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Family Subtree Diagram : Mather, RIchard+Hannah

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. ? Walmsley Presbyterian, Turton. Abode Harwood (for Ann), Rakes, Harwood (again) for Richard and John Henry & Sarah in Harwood after 1818. Richard (60) and John (20) at Dandy Row. Richard & Elizabeth neighbours at Club House, Sharples in 1841. Two families. One Weaver from Turton, other Yeoman from Tottington Alice Howarth, widow of Turton was buried 9 Feb 1772 (possible mother of some infants) Another Longworth and Mather family. 38cM DNA match to Cory Mather Emigrated to Pennsylvania 1921. Lived in West Virginia, USA Expect to see DNA matches (if Samuel Mather son of Isaac), but none ! No DNA, but also no descendents - May have emigrated to USA Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent 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 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 Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Adopted Child Parent Parent Parent Parent 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Adopted Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Foster Child Parent Parent 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent 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 Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Adopted Child Adopted Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Parent 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 Adopted 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Distrust Relative of: The birth recored for Cecil records the father as MATHER (i.e. not PENNINGTON) 1843 - 1926 Samuel Mather 82 82 When Mary and Isaac had the twins, they were named after Isaac's parents, Alice and Samuel.

In 1851, Samuel (7) was living at 1 Simpson Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire with parents and sisters Eliza (13) and Jane (4).

In 1861, Samule (17) was living at 2 Nuttall Square (off Blackburton Rd), Little Bolton (Halliwell) with parents Isaac and Mary (51 & 49) and siblings Jane (15) and Wiliam (9).

In 1871, Samuel (29, Head) and William (19) were spinners iving at 51 Halliwell Road (with Martha Murry, aged 60, a housekeeper). 

Visiting Pennington family at Westhoughton in 1881 and still in Westhoughton in 1891, near brother and family.  It appears that his newly married wife, Selina Jane died in Q2-1881, so she may have been critically ill (or in childbirth) at the time of the census, which is probably why he was with his sister.

In 1881, after Martha's second husband James France had died, Samuel Mather (38, mar) was lodging with Martha Pennington.  He is probably the father of Mary Ellen Pennington (as her death record records her father as Samuel Pennington). Mary Ellen recorded her MMN as Pennington on the first three UK births of her children, but Mather for Cecil, also hinting as Samuel being her father.

Samuel was recorded as Married in 1881, but single again in 1891, so did he marry?  Well YES, as in 1901 he's recorded as a widower, so 1891 is probably an error.

In 1883, Samuel Mather Patterson married Catherine Sharp at Bolton Holy Trinity. This is another person, the widowed son of John Patterson.

In 1891 Isaac’s daughter Eliza Pendlebury (52, Wid) had moved into 4 Simpson Street. With her were two sons John and Israel (24 & 21) and her brother Samuel Mather (47, Single) was visiting.

Was living alone in 1901 at 19 Simpson St, still a cotton spinner.
Marriage (twelve children) 8 Jan 1800 (Bolton, Abode: Raikes, Harwood Lee & Sharples) Marriage (ten children) 4 Dec 1842 (Bury, Abode Shaprles & Astley Bridge) Marriage (three children) 17 Sep 1859 (All Saints, Bolton) XTo be completed Marriage (a child) 5 Jul 1876 No more children Widowed (nine children) 24 July 1837 (St. Peters Bolton) No more children Marriage (two children) 1854 (Bolton) No more children Marriage (ten children) 19 May 1768 (Turton, Blackrod, Turton. Haslingden after 1790) No more children Marriage (ten children) 24 May 1768 (St Peter, Abode: Turton) Marriage (nine children) 30 Dec 1755 (Bolton) Yeoman of Tottington Non-sentimental cohabitation 1851 No more children Widowed (four children) 15 Jan 1860 (St George's, Bolton) No more children Marriage (seven children) 1879 (L.B.): Abode: Bolton & Blackpool after 1887 No more children Marriage (four children) 13 July 1905 Marriage (five children) 4 Dec 1870 (L. Bolton) No more children Marriage (eight children) 1874 (Bolton Emmanuel Church) No more children Marriage 5 Oct 1895 Marriage (two children) 1906 (Bolton) No more children Marriage 21 April 1917 (G.L.) No more children Marriage (four children) 5 June 1901 (Bolton) Abode: Halliwell No more children Marriage (a child) 10 Jul 1878 (Bolton St George) No more children Marriage (nine children) 10 July 1909 (Bolton, St Matthew). Abode: Halliwell No more children Marriage (a child) 1939 (Bolton) Marriage (two children) 1 Jan 1765 (Bolton) Marriage (ten children) 28 Jul 1828 (Bolton). Abode Entwistle, later Horwich No more children Widowed (seven children) 8 May 1864 (Bolton, St George). Abode: Horwich No more children Committed relationship and separation (two children) ~1818 Turton Widowed 11 Feb 1878 (Bolton) No more children Cohabitation and separation (a child) 1880-81 (Westhoughton) No more children Marriage (eight children) 5 Nov 1892 (St George, L Bolton). Abode: Little Bolton & Halliwell No more children Marriage (six children) 3 Oct 1903 (Delph Hill Wesleyan, Bolton). West Virginia, USA No more children Committed relationship and separation (a child) Marriage (six children) 23 Apr 1886 (St Matthew, Halliwell) No more children Marriage (a child) 1903 (Zion, Bolton) No more children Marriage (a child) 8 Sep 1888 (Christ Church, Walmsley) Marriage (two children) Marriage 3 Nov 1850 Widowed (two children) 1 Jan 1855 No more children Marriage (four children) 6 Sep 1857 (Horwich) Marriage 26 Feb 1870 Marriage 1866 (Bolton) Marriage (a child) 1885 (Horwich) No more children Marriage 13 Jun 1936 (Walmsley) No more children Temporary relation / One night stand (a child) Turton Poorhouse +Possibly more children Relative of: Both Williams baptised together 28/09/1845 by brothers Richard and James at Sharples Representative of: On 1-Oct-1832, Robert Mather was witness at William's marriage to Ellen Cunlive.  He was 20 and William's oldest brother. Lives with: William, aged 8 and living with Richard and family in 1841 Lives with: Thomas (21, Unmarried) was living with brother (or uncle) James & Susan Mather (both 29) at Blackburn Road, Sharples in 1851 Relative of: John and William are brothers.
John brought William's wife Ellen across to the USA.
2 Years after William died, John and Ellen were married. Lives with: Richard went to live with his son William in Baltimore.  In 1850 (US census), Wlliam (42) was an Inn Keeper in Baltimore with wife Ellen (38), Samuel (5), Nathanial (3), and his father Richard (73) from England. Neighbor: 2 or 3 John Knowles of Turton, two weavers marrying five days appart, and the other a yeoman. Neighbor: 2 or 3 John Knowles of Turton, two weavers marrying five days appart, and the other a yeoman. Neighbor: 2 or 3 John Knowles of Turton, two weavers marrying five days appart, and the other a yeoman. Lives with: In 1901, Ellen (53) was living in Blackpool with her sister Rachel and broth-in-law Andrew Low. Neighbor: Nathenia'ls first wife Nancy (died 22y) and son John (9 mo), and assumed sister Matty are the only three Mathers buried at Bradshaw Chapel.
However, Martha (Matty) is not related. Lives with: In 1911, Maria Mather (58) and her daughter Emma (22) were living with William Tong and his wife Elizabeth (Maria's daughter) Funding of: James died in 1889, leaving £75.  Ellen was the sole executor. Lives with: After her father died, Elizabeth lived with her uncle Richard and Betsy. Representative of: In 1901, Edith Mary Low was witness to Thomas and Jane's marriage Lives with: In 1911, Maria Mather (58, Widow) was living with her daughter Mary Elizabeth Tong and son-in-law. Funding of: PROBATE:
MATHER Jane, of 21 Arden Street, Bolton widow died 4 August 1963 at Bolton District Hospital, Farnworth.  Administration (with Will) to Joseph Mather, semi-skilled fitter.  Effects £588 8s Know each other Lives with: In 1841, Betty (15) living with her assumed half-sister Ann (nee Mather) and Richard Booth (both 25) at the Volunteer Inn (near Club Houses), Turton. Representative of: In 1800, John Kershaw was witness to Richard Mather's marriage.
It may be this John from Goos cote Hill, who would have been about 16. Neighbor: In 1841, Betty (15, a piecer) was living with her assumed half-sister Ann (nee Mather) and Richard Booth (both 25) at the Volunette Turton.  
A short distance away was Catherine Mather (a female servant) at Lower House, Turton
 Representative of: In 1859, Martha (her closest sister) waa witness to Ann's marriage Lives with: In 1911, Martha Pennington (69) was visiting her daughter Mary Ellen Standish  Relative of: Cory Mather has a shared DNA match with Matthew Clarke and hcfollett (and several others) Representative of: In 1857, Nancy was witness to John's marriage to Mary Ann Wright Lives with: In 1851, Thomas and Jane Archer (23 & 21) were lodgers with Thomas longworth. Other: 13 March 1847: Catherine and infant John were buried at Horwich Holy Trinity on the same day. 1780 - 1844 Hannah Knowles 64 64 If the 3 May 1777 baptism at Turton is correct, then Hannah had an older sister Peggy baptised 19 Mar 1775 as well as 4 other siblings 1769-1774.  10y later, there was a Mally Knowles, baptised 2 Sep 1787 (same parents), but this may be another family. 1823 - 1844 Peter Mather 21 21 In 1841, Peter (15) was at Lane Ends, Little Hulton working as an Apprentice Collier.

