James Brocklehurst (1784-1874)
caution !! ... this is an initial draft of a story for the family ... there are many errors of fact, omissions and inaccuracies for which I apologise ...
I only keep these notes on my server so I don't lose them !!
The inscription reads -
'James Brocklehurst of Little Leigh who departed this life January 15th 1874 in his 91st year. I know that my redeemer and blessed be his name. Also William Brocklehurst who died December 4th 1890 aged 86 years his end was peace. Also Hannah his wife who departed this life April 30th 1880 aged 79 years.'
William Brocklehurst (1805-90) son of James, born in 1805 in Dutton died 4 Dec1890 in Little Leigh aged 86. He married Hannah Ingham (1800-1880) born 1800 in Latchford died 30 April 1880 Little Leigh aged 79. William & Hannah's children were -
Peter Brocklehurst (1828-) born Little Leigh
Ann Brocklehurst (1831-) born Little Leigh
Thomas Brocklehurst (1833-1902) born Dutton,Little
Leigh died 26 Mar 1902 aged 67/8 in Weaverham. Married Mary Hickson (1837-1907) on 21 Aug 1854 married 1854 Whitegate.
Died 26 March 1902 in Little Leigh. Occupied, Rose Cottage, later Heathside Farm, smallholding
& shop at Shutley, Little Leigh. A
splendid photo photo recorded three generations Thomas, Jane and young
Clara? and the sign -
Brocklehurst Grocer & Provision Dealer.
The smallholding was sold by Lord Leigh to Peter Hindley in 1918 for £740.
Mary, daughter of Charles Hickson & Elizabeth Lowe, was born 1837 in Over and died in 1907 in Little Leigh.
Thomas Brocklehurst (1833-1902) was buried Little Leigh Baptist Churchyard.-
'Thomas Brocklehurst of Little Leigh who died March 26th 1902 aged 68 years. Also Mary his wife who died June 15th 1907 aged 69 years. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.'
Mary Brocklehurst (1836-) born Little Leigh
James Brocklehurst (1840-) born Little Leigh
William Brocklehurst (1846-) born Little Leigh
1871 census record - William Brocklehurst 74, Hannah Brocklehurst 70, William Brocklehurst 25, Peter Brocklehurst 18 and father James Brocklehurst 87 at Little Leigh.
In the 1901 census James Brocklehurst, 46, an agricultural labourer, and wife Jane were living in Acton Bridge opposite The Maypole Inn. They didn't move into Rose Cottage until father Tom died in 1902. With Joseph, 16, Fred, 13, James, 11, and Lydia H, 9.
Thomas & Mary's children were -
James Brocklehurst (1855-1940) son of Thomas, born Little Leigh
married Mary Jane Chatterton (1858-1928) in 1874 Northwich. Lived opposite the Maypole in Acton Bridge moved to Rose Cottage when father Tom died in 1902.
Jane was born 1858 in Whitley, died 1928 Cheshire.
died 13 March 1940 ... probate to Thomas Brocklehurst Canal Co Clerk and Fred Brocklehurst Chemical Worker
Thomas Brocklehurst (1875-1952) married Maria Haddock (1875-1921) born Little Leigh. Lived at Crowton. Second married Clara Alcock (1892-1961)
Ernest Brocklehurst (1898-1982) married Dorothy Waring (1896-1983) in 1923
- Dorothy Marie (1924-96)
Horace Brocklehurst (1900-72)
Mary Maude Brocklehurst (1903-1984) married William Eldridge (-) in 1935
Marie Brocklehurst (1907-62) married Albert Victor Jameson (1915-80) in 1935
- Albert Thomas (1935-) married Mildred Davies (1935-) in 1956 children - David Thomas (1962-) married Gillian Margaret Austin (-) - Andrew John (1960-) married Jacqueline Peacock (-)
John 'Jack' Walter Brocklehurst (1905-95) married Amelia Millicent Willman (1902-70) - children
- James Ernest Brocklehurst (1935-2018) married Kathleen Lunt (1936-) in 1958 4 generations photo from 1935 James, Ernest, Jack & baby James Ernest children - Kenneth Michael (1963-) married Beverley Holroyd (1962-) in 1991 - Judith Ann (1959-) married Jeffrey Brookfield (-) in 1961. And the dog was not to be excluded ...
