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Family Subtree Diagram : MATHER, Samuel+Alice

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. ? Baptisms at Walmsley Meeting House, Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, England [Child] of Richard Mather & Ann (formerly Howarth) Abode: Turton, [Congregation: Walmsley Meeting] Mather families from Bolton using the Ridgeway Gates Wesleyan (Methodist) Church. There's another James & Sarah family at Hindley with similar child baptisms. Peggy, Ann & Peggy (1792-1802) baptised at Turton (and of G.B.) There is another Sarah Mather (?-1776), wife of Zacharia Mather of Tong Christened at Ridgway Gates Wesleyan, Great Bolton, Lancashire No records after 1814. Moved to Ainsworth by 1799 Other Mather family from Bury later, Little Bolton Richard Mather & Anne Howarth are my 5x Great Grandparents Peter Mather & Ellen Howarth are my 5x Great Grandparents James Mather & Happy Lomax are my 4x Great Grandparents William Mather & Bety Holt are my 4x Great Grandparents Samuel Mather and Alice Mather are my 3x Great Grandparents (they are also second cousins) Richard is my 5x Great Grandfather James is my 4x Great Grandfather Joseph is my 3x Great Grandfather John is my 2x Great Grandfather Not Happy Lomax. No signature match Perhaps Sarah Makin - The James couldnt sign his name. That marriage spanned past 2010 See also James Mather & Betty Knowles (if Methodist) Nancy dau of Elizabeth, Turton. Also Bould, son of Elizabeth (but Isobel when buried) James (from Whitefield), died, aged 37 Thomas & Mary Mather from Farnworth No DNA matches from this tree Other Mathers at Waterloo in 1841 Solomon Mather had Betty baptised same day in 1791 James & William assumed brothers of Goose Cote Hill William at Goose Cote Hiill in 1792 when Alice baptised Ellen (b.~1777) had bas. son Robert Mather (1797-1868), born Withnell Two George's from Bolton Another possible William Mather Jane Banks and extended family in 1841 Including James and Margaret Mather, all at Back Barry Row, Turton Home of Holt Mather in 1851 Only Mather family with baptisms (and death) at Tottington (North Bury) Alice buried at Holcombe so may be related to the Ramsbottom family Family may have moved to Manchester or immigrated. Unconfirmed sons of William and Betty Coal mining family from Hindley, In 1991, neighbours of John and Elizabeth Richard, a Boot and Shoe maker from Hindley, possibly brother of Lomas Mather In 1841, Lomas Mather (20) was living at Marsh Lane, Atherton with James Mather (25), Thomas Thompson and Joseph and Mary Hayes. Lomas was witness to John Mather's marriage Neighbor: Samuel and wife Ann were living next door to Alice Mather and her daughters family Happy and Samuel Shuttleworth in 1871 Representative of: In 1871, Samuel and Alice at 73 Blackbank Street were near neighbours of his mother Alice Mather (at no 67)
In 1879, Samuel was in attendance at his mother's death Neighbor: Both at Simpson St in 1851 - Isaac, Mary and family at number 1, and Samuel, Alice (with son George Mather and daughter Happy Barrow) were at number 4. Representative of: Happy was in attendance at the death of Samuel. Neighbor: After William died, his wife Sarah was a neighbour of Samuel and Alice in 1841, living a few doors away as Waterloo, Little Bolton. Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Named After: Happy named after her grandmother Happy Mather nee Lomax.. Representative of: The death of Happy, Maria's mother, was reported by William Collins (son-in-law, husband of Maria), Occupier of Spring Gardens, Great Bolton. Parent Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Biological Child Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Parent 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 Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Adopted Child Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Parent Parent Biological Child 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 Parent Parent Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child Biological Child 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 1768 - 1843 Happy Lomax 75 75 NOTE: There was another Happy Lomax (1786-1799) of Breightmet, buried at Cockey.  This may Happy's illegitimate daughter.

In 1790, Happy was about 22 when she married James Mather at St Peter's, Bolton.

When aged about 43, Happy was on the 1811 Little Bolton Poor List, living at Blackburn Street.  This was the year that her husband James Mather died.  Her grandson John (and Ellen nee Buckley) were living in Blackburn Street in 1841.

Happy married 3 times, but with such a unique name, she is easy to trace.  Her granddaughter (and several other realtives) was also named Happy.

In 1841, she (aged ~70) was living with Ann Boardman (aged 75), in Almo House, Little Bolton, possibly an OAP's home, and there were 11 old women in the same residence.

The death certificate doesnt give any clues of her previous marriages, except to tell us that William Cheetham was a weaver.
Marriage (fourteen children) 9 Sep 1810 (St. Peter, Abode: Waterloo, Little Bolton) No more children Friendship / Close Distrust Fused Distrust Distrust Lives with: Who was James with Samuel and Alice?  Is this a husband of another of thier daughters?
Probably simply a lodger and workmate of Samuel (both are Weavers) Neighbor: Both families close neighbours in Kay Street, Little Bolton in 1841 (and on adjacent pages 18-19 on the census) Relative of: Happy Shuttleworth and George Mather had their children baptised as Bolton-le-Moors togather on the 29th Sep 1861.
Samuel (son of Phineas and Happy)
Frederick William (son of George and Mary)
Clara Ann (dau of George and Mary)
 Lives with: Alice (82) was boarding with Phineas and Happy Shuttleworth and their son Samuel and grandson Jessie Collins in 1871 Representative of: In 1856, John was a witness to younger brother George's marriage to Mary Marsh. Both could sign their names. ~1785 - 1879 Alice Greenhalgh 94 94 Born Bury, daughter of Hannah and James (if born 1785, 10 years earlier than expected from 1841 census). 1829 - 1906 George Mather 77 77 In 1841, George was living at Waterloo, Little Bolton (age 13). 

In 1851 he was still with parents and sister Happy and her daughter Maria Barrow.

Recorded as b.1829 and married to Mary in 1871 census.

Living at Walmesley (Walmsley), Turton, Lancashire in 1891, or is this the other George Mather from Bury?  There is another George, son of Samuel and Ellen who was christened in Bolton in 1829.
1820 - 1874 Alice Mather 53 53 There are 5 possible marriages (and 6 deaths) of Alice Mather in Bolton (all at St Peter's) between the 1841 and 1851 census:  Possible marriages are:
Q2-1844 vol21,p73 - William Crowshaw
Q4-1844 vol21,p70 - James Brooks (matched)
Q3-1846 vol21,p59 - John Alen
9-May-1849 vol21,p91 - Henry Latham (also matched)
1851 - Richard Townley

In 1844, Alice married James Brooks. Her father is recorded as Samuel Mather, Weaver

Alice was living with her parents, Samuel and Alice Mather at Waterloo in 1841.  By 1851 she had married James Brooks, and was living at 6 Waterloo Fold, possibly the same place.

There's an Alice Mather, daughter of Samuel who married Henry Latham in 1849.  This is most likely another Alice, daughter of Samuel and Ellen Rigby.
1823 - 1889 Happy Mather 66 66 Living in Little Bolton in 1841, 1851

Happy, was a minor (about 20) when she married John Barrow, a Chemist, on 5th Sep 1842 at Ainsworth Christ Church, Bury (parish of Middleton). No other Mathers married here, although there are several BARROW marriages.

John Barrow died three years after the marriage in 1845.

By 1851, Happy had lost her first husband and was living with her daughter Maria and parents, Samuel and Alice.  1851 census has her as Married, not Widowed, but she probably was.

Happy's father Samuel died in 1854. It appears that Happy of Rose Hill,.was in attendance at her fathers death (but it looks like Harry Shuttleworth on the certificate).

By 1861 Happy's father Samuel has died.  Happy has remarried Phineas Shuttleworth, and is now living at 167 Lever Street, Little Bolton, still with her daughter Maria and mother Alice Mather.

Happy, Phineas and son Samuel living at 67 Blackbank Street, Little Bolton in 1871.

Happy died in 1889, followed by Phineas three years later.  Happy and Phineas Shuttleworth are buried in a grave with 4 other Shuttleworts at Astley Bridge: Albert (1); John Greenhalgh (0); Samuel (62) and Lois (68).
1792 - 1857 Samuel Mather 65 65 Another Samuel Mather from Bolton, who's father was Robert, as was his second son (so named after his grandfather).