The 13 July 1844 Bolton Chronical Newspaper reported the death of Mr Peter Mather of Tong, near this town.  This is the only Lancashire Peter Mather death with age within 2y.

The Peter who married Ellen Hardman 28-Jun-1846 at St. Helens was the son of John Mather, so this isnt our Peter!
1821 - 1889 James Mather 68 68 In 1841, James (15) was at Dandy Row, Sharples (at the North end of Astley Bridge) with his father and brother John (and Thomas).

In 1851, James and Susan (both 29) were at 138 Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge, Sharples with Hannah (8) and Ellen (3) and James (1).  James's brother Thomas (21) was also there, and Joseph Cooper (lodger, 23).

In 1864, James was at Astley Bridge when Fred was baptised.

28 Dec 1889, James, Provision Dealer died at 8 Mortfield Lane.
1823 - 1881 Susanna (Susan) Whalley 58 58 Susannah's father is Giles Whalley

In 1841, Susan was 18 with parents Giles and Hannah at Spring Garden, W Bolton
1843 - 1896 Hannah Mather 52 52 Hannah's birth was registered as WHALLEY at Halliwell in 1843 before the couple were married.

Hannah was with her parents in 1851 and 1861, and there is no matching death after 1861, so she must have married.  There are 11 Lancashire Hannah Mather marriages between 1861 and 1871 and the 4 for Bolton and Bury are most likely:
1866: Alfred BLACKELEY (Stand, Bury)
1869 Hugh STRANDRING (Radcliffe, Bury
1870 Samuel NAYLOR (Walmsley) - NO (born 1849)
1870 John WARD (Bolton, St George) - YES
The 1870 marriage is the nearest church to Shaples. Also  Hannah Ward is the correct age and born Halliwell.


1847 - 1906 Ellen Mather 59 59 In 1889 when her father died, Ellen was recorded as a spinster on the probate record.

In 1901, Ellen (53) was living in Blackpool with her sister Rachel and broth-in-law Andrew Low.
1850 - 1898 James Mather 48 48 In 1871, James was a "Loomer" with his parents in Halliwell when he was 21.

In 1874 James Mather married Maria Hulme.  However, this may have been James H Mather (i.e. another)

In 1881, James Mather, (Unmarried, 32, born Astley Bridge) was at Cod Hall, Horwich, with a lodger, farming 4 acres.  Had he left Maria?  Walter was born about 1884, but must have been an adopted son (as no birth registered under that name).

In 1891, James and Maria (40 & 39) and family (but no Walter) were at 26 Vermont Street, Halliwell.  James was a cotton spinner.  James's father-in-law Isaac Hulme (80) was with them.
1851 - 1933 Giles Mather 82 82 In 1881, Giles and "Charlotte" (29 & 27) were at 2 Raby Street, Little Bolton with their son Thomas B Mather (3).

In 1901, Giles and his son Thomas were both Yeast Importers when Thomas married.
1853 Alice Mather 1855 - 1926 Rachel Mather 70 70 1858 - 1861 Richard Mather 3 3 Richard was aged 3 in 1861, but missing in 1871.

Richard died in Sep 1861, aged 3
1860 - 1883 Nathaniel Mather 22 22 In 1881, Nathaniel (son) was 20 at 1 Cross Lane, Little Bolton

In 1883, Nathaniel died, aged 22.  There are no marriage records.
1832 - 1897 Ann Roper 65 65 Ann (10) and Robert (7) were possibly step-children of Richard, living with him at Club Houses, Sharples in 1841.

Ann seems unlikely to have been Richard's daughter as he was only 15 when she was born, although Elizabeth was older. However Richard Mather, carder, was recorded as the father on the 1851 census and on her 1859 marriage record.  Also Ann names her children after her grandparents Richard and Hannah.

In 1856, Ann had a son Thomas Wilkinson.  The burth was recorded in Halliwell, and Ann (actually not married) recorded the mother's maiden name as ROPER, so Thomas is possibly her mother's (maybe illegitimate) child.

17 Sep 1859, Ann (X), 26, Tenter, daughter of Richard Mather, carder, married James Barlow, 22, grinder, son of Richard a shoemaker.  Both living at Bradshaw Street, L.B.

In 1861, James and Ann (24 & 29) were at 10 Bread Street, Little Bolton with Thomas Wilkinson (step-son, 5) and Richard (son, 1)

In 1871, James, a stripper & grinder, and Ann (32 & 36) were living at 13 Bread Street, Little Bolton with Thomas (17), Richard (11) and Ann (8). There was no George.

In 1881, Ann Barlow (44, Wid) was at 30 Homer Street, Little Bolton with Richard (21), Hannah (18), George H Barlow (12) and daughter Mary E Griffith (1).

In 1886, Son Richard of 30 Homer Street married Alice Seddon. His father (James) was deceased.

In 1891, Ann (56, wid) was living on her own means at 30 Homer Street, Little Bolton with daughter Hannah (28).
1839 - 1873 James Barlow 34 34 17 Sep 1859, both Ann (26) and James (22) are living at Bradshaw St, Little Bolton when married.  James's father was Richard Barlow (~1814-1866), a shoemaker and mother Martha Hamer (1807-1875).

In 1861, James and Ann (24 & 29) were at 10 Bread Street, Little Bolton with Thomas Wilkinson (step-son, 5) and Richard (son, 1)

In 1871, James, a stripper & grinder, and Ann (32 & 36) were living at 13 Bread Street, Little Bolton with Thomas (17), Richard (11) and Ann (8)

James had died before 1881

1853 - 1936 Sarah Brook 83 83 Sarah is buried with her parents (Jane & Thomas Brooks) and husband (Giles Mather) 1863 - 1865 Frederick (Fred) Mather 2 2 1845 - 1847 William Mather 2 2 1808 - 1848 Elizabeth Roper 40 40 Elizabeth from Sharples was the daughter of William Roper, a Quarryman.

