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Family Subtree Diagram : Mather (Westhoughton)

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. ? A farming and later Coal Mining family from Westhoughton Later family members moved to Blackpool, with possible DNA links. There were 744 MATHERs in "West Houghton" in 1841 Mary Mather b.1786, Westhoughton with possible DNA links (jspencera & nsharman) Aidan Goodall also has Ancestry tree and GEDmatch but no DNA match. No DNA from Richard Mather (1796-1851, Beer Seller) Silk weaver family From Astley. 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Abode: Wingates, School Hill Marriage (eight children) 25 Apr 1847 (Deane). Abode: Wingates Widowed (four children) 12 Apr 1814 (Deane) Abode: Lostock +Possibly more children Casual relationship or dating (short-term) (a child) No more children Marriage (a child) 1 Jun 1857 Marriage (nine children) 5 Feb 1844 (Deane). Abode: Wingates No more children Marriage (nine children) 1 Dec 1801 (Deane). Rogers Farm in 1841 Widowed (four children) 26 May 1774 (Leigh): of Astley/Tyldesley Marriage 5 Mar 1837 XTo be completed Marriage (five children) 21 Apr 1840 (All Saints, Wigan) Abode: Westhoughton +Possibly more children Committed relationship and separation (two children) ~1855 Abode: Atherton XTo be completed Marriage XTo be completed Marriage 26 Aug 1828 (Leigh) Marriage (five children) 1 Jan 1863 (Deane) Marriage (five children) 13 Jul 1834 (Leigh). Abode: Westhoughton No more children Marriage (ten children) 31 Oct 1859 (Liverpool). Abode: Birkenhead & Wigan No more children Marriage 1890 (Bolton RO) Marriage 29 Jan 1865 XTo be completed Marriage 8 Sep 1839 XTo be completed Marriage 15 Sep 1888 XTo be completed Marriage 1798 (Eccles) XTo be completed Marriage 1843 XTo be completed Marriage (eight children) 27 Mar 1843 (Deane) No more children Marriage (six children) 8 Feb 1807 (Deane) +Possibly more children Marriage 3 Apr 1853 (Deane) Marriage (seven children) 29 May 1785 (Deane) Westhoughton No more children Widowed (seven children) Pennington, Leigh +Possibly more children Marriage 8 Nov 1769 Committed (long-term) relationship (seven children) Abode: Atherton No more children Marriage (five children) 23 Feb 1852 (Bolton). Abode: Westhoughton Widowed (six children) 19 Jun 1853 (Deane) Little Hulton No more children Marriage (three children) 1 Oct 1874 (Deane) Marriage (five children) 22 May 1846 (Deane) +Possibly more children Marriage (seven children) 1 Aug 1824 (Leigh) Abode: How Bridge, Atherton Marriage (a child) 1823 (Deane) Marriage (a child) 1845 (Stockport) +Possibly more children Marriage (eight children) 31 Dec 1855 (Deane). Abode: Atherton No more children Marriage (a child) 1833 (Leigh) +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) 28 Oct 1806 No more children Marriage 8 Dec 1880 XTo be completed Marriage 1892 (Atherton) XTo be completed Widowed (three children) 28 Dec 1813 (Deane) XTo be completed Marriage 21 May 1838 No more children Legal cohabitation (three children) Marriage 1 Jan 1879 Marriage (a child) 16 Feb 1889 (Atherton) +Possibly more children Marriage (nine children) 6 Aug 1865 (Tyldesley) +Possibly more children Marriage (two children) 10 Sep 1860 (Tyldesley) +Possibly more children Widowed (two children) 6 Sep 1873 (Bolton RO) No more children Marriage (four children) 11 Jul 1881 (Aspull) No more children Marriage 2 Aug 1890 XTo be completed Marriage 17 Nov 1900 XTo be completed Marriage 20 May 1898 XTo be completed Marriage 7 Jun 1884 XTo be completed Marriage 11 May 1899 XTo be completed Marriage 8 Oct 1878 XTo be completed Marriage 28 Dec 1873 XTo be completed Marriage Q3 1889 XTo be completed Marriage (nine children) Q4 1881 (Westhoughton, St John, Wingates) No more children Marriage (two children) Q4 1891 No more children Marriage (two children) 11 Feb 1866 No more children Marriage 1921 (Westhoughton) No more children Marriage (three children) Q2 1860 (Wigan) Ashton-in-Makerfield Marriage (two children) 18 Jul 1836 (Winwick) Newton le Willows Marriage 1893 (Aspul) XTo be completed Committed relationship and separation (two children) Committed relationship and separation (a child) Marriage (three children) 1876 (Bolton RO) No more children Marriage (a child) 1892 Marriage (a child) 11 Nov 1839 (Bolton) Marriage (five children) 14 Sep 1889 (Little Lever) No more children Widowed (a child) Q1 1883 (Bury RO) No more children Marriage (a child) Bolton No more children Marriage (two children) 1951 (Blackpool) No more children Marriage (a child) 1908 +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) 1908 No more children Marriage 1914 No more children Marriage (two children) 1914 Marriage (two children) 1925 Marriage 1904 XTo be completed Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Lives with: Catherine was Lodging with her uncle William & Mary in 1851.  Both Cathrines were age 6 and in the same household. Lives with: Moses (7) and sister Mary (4) were with their grandparents in 1871. Lives with: Martha, with her three children Allan, Betty and Ellen were living on Rogers Farm (Westhoughton) with Ruth in 1841. Neighbor: Betty did not marry, but had three children by 1861: Ellen (9), Ruth (7) and James (1).  She was living at School Hill, Wingate, Westhoughton, and neighbour to Henry and Margaret Mather (her great aunt and uncle). Work at: Working at Brinsup Hall (Farm) in 1841 for William and Ann Gregory (both 60) Neighbor: In 1841, Richard and his mother Ruth (and sister Martha) were neighbours at Roger's Farm Westhoughton Lives with: John was recorded on two 1851 census records, both with his wife Isabella as a Shop Keeper, and also his daughter Betty Unsworth as "formerly a farmer".  He may have been terminaly Ill was was being cared for by Betty, but still has his permanent address with his younger wife Isabella. Lives with: In 1851, Alice (aged 27) was lodging with her brother William and Mary Mather (32 & 30) at Brimsup Hall, Westhoughton.  She had her daughter Catherine (6) with her. Lives with: Ellen was Elizabeth's sister and lived with her all her life (inc 1851 and 1861 census). Neighbor: In 1851, John & Isabella, and John & Margaret were neighbours at Wingates, Westhoughton : Possibly same person, if death age is an error (no image to verify) Representative of: In 1890, Matthew Gray; Margaret Critchley were witness to Samuel's and Sarah Ellen Critchley's marriage
 Representative of: Geoffery Mather (the oldest brother) was witness to John and Betty's marriage of 1814 Lives with: In 1841, Jacob Taylor was living with his sister, Margaret 1826 - 1869 John Mather 43 43 In 1841, John Mather (15, M.S. for William Gill, a farmer) was the only other Mather in Rumworth in 1841 (other than James Mather b.1792, Hall'ith Wood).

In 1851, John, aged 25, was an Ag. Lab at Bridge Hill Farm, Heaton, working for Richard (29, Head) and Mary Hough. Betty Edge was their servant girl, just 15.

NOTE: There is another older John Mather from Tyldesley, son of Jeffery, who married Alice Knnton at Manchester in 1836.

Things happened, and John and Betty had to quickly get married on 19 June 1853.  Their daughter Catherine E Mather was born the same year.