In 1841, Samuel, 45 (and Alice, 45), recorded as a Fuller when John was born. Fuller, a worker who cleanses wool through the process of fulling

WARNING: There's another Samuel Mather who was an Iron Moulder with sons William, Ralph and George.
1815 - 1865 John Mather 49 49 John and Ellen are my 2x Great Grandparents.  I.e. John is my great great grandfather.  John was a baptist, and probably attended Moor Street Chapel, although he later married Elizabeth Kay at Dukes Alley Chapel.

After he married Ellen, he stayed at their family home at Crook Street (1838 when Benjamin born and 1843 when wife Ellen died), although his family house was at Blackburn Street.

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

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

Between 1844 and 1854, John and Elizbeth had 6 more children, all registered at Little Bolton. Elizabeth Mather registered in 1841 is another family (Joshua Mather and Elizabeth Kay) also in Little Bolton.

In 1851, John was living at 58 Chorley St., Bolton (a labourer at the Iron Works, age 35) with new wife Elizabeth (32) and son Joseph (11), Hannah (6), Samuel (4), Margaret (2) and Sarah A (8mo)

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

John the Shopkeeper is another.  James Mather of Water St, son of John, a Shopkeeper married Martha Bently 26 Aug 1840. This cannot be the same person, but could be two shopkeepers!.

In 1856, John was a witness to younger brother George's marriage to Mary Marsh. Both could sign their names.

In 1861, John and Elizabeth (45 and 43) are at 114 Chorley Street with their children Joseph (21), Hannah (16), Samuel (14), Margaret (12), Sarah (10), John (8) and Ruth (6).

In 1864, John of 114 Chorley Street died.
1791 - 1854 Samuel Mather 63 63 Samuel's father lived in Dean in 1793 where sister Maria was born, but by 1795 was in Great Bolton. Nanny's baptism of 1799 shows the family in Ainsworth parish.

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

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

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

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

In 1841, Samuel and Alice (both 50) were at Waterloo. Four children; Alice (20), Happy (15), Samuel (15) and George (13) were with them as well as James Tyldsley (probably a lodger).  At this time, there’s a population of over 613K, about 59K were cotton weavers, and 800 silk weavers.  About 2,600 are involved with spinning.

In 1851, Samuel and Alice (both 60) were at 4 Simpson Street (by Waterloo Fold) with son George (21), daughter Happy Barrow (28) and granddaughter Maria Barrow (aged 7).  His son Isaac was at No. 1 Simpson Street.  Samuel was from "Great Bolton" and Alice from Turton.

1 May 1854, Samuel Mather of 4 Simpson Street died, aged 64
1810 - 1881 Isaac Mather 70 70 Isaac was born 13 Oct 1810 and baptised 11 Jan 1811 at the Ridgway Gates Wesleyan Chapel.  Isaac, the oldest of the Mather sons of Samuel and Alice,  was living in Little Bolton in 1841, 1851, 1861.  His infant children were buried at St. Peter (CoE).

In 1841, Isaac and Mary (30 & 25) were at Kay Street, Little Bolton with their daughter Eliza (4).

In 1851, Isaac, a Hand Loom Weaver, and Mary (41 & 39) were at 1 Simpson Street, Little Bolton (with parents at No. 4). Eliza was 13, Samuel 7 and Jane 3.

In 1861, Isaac, cotton weaver, and Mary (51 & 49) are at 2 Nuttall Square "off Blackburn Road West Side", St George's, Little Bolton.  They have Samuel (17), Jane (15) and William (9) with them.

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

In 1881, Isaac is an inmate at Bolton Union Workhouse, Fishpool Farnworth, the year of his death.

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

Isaac's daughter Eliza, lived in the same house as Samuel and Alice Mather, but 40 years after.
Marriage (five children) 1-Jan-1790 (Bolton) Non-conformists, Abode Deane Parish No more children Marriage (seven children) 17 Jun 1779 (Bolton) Abode: Goose Cote Hill, Turton +Possibly more children Marriage 17 Nov 1816 (Bolton) No more children Marriage 05 Oct 1823 (Bolton) No more children Marriage (thirteen children) 26 Mar 1790 (Bolton) Marriage (eight children) 1 Jan 1828 (Cox Green/Old Globe, Turton, Hindley, Walmsey) No more children Widowed (three children) 1812 (Bolton) XTo be completed Marriage (nine children) 6-Apr-1761 (Walmsley, Abode: Turton) No more children Marriage (five children) 9 Nov 1774 (Goose Cote Hill, Egerton) +Possibly more children Marriage (a child) 9 Oct 1771 Marriage 24/ Dec 1798 Marriage (a child) 11 Jan 1837 No more children Widowed (seven children) 28 May 1778 (abode L.B. & Walmsey, Turton) Marriage (ten children) Great Heaton, Prestwich Widowed (seven children) 14 July 1850 (St. Peter, Bolton) No more children Marriage (five children) 1852 (Staffs). Abode: Hindley No more children Marriage 6-Jun-1888 XTo be completed Marriage (a child) 23 Feb 1873 (Little Bolton) No more children Widowed (two children) 7 Sep 1785 G.B. No more children Marriage (two children) 1763 (Abode Tonge) No more children Marriage 28 Jan 1888 No more children Marriage 30 Oct 1839 No more children Widowed (two children) 27 Apr 1812 XTo be completed Marriage 1862 (Leigh) Marriage (two children) 1862 (Hindley) XTo be completed Marriage 10 Jan 1830 (Bolton) No more children Marriage (three children) 13 Feb 1803 (Wigan) +Possibly more children Marriage (two children) 7 Dec 1831 (Deane) Marriage (five children) 4 Aug 1799 (Bury) Abode: Holcombe, Tottington +Possibly more children Marriage 7 Feb 1785 Marriage (three children) Hindley No more children Marriage (eleven children) 1876 (Wigan RO). Abode: Hindley No more children Marriage (seven children) 1848 (Wigan) Abode: Hindley No more children Marriage (six children) 3 Oct 1825 (Wigan) Relative of: Assumed cousins, James (and Betty) and Solomon (and Matty) had their daughters Margaret and Betty baptised together on July 3rd 1791 at Walmsley Meeting House. Neighbor: Brothers - TBC
Both families at Goose Cote Hill (later a workhouse) in 1790-1792 Other: James and his son Bould both died within 2 weeks of each other. Relative of: Bould and Nancy, both children of James and Elizabeth Mather.  However, Bould buried age 1, son of Isabel Mather
 Lives with: Thomas was living with his son-in-law Joseph Hill in April 1901 at Belmont.  His died at Belmonth in July that year. Relative of: Robert, "Grandson" was with Thomas and Ann in 1881 (aged 3) and 1891 (13).  Not actually adopted, but living with his grandparents. Lives with: In 1851, "Sevina" Mather, 3 months, was living with her grandparents Thomas and Maryann Mather.
 Know each other: Possibly related as both of similar age and Mather connection Neighbor: In 1841, Margaret and James (both 30) at Back Barry Row (with no children)
In 1851, Holt Mather was living at Barry Row, Turton. Neighbor: In 1841, Holt Mather was at Old Globe and Henry & Mary at Bedford Row, nearby at Egerton, Turton.  They may be brothers. Know each other: In 1810, Solomon Mather had Betty baptised at Tottington (maybe), and Thomas had Alice baptised there.  
They are probably related and must have known each other if both at Tottington.
However, All England Baptism's including St Anns, Turton as Tottington (so may not be the same chapel) Relative of: Possible brothers as James from Ramsbottom and Thomas from Holcombe (or Tottington) Named After: Probably named after and related, and also possibly Happy's illigitimate daughter. Know each other: Possibly related and names after ? Lives with: In 1851, Alice Mather (53, Wid, Housekeeper) and daughters Rose H (28), Ellen (23) and Alice (17) were living with Alice's son-in-law Thomas Vickers at Hindley. Neighbor: Neighbours at Hindley in 1891, but probably not related Lives with: James (25) and Lomas Mather (20) were living together at Allerton in 1841 Lives with: In 1861, "Rebecca Ann Mather", 11, born Manchester, was visiting her uncle and aunt Richard (b.Hindley, 1827) and Jane Mather, a Boot Maker from Hindley, Wigan.  This must be her (there is no UK Rebecca Ann Mather birth registration). 1814 James Mather In 1841, James and Lomas Mather were living at Marsh Lane, Atherton with Thomas Thompson (all 3 cotton carders) and Joseph and Mary Hayes.  Lomas is likely John Mather brother (as witness to marriage and other evidence), so it follows that James may also be a brother. 1793 - ~1793 Maria Mather "Maria the Daughter of James and Happy Mather in Dean Parish was baptised Dec'r the 4 1793 by me Chris Hopper".  This child must have died as another Maria was baptised two years later. 1775 - 1822 Joseph Baron 46 46 Joseph Barron was a widower when he married Happy Mather in 1816
1750 - 1830 William Mather 80 80 William was at Goose Cote Hill in 1792 when Alice was baptised.  The farm here would later become a workhouse.