Elizabeth married Richard Mather (Carder, son of Richard) in 1837, after Ann and Robert had been born,  Richard was recorded as a Cotton Striper in the 1841 census, at Club Houses, Sharples.

Elizabeth's father William Roper (65) and was living with the family at Club Houses, Sharples in 1841.  He was described as a Quarry Man from Sharples on her marriage certificate but now an Ag Labourer..
1845 - 1846 William Mather 11m 11m 1841 - 1932 Martha Mather 90 90 In 1841, Martha was 2 months, living with parents Richard and Elizabeth at Club House, Sharples.

In 1851, Martha with with father Richard and Jane

In 1859, Martha (Ann's closest sister) waa witness to Ann's marriage.

15 Jan 1860, Martha Mather (Full,  Spinster of Little Bolton, daughter of Richard Mather a Carder) married Thomas Pennington.

In 1861, Thomas and Martha (22 & 20) were at Back Charles Street, Little Bolton with son John (6 mo)

In 1881, "Martha France", wid, 39 was at 259 Church Street, Westhaughton with John Richard Pennington (13), Louisa (10) and Lily (5) and Samuel Mather a lodger (38).

11 Feb 1878, Martha Pennington, wid, 35, Roller Coverer of 2 Walkers Court, Daughter of Richard "Marsh" (should be Mather), Carder married James France, 46, Collier, Widower of 1 Cook's Court at Holy Trinity, Bolton.

In 1879, James France (probably an orphan), died a year after his marriage so Mathas France was now a widow.

In 1881, "Martha France", wid, 39 was at 259 Church Street, Westhoughton with John Richard Pennington (13), Louisa (10) and Lily (5) and Samuel Mather a lodger (38).

In 1891, Martha "Mather", wid, 49 was at 23 Hardy Street with John R Pennington (23), Louisa (20), Lily (15) and Mary E (9).

In 1901, Martha Pennington, wid, 59 was at 36 Norwood Grove with Lily (25) and Mary E (19).

In 1911, Martha Pennington (69) was visiting her daughter Mary Ellen Standish.

Died 1932 (tbc)
1853 Elizabeth Mather- Lee There isnt a birth registered for MATHER+LEE (Except Sarah J Mather, Edgworth, 1856).  That is because Elizabeth was born (and the birth registered Q4/1853) before they were married.

Elizabeth was baptised 25 May 1855 when Richard was a Carder in Little Bolton (probably Harwood).

In 1861, she was known as Elizabeth Mather which must have been confusing as there was her cousin (and perhaps adopted sister), Elizabeth Mather, Robert Mather's daughter.

Elizabeth's mother Betsy died in 1861, and father Richard 5 years later, so in 1866 Elizabeth, aged 13, probably went into service.

After 1871, it is not obvious what happened to Elizabeth.  She didit die.  Sha may have married John Rice in 1867 but not Robert Roberts in 1870. 
1847 Ellen Mather Ellen, daughter of Richard a carder and Elizabeth of Sharples was baptised 24 April 1847.

In 1851, Ellen was 4, with parents Richard and Jane and sister Martha (10) and step-brother Robert (17) at Sharples
1843 - 1844 Alice Mather 1 1 1838 - 1840 Hannah Mather 2 2 1840 - 1840 John Mather 2m 2m 1823 - 1861 Betsy Lee 38 38 ~1804 <unknown> ? Walmsley baptism records are lost between 1795 and 1815, so there will be other children unaccounted for.  This almost certainly included Nathaniel and Catherine.

No baptism records can be found for other chapels.  There are probably other children that died as infants.
1833 William Rostron William Rosthorn (or Rostron), aged 8 was with Richard Mather in 1841.  Could this be a grandson?

3 Mar 1833 William was baptised in Sharples, son of Henry and Margaret Rostron nee Norris (m. 23-Aug-1830).  Henry was a crofter.  He had sisters Ann b.1830 and Rachel b.1837 and a brother Benjamin b.1839

In 1851, William (18) was with his mother Margaret (42, born Chorley) and siblings George (15), Rachel (13) and Benjamin (11) on the Blackburn Road, Sharples.

This William seems to have travelled the world (tbc)
~1745 - >1799 John Knowles 54 54 1768-1772 John was in Bolton/Turton when married, and had James and Sally baptised.

1780-1786, the Abode was Horwich (for Hannah) and Blackrod (1784 for Samuel), then Howich again for Rachel (1786).  Baptisms were at Horwich Lee (independant).

, and died, but at Horwich when 1780-86 when Samuel, Hannah and Rachel baptised.
1747 Jane Thomason Janes parents were James and Jane Thomason

1784 Samuel Knowles Samuel baptised 9 June, son of John and Jane Knowles of Blackrod 1786 Rachel Knowles ~1745 - 1801 John Knowles 56 56 ~1745 Hannah (Anna) Mather For Benjamin's baptism, the St Ann records records the mother as Anna, not Hannah. 1777 - 1801 Hannah Knowles 24 24 Hannah Knowles of Turton died a spinster. 1770 Jennet Knowles 1774 - 1774 Jane Knowles 1775 Peggy Knowles 1787 Mally Knowles 1782 Christian Knowles 1769 Henry Knowles 1773 Alice Knowles 1791 Elizabeth Knowles 1777 Sally Knowles ~1735 - 1790 John Knowles 55 55 There are two John Knowles and Hannah marriages, in 1755 and 1768.

A John Knowels of Tottington, Drover was buried 22 Jun 1777.  This could be John's father.
~1735 Hannah (Annah) Lomax 1779 - 1791 Benjamin Knowles 12 12 1776 James Knowles 1784 John Knowles D. 1781 John Knowles D. 1772 Andrew Knowles D. 1771 Mary Knowles D. 1773 Mally Knowles D. 1776 Hannah (Anna) Knowles 1772 Sally Knowles Sally Daughter of John & Jane Knowles of Turton Weaver.

Sally is the only daughter to be recorded at St. Ann, Turton.
1769 - 1791 James Knowles 22 22 James son of John & Jane Knowles of Turton, Yeoman 1806 - 1842 Martha (Matty) Horrocks 36 36 Martha was the daughter of William Horrocks, a publican.

Because Matty is buried at Bradshaw it was assumed she is a sister of Nathaniel, who's wife and son John are also buried there. However, this seems not to be the case. The burial shows she is of Great Bolton, not Harwood.

Martha Bentley (nee Horrocks) of Deansgate was a widow when she married James Mather by licence in 1840.  Martha's father was William Horrocks, a publican.  She is also shown as a widow of Great Bolton in the CHESHIRE marriage bonds (and James a manufacturer from Little Bolton).  William Horrocks, Innkeeper, was from Bent Gate in Hasligden and also died in 1842, leavivg an estate of about £100 for his widow Sarah to administor.

In 1841, James was recorded as a publican (40) in Deansgate, with his wife "Matty" (30), Sarah Nightingale (25, F.S.), John Yeoman (20), a Hatter and William Coonnaly (30, Irish)

Martha (i.e. Matty) died in 1842, leaving under £100 (see 19 Aug 1843 probate).
1802 - 1884 Nathaniel (Nathan) Mather 82 82 Baptism records for Nathaniel are missing but it is very likely he is the son of Richard and Hannah from Harwood.