In 1861 John and Betty Mather (35 & 25) with Catherine (8), Edward (6), Mary (3) and Elizabeth (8mo) at Rumworth (births registered at Little Hulton)

In 1879, John was a Forge Man when son Edward of Deane village married Elizabeth Howcroft.
1868 Mary Elizabeth Morris 1905 Fred Mather 1882 - ~1916 James Mather 34 34 James was killed in Action during WW1 1883 - 1937 Ada Wood 54 54 Ada had a sister Rachel, aged 24 in 1911 1868 James Mather 24 Mar 1888, James Mather (20) of Atherton son of Edward married Mary Elizabeth Morris (20) of Westhoughton 1907 Norman Mather A baptism for Thomas was recorded in the parish records.  However the birth was registered as Norman.  Norman was 3 years old in 1911 (no Thomas). 1889 Clara Mather 1892 Elizabeth Mather 1895 James Edward Mather 1900 Herbert Mather 1801 - 1866 Henry Mather 65 65 Henry, son of William Mather married Margaret Holden in 1838.  Census records show Henry born about 1801 and the only Lancashire MATHER+HOLDEN marriage.

NOTE: This is the only other Mather marriage at Deane (as well as John Mather and Ellen Buckley) between 1837-1840, although several in 1841 and later.

1 Jan 1838, Henry married Margaret Holden at Deane. Margaret is described as a spinster, so Richard was an illegitimate son.  Her father was William Holden.

In 1841, Henry and Margaret Mather (41 & 35) are at Wingates, Westhoughton with son (or stepson) Richard Mather (13)

1851, Henry and Margaret (56 & 48) were at Wingates with Richard Holden (23, U, Son) and John Green (78, lodger, probably an uncle as Mother was Mary Green). There was no James.

1804 - 1871 Margaret Holden 66 66 Margaret's father was William Holden 1828 - 1901 Richard Holden 73 73 Richard married Betty

Richard Holden of 110 Chorley Road, Westhoughton, Lancashire died 10 Nov 1901
1781 - 1813 Samuel Mather 31 31 Samuel was baptised at Peel by Bolton, the son of William and Mary (Green).

The 1813 death record is for Samuel son of William Mather of Worsley, aged 31 years.  Had he gone back to his father?  Alice gave birth to Ellin in 1813 and then had an illegitimate child Alice in 1915.  It seems the marriage had broken down.
1785 Sarah Mather Sarah is the likely daughter of William Mather and Alice Aldercroft.  (There is no other matching William Mather and Alice marriage)

6 Oct 1803, another (older) Sarah Mather of Bolton Parish married John Peel
1778 Joseph Mather Joseph, son of William Mather of Tyldesley (near Atherton), baptised at St Stephen, Astley. 1775 Betty Mather Betty Mather, aged 23 married John Hulme in Eccles in 1798.

There is another Betty Mather (aged 20) marrying John March (aged 22) in Nov 1799.  This must be another, 4 years younger!
1752 - 1827 William Mather 74 74 William's mother may have been Betty.  There is a Betty Mather (1737-1821) buried at St Bartholomew (Westhoughton).

William Mather (weaver) and Alice Aldercroft, "both of Astley" were married 26 May 1774.  Betty and Joseph were both from Astley Village.

Siblings of William probabry include John, Ellis, Otho and Micall, all who had children baptised at St Stephen's, Astley between 1777 and 1836.
1762 - 1838 Mary Green 76 76 On daughter Ann's baptism, Mary Kay was given as the mother amd then "Kay" crossed out and shown as Mather. 1790 - 1842 Geffrey (Jeffery) Mather 52 52 1 Nov 1790, Baptised Geoffrey.

10 Dec 1816, "Jeffery" married Catherine Gregory at St Mary's, Deane.

In 1841, Jeffery was a "Col Wor" at Four Gates, Westhoughton with four daughters; twins Ellen and Alice (15), Ann (13), and Mary (8).
1788 - 1862 John Mather 74 74 John's first marriage was to Betty Woodward.  Brother Geoffery was witness.  Betty died in 1835 and was buried at Westhoughton (the only possible burial for a spouse of John).

John and Betty had four (or more) children.  First two were baptised at Westhoughton (1814-16), and then Mary and Betty at Winwick (1819-22).

In 1839, John (a widower) married Isaballe Harrington.  In 1841 John and Isabella were at Wingates, West Houghton.  John was a Shop Keeper. Neighbours where his brother Henry.

John's daughter Betty was an Inn keeper in Lord Street, Southworth with Croft. John (74) was with them in 1851

in 1861, they were at the Beer House (probably the Windmill where daughter Ann was in 1865) in Westhoughton.  John (72) was a beer seller. 
1792 Ann Mather On the 28 Dec 1813, Isaac Turner married Ann Mather at St Mary's, Deane.

In 1824, Isaac Turner died, aged 36.

On the 21 May 1838, Ann Turner, daughter of William Mather a weaver married William Green.
1795 - 1806 Joseph Mather 11 11 1793 Isabella Harrington 1796 - 1834 Catherine Gregory 38 38 1825 - 1895 Jane (Ann) Smith 70 70 Anne when Catherine baptised and on 1851 census, but married Jane Smith in 1847, and Jane on all later records.

25 Apr 1847, Jane Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith a joiner, married Joseph Mather, son of Jeffery Mather a weaver at Deane St Mary Parish Church.
1852 Thomas Mather 1864 - 1918 Jeffrey Mather 54 54 Jeffrey or Geoffrey

In 1881, Jeffrey Mather (16) was a Colliery Labourer (like his fathr) at 20 Dicconson Lane, Bolton.

In Q3 1889, Geoffrey Mather, a Railway Engine Driver from  Westhoughton married Sarah Ann Wise at Westhoughton, St. John, Wingates.

In 1891, Geoffrey (26) was a Locomotive Fireman at Lower Darwen, married to Sarah Ann (26) and they had their first daughter Elizabeth (1)

Geoggrey died at Darwen in 1918
1821 Joseph Mather Joseph married Jane in April 1847 and yet when Catherine was baptised the parents were Joseph and Anne.  Joseph also recorded his wife Anne in 1851, with both daughters Catherine (4) and Alice (1) present. 

It appears Anne and Jane are the same person, same age, silk weaver.  Probably the name have been mis-read as Jane and Anne appear very similar on these records.  All the childrens birth records show the mother's maiden name as SMITH.
1847 Catherine Mather 1849 - 1853 Alice Mather 3 3 1854 - <1892 Ann Mather 38 38 Another Ann was born in 1850 and then died (TBC). Then another Ann, noth daughters of William Mather and Margaret Smith born 1853.

In 1871, Ann was with her parents, aged 16.

In 1881, Lawrence and Ann Dobson (30 & 26) were at Aspull with their son Joseph (4)

Ann must have died as in 1892, Lawrence married Margaret Hart at Bolton RO.  Did Lawrence divorce Ann or was he a bigamist who married Margaret and emigrated to Canada?  There is no death for Ann before 1912.

In 1901, Lawrence and Margaret (50 & 34) were at Wingates, Westhoughton with Joseph (24), Mary Jane (15), William (15) and Alice (7)
1859 - 1861 Ellen Mather 2 2 1861 - 1865 Mary Jane Mather 3 3 1791 - 1835 Betty Woodward 44 44 John was probably married before he married Isalella late in life.  brother Jeffery married at Deane, so would expect the same for John. Also, Betty Mather was buried at Westhoughton in 1835, just before John remarried Oct 1839.  This all points towards the marriage of John and Betty Woodward. 1818 - 1818 Ellen Mather 1m 1m 1824 Ellen Mather 27 Mar 1843, Ellen, a minor, daughter of Geoffery Mather a husbandman married William Elliot, also a minor and a husbandman at St Mary's, Deane. 1824 - 1895 Alice Mather 71 71 In 1851, Alice (aged 27) was lodging with her brother William and Mary Mather (32 & 30) at Brimsup Hall, Westhoughton.  She had her daughter Catherine (6) with her.