17 Jun 1779, William Mather, a weaver, married Alice Holt.  Their witness was John Knowles.  This is probably the John (born 1746) son of John and Alice Knowles of Turton, who was a similar age.

There is a gap of 13 years, where William and Betty may have had children.

In 1792, William Mather and Betty (nee Holt) has a daughter  Alice.

WILLIAM MATHERS. born TURTON, Lancashire, Served in 52nd Foot Regiment; 9th Foot Regiment; Royal Marines, and was discharged aged 40 (See National Archives Kew)
1829 - 1891 George Mather 62 62 Living with father Samuel, an Iron Moulder, at Dawes St, East Bolton in 1841.  George was also an Iron Moulder.

In Feb 1851, George Married Esther Glazenbrook.  They were both aged 21 at 12 Harson Street, W Bolton on the April census..

In 1861, George and Esther (31 & 32) were in E Bolton with son William (7) and Mary Ellen (1) and Esther's (assumed) mother Alice Glazenbrook (64).

In 1891, George (61, Wid) was living with his daughter Emma Airey
~1767 - 1830 William Cheetham 63 63 1826 - 1898 Samuel Mather 71 71 In 1841, Samuel (aged 15, rounded) was with his parents and family at Waterloo, Little Bolton.

19 Feb 1849, Samuel Mather, spinner of Little Bolton, son of Samuel married Ann Nightingale. James Brooks, Samuel's brother-in-law, was a witness.

In 1851, Samuel and Ann (23 & 21) were living at 48 Blackburn Road.  Ann Mather (37, Solomon's daughter) was a neighbour. Their first son John, born in 1849 had died an infant.

Between 1852-55 the family moved from Sharples to Eastern Bolton district between, then to Little Bolton by 1859.

In 1861, Samuel and Ann (34 & 31) were living at 12 Back Haigh Street with Alice (8), Samuel (6), and Margaret (2).  They had a house servant Mary Nightingale, Ann's niece.

In 1871, Samuel and Ann (43 & 41) were at 73 Blackbank Street with Alice, Samuel, Margaret and George (18, 15, 11 & 4).  James Cunliffe and Happy Hamer (22 & 24) were neighbours at 71.  Phineas and Happy Shittleworth, son Samuel (16) and Jessie Collins (grandson, aged 6) and Alice Mather (Boarder, Wid, 82) were neighbours at no. 67.

Samuel Johnson and Jane Bleakley and family were also neighbours in 1861 and 1871, so may be related.

Samuel was a spinner when his children John and Alice were Baptised.

In 1896, Samuel died and Ann three years later.  Samuel, Ann and three others are all buried in the same Mather grave at Astley Bridge.
1763 - ~1764 Susanna Mather 1 1 Susanna probably died an infant about 1764, as their next daughter is also a Susan (b.1766).  I can find no Bolton marriage for Susanna Mather, although there is one for Susan Mather marrying Richard Smith 7 Oct 1787 at Bolton le Moors (which is her sister).  Maybe she never died but was baptised twice! 1763 - 1819 James Mather 56 56 Weaver in 1790 when married.  He may have prviously been married to Betty Lyon (who died). 1767 - 1824 Sarah Makin 57 57 1792 - 1792 Peggy Mather 7m 7m 1794 Peggy Mather No obvious Marriage or Death for Peggy. There is a marriage for Peggy Mather 25 Nov 1822 in Kentucky, USA.   1796 - 1796 Ann Mather 1797 - 1799 Ann Mather 1 1 1800 John Mather 1807 - 1809 James Mather 2 2 James baptised 11 Nov 1807.  Dont confuse with another James dau of James and Sarah baptised 29 Nov at Hindley 1804 - 1807 Sarah Mather 3 3 Do not confuse with another Sarah, d. of Janes & Sarah Mather of Hindley born 8 Oct 1804. 1802 Ann Mather Ann born before Aug 1802

There is no obvious Bolton marriage for Ann.  She would be under 16y old if the 29 Dec 1817 marriage to Tom Horrocks is her.  The 1823 Bury marriage to Abraham Collins is therefore likely.
1795 - 1857 Maria Mather 62 62 In 1841 (census), and 1843, William and Maria were Occupier of Spring Gardens, Great Bolton (at the time of Happy's death). 1809 - ~1856 Holt Mather 47 47 Holt is a possible son of William Mather and Betty Holt.
Family on IGI Index and 1851 census.  However Betty almost 50 in 1809.

1828-1837: Holt and Alice were living in Egerton when Thomas and Mary were born.

About 1838 they moved to Leigh where Ellen was baptised, and than back to Walmsey, Turton whee Maria was baptised in 1845

In 1841, Holt and Alice (both 34) were at the Old Globe, (Egerton), Bolton with 5 children: Thomas (13), Mary (11), Rosanne (9), Sevine (7), Ellen (5). NOTE: Information from FindMyPast and Lanc-OPC project as unavailable on Ancestry.co.uk.  Old Globe is by Cox Green, Egerton (opposite Mather Fold).  Old Globe Cottages BL7 9RB are on Cox Green Road (see 1844 Egerton map).

28 Mar 1847, Holt Mather was a wtness to the marriage of John Heywood (labourer of Sharples) and Ellen Hamer (Widow of Sharples, dau of Joseph Lever).

In 1851, Holt and Alice (42 & 43) were at 33 Barry Row, Egerton, Turton with son Thomas and his wife Mary Ann (22 & 20) and five daughters; Mary, Rossania, Ellen, Alice and Maria (20, 17, 13, 8 & 6)

"Holt Mather" is shown as the father on Thomas's marriage of 1850.  However, Holt may have used another name as there in no death registered fot Holt, and no other records after 1851.

In 1851, the family may have moved to Staffordshire,  Mary, daughterr of Holt married Thomas Vickers there.
1808 Alice Vickers In 1841, Holt 34 and Alice (both 34) were at the Old Globe, (Egerton), Bolton with 5 children: Thomas (13), Mary (11), Rosanne (9), Sevine (7), Ellen (5).

In 1851, Alice Mather (53, Wid, Housekeeper) and daughters Rose H (28), Ellen (23) and Alice (17) were living with Alice's son-in-law Thomas (and Mary) Vickers at Hindley.
1830 Mary Mather The Mary Ann Mather of the same age on the 1851 census is Dau-in-law, wife of Thomas.

In 1852, Mary married Thomas in Staffordshire.

In 1861, Thomas Vickers and Mary (31 & 30) were at the Blue Bell Beer House, Hindley with John (9), Mary (6) and Ellis (3).  With them were lodgers Alice Mather (53, housekeeper, his mother); and sisters Rose H (28), Ellen (23), and Alice (17).
1833 Rosannah Mather In 1834 Roseannah was baptised, daughter of Holt and Alice Mather of Turton.

In 1841, Rosehannah, aged 9, was with parents at Old Globe, Turton.

In 1851, Roseanna, aged 17 was a muel piecer at Barry Row, Turton with parents Holt and Alice and family.

In 1861, Rose H (Rose Hannah) was 28 and living with her mother Alice and married sister Mary Vickers at Hindley.

Rosannah Mather married at Leigh in 1862.  Either Thomas Brocklehurst or James Welsh
1838 Ellen Mather In 1861, Ellen was 23 and living with her mother Alice and married sister Mary Vickers at Hindley. 1804 - 1864 Sarah Bayley 60 60 In 1841, Sarah Mather (35, Weaver) was living with Thomas and Mary Grundy (both 50) at Waterloo, Little Bolton with Ann (10) and John (1), about 4 doors away from Samuel and Alice Mather, but are they related?

In 1829, Sarah Mather married James Grundy, and possibly already had his daughter Ann Mather before they marrried,  Then James may have died and Sarah lived with his family, keeping her Mather name.

Sarah was born in Ringley, about 3 miles SE of Bolton according to the 1851 census.

Sarah and William Mather were both single when they married.  Acording to Sarah's second marriage in 1844, she was Widowed, and her father was John Bailey.  George Brooks's father was James Brooks.

Sarah had Ann (b.1833) and John Mather (b.1840).  She was aged ~35, living at Waterloo in 1841.  Betty Bayley (18 wks) her niece was present.  The Mathers were living with Thomas and Mary Grundy (and William and Betty Grundy).