- Alice Mary Brocklehurst (1936-)
Evelyn Jane (1907-1984) born married died Confectioner in Stockton Heath made superb pies!
Clara Brocklehurst (1879-1967) born Acton Bridge married Peter Hindley (1877-1961) in 1874 Northwich died Little Leigh. Peter born 1877 Barnton died 1961 Little Leigh. In 1914 Clara made an inspired contribution to Ernie's autograph book. And Ernie himself produced an elegant tree of his own lineage.
Doris Hindley (1904-81) married Albert Turner in 1934 married James Murdock Young in 1954
Eda Hindley (1907-2011) married George Birchall in 1934
- Gillian Hindley Birchall (1934-) married Barry Eames (-)
- John Peter Birchall (1939-) married Carole Jackson (-)
- George Richard Birchall (1943-) married Ann Davidson (-)
- Kathryn Ann Birchall (1946-) married Brian Lewis (-)
Clara (1914-1995) (twin Rose (1914-1914)) married Fred Newton in 1942 married James Greenway in 1952
Mary Jane 'Polly' Brocklehurst (1883-1969) married Benjamin Moss (-)
Lawence Moss (-) died at 21 years old
Wilfred Moss (-) emigrated to Australia
Herbert Moss (-)
Cyril Moss (-) organist at Baptist Chapel Shutley
Joseph Donald Brocklehurst (1919-2002) married Irene Lucy Astley (1920-2010)
- Ivan James Brocklehurst (1947-2018) married Marie Edith Josephe Veron (1944-) in 1971 children - Ian Rene (1973-) - Guillaume Eric (1981-) married Anna Jones (1982-) in 2015 - Laura Christete (1977-) married David Gidman (-) in 2005
- Peter Philip Brocklehurst (1948-) married Lynda Winstanley (1957-) in 1982 children - Claire Lucy Ruth (1985-) - Helen Alice Lynda (1988-)
- Michael Frank Brocklehurst (1960-) married Eileen (-) children Adam (1996-)
James Graham Brocklehurst (1915-2002) married Gladys Morris (1916-2002) ... Jim worked for Unilever and
had a go at a family tree ... and had a dance partner who we met in Apapa.
- Jane Margaret Brocklehurst (1944-) married Anthony George Field (1942-) children - Susanna Jane (1970-) married Steven Edward Salkeld (1968-) - David Astbury Hawkes (1971-) married Christine Samantha Jayne Hollinger (1970-)
- Natalie Mary Brocklehurst (1949-)
Fred Brocklehurst (1887-1982) born in Acton married Zillah Poole (1889-1972) born Acton.
Winifred Brocklehurst (-) married George Tommer (-)
Barbara Brocklehurst (-) married Walter Currie (-) went to Montreal
James Brocklehurst (1890-1901)
Lydia 'Lily' Hannah Brocklehurst (1891-1965) born in Acton married William Moreton Clarke (-) born Acton. Willie was the bridge keeper at Winnington Bridge on the Weaver.
Lily Clarke (-) married Frank Poole (-) second married Frank Bailey
- Rachel Poole (-)
- Janet Poole (-)
Leonard Clarke (-) twin in the Police Force
Sylvia Clarke (-) twin
Henry Brocklehurst (1896-7) - Percy Brocklehurst (1896-7) - Herbert Brocklehurst (1901-2) ... died in infancy.
Fred Brocklehurst (1858-1925) born Little Leigh
married Alice Haddock (1859-1931) on 9 July 1877 Registry Office, Northwich died
3 Feb 1925 in
Little Leigh. Lived on Winnington Hill.
Alice, daughter of John Haddock & Hannah Hindley, was born 1859 Barnton died 17 Sept 1931 in Little Leigh.
Edith Brocklehurst (1878-1927) born in Barnton married Joseph Dale (1877-1927) in 1903
in Northwich died in Barnton.
