 Petrus (Peter) Mather 1681 Maria (Mary) Mather 1679 - 1737 Thomas Mather 58 58 Thomas and Alice of Middle Hulton are buried together at St Mary's Deane.

Having the only early Mather headstone he was probably an important man, and also has strong connections to Liverpool where all 4 children were baptised.

John Mort (son) and Thomas Mather of Middle Hulton were the executors of Robert Mort (a tanner) will of 1728.

Either Thomas and Alice didnt have children, or they had Daniel, Thomas, William and Elizabeth (1706 - 1712), all baptised at St Nicholas, Liverpool.  There are no known Thomas and Alice marriages at Liverpool (only one other in Warrington in 1701). However we know they married and later were buried at St Mary's Deane.
1692 - 1692 John Mather 6d 6d 1675 - 1676 Mary Mather 1 1 1681 - 1740 Alice Pendlebury 59 59 There are marriages for Alice Pendlebury and Alicia Bradwoway on 2 Mar 1706 to a Thomas Mather at Dean, Lancashire.  It is the same person badly transcrived. 1644 - 1702 Johannis (John) Mather 58 58 The mother isnt named on any of the childrens baptisms at Deane.  She may be Esther Roscowe (based on 10 Sep 1685 Deane marriage) or Elizabeth (based on 1864 burial record, wife of Johanis). ~1640 - 1684 Elizabeth Mather 44 44 1674 Elizabeth Mather Samuel & Margareta gemini (twins) baptised 28 Feb 1674, who cant be a brother and sister so we have two families here; Both John Mather, from Kearsley (this) and Middle Hulton (other). 1674 Samuel Mather 1674 Margareta Mather 1665 Maria (Mary) Mather 1671 Jacobus (Jacob) Mather 1672 Richard Mather 1669 - 1679 Henricus (Henry) Mather 10 10 1663 - 1667 Elizabeth Mather 4 4 1665 - 1672 Margareta Mather 7 7 ~1590 Johannis (John) Mather Henry and John (possibly this Johannis) were the two sons of Gabriell of Kersley who died in 1605 (see will). <unknown> D. 1666 Richardus (Richard) Mather ~1570 - 1629 Henry Mather 59 59 Although Henry was of Little Hulton, he was probably born in Deane. He was to be buried in his (unnamed) fathers burial place in Deane. Anne Mather ~1600 Richard Mather According to Henry's will, Richard was Henry's eldest son. ~1605 Ralph Mather According to Henry's will, Richard was Ralph and James were his youngest sons.

At Easter 1637 (Archive ref QSB/1/183/78): TURTON & BLACKROD -  convictions of Thomas Grenehalgh and Ralph Mather for unlawful selling of ale.
~1610 James Mather According to Henry's will, Richard was Ralph and James were his youngest sons. ~1740 - 1806 Thomas Halliwell 66 66 Thomas was a widower when he married Betty. ~1738 - 1789 Peter Mather 51 51 Margaret Barlow ~1705 Alice Harrison 1703 Peter Mather 1735 Sarah (Sara) Mather Sarah is a daughter of Peter Mather for Little Hulton (south of Bolton), so probably not the Peter Mather of Turton. ~1560 - 1604 Gabriel Mather 44 44 Grabriel's mother was Ann.  She was left "one paire of gooses" in his will, so his mother Ann must have survived him.  He also had a brother Thomas and a sister Margerie.