She probably had a sister-in-law Fanny Bayley, also from Ringley.
~1825 Helen Mather Helen (15) and James (8) were together in 1841.  It is assumed they are children of William (no baptism to confirm). 1798 - 1799 William Mather 1 1 Baptised  Westhoughton, some way south-west of Bolton, but not the same William who was baprised at Worsley and married Martha Tildsey.  Originly I had these two Williams confused, as both appear to be from Weaver families!

By process of elimination of the other William Mather marriages in Bolton, this William probably married Martha Bleakley in 1825.

There's a William and Martha Mather in Ashton under Luny in 1841.  They have no children, but are of the correct age, so could be them.  The only other William and Martha found in 1841 in Bolton are the family from Little Hulton.

Westhoughton is close to Lostock where Williams Grandmother, Elizabeth Howarth was from.
~1794 Martha Mitchell 1811 - 1833 William Mather 22 22 After Sarah's husband William Mather died (in 1837), Sarah was a neighbour of Samuel and Alice Mather in 1841, living a few doors away at Waterloo Rd, Little Bolton.  Its tempting to think that William is the son of Samuel and Alice but if they baptised him 21 July 1811 then that is too soon after Isaac's birth of 13 Oct 1810.

Sarah's husband must have died after 1837, as they had a child Alice (who died 1838), and John in 1839.

According to baptism of James, William was a Spinner from Shaprles.
~1814 - 1816 Mary Mather 2 2 Mary was the daughter of Samuel Mather of Great Bolton, but may be another, as several Samuel Mathers. 1798 - 1838 Nanny (Nancy) Mather 40 40 Should Nanny be Nancy or Annie?

Dont confuse this Nanny with the Nanny Mather who married Samuel Astle.  The records show that the Nanny who married Samuel Astley was born about 1792 and died 1819.

There ia another Nancy Mather, born 31 May 1799 dau of James and Sally

There's a Nancy Mather who married William Woods in Haslingden, 31-Dec-1820. This is also another, the daughter of Betty Mather, born 1799 in Haslingden.

The Nancy Mather who married Samuel Kay was born 1803 (from 1851 and 1861 census)
1768 - 1844 Solomon Mather 76 76 Like his father, Solomon was a weaver.  He married Martha Ramsden 20 OCt 1790.It was another Solomon of Edgworth that married Mary Grime 9-Aug-1809 at Bolton.

In 1790, Solomon married Marha Ramsden (Matty) and had Betty and James baptised at Walmsley (1791 & 1792). For 14 years, Births and Baptism are missing until 1806 when Joseph was baptised. 

From 1800 Solomon lived at Hall-i’th’-Wood. His son Solomon was born there about 1800, and daughter Catherine and Ann were born there 1809-1813 (see 1871 census).

In 1841, Solomon Mather was still alive at Old Nells, Little Bolton (not Old Nells, Turton), a hand loom weaver with his daughter Ann (25)..  His death on the 30 Nov 1844 was reported in the newspaper on 7 Dec 1844.  The death certificate (attached) shows he died of "Fits" at Old Ellen's, Sharples aged 76. Old Ellen's and Old Nell's is probably the same place (Nell is a pet name for Ellen).

In 1851 he was a neighbour of Joseph (of Tong) and Mary Mather and family (James, Joseph, Ellen, Ann & Jane).  Joseph was his first son.



1760 - 1842 Isaac Mather 82 82 Isaac, a Weaver married Alice Fielding (spinster) on 4 Jan 1787.  The Solomon born 1798 is probably their son (as know to be born at Toppings).

After they married in 1787, Isaac and Alice lived at Toppings, Turton, which is recorded on the baptism records for Ann (1790) and Esther (1792).

Isaac (weaver) was alive in 1841 at Know Mills, Edgworth, with his daughter Alice Settle (b.1801).  He died the following year.  Neighbours at Higher Know Mills were farmer Joseph & Elizabeth Mather (40 & 35) and family (his son).

Isaac may have had other children after Alice (baptism records are known to be lost).  However, it is likely Alice was the youngest daughter as he was living with her before he died in 1842.
1791 - 1842 William Mather 51 51 A William Mather died in Little Bolton in 1842 but who is he?  Is he related to our L.B. Mather family?

From the 1841 census (Barlow Row, L.B.) it appears that William and Jane (both 45) are husband and wife, with Helen (15) and James (8).  However, there is no marriage for such.  Instead, there are probably cousins - tbc.

William died in 1842, aged 50 so was born about 1792. The closest matching Bolton baptisms, is for son of James and Sarah.  This fits will with his children's names.

William married Catherine, but she died in 1834 so William's children were brought up by him and "Jane".  Wow is Jane Mather related?
1791 - ~1860 Margaret Mather 69 69 1788 Elizabeth Mather If Elizabeth was known as Betty (after her Mother), then Betty Mather married James Makinson, a farmer, on 29 Nov 1913.  However this appears to be another family who had 9 or 10 children from 1814-34 baptised at Blackrod. It appear Elizabeth never married.

There are several Elizabeth Mather marriages at Manchester that havn't been investigated.

In 1814: A double wedding: On 13 Feb at Leigh, James Mather a weaver, married Esther Platt and James Makin married Elizabeth Mather. Thomas, Hil or Hid (Hilda ?) and James Lees were witness.

In 1834, Elizabeth Mather of Water Street S, Ashton-Under-Line was a straw hat maker. Probably another!
1759 - 1837 Betty Holt 78 78 There's one Betty Holt in Bolton or Turton born 1752, and many Betty Holts in Lancashire (Middleton, Rochdale, Oldham, Burnley) which are probably too far away.  This Betty Holt (recorded as Hoult), daughter of Peter is born about 1758 in G.B. so a good match.

HOLT, widow, which may be her, was living on the Blackburn Road in 1811 and on the L.B. poor list.

Dont confuse with William Mather and Betty Beswich, married in Blackburn in 1797, and living in Pole Lane, Turton.
1751 - 1823 Isabel (Elizabeth) Wilkinson 72 72 The last two children, Nancy and Bould were baptised with mother named as Elizabeth.  However, when Bould died an infant, the mother is Isabel.  There is no explaination for this, other than Isabel was later known as Elizabeth.

After James died, Isobel remarried.  There is a marriage for Isabella Mather and John Robinson (weaver) 8 Mar 1797, and then another to John Lever (widower) and Isabella Mather (widow) on 24 Dec 1798.
1783 John Mather 1778 Mary Mather 1843 - 1908 Alice Mather 65 65 In 1861, Alice was 17 and living with her mother Alice and married sister Mary Vickers at Hindley.

In July 1863, Alice possibly married John Cadwell at Leigh (unconfirmed)
1845 Maria Mather Missing (not with mother) in 1861 1798 James Tyldesley Who was James Tyldesley with Samuel and Alice in 1841?  Is this a brother-in-law or just a lodger?  There are no Bolton records for a James Tyldesley marrying a Mather. 1766 - 1853 Susan Mather 87 87 It is likely Susan and Susannah Mather are the same parson and was baptised twice (but why wasnt Isaac?). This is because there is no death record for the Susanna baptised 1763, and Susan was also knows as Susanna when her children were baptised (Smith).

Susan Mather married Richard Smith of Deane on 7 Oct 1787.  She was Susan when Thomas baptised (1797), but then Susannah for Richard (1799).

In 1841, Susan Nutter, aged 70, was at Tottington Lower End.  Is this her?

There is also a burial record for Susan Mather at Turton, 27 Mar 1853, aged 83, which could be her if she hadn't married.  The death record is for a Susan Nutter, aged 83, so Mather could be her maiden name.  Susan Nutter was witness to the 1816 marriage of William Mather and Catherine Pilkington. However, this may be Sussanah Greenhalgh who married William Nutter in 1791.
1792 - 1879 Alice Mather 87 87 Family name was Mather BEFORE Alice was married, so a possible cousin or second cousin.  The name Mather was confirmed from the Mariage record and the Banns in the Bolton Library.

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

Could she be a widower, married before Samuel in 1810 (after 1804)?  Cant be Alice Makinson that married Nathan Mather in 1809 or Alice Calderbank married Thomas Mather in 1805 as they had a long and fruitfull marriages. There are no other candidated for an Alice from Turton.

Alice, wife is present on 1841 and 1851 census with Samuel and family. 

The 1851 census shows Samuel and Alice (both 60) at 4 Simpson Street, was from Turton.  Her son George (21, a Collier), daughter Happy Barrow (married, 28, piecer) and grandaughter Maria Barrow (7) were living with them.  