1 June 1856 Alice Mather of Lostock, daughter of Geoffry Mather a weaver married Simon Ratcliffe a weaver of Lostock, son of Robert at St Peters, Bolton.

In 1871, Alice and Simon (47,53) and step-daughter Catherine (27) were Silk Wevers. Grandson and granddaughter Moses (7) and Mary (4) were also there.
1827 Ann Mather Ann married Richard Woodward 1833 - 1913 Mary Mather 80 80 In 1841, Mary (8), with her father (who died in 1842) at Four Gates, Westhoughton and was the youngest of four sisters.

In 1851, Mary (18) was still; at Four Gates, a maid servant for Richard Hope at the Four Gates Inn.

In 1861, Mary (28) was a House Servant at the White Horse Inn, Edgworth (next to Four Lane Ends) for James Ramwell, an Innkeeper and farmer of 20 acres.

11 Feb 1866, Mary Mather a servant, daughter of Jeffrey Mather a weaver married Samuel Berry a servant, son of John Berry a servant at St Peter's, Bolton.  Both were living in Turton.

in 1871, Samuel and Mary (both 37) were at Walkers Row, Edgworth with a son John Berry (1)

In 1881, Samuel and Mary (50 & 47) were at Turton Bottoms with son John (11)

In 1891, Mary (58, Wid) was with her son John (21) at 24 Bolton Road, Edgworth.  She was still there with her son (and family) in 1911
<unknown> 1844 - 1937 Catherine Mather 93 93 NOTE:  There are three Catherine Mathers born about this time.  This Catherine was the illegitimate daughter of Alice Mather.  The other two were daughters of William Mather & Margeret Smith (born 1845) and Joseph Mather & Jane Smith (born 1847).

Catheine never married

In 1861, Catherine was the step-daughter of Simon Ratcliffe, after he had married Alice Mather in 1857.

It seems that Catherine was the first to retire to Blackpool, with other family following soon after.
<unknown> 1817 - 1891 Simeon Ratcliffe 74 74 In 1891, Simon and Alice Radcliffe (74 & 66) were living at Heatons, Westhaughton with their daughter Catherine Single, 46).  Simon was blind. 1819 - >1891 William Mather 72 72 in 1841 William (21) and Edward Mather (10) were with William and Ann Gregory (farmer, both 60) at West Houghton.

In 1851, William and Marg (32 & 30) were at Part of Brinsop  Hall, Westhoughton with Catherine (6), John (3), Alice (2) and his sister Alice (27) and her daughter Catherine (6).

In 1861, William, a banksman, was still at Brinsop Hall with wife Margaret and 7 children.

In 1871, William and MArgaret (50 & 58) were still at Brinsop  with their children
1845 Catherine Mather In 1866, Catherine Married James Green.  They continued to liver at Westhoughton 1847 John Mather 1848 Edward Mather 1823 - >1911 Margaret Smith 88 88 Margaret (indexed as Mary in 1851 by is Marg) was from Lostock, daughter of William Smith a Weaver.. 1853 Ann Mather In 1881, Ann was 27, a Silk Weaver, and unmarried 1856 - 1919 William Mather 63 63 Q4 1881, William Mather married Elizabeth Platt at Westhoughton, St. John, Wingates.

In 1891, William and Elizabeth (35 & 28) were at 180 Chorley Road with Alice (8), James E (6), Margaret E (4) and William (1).

In 1901, William and Elizabeth were living at 250 Chorley Road, Horwich with the first 7 of their 8 children, including Jane Platt Mather, confirming the correct marriage.

In 1911, William and Elizabebeth (55 & 49) were at 114 Chorley Road, Westhoughton with William (21), Mary Elizabeth (17), Jane Platt (13), Dora (11) and Eideth (7), and a nephew James Platt (1, born Addlington).  8 of their 9 children were still alive.
1858 Margaret Mather Margared married a Higham.  She and here mother were togethin at 592 Chorley Road, Westhaughton in 1911.  Brother Jeffery completed the 1911 census, although not on it. 1861 Jeffrey (Geoffrey) Mather 1858 Mary Ratcliffe Mary, daughter (aged 3) in 1861 1808 - 1830 Moses Mather 21 21 There was another Moses Mather born 1804, son of James and Alice of Middleton.

There are no marriage records for Moses before he died in 1830
1804 Margaret Mather Like her siblings, Margaret probably was born and died in Westhaughton.  However there is a mariage at Leigh to John Green which could be her if Margaret was born in Accrington. 1780 - 1824 Edward Mather 44 44 Edward and Ruth are (the only) two unaccounted burials at Westhoughton.  William is the only known possible father of Edward, but no Baptism to prove it.  However, there is for William and Alice, and it seems William was married before he married Mary Green, which may explain the big age gap between William and Mary.  Edward was the son of William and Alice of Westhoughton, baptised 1782

The 1841 census still has Ruth (60) and family, Farmer
1779 - 1846 Ruth Gregory 67 67 Ruth's parents were John and Margaret Gergory.

Ruth (60) was at Rogers Farm, Westhoughton in 1841 with various Mather family.
1822 - 1846 Edward Mather 23 23 Edward died young, just a few months after his mother, aged 23.  There is another Edward from Westhoughton born 1830 who survived. 1819 - 1866 Ruth Mather 47 47 1804 - 1878 Martha Mather 74 74 In 1841, Martha Mather (35), with her three children Allan, Betty and Ellen were living on Rogers Farm (Westhoughton) with her mother Ruth (60).

21 April 1863 daughter Betty Mather (29) of Westhoughton, daughter of Charles Pennington a farmer married Luke Southers, son of George, both farmers.  It is assumed that all the children Betty and earlier are Charles Penningtons.
1833 Betty Mather Betty did not marry, but had three children by 1861: Ellen (9), Ruth (7) and James (1).  She was living at School Hill, Wingate, Westhoughton, and neighbour to Henry and Margaret Mather (her great aunt and uncle).

21 April 1863 Betty Mather (29) of Westhoughton, daughter of Charles Pennington a farmer married Luke Southers, son of George, both farmers.

In 1871 Betty "Southern" (37, Wid) is a farmer of 44 acres at Westhoughton with Ellen (19), Ruth (16), James (11), Mary A (8), George (6) and g-daughter Edith (7 months)
1840 Ellen Turner 1829 Allan Mather ~1750 Alice Aldcroft William Mather (weaver) and Alice Aldercroft, "both of Astley" were married 26 May 1774 1813 James Dootson James Dootson, not Dobson (Doobson on marriage cert) 1816 William Turner 21 Apr 1840, William Turner (24), son of Isaac Turner married Martha Mather (26), dau of Edward at Wigan.  There were five  children born before 1840, and some were probably illegitimate.

In 1841, William Turner (25) was a weaver, living with Ruth Mather and her daughter Martha (35) at Roger's Farm, Westhoughton. Although recently married, he is listed after the Mather family and Martha is still a MATHER, not TURNER.

In 1861, William and Martha (44 & 57) are farmers with son Isaac (19, unmarried) at Rogers Farm
1830 - 1896 Edward Mather 66 66 There are four Edward Mather families at Atherton:  Edward Mather and HOLLAND (births 1851-60 at Ashton), OWEN (births 1866-88); Betsy MORRIS (married 1863, births 1863-84) and Betty ABBOTT (Married 1852, births 1870-85).

This Edward appears to have had children from several families, maybe nephews and nieces. Edward and Besty Morris did marry, and appears to be 14 years younger.  Its possible Edward lead a double life with two families.

1841 - Edward (11) with assumed brother William (21) at William and Ann Gregory's farm (Brinsup Hall), Westhoughton.