Probably as mother (and borthers and sister) survived, Gabried was about 35 to 45 when he died, and this sons had not married (as no grandghildren are mentioned in his will).
D. >1604 Margaret Howell Margaret, and her father John Howell are refered to in Gabriel's will. ~1590 Henry Mather 1723 Jacob Mather Jacob had a sister Elizabeth, born 1730. ~1793 - 1793 Betty Mather 1769 - 1835 James Mather 66 66 James was the son of another James from Middle Hulton, but who was this James?  There are no other childrens baptisms at Deane, of James Mather.  There are baptisms at Leigh of James (& Sarah) in 1767,69,72,73,74,75 but these must be another as they overlap our James baptised in 1769.  Likewise James and Mary of Radcliffe with baptisms 1766 and 1769 are another. ~1650 John Mather 1748 - 1829 Ann Mather 80 80 1743 - ~1827 Daniel Stones 84 84 1740 - 1740 Thomas Mather This Thomas must have died an infant, as another Thomas was baptised a few years later. 1743 Samuel Mather 1745 Thomas Mather 1751 Betty Mather 1756 - 1800 Harry Mather 44 44 Harry's baptism is for Middle Hulton, wheras all the other children are Little Hulton. 1757 - 1829 Noah Mather 72 72 Noan and Mary lived in Little Hulton, using Peel Chapel (Deane) for their family baptisms.  They may have started at Middle Hulton where John, their first child is recorded. 1746 John Mather 1715 John Mather Peter's baptism shows the father as John of Hulton. All the other children are shows as from "Little Hulton" except for Harry which is Middle Hulton. ~1714 <unknown> 1737 Catherine Mather 1734 - 1736 Peter Mather 2 2 ~1737 John Charlton John Charlton and Catherine Mather, both of Oldham in this parish (i.e. Prestwich) were married 1766 with Jn'o Mather a witness. ~1757 - 1815 Mary Hilton 58 58 1789 - 1790 Phebe Mather 1 1 1794 - 1814 David Mather 19 19 1786 Betty Mather 1801 - 1801 Thomas Mather 1797 Sophia Mather 1797 - 1854 John Howarth 57 57 1781 John Mather 1783 Ann Mather 1791 - 1813 Phobe Mather 22 22 1807 - 1876 Sarah (Sally) Swindels 69 69 Sarah Swindels (probably Swindells) married Henry at Deane 1 Jan 1828

Sally's mother was Alice Toppings (b.1767), living with her at Little Hulton in 1851, a pauper aged 84.  She must have re-married.
1835 - 1897 Levi Mather 62 62 There was also a John Mather and Sarah Lamb of Pendleton (who between 1854-64 had William, Edward, James, Martha and Samuel).

In 1861, Levi was a Collier living at Higginson Brow, Pendleton when William was baptised.

Levi had married and left home by 1861.  He was with wife Sarah and 4 children, next door to Nathan at Pendleton.

1837 - 1905 Joseph Mather 68 68 1840 - 1905 Henry Mather 65 65 1841 - 1880 James Mather 39 39 1846 - 1916 Andrew Mather 70 70 In 1868, Andrew married Betty Grundy continued to live in Little Hulton, initially with Bettys parents.  They had several children including John Henry (b.1871). Levi (1873-74), and four other died young, aged one to two years and are buried at Wharton Presbyterian Chapel.  At leat five others survived. 1848 Mary Mather 1851 John Mather Already a Coal Miner, aged 10 in 1861 1856 - 1906 Peter Mather 50 50 Peter's mother Sarah was 50 when she had Peter!

Peter married Esther and had a daughter Annie (b.1880) and likely more.
1831 - 1918 Sarah Aldred 87 87 Saral lived with her daughter Sarah Alice in 1901 and 1911

Sarah Mather (79) was living with Jonathan (44) and Mary Alice (45) Gregson in 1911
1829 Nathan Mather Nathan was the son of Nathan and Catherine from Adlington, aged 14 in 1841. 1832 William Mather 1833 Mally Mather Matty or Mally?  Henry's mother was Matty! 1868 - 1885 Sarah Mather 17 17 1834 - 1840 James Mather 6 6 James died young in 1840, aged about 6.  Another James was baptised the following year.  He probably died at Pendleton Street, Pendleton, Eccles where the family were in 1841. 1858 Esther Mather 1844 - 1848 Alice Mather 3 3 1804 - 1864 Henry Mather 60 60 Henry is probably the son of John and Matty, born Atherton 31 Dec 1803.  His first daughter was baptised Mally.

Henry recorded his place of Birth as Little Hulton, which is where he was in 1851 and 1861, but in 1841 was a Coal Minor at Pendleton Street, Pendleton, Eccles.

