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James was born in 1821 in Harwood and his baptism took place on June 17th, 1821 at St. Peter's (Bolton).1 2  James' father was Richard Mather and his mother was Hannah Knowles.  His paternal grandparents were Richard Mather and Ann Howarth; his maternal grandparents were John Knowles and Jane Thomason. He had seven brothers and two sisters, and also a sibling of unknown gender, named Nathan, William, Robert, Richard, John, Henry, Peter, Catherine, Ann and <unknown>. He had an adopted brother named Thomas.  He died at the age of 68 on December 28th, 1889 in Little Bolton.3 






James' family with Susanna (Susan) Whalley


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‌James and Susan were married in a religious ceremony on December 4th, 1842 at St. Mary-the-Virgin (Bury) by Curate J F Coates and witnessed by John Pearwall & Ra Crompton.8  They had six sons and four daughters, named William, James, Giles, Richard, Nathaniel, Fred, Hannah, Ellen, Alice and Rachel.


1 Certificate - Baptism
2 FamilySearch.org
3 National Probate Records
4 1851 UK Census
5 1861 UK Census
6 1881 UK Census
7 1841 UK Census
8 Certificate - Marriage
9 BMD-Lancashire
10 Manchester CoE Births & Baptisms
11 Lancashire CoE Deaths & Burials (1813-1986)
12 Ancestry Family Trees
13 England & Wales BMD Index (1916-2007)
14 FreeBMD.org.uk
15 England Select Births & Christenings (1538-1975)
16 Manchester CoE Deaths & Burials
17 Deceased Online
Further source/citation:
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