1851 - In service as an Ag Labourer for Latham family, at Chadwicks, Lostock. By 1861 Edward (31) is farming 10.5 acres at Ashes Farm, Westhoughton with wife Betty (28).

1861 Edward and Betty (31 & 26) are still at Ashes farm, Westhoughton, farming 10.5 acres.  They have children John and Martha (3 & 1).

In 1871, another Edward and Betty Mather nee Abbott are at 291 Baglane, Atherton with 4 children.



1833 - 1904 Elizabeth (Betty) Holland 71 71 1857 John Mather 1860 Martha Holland 1854 Peter Yates 1870 Samuel Mather 1851 - 1859 Jeffery (Geoffrey) Mather 8 8 There are records for the birth and death of G/Jeffery and a gap in the births, but no bapitism to confirm.  However after Jeffert died, another was baptised, so he must be of this family. ~1804 John Green 1835 Luke Southern 1854 Ellen Mather 1854 Ruth Mather 1861 James Mather 1815 - 1875 Richard Mather 59 59 In 1841, Richard, a weaver, and Mary (20 & 25) are living at Roger's Farm, Westhoughton, with John (5), Ann (3) and Mary (6 months), a neighbour of his mother Ruth at the same farm.

Richard did not re-marry Jane Ingram in 1848 at Wigan. That was Richard son of William.  He boarding in Wigan in in 1871 and died there 1875.
1812 - 1852 Mary Leigh 40 40 Birth records for Edward, Mary and Ruth show mothers maiden name as Leigh 1839 - 1839 Edward Mather 1840 - 1844 Mary Mather 3 3 1843 - 1931 Ruth Mather 87 87 Ruth and Richard married at Deane and lived in Wigan. They had a son Richard. 1837 Ann Mather 1836 John Mather John moved to 152 Brook St, Birkenhead in 1861.

The MMN recorded for the childrens birts are varied: HEAL (1x), HALD (1x), HILL (1x), HEEL (2x), and then HEALD (5x)

In 1851, John (15) was in Westhoughton with his parents and sisters Ann and Ruth (14 & 7).

31 Oct 1859, John Mather, Engine Driver, son of Richard Mather a labourer married Elizabeth Heele a minor, daughter of Samuel Heele, a Boiler Maker at st nicholas, Liverpool.  Both were living in Dale Street.

In 1861 John and Elizabeth (both 24) were in Brikenhead with son Richard (1 month)

John left Birkenhead about 1874 after Elizabeth was born and moved to Aspull, Lancashire.

In 1881, John and Elizabeth (45 & 40) were back at Westhoughton with Mary (17), Maria (15), Samuel (13), Elizabeth (8) Edward (6), Henry (4), Sarah A (2) and Ruth (4 months).

After John, their last child, the family movd back to Westhoughton, where daughter Maria Ellen Mather married William Morris in 1888.
1837 Elizabeth Heald HEELE when married and various maiden names for the childrens births including HEAL (1x), HALD (1x), HILL (1x), HEEL (2x), and then finally HEALD (5 times).

1861 Richard Mather Richard was born in Birkenhead, but spent most of his life as a Collier in Westhoughton.

11 Jul 1881, Richard Mather (20) a collier, son of John Mather a labourer married Rachel Teesdale (18), daughter of Jonathan Teesdale, a collier at Haigh and Aspull Parish Church.

In 1885, The family must have been in Northumberland, where Maria was born.

In 1891, Richard & Ann J (30 & 38) were at Westhoughton with Richard Riley (13), Margaret Mather (10), Mary E Mather (8), Maria (6) and Daniel (4)
1817 - 1833 Elizabeth (Betty) Mather 16 16 Baptised Betty, but Buried as Elizabeth 1813 - 1827 Alice Mather 14 14 1803 - 1819 Ruth Mather 16 16 1853 Ann Jane Kershaw Ann Jane Kershaw (or Kirshaw).

6 Sep 1873 Ann Jane Kershaw (21), daughter of Richard Kershaw married James Green Riley (22), son of     
Thomas Resmott Green at Bolton.

In 1875 and 1877 They had two children.

In 1881, James G and Ann J Riley (30 & 26) were at Rumworth with Ann J Riley (6) and Richard Riley (3), and two boarders John Hunt (23) and John Kershaw (23), possibly her half- or step-brother.

James Riley died in 1885, aged 34, and in 1890, Ann J Riley married Richard Mather at Bolton RO.

1844 - 1915 Richard Meadows 71 71 1806 - 1824 John Mather 18 18 1809 - 1826 Ellen Mather 17 17 1842 Isaac Turner 1816 - 1821 Joseph Mather 5 5 Cant be sure who Joseph was, who was buried at Westhoughton, but probably son of Jeffery, as another Jospeh was baptised soon after this Joseph died, aged 5. 1814 - 1865 Ann Mather 51 51 Ann (daughter of John) married Thomas Bromilow 8 Sep 1839.

Ann and Thomas had the Windmill Beer House, Chorley Road, Westhoughton, Dean (when she died in 1865).
1819 Mary Mather Mary was probablu born at Newton-le-Willows, the same as sister Betty. 1822 Betty Mather 1816 Thomas Bromilow 1867 Samuel Mather 1865 Maria Ellen Mather 1873 Elizabeth Mather 1875 Edward Mather 1876 Henry Mather 1878 Sarah Ann Mather 1863 Mary Mather 1880 Ruth Mather 1884 John Mather 1865 William Morris 1775 John Hulme 1818 Peter Unsworth Peter was an Inn Keeper 1824 William Elliott William Elliot on marriage but Elliott elsewhere

In 1843, William Eliott a husbandman was the son of William Elliot a weaver when he married Ellen Mather.  Both were under 21 and from Westhoughton.

In 1845, the family may have been living in Manchster at the time Elizabeth was born.  After that they moved to Little Bolton.

In 1851, William and Ellen (both 28) were at 34 Nelson Street, Little Bolton with Henry (7), Elizabeth (6), Catherine (5), William (3) and Alice (1).

In 1861, William and Ellen (40 & 39) were at 14 Brick Field, Halliwell with Elizabeth (16), Catherine (15), William (13),  Alice (11), Mary Ann  (9), and Frederick (5).
1786 - 1864 Mary Mather 78 78 In 1841, Adam and Mary (both 55) were farmers at Leigh Common, Westhoughton with Mary (20) and Adam (17), both silk weavers. 1785 - 1867 Adam Hodkinson 81 81 In 1841, Adam and Mary (both 55) were farmers at Leigh Common, Westhoughton with Mary (20) and Adam (17), both silk weavers. 1824 Adam Hodkinson 1818 - 1900 Mary Hodkinson 82 82 George and Mary moved to West Derby, Liverpool. They were there from 1871 till they died.

DNA match to jspencera and nshardman
1830 George Holme 1810 Catherine Hodkinson 1826 Margaret Hodkinson Margaret was missing in 1841 1815 Ann Hodkinson 1765 - ~1796 Robert Mather 31 31 Robert's mother was Mary, and his father was Thomas, who died March 1765 at "Penington" Leigh, just before Robert was born.

Robert & Jinney (or Jenny) could sign their names and were married by licence, so both were well educated.

Robert may have died about 1795.  There is no death record for Westhoughton or Deane.  However, Jane registered the birth of Richard in 1796, and the father was not named, (so may be deceased).
1760 Jane (Jenny) Sale All 5 baprism records show Jane.  Jenny Sale married Robert 29 May 1785 at Deane by licence. 

Jinney (when baptised) or Jenny (when married) or or Jane (on childrens baptisms) 
1787 Betty Mather In 1851, Betty Mather, unmarrried, aged 64 was at the Turton Workhouse. (This may be the daughter of RIchard and Betty from Bolton).