The Henry from Windle, St Helens is another who died 13 Mar 1839, aged 36.  There another Henry from Eccleston, Wigan who died 29 Dec 1850, aged 47, so all three born about 1803.
1844 - 1902 Deborah Crompton 58 58 Deborah Mather had her brother Thomas Crompton with the family in 1871. 1706 Daniel Mather 1707 Thomas Mather 1710 William Mather 1712 Elizabeth Mather 1767 - 1854 Alice Mort Toppings 87 87 Alice Toppings was Henry's Mother-in-law, living with the family at Little Hulton in 1851.

Also refered to as "Alice Mort Topping", mother of Henry Mather (on FindAGrave website)
1854 Henry Mather 1856 - 1886 Jane Mather 30 30 1859 - 1920 James Mather 61 61 In 1891, James (32) was a coal miner living in Little Hulton with Wife Elizabeth (31) and their three children Thomas Henry (7), Sarah Ann (3) and Ada (1).

In 1901, James was a Contractor for Roofing in Coal Mine, still married to Elizabeth (both 42), now living at Culcheth, Leigh, where they had recently moved as only their last child Harrold was borh there in 1900. They now had 6 children with them.
1861 Harriet Mather In 1889, Harriett married John Seth Whatkinson 1863 - 1888 William Mather 25 25 1866 - 1944 Mary Alice Mather 78 78 1871 - 1958 Levine (Levi) Mather 86 86 Levi married Sarah Ann Fielding, as a son Frank was baptised at Charlestown 11 Jul 1906 1865 Harriet Jane Mather 1875 Winnifred Crompton Mather 1867 James Henry Mather 1870 Joseph Alfred Mather 1873 - 1874 Thomas Arthur Mather 7m 7m 1879 - 1880 William Ernest Mather 10m 10m 1881 - 1882 Herbert Mather 1 1 1829 Molly Mather 1820 John Mather 1817 Ellen Mort ~1780 John Mort John is named father on Ellen's marriage of 1845. 1783 Ann Mort Ann (78) was living with John and Ellen in 1861 1850 Mary Ann Mather 1855 Thomas Mather 1860 John Mather 1870 - 1944 Sarah Ann Fielding 73 73 1867 - 1950 Jonathan Gregson 83 83 1856 Fanny Smith Fanny was the daughter of Edward Smith 1872 - 1929 Mary Ann Ashall 57 57 Born Haydock.daughter of Ann Ashall (no father named). 

Her mother later married James Brown, and Mary Ann Aspull (aged 9) was with the (James and Ann Brown) family at Haydock in 1881.

Took the name Mary Ann Mather and lived in Newton in Makerfield, Warrington in 1901-1911

In 1911, Mary Ann and her son Thomas Henry were living in Newton in Makerfield with Joseph and Elizabeth Brown, a "relative"
1860 - 1937 Elizabeth Barnes 77 77 1884 Thomas Henry Mather In 1915, Thomas Henry Mather was aged 31, a Collier living at at 17 Gas Street, Leigh when he enrolled in the Army for WW1 1887 Sarah Ann Mather 1890 Ada Mather 1892 William Mather 1897 John Joseph Mather 1900 Harrold Mather 1894 - 1987 Thomas Henry Mather 93 93 Thomas Henry's birth cert shows father as James Mather a coal miner of 346 Fleet Lane, St Helens, and mother Mary Ann formerly Ashall. He was born at 346 Fleet Lane

In 1911, Thomas Henry (16) nd his mother Mary Ann Mather were living with relatives Joseph and Elizabeth Brown in Newton.
1897 - 1986 Agnes Mather 89 89 Agnes married James Sharrock (1894-1942).  They had 6 daughters.  They were still alive in Wigan in 1939. 1900 - 1971 James Mather 71 71 In 1911, James (aged 10) and his father were living in Carmarthenshire, both working as Surface Banksmen at the local colliery.  His molder brother Thomas H married Agnes Smith there in 1918. 1904 Mary Ann Mather 1909 - 1957 Joseph Mather 48 48 1869 - 1932 Henry Derbyshire 63 63 1779 - 1847 Simon Stones 68 68 1786 - 1834 Mary Hardman 48 48 1809 James Grundy 1860 - 1943 James Tonge (aka Mather) 82 82 In 1861, James (10 mo) was recorded as James Mort, living at Pendleton with James and Ellen Mort.  More likely he was with William Wane, loger (16 and possibly an uncle) and parents Thomas and Agnes Mort (i.e. should be Tonge). There may be two families living together.