15 Oct 1821, Nathaniel married Nancy Bromily but she died soon after giving birth to their first son the following year.

In 1822, Nathaniel of Harwood (and Alice), Weaver had a son John baptised.

3 July 1825, Nathaniel married again.  His signature is a good match with his previous amrriage.

In 1834, the family were at Heaton Norris (when Hannah and John baptised)

Nathaniel and family lived in Middleton from 1841 onwards.

In 1841, Nathanial and Alice (40 & 35)  were at Middleton with Peter (15), William (15), Hannah (11), John (7), Nancy (3) and Nathaniel (1).

In 1851, Nathaniel and Alice (49 & 45) were at Chadderton, Middleton with William & Eliza (23 & 19, dau-in-law) and John (17), Nancy (14), Nathaniel (13), Joseph (7) and Alice (5).

In 1861, Nathanial and Alice (59 & 55) were with their daughter Alice (16) and grandaughter Alice A Bailey (7).

In 1871, Nathanial and Alice (69 & 65) were with their daughter Alice (26) and grandchildren Sarah Bailey (22, born Middleton) and Alice Ann Bailey (17, born Hulme).

In 1881, aged 89, after wife Alice died, he was a borader with his daughter Nancy and Richard Thorpe and family.

In Jan 1882, Nathaniel Mather of Thorpe Street, Rhodes died, aged 82
1797 - >1851 Jane Mather 54 54 Jane (b.1797) was from Tomlin Fold

In 1851, Jane was aged 54 and 12 years older than Richard.  She had a son Robert (stepson of Richard Mather, born ~1834, Age 17)
1808 - 1856 William Mather 47 47 William Mather (1807-1856) settled in Baltimore County, Maryland and went to work in a cotton mill. 

William and Ellen had a few children in the 1830's but they may have died.  On 29 June 1840, William (recorded as aged 30) sailed to America on the Orpheus, temporarily leaving Ellen at home, pregnant with their daughter, Hannah.  Ten months later, Ellen, Hannah and John Mather (William's brother) embarked for America to join William.  The baby, Hannah died shortly after arrival in America.  John may have returned to the UK once Ellen and the baby disembarked in New York.

On the 13 Feb 1833 William Mather of Baltimore, Maryland signed a declaration to become a citizen of the USA

In 1850 (US census), Wlliam (42) was an Inn Keeper in Baltimore with Ellen (38), Samuel (5), Nathanial (3), and his father Richard (73) from England.
1816 - 1864 John Mather 47 47 John was baptised a Presbyterian.

This John travelled to the US with his sister-in-law Ellen on 1 Mar 1841 sailing on the Stephen Whitney.  They reached New York on 20 April, a crossing of a little over 7 weeks.  He must have come back on a steamship (but not the President as that was lost March 1841) as he was home in time for the 1841 census on 6 June.  The Siddons departed NY of 25 April 1841, and arrive at Liverpool 17 or 18 May.  That could be how he got back!

In 1841, John was at Dandy Row, Sharples (Astley Bridge) with his father.

John emigrated to Maryland, USA.  In 1858, two years after his brother William had died he married William's widdow Ellen.

In July 1863 John was put in a military prison for 7 days for selling liquor to soldiers.  He was released 3 August.
1819 - 1895 Henry Mather 75 75 Henry's baptism shows he was from Harwood and in 1871, from Harwood Lee.  Other family records indicate Raikes (a farm at Harwood Lee), so this is probably where Henry was born.

Henry had 6 daughters and no sons - poor guy!  Only three of the girls survived pas the age of 5, and they each married.

In 1841, Henry Mather (22) is with Ann (19) at Bank Street, Little Bolton, so who is Ann. It cannot be a sister, unlikely a wife, so probably another Henry Mather

According to the 1846 marriage record, Henry is a spinner and father Richard a Labourer (not longer a Weaver)

In 1851, 61, 71 census, Henry is shown to have been born at Harwood Lee (or simply Harwood), and an outdoor labourer. All the family were born here!

He must have had a big house at Yates Square, LB as in 1891 he's a general labourer (71) with wife Sarah (65), grandson Henry Hutchinson and 8 lodger.
1815 - 1866 Richard Mather 51 51 Richard, was born in 7 May, baptised Ruhard 14 June 1815.  Parents Richard Mather and Hannah Knowles were living at Rakes, Harwood, Bolton when he was baptised at Walmsley Presbyterian.

24 July 1837, Richard married Elizabeth Roper.  Elizabeth already had Robert Roper, baptised 24 April 1836, abode Halliwell, to be Richard’s step-son and also Ann, his step-daughter.

In 1838, Richard, a carder, was living in Halliwell when daughter Hannah was baptised. In 1840, son John's birth was registered at Sharples.  Hannah and John both died Q1 1840.

In April 1841 Martha was born.  The June census, Richard (25) was a Cotton Striper (?) at Club Houses, Sharples (near his father at Dandy Row, the only other Mather family in Sharples in 1841).  Elizabeth was 35 and her father William Roper 65.  They had Ann (10), Robert (7) and Martha (2mo).

Between 1843 and 1845 Richard and Elizabeth had three more children; Alice, Mary and William.  Alice and William died as infants and Mary disappeared (assumed also died).  Ellen was born in 1847 and she survived infancy but disappeared (possibly adopted) after 1851.

In 1851, Richard (42, Carder) born Harwood was married to Jane (54, born Tomlin Fold) and had Robert (17, step-son) as well as two daughters Martha (10) and Ellen (4).

After wife Elizabeth died, Richard, still a carder, moved to Little Bolton, where he met and married Betsy Lee.  Their daughter Elizabeth was born there the following year.

In 1860, Richard's brother Robert died.  Richard and Betsy took on his daughter Elizabeth.

By 1861, There was only Richard, born Harwood, and Betsy (43 & 38) at Cunliffe Court, Little Bolton with their daughter Elizabeth (only 8), and Robert's Elizabeth (9, niece).

Richard died June 1866, aged 51, Little Bolton, and was buried 6 June at St Paul’s, Astley Bridge.
1835 Robert Mather (Roper) In 1841, Ann (10) and Robert (7) were children of Richard and Elizabeth, living with them at Club Houses, Sharples.  They may not have been Richard's although he did marry a much older Elizabeth.

In 1851, Robert (17) was described as a stepson of Richard and Jane at Sharples.

NOTE:  Another Robert "Matther" (same age and son of Richard) of Halliwell, born Withnell, married Sarah Smith, witness Miles Matther.  This Robert was on the 1841 census with parents Robert and Ann.

Possible Marriages:
1857 Jane Smith (Deane) - (NO See above)
1872 Jane Clegg (Bolton RO)
1874 Ellen Ashton (St Peter, Halliwell)
1875 Nancy Fogg (Bolton St Peter) - NO (Father Simon)
1878 Mary Sharples (Holy Trinity) - NO (Father James)

In 1880, Robert Mather (46) and wife Ann from England were hotel keeper in Lowden Cedar, Iowa, USA.  Their 18y old daughter Emma was born in Indiana.
1839 - 1876 Thomas Pennington 37 37 NOTE: George and Annie of Darcy Lever also had children (inc Elizabeth A) registered with MMN Pennington.

15 Jan 1860, Thomas Pennington, a warper, son of John Pennington, also a Warper married Martha Mather at St Georges, Little Bolton.

In 1861, Thomas and Martha (22 & 20) were at Back Charles Street, Little Bolton with son John (6 mo)

In 1867, John R Pennington's birth was registered in Little Bolton, followed by Louisa (1870) and Lilly (1875) in Eastern Bolton (all the births show the MMN as Pennington, not Mather).  Louisa was baptised at Atherton in 1870 and the father "John" is crossed out, so all these births may be illegitimate, not Thomas's children.