On 22 June 1823, Betty may have married Joseph Stafford at Deane. Joseph was a Crofter.
1788 Catherine Mather The only Catherine marriage at Deane is to to James Jepson in 1821, but this Catherine is a widow. 1794 - 1794 John Mather 1789 Thomas Mather Another Thomas was born Dean, January 1789, son of John Mather & Betty Edge.

1862: There is a Thomas Mather, aged 73 death registered at Brindle/Withnell (BR/6/99) of the correct age.
1792 Lambert Sale Mather Did Lambert have a son Richard?  Richard Mather and Betty Booth (married in 1861) named a son Lambert Booth Mather, 7 Apr 1872 at Quarlton. 1807 William Hodkinson ~1730 - 1765 Thomas Mather 35 35 ~1730 - 1776 Mary Mather 46 46 There is no evidence that Mary was married to Thomas other than she died at Pennington and Robert's mother was Mary.

After Thomas died, Mary a widow married another Thomas.  However, the marriage may not have lasted, as her death is recorded as Mary Mather Wid (but this may be simply because she was buried with her first husband). 
1761 Joseph Mather 1763 Mary Mather Mary married Robert Polet, Leigh, 20 Aug 1784 1760 John Mather 1756 Catherine Mather Catherine married William Green, a weaver of Leigh on 5th May 1785 1758 Thomas Mather <1754 - 1775 William Mather 21 21 Thomas Westray Thomas was an "Officer of the Excise" when he married Mary Mather (WIdow) in 1769. Elizabeth Owen 1866 John Mather 1870 Joseph Mather 1872 Eliza Mather 1875 Betsy Mather 1876 Thomas Mather 1878 William Mather 1826 Edward Mather 1832 Betty Abbott 1852 - 1858 Martha Mather 6 6 1857 John Mather 1860 Martha Mather What happened to Martha?  There is another Martha birth registered to Edward and Elizabeth (nee Holland) the same year. 1867 James Mather On 24 Mar 1888, James, son of Edward a Collier married Mary Elizabeth Morris. James was a Stoker from Atherton. 1846 Joseph Turner 1837 James Turner 1839 Sarah Turner 1835 - 1900 Betty Edge 65 65 Betty, daughter of John Edge

In 1861, Betty Mather (25) was with Catherine (8), Edward (6), Mary (3) and Elizabeth (8mo)

In 1871, Betty (35, Wid) was in 3 Hulton Lane, Rumworth with Catherine E (18), Edward (16), Mary (13), Elizabeth (10), William (7) and new arrival Robert (5 months). Robert cant be John's (John died 1869), so Betty was already with Edward Hart, although living appart. 
1855 Edward Mather 1 Jan 1879, Edward (24), a gardener, son of John Mather a Forge Man married Elizabeth Howcroft (26), daughter of John Howcroft a Miner at St Mary's, Deane.  Both were living in Deane Village.

In 1881, Edward was with his mother and step-father.
1858 - 1873 Mary Mather 15 15 1860 Elizabeth Mather 1863 William Mather 1845 - 1916 Edward Hart 71 71 1870 - 1961 Robert Mather 90 90 In 1870, Robert is 5 Months (born Oct 1870), yet his "father" John had died June 1869, so not his son.

In 1881, Robert (10) is described as son (i.e. not step-son) of Edward Hart

In 1893, Robert married Eliza J Pickvance at Bolton Emanuel Church.
1875 Louisa Hart 1878 John Hart 1853 Catherine Edge (Mather) Catherine Edge was born before the parents married.

Catherine E Mather is probably Catherine Edge Mather, although birth is recistered as EDGE, not MATHER.
1820 Richard Woodward 22 Jun 1846, Richard Woodward was a widower when he married Ann Mather, the daughteer of Jeffery Mather, weaver.  He was illegitimate (i.e. no father shown). 1851 William Woodward 1853 Elizabeth Woodward 1859 Richard Woodward 1865 Edward Woodward 1847 - 1847 Geoffrey Woodward 6m 6m 1843 - 1859 Henry Elliott 16 16 1845 Elizabeth Elliott 1846 Catherine (Kate) Elliott In 1881 "Kate" was 35 1848 William Elliott 1850 Alice Elliott 1851 Mary Ann Elliott 1856 Frederick Elliott 1861 - 1868 John Henry Elliott 6 6 In 1868, John H Elliott died in Halliwell, aged 6 1796 - 1851 Richard Mather 54 54 In 1796 Richard was born in Westhoughton, son of Jane but no father named, although likely to be the son of Robert.

Richard married Elizabeth Buckley in 1824 and acquired a daughter Martha Yetes (b.1808).

In 1841, Richard, a Beer Seller, and Elizabeth (50 & 44) were at How Bridge, Atherton with Ellen and Martha Buckley (40 & 33) and Edward (16), James (14), John (12), Richard (10), Ann (7) and Elizabeth (4).

In 1851, Richard (57) was an Inn Keeper and farmer of 5 acres at Howe Bridge, Atherton with his wife Elizabeth (62) and her sister Ellen Buckley (unmarried, 50).  They also had their children Martha Yates (43), Edward (25), James (23), John (21) and Ann (15).

Richard had died by 1861.
1789 - 1869 Elizabeth Buckley 79 79 Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Ann Buckley of Howe Bridge, Atherton.

In 1841, Richard and Elizabeth (50 & 44) were at Howe Bridge, Atherton with Ellen and Martha Buckley (40 & 33) and Edward (16), James (14), John (12), Richard (10), Ann (7) and Elizabeth (4).

In 1851, Richard (57) was an Inn Keeper and farmer of 5 acres at Howe Bridge, Atherton with his wife Elizabeth (62) and her sister Ellen Buckley (unmarried, 50).  They also had their children Martha Yates (43), Edward (25), James (23), John (21) and Ann (15).

In 1861, ELizabeth was Head, 71, Victullar & Grocer at Howe Bridge, Atherton with son Edward (36), John (32), Ann (26), Elizabeth (24), Ellen Buckley (66, sister) and Martha Yates (Daughter, 53)
1795 Ellen Buckley In 1841, Ellen and Martha Buckley (40 & 33) were living with Richard and Elizabeth Mather (nee Buckley) at How Bridge, Atherton.

In 1851, Ellen Buckley and Martha Yates (50 & 43) were living with Richard and Elizabeth Mather (nee Buckley) at How Bridge, Atherton.
1825 Edward Mather In 1841, Edward was a Wheelwright's apprentice.   1829 John Mather 1835 Ann Mather 1837 Elizabeth Mather 1808 Martha Buckley Martha was born about 1806, so can't be Richards child.  Always shows and Martha, daughter, married, so probably an illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Buckley before they married in 1824.

In 1841, Martha was shown as "Buckley" (33)

In 1851, Martha Yates (43) wha shows as a married daughter
1831 Richard Mather Joseph Stafford 1803 - 1854 Mary (Mariann) Ann Mather 51 51 No DNA matches.

MaryAnn is probably the daughter of William Mather and Mary, baptised at Bolton 10 April 1803, but there are no Bolton marriage of a William and Mary before 1803, so probably the family from Westhoughton.

In 1819, MaryAnn possibly had an Illegitimate daughter Ruth Mather (who married George Hulme in 1839).

1822-24, recorded as Marianne Rasthorn when Thomas and Mary baptised, and later Mary Ann.  All the children's baptisms show their abode as Breightmet. In 1851, daughter Mary Ann Young recorded her birthplace as Breightmet Hill.