In 1871, Alice (82) was a boarder at 67 Blackbank Street, living with her daughter Happy and Phioneas Shuttleworth and family. 3 doors away at No 73 was her son Samuel and Ann Mather.  Between them at No 71 was James Cunliffe Hamer and his wife Happy Hamer.  How is this other Happy person related?
1810 - 1810 James Mather James (or else another James) married Jane, who died 1832 in Litlte Bolton, aged only 23. 1834 - 1835 Maria Mather 1 1 1832 - 1833 James Mather 7m 7m 1825 Ellen Mather In 1841 Ellen Mather (15, F.S.) & Ann Worrel (25 F.S.) were employed by Samuel Taylor at Chorley New Rd.  Could this be a missing daughter?

There are no obvious marriages for an Ellen Mather with father Samuel, so this is probably a red herring, although the Ellen working as a servant girl is unexplained!

This may be Ellen Mather in 1861 at Foundry Court, East Bolton (dau, single, 37) with Mother Jame Mather (Wid, 67, born Wigan)
1821 - 1822 <child> Mather ? 1 1 1799 - 1799 Nancy Mather 4m 4m 1795-1815 <unknown> ? Walmsley baprism records are lost between 1795 and 1815, so there will be other children unaccounded.for.
No baptism records can be found of other chapels.
1786 - 1787 James Mather 1 1 1788 - 1796 James Mather 8 8 1780 - 1782 John Mather 2 2 1787 - 1841 James Mather 54 54 James was born about 9 months after his parents married (before Sept if 54 when died)..

James & Rachel have a DNA match to Paul Mather, but NOT me.

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

In 1804, a Private James Mather, enlisted in the army, aged about 18.  He was discharged in 1818. This is another!

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

In Jun 1841, James and Rachel (both 54) are farmers at Sunnyside, Entwistle.  Also shown as farmer from Entwistle on son Isaac's marriage in 1839 (so possibly the wrong marriage).  With them were their younger children Nancy, Jane, Sarah, Andrew and Maria (24, 22, 18, 17, & 11), and also two illegitimate grandchildren Abel and John (5mo & 1mo).

3 Sep 1841, James Mather died of paralysis (i.e. stroke). Jenny Mather of Entwistle was present at the death (of her father).

In 1892, his youngest daughter Maria remaried (aged 63).  She recorded her father as John (not James) Mather, a Farmer.
1785 James Mather This may NOT be the son of James Mather and Betty Lyon, as their son James was baptisd in Jan 1785, but another Betty baptised in April.  The baptism indicatea a married mother, but these parents Betty Lyon and James didnt marry until September, five months after the baptism.  Also the mother was very young.

If its the same James Mather that married Happy Lomax, then another James was baptised 12 years later, so this James must have died an infant.

James Mather married Betty and moved to Hulme Manchester.  James was 78 in 1861, born Bolton.
~1782 <unknown> ? Appart from the families of Peter Mather (and Ellin) and Richard Mather (and Ann), records do not start at Walmsley Chapel until 1785, with James Mather being on eof the first recorded.  There is a gap between 1779 and 1785. 1737 - 1826 Richard Mather 89 89 WARNING: Parent are not confirmed.

Richard and Peter are most probably brothers, as both families baptisms are listed on the first page of the Walmsley Chapel baptism book.  One Peter's baptism record suggest they may from Hulton (Deane), and sons of John Mather, although it is more likely this is another Peter and they are from Turton and their records are lost!

Richard was of this Parish (Bolton), and a weaver.  He was probably about 24 when he married Ann, which was almost certainly his first marriage (as there are no earlier marriages in Bolton for a Richard Mather).  A Turton burial in 1826 for Richard, aged 89 supports this.

Richard and Ann already had Isaac and James was on the way when they married on 6 April 1761.  Isaac and Susanna were baptised at Bank Street Unitarian, but Isaac had missed his baptism.  They changed to Walmsley Presbyterian (perhaps they were not known there), and had Isaac baptised, followed by the other children in the correct order.

The first children were baptised at Bank Street Unitarian and then after 1763 at Walmsley Presbyterian.

25 May 1826, Richard died in the Turton Workhouse, aged 89 (see record)
1797 - 1843 Henry Mather 45 45 Henry was from Haslingden and may have lived in  Manchester which is where he probably married Mary and is where son WIlliam was born.

In 1832, Henry and Mary had a son Charles baptisd at Walmsley, Turton, abode "Top of the Lane".  Charles died in 1834, aged 1yr, 11mo abode "Morton Row, Turton".

In 1841, Henry and Mary (both 40) were at Bedford Row, Egerton, Turton with with James (15), William (14), Henry (12) and Caroline (5). 

WARNING: in 1841, there ia also Henry, a Dyer, and Mary (both 40) at Reicmond Street, Regent Road, Salford.

They appear to be a family, but no Bolton marriage exists so probably married at Prestwich on 23 May 1824.

1789 - 1854 Solomon Mather 64 64 There is no baptism record for this Solomon.  We know he was born 1789 in Turton from his death record (aged 64) and census returns. However it is unlikely he is the son of the other Solomon from Turton who married Martha in 1790, as there are early Turton baptism records for his children, Betty and James in 1791 and 1792.  Therefore, this Solomon is more likely to be the son of one of his brothers, most likely Isaac.  This would also explain the name of their first son Isaac in 1812 and the 4 yesr gap in birth after they married..

Solomon's wife was Mary Grime.  The Manchester Mercury (Tue 6 Apr 1819) records Peter Howcroft, William Entwistle, James  Grime, Solomon Mather (and others) were all transported for 14 years for having forged bank notes.  The Lancaster Gazette also shows Solomon was aged 29, so this is him!  This is also listed in the England and Wales Criminal Register. Solomon was released after 6 of his 14 year sentence and returned to his wife Mary where it appears he had two more children after a 15 year gap.

1829 - 1830 Amos and Fanny are born and baptised at Egworth Independant, and after that there's no trace of Amos.

in 1839 when Isaac married, he recorded his father as a Mechanic.

In 1841, Solomon and Mally were at Edgworth, Solomon an Ag. Labourer.  They had daughter Alice Hargreves (25, F.S.) and her daughter Margret (4) with them.

Solomon never learned his lessons.  He was put down again for 6 months in 1849 for keeping a disorderly house (probably the Talbot Inn).

Solomon and Mally were alive in 1851, with Solomon a Publican at the Talbot, 18 Brown Street, L.B.  He had his daughter Alice Hargreves with him working as the Cook.  John and Elizabeth Mather (both born about 1808) were also at Brown Street in 1841, so may be relaed.  Alice remarried in Dec 1852, also showing Solomon as a publican.

In 1853, Solomon is shows at the Talbot Inn (Old Dog), 18 Brown Street in the Whellan & Co Trade Directory.  James Grime (probably related to his wife Mary Grime) was at the Wagon and Horses, 172 Blackburn Street, Little Bolton.  His son Isaac also had a Beer House at Edgworth.

Solomon left a Will, probate dated 29 Apr 1854, where he is described as an Inn Keeper.  The Talbot Inn (also known as the Old Dog) closed in 1879.

Solomon's death in April 1854 was reported in the Bolton Chronical: "On the 13th inst., very suddenly, Mr Solomon Mather of the Talbot Inn, Brown Street, Little Bolton."  The Inn was a working mans pub, and a meeting place for Bolton's "Radicals".

~1750 Peter Barnes ~1750 Mary Rothwell 1790 - 1791 Alice Mather Barnes 1 1 Peter and Mary Barnes (nee Rothwell) must have adopted Alice Mather in 1790, as they are recorded as the parents when Alice died the following year.  Peter Barns, a weaver, and Mary had married in Bolton, 9 Oct 1771.  They already had three children, Ann (1774), William (1776), Peter (1778,80,84 two died), Thomas (1788), befoe they had Alice Mather Barnes baptised (1790).

The middle name suggests Alice's maiden name was Mather, so Mary was widowed, when she married Peter Barns in 1771.  The 7 Feb 1785 marriage of John Mather and Alice Barnes is about right for them to be the biological parents.

If Alice was adopted, then it's likely her true parents were William and Betty Mather (nee Holt).  They had another Alice born in 1792, a year after this Alice's death.  Perhaps Alice was illigiimate, and her bioligical father was William - Who knows?
~1750 John Lever John was a widower when he married Isabella 1790 Nancy Mather There is also a Nancy Mather, daughter of John and Nancy, born the same year. 1780 John Mather 1816 - 1841 James Cotton 25 25 When Sarah died in 1845, it doesnt mention James was deceased, although he was missing from the 1841 census and there is a death record for him.
1837 Martha Cotton 1812 - 1845 Sarah Mather 33 33 This is not the Sarah Mather nee Bayley who lost a husband William in 1833.  Probably daughter of William and Martha of G.B., born Nov 1812

Sarah Mather married James Cottom, a mechanic on 11 Jan 1837, just 16 days before their daughter Martha was baptised - That was close !