Thomas must have died by 1878 when Martha remarried.

In 1881, Thomas's widow Martha France was with the three surviving Pennington children in Westhoughton.
1860 - 1863 John Pennington 3 3 1811 - 1855 Charlotte Mather 44 44 Charlotte was probably known to Richard, but may not have been his daughter, but instead Willoughby and Danah Mather, a tailor from Manchester.

Charlotte was 25, and working as a female servant (FS) in 1841 at Sand Holes, Sharples.  Richard Mather was the only Mather family in Sharples in 1841, but not his daughter.
1856 - 1931 Andrew Low 75 75 In 1888, the family moved from Bolton to Blackpool.

In 1909, Andrew Low was a publican at the Red Lion Hotel in when his daughter Jane Alice married Fred Greenwood
1880 - 1960 Edith Mary Low 79 79 In 1901, Edith Mary Low was witness to Thomas and Jane's marriage 1880 - 1952 Alfred Joseph Maddick 71 71 1908 - 1985 Alfred Halley Maddick 77 77 Alfred is the grandfather of Matthew Clark, his Mother's father.  He has a 25.7 cM match with Cory Mather and 23.9 cM with Paul Mather.

1906 Clifford Maddick 1907 Harry Maddick 1882 Susan Bertha Low 1884 Andrew Hilley Low 1888 James Percival Low 1890 Giles Mather Low 1898 Fred Clifford Low 1886 Jane Alice Low Andrew Low was a publican at the Red Lion Hotel in 1909 when Jane Alice married Fred Greenwood 1912 Norah Maddick Norah Mr Nugent 1809 - 1891 Catherine Mather 82 82 Catherine daughter of Solomon Mather married John Jones on 23-Nov-1845 at Manchester.  This Catherine was a minor, and her father a farmer, so this is another Manchester Mather family.

In 1836, Catharine (spelt with an a) married Abraham Heaply.  This cant be the Catherine who was a F.S. at the Volunteer Inn, Turtoon in 1841 as she was only 15.

In 1871, Catherine Heapy (62) is living on the Blackburn Road, next door to her sister Ann Mather (70) at nos 41 & 43 Blackburn Road, Sharples.

In 1876, When her sister Ann died, Catherine Heapy was in attendance (see Ann's death cert).
1847 - 1891 John Ward 44 44
In 1891, John and Hannah (45 & 47) had Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (18, 16, 14, 10 & 5) are living at 67 Turton Street, L.B.  John died later in 1891

In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B.  
1873 Susan Ann Ward In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B. 

In 1911, Susan Ann Ward was head (38) with brothers Peter (30) and James (26)
1875 Sarah Ellen Ward In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B.   1877 Ada Alice Ward In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B.   1881 Peter Ward In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B.   1885 James Ward In 1901, the family are together without parents or head. Susan A, Sarah E, Ada A, Peter and James (28, 26, 24, 20 & 14) are living at 8 Mortfield Lane, L.B.   1777 - 1851 Richard Mather 74 74 Richard was a Baptist.  He was married by John Lutener (a Baptist Minister).

Richard, like his father, is a weaver, but a labourer in 1846 when Henry married Sarah.

Richard and Hannah were living at Raikes (Rakes), Harwood from 1811 to probably 1830 when Ann and sons Richard and John were baptised.  The 1851 census shows that Richard's first son Nathaniel's daughter Hannah (i.e. his grandaughter) was born at Harwood Lee in 1830.

In 1841, Mary Heaton (60) and George Holt (20) were at "Raikes" (a farm on the Tottington Road). This is the same place!  Richard (60, Ag Lab) was at Dandy Row with sons John (20), James (15) and (possibly adopted son) Thomas (18 or 12 or 8).  Hannah had died in 1839.

In Aug 1844, Solomon Mather, Richard's brother died at Old Ellen's (aka Old Nells).  The informant was Richard Mather, Occupier present at the death at Old Ellen's, Sharples..

Richard travelled to the US with his son John in 1848, and died there in 1851.
1851 Elizabeth Mather Elizabeth, born 1851 was the daighter of Robert Mather.  Her father died in 1860 when she was 8y.

In 1861, Elizabeth (aged 9) was living with her uncle Richard Mather and Betsy, who already had a daughter Elizabeth (aged 8).

In 1871, Elizabeth (19) was a boarder with James and Jane Thornley.

2 Oct 1876, another Elizabeth Mather (daughter of Henry Brew) married William Kirkmam, a stripper and grinder at St John's, Bolton. They were widow and widower, so cant be this Elizabeth.


1877 Thomas Brooks Mather 5 June 1901, Thomas married Jane Mellor while living at 139 Chorley Old Rd.  He and his father Giles were Yeast Importers.

In 1911, Thomas Brooks Mather and wife Jane (33 & 32) were at 36 Huxley Street, Bolton with Giles (9), Harold (6), Muriel (3) and Wilfred (<1 mo).
1850 - 1920 Maria Hulme 70 70 Maria, born 1850 was aged 1 in 1851, the daughter of Isaac and Betty Hulme, living at 22 Rothwell Street.

In 1891, Maria had her father Isaac Hulme living with her.

In 1901, Maria Mather (47, Wid) was at 1 Victor Street, Bolton with Martha, Joseph, Walter, Polly and Emma.

In 1911, Maria Mather (58, Wid) and her daughter Emma (22) were living with William Tong and his wife Elizabeth (Maria's daughter)
1875 - 1939 Margaret Alice Mather 64 64 1880 - 1906 Martha Ellen Mather 25 25 1882 - 1963 Joseph Mather 81 81 10 July 1909, Joseph married Jane Davies.

In 1891, Joseph (8) was with his parents James and Maria (40 & 39) and family at 26 Vermont Street, Halliwell.

In 1911, James was a Night Watchman living at 48 Virgil Streed, Little Bolton.

Between 1909 and 1923, Joseph and Jane had 9 children, 4 whom survived to adulthood.  The births and deaths were registered in Halliwell except for the period 1911-16 when they were in Little Bolton.
1886 - 1955 Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Mather 69 69 1888 - 1941 Emma Mather 53 53 1884 Walter Mather In 1891, Walter was missing from the family.  He may have been adopted.  Walter was born about 1884, so must have been an adopted son as no birth registered under that name. Also Mary was born in 1884, so no space for another birth.

In 1901, Walter (17) was living with his mother and siblings.
1884 - 1885 Mary Edith Mather 1 1 1876 - 1878 Nathaniel Mather 1 1 Nathaniel, son of James Mather, West Street, Great Lever was buried at St Michael, Lever 7 Jan 1852, aged 1 1874 William Calderley 5 Oct 1895, William Calderley (21), Cotton Operative, Bachelor, 20 Herschell St. married Margaret Alice Mather at St Thomas the Apostle, Halliwell. 1889 William Thomas Tong 1889 - 1962 James Stones 73 73 James, son of Thomas Stones (28) married Emma Mather, 21 April 1917.

This is not James Edmund Stones, as he was in WW1 and married Emily Cranshaw.
1777 Hannah Knowles 1799 Bella Knowles 2/06/1816 Isabella Knowles of Walton-le-Dale married Edward Wooley at  Blackburn, Lancashire, England 1793 Thomas Knowles 10/04/1824 Thomas Knowles of Walton-le-Dale married Ann Calvert at  Walton-le-Dale 1794 Mathew Knowles There is another Mathew Knowles baptised in Leigh Feb 1794 1798 James Knowles 1796 William Knowles 1812 - 1860 Robert Mather 47 47 In 1832, Robert was witness (with X mark) to his older brother William's marriage to Ellen Cunlive.