Mary Ann France was 48 in 1851, so born about 1803.  She is probably the daughter of William and Mary Mather, baptised April 1803.  There are no marriages for a William and Mary at Bolton, and her parents are not William Mather and Mary Petty from Billinge, near Wigan, married 31 Oct 1802 as they had a daughter Ann baptised there 12 Dec 1802.  William Mather and Mary Rosthern seems much more likely, married at Warrington 22 Aug 1976.  William and Mary Green from Westhoughton is another family.  William and Mary Clegg married in 1797 is another possibility.

In 1821, Mary Ann Mather married James Rawsthorn at Deane St Mary. 

1 June 1835, Mary Ann Rostron, widow, married Richard France, widower.

In 1841, Richard & Ann (both 40) were with Elizabeth (15), Sarah (13) and Ellen France (5), and Thomas (2), Mary Ann (15), William (13) and Ruth Rostron (7); also three France daughters, two from previous marriage and Ellen (5).

In 1869, (trial 5 July) Mary Ann Rawsthorn (must be another) was imprisoned for larceny.

1824 Thomas Stafford In Q4 1845, Thomas Stafford married Ann Fantom at Stockport, St Mary, Stockport.

In 1851, Thomas and Ann (27 born Bolton & 25 born Poynton) were at Poynton, Cheshire with daughter Mary Ann (1)
1826 Ann Fantom Ann was 25 in 1851 1849 Mary Ann Stafford 1827 James Mather 31 Dec 1855, James Mather, Blacksmith of Westhoughton, son of Richard Mather a Carter married Esther Pasquill, 27, spinster, daughter of Samuel Pasquill a weaver

In 1861, Richard and Esther (34 & 33) were at Atherton with James (9), William (7), Richard (4) and Elizabeth (1).
1828 Esther Pasquill (Pasquell) Esther PASQUELL or PASQUILL

In 1851 & 1854, Esther had sons James and William before she married James Mather.

31 Dec 1855, James Mather, Blacksmith of Westhoughton, son of Richard Mather a Carter married Esther Pasquill, 27, spinster, daughter of Samuel Pasquill a weaver
1851 James Mather 1854 William Mather 1856 Richard Mather 8 Dec 1880, Richard Mather (23), a collier of Atherton, son of James Mather a labourer married Mary Ann Yates at St Johns, Atherton. 

Note: Richard's father was a Blacksmith when he married in 1855 and when brother John married in 1892.
1859 Elizabeth Ann Mather 1862 John Mather 1862 Martha Mather 1866 Samuel Mather 1870 Mary Ellen Mather 1861 Robert Mather Robert was born in Western Bolton, so may be another family. However, there arre no other families witha Robert and no possible deaths before 1870 (the next Robert)

Robert son of John and Martha Jordon of Bolton is another family.  Also Robert son of Robert and Ellen Croft of Salford is another family.
1847 James Mather James is an unconfirmed son of Henry and Margaret.  Birth record shows MMN = HOLDEN, but James does not appear with family on any census records. 1850 - 1850 Ann Mather 4m 4m Ann is the baptised daughter of William Mather and Margaret Smith (not William's brother; Joseph and Jane Smith).

Ann was born July and died November 1850, aged 4 months.
1811 - 1867 Rachel Gregory 56 56 1851 - 1912 Adam Hodkinson 61 61 Janet Collier, g-granddaughter of Adam Hodkinson has a 15cM DNA match (2 segments) with Paul Mather ~1780 John Peel John Peel of Wigan Lane, miner had his first (and only) son John baprised in 1809. Sarah, his wife was deceased.

There is another John Peel of Upholland, a carpenter who had a daughter Catherine in 1807. John Peel of Upholland married Ann Halliwell 19 Nov 1810, so it could be the same John re-marrying after his wife Sarah died in Sept 1809.
~1750 William Mather In 1774, the marriage banns of William Mather and Mary Aldercoft were published, showing both were from Astley.  They married 26 May 1774.

In 1775, Betty was baptised the daughter of William Mather of Astley (1 mile S of Tyldesley)

In 1778, Joseph was baptised at St Stephen's Astley, and the abode is recorded as Tyldesley.

In 1780, Edward was baptisd at Westhoughton
1777 - 1809 Sarah Mather 32 32 1809 John Peel 1857 Mary Ann Yates Mary Ann Yates was illegitimate (n o parent names on marriage) 1867 Ellen Bullough 1788 - 1824 Isaac Turner 36 36 1814 and 1819, Isaac was a weaver at Westhoughton when Betty and Ann were baptised. William Green William Green was a husbandman, son of George Green a weaver 1819 Ann Turner 4 Jan 1838, Ann, daughter of Isaac Turner married Richard Smith at Sigan.  William Green, her step-father, was witness 1814 Betty Turner Charles Pennington 1853 Elizabeth Howcroft 1 Jan 1879, Edward (24), a gardener married Elizabeth Howcroft (26), daughter of John Howcroft a Miner at St Mary's, Deane.  Both were living in Deane Village. 1869 Edith Annie Gwilliam 1890 James Henry Mather 1866 John Mather John's father was Joseph Mather, a spinner

In 1871, John (7, b.Atherton) was with his parents Joseph and Sarah A (28 & 24) at Tyldesley.

16 Feb 1889, John Mather (23) of Tyldesley Road, Atherton, son of Joseph Mather a spinner married Edith Ann Gwilliam (19) of Leigh Road, Atherton, daughter of Joseph Gwilliam, a Blacksmith at St Michael and All Angels, Howe Bridge, Atherton.

In 1891, John and Edith Annie were living at 5 Rose Hill, Atherton with their mnew son James Henry (1).
1844 Joseph Mather Joseph was the illegitimate son of Mary Mather, born 1844 at Tyldesley.

6 Aug 1865, Joseph Mather (23) a collier (father not named) married Sarah Ann Owen (2), daughter of Thomas Owen a Tailor.  Sarah Mather (probable half-sister) was a witness.

In 1871, Joseph and Sarah A (28 & 24) were at Tyldesley with Matthew (7), John (5), Joseph (1) and Alice M Owen (20) and her baby, probably Sarah's sister.
1847 Sarah Ann Owen Sarah's fatgher was Thomas Owen, a tailor 1863 Matthew Mather 1870 Joseph Mather 1868 - 1868 Joseph Mather 1872 Eliza Mather 1876 Thomas Mather 1878 William Mather 1884 Sarah Ann Mather 1888 Margaret Mather 1836 Ellis Rigby 10 Sep 1860, Ellis Rigby (26), collier of Crompton Row, Tyldesley son of William Rigby, a labourer married Sarah Mather (23), daughter of Joshua Mather a weaver at St George, Tyldesley. Both were living at Crompton Brow, Tyldesley. 1838 Sarah Mather Sarah, daughter of Joshua was born at Werneth (near Hyde and Stockport), Cheshire, England.

10 Sep 1860, Ellis Rigby (26), collier of Crompton Row, Tyldesley son of William Rigby, a labourer married Sarah Mather (23), daughter of Joshua Mather a weaver at St George, Tyldesley. Both were living at Crompton Brow, Tyldesley.

In 1861, Ellis and Sarah Rigby (25 & 23) were at Hyde with daughter Mary Mather RIgby (2mo).

In 1871, Ellis and Sarah Rigby (38 & 33) were at Hyde with 5 children.
1861 Mary Mather Rigby 1864 Sarah Jane Rigby 1830 Edward Mather 23 Feb 1852, Edward Mather a labourer of Blackrod, son of Thomas Mather a farmer married Betty Abbot a minor, daughter of Samuel Abbott, also a farmer from Blackrod.

In 1871, Edward and Betty (41 & 39) are at 291 Baglane, Atherton with John (13), Martha (11), James (3) and child Samuel (9 mo).  The birth confirms mother's maiden name ABBOTT for all the children.