Sarah was living in the Union Buildings, E Bolton with James's parents Thomas and Martha (assumed) and family in 1841, aged 25 and with daughter Martha (4).  James was missing and died in August.
1757 - 1794 James Mather 37 37 James is probably the son of John and Mary Mather fom Whitefields.  The age matches, its the nearest parish (other than Bolton), and the fitst two children (Mary and John) are named after his parents. ~1723 William Mather ~1723 Mary Mather 1751 Betty Knowles Betty probably had a brother John Knowles who in 1779 was witness to William Mather and Betty Holt's marriage. ~1755 James Mather James & Betty may be from Qularlton.

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

This is NOT the James who married Esther Mason and later Hannah Howarth, (possible brother and witness to Peters marriage) as that James was literate.
1754 Sarah Mather 1752 William Mather 1750 Elizabeth Mather 1747 Charles Mather 1745 Mary Mather 1744 John Mather 1756 Ellen Mather 1757 Jane Mather In 1777, Jane Mather of Middleton married Thomas Entwistle.  They had a son "Abraham Mather Entwistle - Son of Thomas Entwistle & Jane" baptised at Bank Street. 1759 Nancy Mather 1833 James Mather Helen (15) and James (8) were together in 1841.  It is assumed they are children of William (no baptism to confirm).  Another baptism shows son of William and Sarah.

There is another James, son of William of Atherton, a silk weaving family.
1773 - 1853 Nancy Mather 80 80 The Nancy Mather that married Samuel Astley in 1814 was born about 1792 (so aged 22 about when married) and died Jan 1819, aged 27.  This is clearly another Nancy Mather.

This Nancy probably married John Horrocks, a weaver, in 1802. 

In 1841, Nancy Horrocks (not Knowles) was still alive, aged 70, with Mary (34), Margaret (27), Charles (24).  Then is listed James (34) with Betty (10), Adam (6), and Thomas (1).  They are living in Dean Street, L.B.

Nancy was still alive in 1851, born Walmsley, now aged 83

In 1857, Nancy Horrocks (another) was sentanced for "Murder".
1828 - 1901 Thomas Mather 72 72 In 1841, Thomas was aged 13 at Old Globe, Egerton, Turton.

Thomas, son of Holt, both spinners, married Mary Ann Beswick on 14 July 1850, living at Little Bolton.

In 1851, Thomas and MaryAnn (22 & 20) were at 33 Berry Row, Egerton with his parents Holt and Alice Mather (42 & 43) and 5 younger siblings.

Thomas Mather, widowed, married Ann Pendlebury (nee Willcock, dau of George) 23 Feb 1873.

In 1881 Thomas and Ann (50 & 52) are at 120 Mount Street, Little Bolton with John (19) and Alice Ann (17) and grandson Robert (aged 3).

In 1901 Thomas was a lamp lighter at Belmont, living with his daughter Alice and son-in-law Joseph Hill.  Belmont is 2.5 miles West of Egerton and Walmsey

Thomas of Belmont died in July 1901, aged 72, and is buried at Walmsey Christ Church
1832 - 1872 Mary Ann Beswick 40 40 Mary Ann was the youngest daughter of James and Ann, aged 10 in 1841.

Mary Ann was known only as Ann in 1881. This was another wife as Mary Ann died De3c 1872 and Thomas remarried.
1855 Ann Mather Missing from 1861 census

1860 - 1925 Jane Mather 65 65 Jane was 1 in 1861, living with her parents, and born in  Newcastle, Staffordshire.

Jane married Thomas Thomasson Earnshaw 25 Dec 1880
1861 - 1928 John Holt Mather 67 67 John Holt Mather, son of Thomas married Alice Ada Syddall 28 Jan 1888 at St. Paul, Halliwell.

In 1911 John Holt Mather and Alice Ade were at 89 Tonge Moor Road, Tonge.  John had finished with the cotton mill and become a Tram Car Cleaner worrking for the council (Municipal).

May have died in 1943, aged 82, but was missing from 1839 register.
1863 Alice Ann Mather Alice Married Joseph Hill.  They had a daughter Mary A Hill (born 1894) 1831 Thomas Vickers In 1861, Thomas Vickers, a coal miner, and Mary (31 & 30) were at the Blue Bell Beer House, Hindley with John (9), Mary (6) and Ellis (3).  With them were lodgers Alice Mather (53, housekeeper, his mother); and sisters Rose H (28), Ellen (23), and Alice (17). Also Ann Mather (6, visitor). 1850 Levinia Mather In 1851, "Sevina" Mather, 3 months, (named after her aunt) and her parents Holt Thomas and MaryAnn Mather (22 & 20) were living with her grandparents Holt and Alice at Barry Row, Turton..

Sevinia (or Lavina) is missing from the 1861 census.  There is no Lancashire death record for Lavinia, Levinia or Sevinia.

In Q4/1881, Lavinia Mather married James Partington at Radcliffe, Bury.  Lavinia Partington died at Haywood in 1940, aged 76 (so born 1863). This is another Levinia, born Bury.
1865 Joseph Hill 1827 - 1893 Ann Pendlebury (nee Wilcock) 66 66 Ann Willcock, daughter of George and Mary of Blackrod.  Ann Pendlebury when married to Thomas Mather, so was widowed, possibly with adult children.  George Willcock was a Crofter. 1790 - <1837 Isaac Mather 47 47 "Isaac" (although indexed as Frane) is very difficult to read on record, but Isaac is probably correct.  He was baptised at the same time (same day) as Alice, daughter of James Holt and Sarah Howarth, both from Goose Colt Hill, Turton.

Isaac may have married Sarah Jackson (3-Jan-1816). However that Isaac was 52 in 1851, a farmer of 28 acres born Turton with his son Joseph.  
1749 James Mather 1793 - 1794 Bould Mather 1 1 Bould (or Bold) Mather, son of James Mather is a mystery.  Born of Elizabeth, but Isobel recorded as mother when buried.  There is only one Bould Mather.  One mother must have died, and James married another.  Betty Lyon had already died, so cant be her! 1769 - 1789 Betty Lyon 20 20 Betty Mather died in August, wife of James, aged 20, probably after childbirth of Nancy. Nancy dau of James and Elizabeth was baptised in September 1789 ~1740 Elias Mather Elias was a weaver when he married Margaret in 1763, but later became a soldier (as shown on son John's baptism of 1776 and Chelsea pensioner record).

He (or perhaps a son Elias) may have married Nancy Wrigley at Prestwich in 1795.
1731 Margaret Whittle 1776 - 1833 John Mather 57 57 John Mather of John Street, Salford died aged 57. Therre was an inquest (result unknown). 1835 - 1846 Lavinia Mather 11 11 Also recorded as Sevine although this is probably a transcription error (old english S looks like L) 1878 Robert Mather Robert, "Grandson" was with Thomas and Ann in 1881 (aged 3) and 1891 (13).  Not actually adopted, but living with his grandparents.

Who was Robert's father?  Robert (b.1876), son of Richard married Eliza Greenhaigh in 1907, but his grandfather Thomas Mather didnt have a son Richard.  He cant be John Robert Mather b.1877 son of John, both coal miners as that John was deceased.  We could be missing a Richard from this family.  Where was a Richard Mather born in Q4/1854 who in unaccounted for, and could fill a gap in the births.

Birth registers imply Robert is an illegitimate son, probably of Levinia or Ann.
1860 - 1926 Alice Ada Syddall 65 65 Daughter of Mark Syddall.

Born Bolton and living at 1 Hill Mill Cottage, Halliwell in 1881 before she married John Holt Mather, a cotton spinner operative.

Alice Ada Mather of 65 Brief Street, Bolton died 19 July 1926. She left £307 to Clara Elizabeth Midgley (her sister and wife of Samuel Midgley).
1792 - 1850 James Morris 58 58 James was a weaver from Deansgate, Bolton-le-Moors and a widower in 1839 when he married Margaret March, dau. of James Mather.  Was was previously married to Maria Partington (m. 31 Jan 1840).

James, 59 was a Chelsea Pensioner in 1851, living at the Lomax Building in East Bolton.  Margaret was 57 and her son Thomas W Marsh, 22 (both born Bolton).