In 1834, Robert married Mary Carr, but had no children (that survived) until 1839.

In 1841, Robert and Mary (both 25) were at Ormond's Houses, Lowton, Leigh with son John (2).  Thomas Moore (aged 14) was also with them.  After Robert died, it was Thomas who in 1861 would take in Nancy and Peter.

Between 1839 and 1851, John and Mary CARR had their 5  children (all birth records show mother's maiden name CARR) in W Bolton, E Bolton, Sharples and then back to W Bolton.

In 1848, Robert Mather aged 36, was imprisoned for 4 months for larceny.  This Robert (Machine/Calico Printer) may be the one the married Mary (Ann) Walmsley at Manchester in 1827 and were in Salford in 1841, athough age is spot on!

In 1851, Robert and Mary (both 28 but should be 38) were lodging at 29 Andrew Street with John, Nancy and Peter (12, 7 & 4)

1878 Jane Mellor 1853 James Holland James was the son of William and Betsy Holland.  His father William was born in Skipton, Yorkshire

In 1878, James married Alice Mather and they soon had a son James William who died, aged 1

In 1891, James (37 and married) was living with his father, at 77 Gas Street, but Alice was absent.
1878 - 1880 James William Holland 1 1 1885 - 1963 Jane Davies 78 78 1908 James Tong 1915 - 2002 Lily Alice E Tong 87 87 1909 - 1911 James Mather 1 1 1911 - 1996 Joseph Mather 85 85 1914 - 1990 Ellen Mather 76 76 In 1947, Ellen married Robert Marshall 1915 - 1916 John Mather 9m 9m 1916 - 1980 Maria Mather 64 64 In 1941, Maria married Harold Love 1918 - 1986 Stanley Mather 67 67 1920 - 1921 Robert Mather 1 1 1922 - 1922 William Mather 1923 - 1923 Janie Mather 1914 - 1997 Olive Marshall 83 83 1941 - 2007 Stanley Mather 66 66 Darren Mather (Dazz) of North Wales is descended from Stanley.  Stanley married twice (in 1962 and 1979) and had three children (two from his first mariage).

Darren also has a 10cM/2 seg DNA match to Kelvin Mather.
1811 - 1852 Ann Mather 40 40 Ann married James Booth 16-Mar-1832.  The births of Luke and Betty show MMN as Mather, so this marriage appears correct. 

NOTE: This may be another Ann Mather (e.g. Ann b.1804, daughter of Charles and Alice). George Dunn also married an Ann Mather on 11-Apr-1833. There are no Records for an Ann and George Dunn in Bolton.  There is also a well defined and unrelated Jonathan Booth and Eliza Mather family from Little Bolton.

Ann Booth was a Widow, 30 in 1841, 40 (or 46) in 1851, 50 in 1861 with daughter Jane Booth (8,18,28) living in East Bolton, so this could be her.  Ann Booth (mothers Maiden Name Mather) was born in 1838 in East Bolton, but there is no death before 1842.

1822 - 1859 Betty Mather 37 37 Betty was illegitimate (as shown on her marriage).

Betty Mather (15) was with James and Ann Booth (both 25) at the Volunteer Inn, Turton (near Toppings).  Betty's assumed twin or close sister (15, F.S.) Catherine was a neighbour at Lower House.

It is likely Ann Booth is Ann Mather, her older sister
1746 Philip Kershaw In 1874, Philip Kershaw lived at Goose Cote Hill, Turton 1745 Agnes Knowles 1784 John Kershaw 1786 Ellen Kershaw 1831 - 1901 Thomas Mather 70 70 Thomas was baptised at Tottington, son of Betty Mather, a weaver.  This is the only Mather Baptism in Tottington (the nearest is Esther, dauter of Henry and Mary in 1840)

In 1861, Thomas was absent from his family (who were living in Walmersley).

In 1871, Thomas (40) was a clogger with wife Mary A (40) and Mary (17), Robert (16), Isaac (14), Betty (12 and Maria (10) at 57 Lorel Street, S Bury.

In 1881, Thomas and Mary Ann (both 50) were at 32 Oxford Street, S Bury with Mary (27), Betty (22), Maria (20) and nieces Alice and Elizabeth Taylor (15 & 12)

In 1891, Thomas (60, born Nuttall) was at Holcombe with Mary A (61), daughter Mary (36) and niece Elizabeth Taylor (21)
1839 - 1904 Daniel Longworth 64 64 Daiel was the son of Robert Longworth, a Crofter. Daniel and Ann married in 1864 and had 7 children, but only two survived adulthood.

They married and started their family in Little Bolton, and moved to Horwich about 1866 after Louisa Blanch was born.

In 1871, Daniel and Ann (31 & 30) were at 3 Latham Row, Horwich with Louisa Blanch (6) and Alice (1).

In 1881, Daniel (41, Wid) was a finisher at 4 Latham Row, Horwich with Louisa Blanch (16), William (8), and Annie (5).

In 1888, Daniel Longworth married Elizabeth Dawson.

In 1891, Daniel and Elizabeth Longworth (51 & 39) were at Horwich with son William (18).

In 1901, Daniel (60) was at 4 Latham Row with his second wife Elizabeth (49) and daughter Elizaneth (9)
1806 - 1847 Catherine Mather 41 41 Born after Jan 1806 if 40 when died.  However may be born about 1804 if daughter Betty (1818-1819) was hers.

Likely missing daughter of Richard Mather and Hannah Knowles, born in the gap where baptism records are missing, and close sister of Nathaniel Mather.  Supported by strong DNA to Cory Mather and one person.  If this is so, then Catherine and Betty Mather (illegitimate daughters) are probably hers.

In 1828, Cathrine Mather married Robert Longworth at St Peter's, Bolton.  After they married, they lived at Entwistle, which is where Jane, and most later children were born.

In 1841, Robert and Catherine (both 35) were at Knowley,  Chorley with Jane (12), William (10), John (8), Nancy (6), Sarah (4) and Daniel (2).

In March 1847, Catherine Longworth died less than a month and possibly while giving birth to twins John and Robert.  John also died and they were buried the same day at Horwich Holy Trinity. Robert survived just 16 weeks.
1841 Catherine Longworth 26 Feb 1870, Catherine Longworth, aged 28, daughter of Robert a bleacher, married Thomas Shaw 1831 - 1891 William Longworth 60 60 NOTE: Another William Longworth (b.1829, Horwich) had a daughter Fanny (b.1852), John (b.1854) and Mary Ann (b.1856) by wife  Elizabeth BEDDOWES

William and second wife Jane were living at Latham Row, Horwich (i.e. his parents home in 1851) at the time of William's death in 1891.
1833 John Longworth There's somthing mixed up about John's family.  Alice is missing her birth registration, and in 1862 there is a birth registered for Nancy who later appears as part of brother Wiliam's family.

In 1851, John (16) was with his father in Horwich.

Daughter Alice L Wright was registered in 1857, before John married Mary Ann Wright on 5 Sep 1857 at Horwich Chapel.

In 1861, John and Mary Ann (28 & 22) were at Horwich with two daughters; Alice (3) and Elizabeth Ann (1).

In 1871, Mary Ann Longworth (32) and her four daughters were visiting her parents Owen and Ellenor Wright at Horwich.  John (38, Married, a Calco Printer finisher) was lodging in Levenshulme with Nathaniel and Margery Bradshaw.