James lead a double life, a bigamist with two families.  First he married Janet. After 1888 he started a family with a younger Mary Ann Ashall and between 1895 and 1909 had 5 more children by her.  Interestingly, both partnerships had a daughter Agnes (his mother's name).

In 1880, James, 20, Engineer, of 6 Radle Street, Pendleton, son of Thomas Tonge a fireman married Janet Hepburn (Scottish), daughter of Daniel, a Dyer.

Between 1881 and 1888, James and Janet had Agnes (who died), Margaret and James.  The family split up and Janet went off to live with her brother.

In 1891, James, a coal miner (born Pendleton, aged 30), is boarding with Samuel and Jane Cook (and their two infants) at St. Helens.

In 1901, James and Mary Ann are at "Miners Back Cottages", Newton in Makerfield.

Sometime after 1901, James and Mary Ann split up when Mary Ann found out about James's other family.  By 1911 they were well seperated!

In 1911, James Mather (48) and his son James (10) were boarding with the Twist family in Bettys, Carmarthenshire, both Surface Banksmen working at the local Colliery.

In 1937, James was a "Tonge" again, living in Salford, born 13-June-1860, a retired miner, and widow.

In 1943, James died in a poor house in Manchester and was buried in a communal poor grave. The death has him as James Mather "otherwise" Tonge.
1862 - 1928 Janet Hepburn 66 66 In 1891, Janet Tonge (27) was living with her brother William Hepburn, a coal miner (both from Scotland). 1881 - 1881 Agnes Tonge 1886 - 1959 Margaret Tonge 73 73 In 1891, Margaret Mather (aged 3) was with her grandmother Ann Howill (63)  1888 - 1917 James Tonge 29 29 In 1891, James Tonge, aged 2, and sister Margaret were with their mother Janet (and her brother)

In 1911, James was boarding in Middleton with Eliza Thompson and her family.

Army records show James P67512 married Helena Brown (spinster) 10 June 1911 at the Baptist Chapel, Temple Street, Middleton.  He was living at 48 Albert Street, Middleton in Dec 1915, and had a son George Edwin (b.30-July-1911).  James died of wounds in action 14.6.17

Their son George went on to marry Dorris Halliwell. He died in Rochdale in 1997.
1856 - 1903 William McMellon 47 47 1878 Annie McMellon 1879 Mary McMellon 1882 - 1899 William McMellon 17 17 1885 Eva McMellon 1891 Jane McMellon 1855 - 1913 Alice Rylands 58 58 1900 Anges Smith 1906 Frank Mather 1897 - 1897 Charles Herbert Mather 1848 - 1931 Betty Grundy 83 83 Betty's parents were John and Jane Grundy.  Andrew and Betty were living with them in 1871 after they married 1839 - 1920 Thomas Tonge 81 81 Thomas was an illegitimate son.  He had no father named on his marriage, but was probably the son of Ellen Tonge (b.1810), and had three older brothers Allin, Ralph and Joseph.. 1842 - 1865 Agnes Wane 23 23 1888 Helena Brown After James died in the war, Ellen married James E Chadwick in 1931 1844 - <1901 Edward Mather 57 57 Edward was born Dukinfield, Cheshire, the son of John and Ellen Mather

In 1861, Edward (17, Coal Drawer) was with parents John and Ellen at Atherton. His father was a provision dealer.
1799 James Mather 1806 Elizabeth Mather 1807 - 1864 Ann Stones 57 57 Ann was the daughter of Simon Stones, a weaver 1809 - 1877 Joshua Grundy 68 68 Between 1844 and 1850, Betsey, William, Mary and Ellen Grundy were born at Little Hulton, with mother's maiden name MATHER.