James died in the Bury Workhouse, aged 58.
1791 - 1837 John Marsh 46 46 1829 Thomas William Marsh Thomas married Mary Ann Rose at Ainsworth Christ Church, 19 Oct 1853. 1824 Mary Marsh 1779 Alice Mather Alice probably married John Walmsley in 1805. It cant be Samuel and Alice Mather in 1810 as that would be her nephew.  It cant be Alice and Hampson Lomax in 1813 as that Alice was a widow. 1778 - 1819 William Mather 41 41 This is probably the William Mather on the 1811 Little Bolton Poor Assessment List, with a rented house at "Bottams" (possibly Turton Bottoms)

William, son to Thomas and Nancy Mather was baptised at Haslingden
1750 - 1830 William Mather 80 80 William was at Goose Cote Hill in 1792 when Alice was baptised.  The farm here would later become a workhouse.

17 Jun 1779, William Mather, a weaver, married Alice Holt.  Their witness was John Knowles.  This is probably the John (born 1746) son of John and Alice Knowles of Turton, who was a similar age.

There is a gap of 13 years, where William and Betty may have had children.

In 1792, William Mather and Betty (nee Holt) has a daughter  Alice.

WILLIAM MATHERS. born TURTON, Lancashire, Served in 52nd Foot Regiment; 9th Foot Regiment; Royal Marines, and was discharged aged 40 (See National Archives Kew)
1778 - 1864 Joseph (Joshua) Mather 86 86 WARNING: Parents are not confirmed.

We know Joseph and John were brothers because thay both had daughters named Betsy, and in 1881 the same informant, Joseph Allen, recorded both their deaths.

Joseph was born in Tyldsley or Tong in 1778 and baptised at Astley, St Stephen.

Joshua (and Jesus) are alternative early names for Joseph.  It appears then in 1805, he used the name Joshua, no Joseph to have is daughter Elizabeth baptised.  (The only UK Joshua and Mary marriage was in Derbyshire in 1789 and that Joshua was still there in 1841, aged 70).

In 1841, Joseph (63), Thomas (40) and John (38), all weavers were at Kay Street.  Mary Mather (possibly not the wife of Joseph as listed at the bottom) was 60.

In 1851 Joseph and Mary (both 73) were at 97 Kay Street, Little Bolton with sons Thomas (52) and John (50).

From 1861 Joseph's son John became a Hair Cutter and moved up the road with Joseph from 97 to 204 Kay St.  Joseph Mather was also recorded as a Barber in the trade directory.

In 1871, Joseph's son John was a Hairdresser at 2 Simpson Street which is probably where Joseph died in 1864. Our other Mather family also lived at Simpson Street and Coopers Square (see map).
~1832 James Welsh 1840 John Arnold 1 June 1862, John Arnold, 20, Collier and bachelor of Stony Lane, son of William Arnold, a labourer married Ellen Mather (21), daughter of Holt Mather, spinner. 1862 Thomas Arnold 1866 William Arnold 1865 - 1865 Louisa Mather 1m 1m 1866 - 1867 Thomas Mather 6m 6m 1782 - 1842 John (Mechanic) Mather 60 60 WARNING: Parents are not confirmed.

In 1810, John Mather, mechanic, married Mary Taylor at Leigh.  His brother Joseph and (assumed) brother James Mather were witness.

We know John and Joseph were brothers because thay both had daughters named Betsy, and in 1881 the same informant, Joseph Allen, recorded both their deaths.

In 1821, John Mather, mechanic was listed at 35 Canal Street in the Manchester Business Directory.

In 1841, John Mather (a Mechanic) and Ann (both 50) were in were living in Back Hadfield St, Ancoats, Manchester with daughters Martha and Ellen (9 & 8).  John was listed at 27 Dean Street, Great Ancoats as a Mechanic in the 1841 Pigot & Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford.

In 1850, John Mather, Mechanic is listed in Slater's directory at Ordsal Lane, Salford, which must be another if he died in 1841 (or else he died later).

In 1842, John died at the Manchester Workhouse (aged 60). A burial records his abode as Little Bolton, aged 58.

Later records (after his death) also show another John as an Iron Fitter and Engineer.
1761 - 1811 James Mather 50 50 James Mather and Happy Lomax were Samuel's parents, but which James?.  James (b.1769) son of James; or James (b.1761) son of Richard and Ann; or James (b.1763) son of Elias and Mary ... or another?  James son of Richard fits well, both parents using Bank Street and Isaac being the first sons of Richard and Samuel.

James probably lived at Toppings, Turton (unconfirmed, based on brothers Isaac and Solomon.

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

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

In 1799, Living in Ainsworth when daughter Nanny was baptised.

TO DO: Record of Sun Fire Office: MS 11936/359/555330 - Insured: John Browne and William Holden, Bolton, Lancashire, shopkeepers.  Other property or occupiers: the Woolpack Inn, Bolton (Catharine Holden, innholder); Edward Rothwell, Catharine Partington and James Mather, labourers. (20 March 1789) Held by:London Metropolitan Archives: City of London.
1797 - 1864 James Mather 67 67 James is the older brother of Nanny Mather, son of James Mather and Happy Lomax.

James's first wife, Mary died aged 24 in 1827.  Three years later, James (now shows as a Widower) married a pregnant Jane Dakin, who gave James a daughter, also Jane.  His young wife Jane also died, possibly giving birth or very soon after!  Their daughter Jane also died after 6 months.

James was on the 1831 L.B. Poor List, living at Blackburn Street (same as his mother in 1811).

I believe that James, who already had two infant sons, married a much younger Mercy Grime in 1833, a year after his second wife Jane had died.  Their first son William was born soon after.

On the 1841 census, James and Mercy (35 and 30) were living in Sidney Street (see map).  His son William (9) was listed first below the parents followed by John (15) and Samuel (12) from his earlier marriages, and then their three daughters, Ellen, Mary Ann and Esther (6, 4 & 1).

In 1851, James and Marcy (51 & 41) are at Back Sydney Street.  All their children were with them: William (17), Ellen (16), Mary Ann (14) and Esthr (10). Neighbours were William and Jane Booth (41 & 44). I have DNA matches to both families, possibly because James's sister Nanny Mather married Richard Booth in 1825.

He was a Presbyterian, and some of the family used St. Andrews in Bolton.  His oldest son John became a sucessful beer seller, running the Rothwell Street Tavern in Bolton.

His daughter Mary Ann lived at 12 Shaw Street, Seacombe when she re-married in 1900.
1811 - 1853 Margaret Wood 42 42 James and Margaret Wood were married in 1828.

In 1841, James and Margaret (both 30), were with William (9), James (7), Jane (5), Joseph (2) and John (5 months) at Commission Street, SW Bolton (see map).

In 1851, James and Margaret (42 & 40) were with William (19), James (16), Joseph (12), John (10) and Mary (8) in East Bolton.

1841 - 1842 Jane Mather 9m 9m 1809 - 1872 Margaret Banks 63 63 In 1841, Jane Banks (60), was head (listed first), assumed to be Margaret Mather's mother.  James and Margaret Mather were both 30.  This assumption is supported by the 1830 marriage of Margaret Banks and James Mather.

1775 - 1848 James Banks 73 73 James was born in Ashton-in-Makerfield

In 1841, James was not with his wife Jane at Turton.  He was at Walton-le-Dale (65, a Stone Breaker) with John France (50, Orange Dealer).

In 1848, James died at Turton (where his family lived in 1841).
1783 - >1841 Jane Crouchley 58 58 1806 Elizabeth (Betty) Banks In 1831, Betty Banks married James Horrocks

In 1841, Elizabeth Horrocks (35) was listed under her assumed mother Jane Banks (60).  With her were sons Banks and Edwin Horrocks (9 & 1).  Also James and Margaret Mather (both 30) were present, probably Jane's son-in-law and daughter. 
D. <1841 James Horrocks 1832 - 1887 Banks (James) Horrocks 55 55 In Q4 1854, Banks Horrocks married Ellen Horrocks (Bolton Civil Marriage) 1839 Edwin Horrocks 1809 - 1860 James Mather 51 51 James was born in Hindley.

James was baptised 27 Oct 1811 at St Mary's Deane.  There is no matching adult death for James, unless he was born earlier. James may have been born about 1810 before his parents married. 

He cant be the James illegitamate son of Ann Mather of Turton, born 16 Apr 1811 (the day after they married) and baptised 25 May 1811 as the death age doesn't match.