In 1881, John and Mary Ann Longworth (49 & 42) were in Bridgeton, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire with Alice W (23), Eliza Ann (21) and Eleanor (10)
1835 - 1861 Nancy Longworth 26 26 Nancy was baptied twice, first St Ann's, Turton and then  Edgworth Independent 5 months later.

In 1857, Nancy was witness to John's marriage to Mary Ann Wright
1838 Sarah Ann Longworth Sarah Ann had two children before she married; Robert (b.1859) and Esther (b.1865).

In 1866 Sarah Ann LONGWORTH married Thomas HART at Bolton Register Office or Registrar Attended
1829 - 1890 Jane Longworth 60 60 3 Nov 1850, Jane, daughter of Robert Longworth married Thomas Archer at St Mary's Deane

In 1851, Thomas and Jane Archer (23 & 21) were living (lodging) with Jane's father Robert Longworth at Horwich.  The census record shows Jane was born at Entwistle.

1840 - 1879 Ann Rothwell 39 39 1872 - 1954 William Longworth 81 81 1844 - 1852 Alice Longworth 8 8 Alice must have survived (as no death record), but was not with her family in 1851.

Alice died in Horwich in 1852, aged 8.
1847 - 1847 John Longworth 1m 1m John and Robert were twins born Feb 1847 (adjacent birth records).  John died an "infant" and was buried 13 March  1847, the same day as his mother Catherine.  His twin Robert died aged "16 weeks" and was buried 29 June (so born late Feb or Early March). 1847 - 1847 Robert Longworth 4m 4m Twins John and Robert were born in January 1847.

Robert died, aged 16 weeks, and is buried at Horwich Holy Trinity, 29 Jun 1847.
~1806 <unknown> 1818 - 1819 Betty Mather 1 1 1805 - 1870 Robert Longworth 65 65 Robert and Catherine lived in Entwistle (1831-33), Edgworth (1835-38), Lower Turton (1839), Chorley (1841) and Horwich (1844 and later)

In 1841, Robert and Catherine (both 35) were at Knowley,  Chorley with Jane (12), William (10), John (8), Nancy (6), Sarah (4) and Daniel (2).

In 1851, Robert, 46, Crofter, Widow was in Latham Row, Horwich with John (18), Nancy (16), Sarah Ann (13), Daniel (11), Catherine (9).
1844 Mary Mather Missing in 1851, assumed died, but perhaps immigrated to the USA 1867 - 1892 John Richard Pennington 24 24 In 1891, John R Pennington, 23, was single, living with his mother and siblings.  He died in 1892.

John Richard Pennington died at Bolton in 1892, aged 24.
1870 - 1958 Louisa Pennington 87 87 Louisa was probably illegitimate.  Her birth record shows only PARTINGTON no not different Mother's Maiden Name (which should be MATHER), and no farther is recorded on her baptism.

11 July 1891, Louisa Pennington was witness to Ann Ellen Edwards marriage to Alfred Barlow at St George's, Bolton.  The following year she married here.

5 Nov 1892, Louisa Pennington (22) of 22 Haydock Street, daughter of Thomas Pennington, Warper married John Henry Ashall (21), a Joiner, of 17 Falcon St. Witness: John Newton; Margaret Ellen Ashall.
1875 - 1949 Lilly Pennington 73 73 1881 - 1946 Mary Ellen Pennington 64 64 Believed to be the daughter of Samuel Mather, who was living with her mother about the time she was concieved.  Also, the 1920 birth of Miles, shows the mother's maiden name as Mather.

In 1911, living at 2 Top-Oth-Croft, Smithills

3 Oct 1903 Mary Ellen married Thomas Standish at Delph Hill Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bolton.  She recorded her father as Thomas Pennington, Cotton Warper, but he had died a few years before she was born, and the birth record does not name the father.

1911, at 2 Top-Oth-Croft, Smithills, Bolton, aged 6

In Feb 1921, Mary E Standish (39) and three children Constance (12), John C (8) and Cecil (10mo) sailed from Liverpool to New York.
1832 - 1879 James France 47 47 Groom's Father: Edward Whittle, Labourer
1871 - 1947 John Henry Ashall 76 76 John's farther was Henry Ashall, Moulder and mother Sarah Ann.

In 1891, John Henry was a Joiner, oldest son living with parents at 245 Back Street, Little Bolton

5 Nov 1892, John Henry Ashall married Louisa Pennington

In 1911, John Henry and Louisa (39 & 40) had been married 18y and one of the 7 children had died. The six alive were Henry (17), Elsie (16), Lily (13), Jessie (11), Doris (9) and Evelyn (3). All the children were born in Bolton (registered at Halliwell, Bolton)
1893 Henry (Harry) Ashall Henry was the only son with 7 sisters.  Poor guy! 1899 Jessie Ashall Sophie Beesley is the g-granddaughter of Jessie Ashall, and had DNA matches to PM and JY.  Her family moved to Australia 1895 Elsie Ashall Elsie may died young, so it was Henry and Lily who were executors of her father's Will.

In 1911, Ellsie was 16.  Only one child had died, and that was Alice in 1904.
1897 Lily Ashall In 1947, Lily married James Unsworth and also in 1947, Lilly Unsworth, married woman was an executor of her father's Will. 1902 Doris Ashall 1904 - 1904 Alice Ashall 1907 - 2002 Evelyn Ashall 94 94 In 1942, Evelyn married Norman Webster 1911 - 1964 Phylis Ashall 52 52 In 1936, Philys married Joseph Woodburn 1873 - 1951 John Cornelius 78 78 In 1911, John was a Pawnbroker Manager at Sheffield.

John and family returned to Lancashire and in 1939 was a Shopkeeper at a Clothier and Outfitter's.
1905 - 1979 Edna Cornelius 74 74 In 1911, Edna was the only child,  aged 6, born Bolton and living at 80 Ellesmere Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire with parents John and Lily (37 & 35)

In 1939, Edna (DOB 28-Mar-05) was single and a School Teacher.

Edna never married.  She died at Orrell, near Wigan 11 Apr 1979 (confirmed by DOB).
1881 - 1962 Thomas Standish 81 81 In 1903, Groom's (Thomas) Father: Peter Standish, Deceased, Cotton Spinner

In 1911, Thomas and Mary Ellen (30 & 29) had been married 7 years and had two children, Edith and Constance (6 & 2).  They had Mary Ellen's mother Martha Pennington (69, visitor) with them at Top-of-the-croft, Smithhills.  Alice Brooks, aged 7, was a boarder.
1904 - 1984 Edith Standish 80 80 In 1925, Edith married Harold Dodd in Kanawha, West Virginia, USA 1908 - 1937 Constance Standish 28 28 1860 - ~1905 Richard Barlow 45 45 Richard was aged 1 in 1861

23 Apr 1886, Richard Barlow (25), son of James Barlow married Alice Seddon (21) daughter of James Seddon at St Matthew, Halliwell (and lived in Little Bolton).

NOTE:There are several BARLOW+SEDDON marriages (Lorenzo Barlow and Mary A Seddon married in 1887 at St Peter, Halliwell and had children including Lorence baptised Halliwell). Richard and Alice had their 6 girls and James registered in Little Bolton.

In 1901, Richard and Alice (41 & 36) were at 109 Kay Street with Eliza (14), Lily (9), Ada (6), and Hannah (2)

In 1911, Richard had died and Alice (46) was with Eliza Ann (24), Lily (19), Ada (16) and Hannah (12).