In 1851, Joshua Grundy (42) was head, unmarried, living with Betty Mather (36, servant) and her 6 "Mather" children, the youngest being Ellen Mather, aged 1 in Little Hulton. 

In 1861, Joshua Grundy was 52, still with Ann Mather and her children, but now the married name is Thornby.  Johsua Mather (21), Mary Grundy (14), Ellen Grundy (11), and 5 other children are all now named Thornby.

Betsey and William Grundy are missing.  Betsey and possibly Thomas ar children of another family 
1835 Ann Mather In 1851, Ann was 15 and a dressmaker, a "lodger" with her mother Betty and other siblings.  Joshua Grundy was head, a carter for hire.

In 1853 when she married, Ann was the daughter of Joshua Mather, a Carter.  However, this was Josiah Grundy, as her mother Betty never merried him.
1838 Thomas Mather 1840 Joshua Mather Birth registered as Joshua Mather, and living with mother Betty Mather in 1851 1842 - 1858 Sarah Mather 15 15 1847 Mary Grundy Mary and Ellen's births were registered as Grundy, but names Mather and living with unmarried mother Betty Mather in 1851.  By 1861, the same group were now all "Thornly" 1850 Ellen Grundy Mary and Ellen's births were registered as Grundy, but names Mather and living with unmarried mother Betty Mather in 1851.  By 1861, the same group were now all "Thornly" 1851 Alice Mather 1853 Martha Mather 1854 Robert Mather 1856 William Mather 1859 Sarah Jane Mather 1815 - 1878 Betty Mather 63 63 Betty was the daughter of James Thornley, the illegitimate son of Ellis Mather. This caused confusion as to what her name should be.  She was brought up as a "Mather", and used that name for the 1851 census and recording her childrens births, later changed to use the name "Thornley" after 1859 and on the 1861 census.

In 1861, Betty was named Betty Thornby and all the children were named Thornby, not Mather or Grundy.  However, all births between 1851 and 1861 are mother (and father) named Mather, so all are illegitimate, probably Joshua Grundy's who Betty is still living with.

In 1871, Betty (52) is now named Betty Thomley.  She is still with her 5 youngest: Mailce (19), Martha (18), Robert (16), William (14) and Sarah Jane (12).

Betty died, May 1878, aged 63 and buried as Joshua Grundy's wife in the same grave.
1832 - 1900 William Stones Crompton 68 68 1797 - 1854 John Crompton 57 57 John was the son of William Crompton, a weaver 1781 Ann Stones 1783 James Stones 1786 William Stones 1832 William Ashton In 1847, John Ashton (a possible brother) married Mary Mather, daughter of Henry, also at Dean.  This Mary died in Little Hulton 1848, soon after the birth of her daughter Hannah (so all Ashton+Mather Births in Little hulton are probably correct)

In 1853, William was 21, a brick layer when he married Ann Mather.

In 1861, William and Ann (both 26) were at Dunkirk, Little Hulton with James (7), Elizabeth (3) and Alice (1).

Ann's mother was Betty Mather and her father James Thornley.  Between 1864 and 1870 Ann's maiden name changes from Mather to THORNLEY for the births of Jacob, Ellen and Joseoh, and then back again for the birth of John Robert in 1872.

In 1871, William and Ann Ashton (both 37) were at Dunkirk, Little Hulton with 8 children.  Jacob, Ellen and Joseph where not Ann's.
1848 Hannah Ashton 1854 James Ashton 1856 - 1857 Sarah Ashton 1 1 1858 Elizabeth Ashton 1860 Alice Ashton 1862 Joshua Ashton 1872 - 1874 John Robert Ashton 2 2 ~1825 John Ashton May have moved to Atherton or Ardwick 1830 - 1848 Mary Mather 18 18 In 1827, Mary, daughter of Henry Mather a (coal) miner married John Ashton when she was only 17 and probably expecting..

In 1848, Mary had a daughter Hannah Ashton.  The child survived, but Mary died just 18y old.  Its likely Hannah was brought up by her grand-parents.
1864 Jacob Ashton 1866 Ellen Ashton 1870 Joseph Ashton
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