In 1881, Edward and Betsy (50 & 48) were at 289 Bag Lane, Atherton with sons James (13) and Samuel (10), sons of ABBOTT) and married daughter Martha Yates. This must be the Edward who partnered HOLLAND and OWEN.
1851 - 1885 James Riley (Green) 34 34 In 1881, James G and Ann J Riley (30 & 26) were at Rumworth with Ann J Riley (6) and Richard Riley (3), and two boarders John Hunt (23) and John Kershaw (23). 1875 Ann Jane Riley 1877 Richard Riley In 1891, Richard Riley (13) was a lodger

In 1901, Richard Riley (23) was a step-son
1880 Margaret Teesdale (Mather) 1883 Mary Elizabeth Mather 1885 - 1955 Maria Ellen Mather 69 69 1887 Daniel Mather 1859 Rachel Teesdale 1861 Sarah Ellen Critcheley 1873 Elizabeth Ellen Shambley 1877 Esther Simm 1859 Matthew Gray 1864 Henry Lyon 11 May 1899, Henry Lyon (35 and Widow) of 370 Wigan Road, Hart Common married Elizabeth Mather (26, spinster) of 24 Wigan Road, Westhoughton, daughter of John Mather a collier at Westhoughton. 1851 William Higham 1848 William Latham 1863 Mary J Southern 1865 George Southern 1790 - 1842 Geffrey (Jeffery) Mather 52 52 1 Nov 1790, Baptised Geoffrey.

10 Dec 1816, "Jeffery" married Catherine Gregory at St Mary's, Deane.

In 1841, Jeffery was a "Col Wor" at Four Gates, Westhoughton with four daughters; twins Ellen and Alice (15), Ann (13), and Mary (8).
1865 Sarah Ann Wise 1864 Elizabeth Platt Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Mary Platt born at Astley Bridge, Sharples.

In 1881, just before she married, Elizabeth was living with her parents at Westhoughton.  Her father was a coal miner.

Q4 1881, Elizabeth Platt married William Mather at Westhoughton, St. John, Wingates

In 1901, Elizabeth Mather (38) had her sister Emily Lilly (29, Unmarried) living with her as an assistant housemaid.
1856 Samuel Higham 1892 Margaret Jane Higham 1895 Annie Higham 1834 - 1888 Samuel Berry 54 54 11 Feb 1866, Mary Mather a servant, daughter of Jeffrey Mather a weaver married Samuel Berry a servant, son of John Berry a servant at St Peter's, Bolton. 1869 John Berry John worked for the railways.  He was a platelayer in 1891, and later became a signalman 1873 - 1873 Alice Ann Berry 3m 3m 1880 - 1942 Zilpha Nuttall 62 62 1839 Jacob Mather In 1841, Jacob Taylor (2) was at Chapel Brow, Newton with Elizabeth Taylor (70) and Margaret Taylor (15)

In 1851, Jacob Mather (12) was with his mother Mary at Ashton in Makerfield 
1839 Mary Ann Finnergan 1815 - 1839 Thomas Mather 24 24 Thomas Mather (marriage) or possibly Thomason Mather (death record). 1807 - 1875 Mary Taylor 68 68 Although Mary calls herself a widow, Sarah's baptish in 1843 records Mary as a spinster (so maybe a widower).  She may have been "Taylor" before marrying a Mather.

Mary was born 2 Jan 1807 at Newton-le-Willows, the daughter of Henry and Sarah and baptised at Newton Chapel.

18 Jul 1836, Mary Taylor married Thomas Mather at Winwick.  Thomason Mather died three years later in 1839, aged 24 (ASHT/1/248).

In Q1 1839, Son Jacob Mather was born (MMN = TAYLOR) and the birth registered at Newton-le-Willows.

In 1841, Jacob Taylor (2) was at Chapel Brow, Newton with Elizabeth Taylor (70) and Margaret Taylor (15). Mary Mather (35) was a Female Servant at Newton, Winwick.

Note: There were two other Mary Taylors of same age living in Ashton in Makerfield in 1841, one being Irish and her and in 1860 her son Jacob did marry Mary Ann Finnergan, an Irish girl.

In 1851, Mary Mather (43, Wid), born Newton-le-Willows was at Ashton in Makerfield with son Jacob (12), Sarah (8) and Elizabeth (3).

In 1861, Mary (59) was a charwoman at Dobbs Court, Ashton in Makerfield with daughter Sarah (18) and unmarried daughter Margaret Taylor (39). Also William Boon (40, a boarder)

In 1871, Mary Mather (67) was atill at Dobbs Court with William Broom (46, a boarder)

In 1875 Mary Mather died.  Her death was registered at Ashton, recorded aged 75 (actually 68).
1843 Sarah Mather Sarah was an illegitimate daughter of Mary Mather (born five  years after her husband Thomas Mather had died). 1848 Elizabeth Taylor (Mather) Elizabeth Mather was described as a daughter (3) of Mary in 1851, born Ashton-in-Makerfield.

In 1861, she is granddaughter Elizabeth Taylor (13) with sibling John (5), probably the illegitimate children of Margaret Taylor (39) living with their grandmother Mary Mather.
1863 John Mather 1867 Mary Ellen Mather 1870 Alice Mather 1870 John Wilson 1822 Margaret Taylor Margaret is probably a an illegitimate daughter of Mary Mather

In 1841, Jacob Taylor (2) was at Chapel Brow, Newton with Elizabeth Taylor (70) and Margaret Taylor (15).  
<unknown> 1856 John Taylor <unknown> 1851 Lawrence Dobson Ann must have died as in 1892, Lawrence married Margaret Hart at Bolton RO.

In 1901, Lawrence and Margaret (50 & 34) were at Wingates, Westhoughton with Joseph (24), Mary Jane (15), William (15) and Alice (7)
1877 Joseph Dobson 1880 - 1881 Wilfred Dobson 6m 6m 1882 Mary Jane Dobson 1867 Margaret Hart 1894 Alice Dobson 1816 William Turner 21 Apr 1840, William Turner (24), son of Isaac Turner married Martha Mather (26), dau of Edward at Wigan.  There were five  children born before 1840, and some were probably illegitimate.

In 1841, William Turner (25) was a weaver, living with Ruth Mather and her daughter Martha (35) at Roger's Farm, Westhoughton. Although recently married, he is listed after the Mather family and Martha is still a MATHER, not TURNER.

In 1861, William and Martha (44 & 57) are farmers with son Isaac (19, unmarried) at Rogers Farm
1818 George Hulme 11 Nov 1839, George Hulme, a labourer of Hopes, Little Lever, son of John Hulme a farmer married Ruth Mather of Breightmet, illegitimate.

In 1841, George a labourer and Ruth (20 & 21) were at Hopes, Little Lever with Eliza (2) and Irish labourer William Hall (25)

In 1851, George a brickmaker and Ruth (33 & 31) were at Little Lever with Eliza (12) and Irish servant William Hall (39)
1820 - 1872 Ruth Mather 52 52 Ruth was illegitimate, father not sown of marriage.  She was probably from Breightment and lived at Little Lever after 1939.

Ruth may be the daughter of MaryAnn Mather of Breightment.

It is Ruth who is believed to have had a son William Mather in 1839, just before she married George Hulme, although George Hulme had a daughter Eliza the same year.
1839 George Mather George may have died young.  He was assumed to be the daughter of Ruth, but that cant be the case as Eliza was illegitimate and born 1839 (unless Eliza and George are not siblings, but from each parent). 1839 Eliza Hulme 1785 Alice Mather Alice did not marry James Topping (as that Alice was a widow), so this is possibly my Alice Mather that married Samuel Mather in 1810. However, the 1851 census shows my Alice was from Turton. 1864 Richard Nuttall 14 Sep 1889, Richard Nuttall (26) married Elizabeth Mather (31, Wid), daughter of Daniel Amos (Dec).