1862 Hannah Barlow In 1891, Hannah (28) was with her mother Ann Barlow (56) at 30 Homer Street

In 1911, Hannah (48, single) was a confectioner with her mother Anne (76)
<male> Wilkinson 1856 Thomas Wilkinson Thomas Wilkinson when born and in 1861, but later known as BARLOW.

In 1861, Thomas Wilkinson was a step-son of James Barlow, so must be an illegitimate son of Ann Mather who was unmarried when she married James in 1859.

By 1871, Thomas has assumed the name Barlow, now aged 17 with James and Ann (32 & 36) and family in Little Bolton.
1864 - 1939 Alice Seddon 75 75 Father James Seddon, an insurance agent.

In 1901, Richard and Alice (41 & 36) were at 109 Kay Street with Eliza (14), Lily (9), Ada (6), and Hannah (2)

In 1911, Richard had died and Alice (46, Wid) was with Eliza Ann (24), Lily (19), Ada (16) and Hannah (12) at 109 Kay Street.
1887 Eliza Ann Barlow 1889 - 1890 Sarah Alice Barlow 1 1 1892 Lily Barlow Lily married John Mills.  They had two daughters; Vera in 1924 and Mildred (infant died) in 1932 1894 Ada Barlow There is another Ada Barlow born Oct 1894, daughter of George and Ruth. 1899 Hannah Barlow 1902 - 1902 James Barlow 1868 George H Barlow In 1871, George was not with family.  He may be an adopted nephew or illegitimate child of Ann's.  The birth registration implied illegitimate as MMN also BARLOW (but not MATHER as expected)

In 1881, George H Barlow was 12 and "Son" of Ann Barlow at 30 Homer Street.
1901 - 1965 Giles Mellor Mather 63 63 1904 Harold Brooks Mather 1907 Muriel Mather 1864 - 1948 Louisa Blanch Longworth 83 83 Tonge 1867 - 1868 Henry Longworth 1 1 1869 - 1869 Henry Longworth 1870 - 1881 Alice Longworth 11 11 1875 - 1883 Annie Longworth 7 7 1878 - 1879 Bertha Longworth 1 1 1852 - 1910 Elizabeth Dawson 58 58 Elizabeth's father was Joseph Dewson (deceased before 1888), a Slater and Plasterer.

In 1888, Elizabeth was 38 and a spinster when she married Daniel from Howrich.
1891 - 1977 Elizabeth Longworth 85 85 Elizabeth was born in 1891.

In 1901, Elizabeth (aged 9), was at 4 Latham Row, Horwich with parents Daniel and Elizabeth.

In 1911, after both parents had died, Elizabeth (aged 19) was boarding with Joseph (a Tailor) & Catherine Ann Marsh at Turton.

Between 1911 and 1931 there are 5 Elizabeth Longworth marriages in Bolton.  The Elizabeth marriage at St Peter, Halliwell in 1915 to Albert Sharrocks is the most likely (or to Walter Whitehead at Prestolee in 1929 or William H Hunt in 1930 at Bolton RO).  None of these marriages seem to match with children born after the marriage.

13 Jun 1936, Elizabeth Longworth (45), spinster married John William Woodhead was Christ Church, Walmsley.

In 1939, John W and Elizabeth Woodhead were living at 71 Rawson Road, Bolton with one other.


1876 - >1954 Lillie Thorpe 78 78 1907 - 1921 Mavis Annie Longworth 14 14 1911 - 2003 Herbert William Longworth 92 92 7 members have Herbert's father William in their Ancestry tree.  hcfollett has a 38 cM DNA match to Cory Mather.  Cory Mather and Alan Leslie Wilson (managed by LindaAnnWilkinson and has Louisa Blance in their tree) also has a 11 cM DNA match to Cory.

Herbert and his wife Evelyn lived at 4, Meadow Close, Westhall, IP19 8RE
1827 Thomas Archer In 1851, Thomas and Jane Archer (23 & 21) were lodgers with Thomas longworth. 1831 Mary Makinson 1 Jan 1855, Mary (24), daughter of Robert Makinson, Labourer married William Longworth (24), Stover, Bachelor, Horwich 1837 - 1899 Mary Ann Wright 62 62 Mary Ann's (Bride's) father was Owen Wright, a Machine Printer. 

In 1871, Mary Ann Longworth (32) and her four daughters were visiting her parents Owen and Ellenor Wright at Horwich.

In 1881, John and Mary Ann Longworth (49 & 42) were in Bridgeton, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire with Alice W (23), Eliza Ann (21) and Eleanor (10)
1846 Thomas Shaw 1840 Thomas Hart 1857 Alice Longworth Wright 1860 Eliza Ann Longworth 1870 Eleanor Longworth 1862 Nancy Debrah Longworth In 1871, Nancy D Longworth was aged 9 and with her mother 1855 John Longworth 3 Sep 1879, Another John Longworth (25, Finisher of Horwich) also son of William (but born Manchester, mother Elizabeth Beddows) married Mary Wilson.

In 1877 John married Esther Ann Davenport at Bolton RO.
1861 Nancy Longworth 1849 Jane Southern 1887 Louisa Longworth Louisa was aged 4 in 1891, born Horwich 1881 - 1973 John William Woodhead 92 92 John was the son of John and Alice Woodhead.

5 Aug 1905, John W Woodhead married Sarah Howell (1883-1935)

After Sarah died, John married Elizabeth Longworth (1891-1977).
1912 - 1979 John Cyril Standish 67 67 In 1940, John (aged 29) married Helen Rachael Mullins (aged 25) at Loudon, Kanawha, West Virginia 1920 - 2006 Cecil Miles Standish 86 86 In 1940 at Loudon Mag D, Loudon, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA

In 1946, Cecil married Katherina Conley Groves.  They lived at Kanawha, West Virginia, USA
1922 - 2006 Celia Standish 83 83 In 1945, Celia married Charlie Williams (1914-1958) at Kanawha, West Virginia, USA

Celia divorced Charlie (tbc) and on 30 Aug 1987 married Clayton L Anderson in Wayne, Ohio
1923 - 2007 Stephen Philip Standish 83 83 1911 Wilfred Samuel Mather In 1911, Wilfred Samuel Mather's birth was registered at Bolton, with MMN = MELLOR. Therefore, Wilfred's parents are probably Thomas B Mather and Jane Mellor who married in 1901. 1826 Catherine Mather Catherine was born about 1826. 

There is no baptism for Catherine, but she may have been the daughter of William and Hannah (as in 1833 their son William named his first daughter Catherine). Also brother Solomon has a Catherine in 1809.  It is also likely she was illegitimate as her assumed sister (or twin) Betty was.

In 1841, Catherine (15) was the youngest of 5 servants working at the Lower House, Toppings, Turton for Eliza Winder.  Lower House is near to the Volunteer Inn and Toppings. She probably was Betty Mather's sister, who was a servant the Volunteer Inn (just across the field).

In 1841, her assumed sister Betty Mather (same age) was living nearby with James and Betty Booth nee Mather and he was also a painter. However, they were from Eccleston at the time of marriage.

23 Nov 1845, Catherine Mather, a miner, daughter of Solomon Mather, farmer, married John Jones, both of Tebbutt Street at Manchester Church.

5 Sep 1852, Catherine (24, daughter of Thomas Mather, labourer) married William Deane, aged 22 a painter at Farnworth.  This cant be her was this Catherine was born 1828.

In 1881, Catherine was a widow at 4 Eagly Bank Park Terrace with 6 children.
~1793 Thomas Green ~1793 Hannah Mather Hannah was probably from Turton as her son Peter Mather was born in Turton Poorhouse. 1813 Peter Mather
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