In 1841, Jane Banks (60), was head (listed first), assumed to be Margaret's mother, living at Back Barry Row, Turton.  James and Margaret Mather were both 30.  Also present were Elizabeth Horrox (i.e. Horrocks), aged 35 with Banks Horrox (9) and Edwin Horrox (1).  Holt Mather lived here in 1851.

In 1851, James, now a Stripper and Grinder, and Margaret Mather (both 52) were at 9 Baton Street, Little Bolton with sister-in-law Ellen Banks (28) and nephews Joseph and Walter Banks (5 & 3).
1813 - 1857 James Mather 44 44 Who was this James that died in 1857 in W Bolton, aged 44?

It cant be the James b.1813 who married Margaret Stockton as he was still alve, living in Sharples in 1861.  He must be the daughter of James and Sarah (or illigitimate son of Ann Mather).
1817 - 1869 Thomas Mather 52 52 1786 - 1834 Alice Mather 48 48 ~1780 Thomas Mather ~1780 Ann Entwistle 1810 Alice Mather 1802 Hannah Mather 29 Aug 1825, Hannah Mather may have married James Heap (with Betty Mather witness) 1800 James Mather 1803 Ann Mather 1801 - 1802 Alice Mather 1 1 1787 James Mather James didn't have his first 3 children baptised until 1817.  This may have been because he wasnt married. Therefore a marriage to Mary or Nancy at Bury (or Accrington N of Ramsbottom) in 1816 is a good match.  On 29 Apr 1816, James Mather, a Dyer married Mary Stott at Bury

7 May 1827, James and Mary (both 40) and children John (14), Elizabeth (10), Hannah (10), Rachel (8), Martha (6), Sarah (5), James (3) and Mary (1), all from Ramsbottom sailed to NY, USA.

In 1860, James and Mary E (81 & 71) were in Dunbar, Fayete,  Pennsylvania but this may be another copule, born in the USA.
~1765 John Mather John and Alice married in Feb 1785.  They had only beem married 2.5 years when Alice died in Aug 1788.  There was only one John and Alice marriage prior to 1788, so this is very likely her. ~1765 - 1788 Alice Barns 23 23 1775 - 1829 Ann Mather 54 54 Ann may have married Richard Greenhalgh (weaver) or Peter Morris (both m.1806) or Ralph Isherwood (m.1811).  Ann and Peter Morris had 5 children baptised in Deane 1813-1824. However, Richard and Ann Greenhalgh had their children baptised at St Peters which is a better match.  There is also a matching death for Ann Greenhalgh.

In 1841, there is Ann Morris, aged 66, F.S. for Thomas and Betty Collins at Waterloo, Holcombe, Bury, which could be her!  There was also an Ann (60, weaver) in the Turton Workhouse.
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.
1744 - 1786 Ann Howarth 42 42 Possibly Ann Howarth from Lower Darwen - Just a theory. ~1790 James Mather 1786 - 1799 Happy Lomax 13 13 Happy Lomax died Nov 1799, aged 13 so was born about 1786.  There is no baptism for Happy and all we know for sure is she is from Breightmet and probably sister to Betty (died same week and also from Breighjtmet).

Given her name "Happy", she may be the illegitimate daughter of Happy Lomax (1768-1843) who married James Mather
1797 Bold Greenhalgh Bold (or Bould) Greenhalgh, son of Thomas Greenhalgh of Harwood is likely related to the Harwood Mather family. 1785 James Mather WARNING: There are several problems with the placement of James here.  There is another James born 1787 the son of Isaac and Alice (without a baptism record).

Two James's, son of James and Betty got baptised in 1785.  First Methodist, and then CoE (both at Turton, 4 months appart).  One was the son of Betty Knowles, the other of Betty Lyon.
1852 John Vickers (Mather) John Vickers was baptised 2 Jan 1835 the son of Mary of Little Bolton, Weaver.  The father's name was blank.  Although John went by the name Vickers in 1881 and 1891, his name is Mather

In 1891, John and Elizabeth Vickers (40 & 34) were still at Hindley with James M (16), Mary (13), Ellis (10), Jane (7), John (3) and Ann (1), all born at Hindley.

In 1901, John and Elizabeth Mather (50 & 42) were at Hindley with Mary (23), Ellis (20), Jane (17), John (13), Thomas (9), William (4), and Ellen (2).
1854 Mary Vickers 1868 Alice Vickers 1861 - 1864 Robert Vickers 2 2 Birth and death registered as RObert, but Elis on 1861 census. 1857 - 1864 Ellis Vickers 7 7 Ellis was born 1 Nov 1857 at Hiondley.  Mother's Maiden Name was indexed as HUNT in error (possibly instead of HOLT).  There are no other births for MMN - HUNT. 1843 John Mather 1843 Catherine Sharrock Catherine may have been a widow (Catherine Smith) when she married John.   1875 Joseph Mather 1877 John Mather 1872 James Mather Not with parents in 1891. 1858 Elizabeth Marsh 1874 James M Marsh 1878 Mary Vickers 1880 Ellis Vickers 1884 Jane Vickers 1887 John Vickers 1889 Annie (Ann) Vickers 1886 - 1886 Thomas Vickers 1891 Thomas Vickers 1896 William Vickers 1898 Ellen Vickers 1876 - 1877 Alice Mather 1 1 1846 Rebecca Mather There is no matching Rececca Mather on any census records. 

In 1861, "Rebecca Ann Mather", 11, born Manchester, was living with her uncle and aunt Richard (b.Hindley, 1827) and Jane Mather, a Boot Maker from Hindley, Wigan.  This must be her (there is no UK Rebecca Ann Mather birth registration).

Rebecca may be Rebecca Lomas living at the Manchester Barracks in 1864 when she married Sgt Major Charles Miles, in which case Lomas Mather is Alfred Lomas, a tailor.

1822 Ellen Banks Ellen was 28 and unmarried in 1851, born Ashton-in-Willows, living with her sister Margaret Mather in Little Bolton.  She appears to have had two children Joseph and Walter Banks (5 & 3).  Walter Banks died latrer in 1851, aged 3.

In 1842, Ellen had a daughter Mary ho married James Taylor.  She was living with them in Halliwell in 1881. 
1818 - 1876 Lomas Mather 58 58 Oct 1837, Lomas Mather was a witness at John and Ellen's wedding.  He is the only Lomas Mather living in Lancashire in 1841.  He is possibly John's brother (or cousin) for several reasons:
1) He was witness to John's marriage
2) Named Lomax after their grandmother, Happy Lomax
3) All except Isaac have no baptism record
4) Had left home before 1841, so not with family
5) Father was Samuel, a weaver when he married in 1845

In 1841, Lomas Mather (20) was living at Marsh Lane, Atherton with James Mather (25), Thomas Thompson and Joseph and Mary Hayes.

5 Oct 1845, Lomas married Sarah Wood nee Henshall at Manchester Cathederal.  It was NOT the Sarah Henshall who was married to David Wood (as she was still married to him in 1841 and 1851).

In 1846 Lomas and Sarah had a daughter Rebecca in Manchester.  In 1861 Rebecca was in Wigan with her uncle Richard Mather and Boot Maker, so Lomas had a borther Richard b.1827.

In 1871 Lomas Mather (50) was a lodger (and a hatter) at 20+22 Queens Street, Bolton.
1826 Richard Mather Richard's father was William Mather, a provision dealer (and a bread baker in 1851).

In 1851, Richard and Jane (24 & 27) were at Hindley with Ellen Mary and Selena (2 & 1)

17 June 1863, Richard Mather of Shelmerdine St, Wigan was a Boot and Shoe maker, executor of his father's Will.

In 1881, Richard Mather 53, widower, was living at 164 Warrington Road, Ince in Makerfield.  He was a master shoe maker
1824 Jane Ingram 1848 Ellen Mary Mather 1850 Selina Mather In 1851, Selina was aged 1

In 1861, Selina, 11 was visiting James Lyon (66) in Ashton-in-Makerfield, a farmer of 20 acres from Abram.
1854 John Mather 1858 Elizabeth Jane Mather 1852 Martha Ann Mather 1857 - 1857 Sarah Mather 2m 2m 1861 Margaret Mather 1800 William Mather
In 1851, William and Martha (51 & 50) were at Chapel Lane, Hindley with Thomas (22), Mary (20), Sarah A (16), John (14) and Elizabeth (12).
1801 Martha Barlow 1829 Thomas Mather 1831 Mary Mather 1835 Sarah Ann Mather 1837 John Mather 1839 Elizabeth Mather
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