In 1891, Richard and Elizabeth (27 & 32) were at Little Lever with step-son Charles (7) and Ernest (11mo).

In 1901, Richard and Elizabeth (37 & 40) were at 5 Alfred Street, Hindley, Wigan with Charles (17), Ernest (10), Amos (7) and Alice (2)
1858 Elizabeth Amos Although daughter of Daniel Amos, Elizabeth recorded her maiden name as MATHER for the childrens births. 1890 Ernest Nuttall 1893 Amos Nuttall 1896 Harry Nuttall 1899 Alice Nuttall 1901 Harold Nuttall 1883 Charles Mather (Nuttall) Charles was thre son of Joseph Mather and Elizabeth Amos of Church Street, Radcliffe.

Charles was a step-son of Richard.
1840 - 1884 Joseph Mather 44 44 Joseph son of James a Manufacturer from Church Street, Radcliffe.

Between Joseph Mather's marriage in 1883 and Elizabeths re-marriage in 1889, Joseph died.  He could be the Joseph that died at Ardwich in 1888, aged 33.  However, the older Joseph that died in 1884 at Horwich, aged 45 is more likely.  Joseph was from Church Street, Radcliffe and this is also the abode when their only child Charles was baptised. We need his marriace certificate to confirm.
1882 Alice Mather In 1904, Alice Mather married James Bowling at Westhoughton, St John, Wingates 1884 James Edward Mather 1887 Margaret Ellen Mather Margaret married in 1908, but by 1911, no children, living in East Oldham.

In 1939, Margaret and Major Greaves were at Spring Street, Oldham, still with no children.
1889 William Mather In 1814, William Mather married Ann Thornley at Westhoughton, Bethel Chapel, Park Road (157/1/25).  They had no children (unless Ann was a widow and Thornley isnt her maiden name).

In 1921, William and Ann (both born Westhoughton) were with May Hough (b.1893), William Hough (b.1894) and Nora Hough (b.1921).
1893 - 1980 Mary Elizabeth Mather 87 87 In 1914, there are marriaged for Mary E Mather to Richard Bradshaw and William Waterton 1897 Jane Platt Mather In 1921, Jane Platt, Dora and Edith Mather were in Bolton with Elizabeth Mather b.1861 and another.

In 1927, Jane P Mather married Albert Chambers at Bolton, St Georges Road Congregational Church (the same church as her sister Edith in 1925)
1901 Dora Mather In 1921, Jane Platt, Dora and Edith Mather were in Bolton with Elizabeth Mather b.1861 and another. 1903 Edith Mather Edith was spelt Eideth on some records.

In 1921, Jane Platt, Dora and Edith Mather were in Bolton with Elizabeth Mather b.1861 and another.
1896 - 1896 John Mather 9m 9m 1903 - 1958 William Mayoh 55 55 1929 - 2005 Marjorie Mayoh 76 76 1927 Eric J Leadbetter 1952 - 1995 Stephen Paul Leadbetter 43 43 Eva Bannister has a 15cM DNA match to me and a shared DNA match with J.W. (Managed by jrbsode) from the Drain family tree. Kim Leadbetter 1885 Ann Light 1908 Ellen Mather 1884 Major Greaves 1922 - 1936 Yvonne Greaves 13 13 1882 Ann Thornley Possibly Ann Hough (b.1882), sister of May Hough (b.1893) 1893 Richard Bradshaw

In 1921, Mary Elizabeth Bradshaw (b.1893) was with Richard at Bolton (i.e. no children).
1916 - 1917 Norman Bradshaw 1 1 1921 - 2012 Joan Bradshaw 90 90 Joan married Arthur Ball (1914-1990).  They had two sons. 1902 James Hardman 1882 James Bowling 1926 - 1981 Kenneth Hardman 55 55 1930 Raymond Hardman Biological Child Parent Parent 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 Marriage (seven children) 1877 (Bolton RO). Abode: Seattle, Washington No more children Casual relationship or dating (short-term) (two children) No more children Marriage (nine children) 1885 (Bolton RO) No more children Marriage (three children) 1922 (Bolton) No more children 1928 - 2016 Ronald Mather 87 87 Ronald Mather moved to Blackpool in 1962. He married Vera Crowther (Lauren's grandparents) and they had one son Ian. His brothers were Clifford Mather & James Mather.

I have a 7.5 cM DNA match through Ronald's grandaughter.
1858 - 1894 Joseph Hilton 36 36 In 1861, Joseph (3) was at Westhoughton, the son of Isaac a coal miner and Alice Hilton.

In 1871, Joseph (13) was already a Coal Minter at Bk Hilltop (?), Westhoughton, living with his parents Isaac and Alice (56 & 51)

"Joseph J Hilton" died 1894.  The extra J is probably an error as there is no UK birth for a Joseph J Hilton around 1858.
1856 - 1935 Alice Mather 79 79 In 1861 Alice (4) was in Westhoughton with parents James and Jane and aged 14 in 1871, born Westhoughton.

In Q2 1877, Alice Mather married Joseph Hilton at Bolton (need a copy of Marriage Cert to confirm correct Alice) but seems very likely as first two children named after her closest surviving siblings..

In 1881, Alice Hilton (23) was described as the daughter of Alice Hilton (60, head), with her first two sons Jeffrey (3) and Joseph (7mo).  Birth records confirm the mother's maiden name was Mather.  Joseph was absent.

The family emigrated to Iowa, USA before Reuben was born in 1886.
1877 - 1941 Jeffrey Hilton 63 63 1880 - 1882 Joseph Hilton 1 1 1883 - 1967 Annie Hilton 83 83 Annie Ross was 83 when died at Seattle, Washington, USA 1886 - 1956 Reuben Mather 70 70 1888 - 1948 Joseph Carlile Hilton 60 60 1890 - 1956 Herbert Hilton 65 65 1892 - 1965 Jane Ann Hilton 73 73 1863 - 1949 Moses Mather 85 85 Moses Mather was illegitimate.  No father was named on the birth index.

In 1871, Moses was 7, living with his grandparents Simon and Alice Radcliffe (53 & 47).

In 1881, Moses Radcliffe (18), Son (probably of Catherine Radcliffe, unmarried, 36) was a Coal Miner at 1 Lee Fold, Westhoughton. Simon and Alice Radcliffe (63 & 57) were head of household.

In 1891, Moses, a Coal Miner, and Ann (27 & 26) were at 43 Manchester Road, Westhoughton with James, Mary E and Joseph (4, 2 & 2mo)

Moses became an indurance agent in later life.  He and wife Ann both died in Blackpool.

Moses names one of his sons William Adamson Mather, so confirming this civil marriage to Ann Adamson in 1885 (when he was 22).

Moses is buried at Westhoughton in the same grave as Zilpha
1865 - 1918 Ann Adamson 53 53 1867 Mary Mather 1924 - 2012 James Clarence Mather 88 88 1926 - 1992 Clifford Mather 65 65 1897 - 1977 William Adamson Mather 80 80 1893 Nellie Armitage Daughter of Daniel and Revecca Banks.

Granddaughter of Daniel and Sarah Armitage and James and Elizabeth (Betsy) Banks (nee GERMAN or LAWTON). 

Thought to ne nicknamed Ethel, but Nellie has a close sister Ethel, so this is very unlikely.
1886 - 1957 James Mather 71 71 1888 Mary Ellen Mather 1891 Joseph Mather 1894 - 1967 Catherine Mather 73 73 1899 Edward Mather 1902 John Mather 1905 Alice Mather 1893 - 1893 Henry Mather 6m 6m
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