Joseph born Barnton died Barnton -
Amy Dale (-)
James Yarwood Dale (-)
William Brocklehurst (1880-1940) born Little Leigh married Martha Ann Ryder (1875-1896 ) in 1900 Christ Church, Barnton died 19 Sept 1940 Cheshire. Martha daughter of Peter Ryder & Frances Cliffe
Martha Ann Ryder Brocklehurst (1879-1942) 11 Jun 1942 aged 62/3 buried
Little Leigh Baptist Churchyard??
Peter Brocklehurst (1901-71) born Barnton married Jessie Wythenshaw (1902-91)
in Little Leigh lived at 26 Spencer Street died Barnton Analyst at ICI
Jessie born 1902 Alma Cottage, Little Leigh died 1991 Daughter of David Wythenshaw (1865-1929) & Jessie Warburton (1874-1963) Milliner
- Margaret Brocklehurst (1929-)
Frederick Brocklehurst (1906-)
Thomas Brocklehurst (1907-18)
George Brocklehurst (1881-1971) born 11 Sept 1881 Little Leigh married Sarah Ann Allcock (1833-1937)
26 Dec 1904 Shutley Chapel died Sept 1971 at Ferndale, 3 Elm Road, Irby
Sarah Daughter of George Chester Allcock & Sarah Frances Done born 1883 died 27 Dec 1937 at 121 George Street, Altrincham
George Brocklehurst (1905-93) born 10 Nov 1905 14 Crocus Street Barnton
married Ivy Emma Cowper (1907-) Daughter of Joseph Fowler & Edith Sexton, in
St Margaret' Dunham Massey 16 April 1930. Ivy Emma was born 1907 in
Middlesex no children.
George married Kathleen Winifred Probert (1913-2002) in 9 March 1940 at St Marylebone Registry Office died 27 May 1993 in Richmond Nursing Home, New Brighton.
Kathleen Daughter of Henry Milson Probert & Mary Jane Richings, born 4 Oct 1913 1 Broad Street, Ross on Wye died 23 May 2002 Arrow Park
Alice (1884-1975) born 21 March 1884 Little Leigh married William Turner (1883-1954)
in Northwich died 15 March 1975 Northwich
William was in born 1883 died 1954 Barnton
May Turner (1908-) born Barnton married Ernest Houghton (-) in 1931 in Methodist Church Barnton
Margaret Brocklehurst (1890-1989) born 26 May 1890 in Barnton married William Septomas Forster (1884-1960) in 1907
Northwich died 18 Dec 1989 Northwich.
William was born 1884 Seascombe died 10 Aug 1960 Northwich
Frederick Foster (1908-) born in Seacombe married Gladys Bradbury (-) in 1936 in Northwich
William Foster (1914-99) died 7 May 1999 in Barnton
George Brocklehurst (1861-1861) born Little Leigh.
Lydia Brocklehurst (1863-1943) born Little Leigh married
George Henry Bower
(1861-1930) in 1882 Northwich died Little Leigh 1943. Lived at Crocus Street,
George born 1861 Everton died 1930. Little Leigh Post Office 1900. Both buried Shutley Chapel.
Joseph T Bower (1883-1974) first married Maude Alice Wakefield (1884-1949) Daughter of William Wakefield (1859-1936) & Mary Adelade Astles Daughter of Tommy Astles (1833-) ... and later married a mysterious 'Swiss Miss' ... a wonderful tale recounted much later -
In 1936 Grandfather Joseph Thomas Bower on a few occasions traveled to
Switzerland, I don`t know if this was for holidays or business for ICI. On
his return from one of these trips he brought back a young swiss lady and
set up home in a shack on the bank of the Weaver in Barnton. The story goes
that he cultivated the bank of the river and grew strawberries, he was known
as 'strawberry Joe'. I believe there were about 4 children produced from
this relationship, the youngest being a bit of an odd character by the name
of Tom Bower from Moss Road, Northwich.
This caused a split in the family and a divorce for Maud Alice Bower (Wakefield). Dad, his brother Noel and the Wakefield's had nothing to do with Joseph Thomas again. I didn't know any of this until I was about 45 years old!
- Ronal P Bower (1914-65) married Lily Wardell (1924-) from Notts in 1943
children - Graham (1945-) - John (1947-) - Pamela (1948-) - Mick Bower
- Noel Bower (1915-40) died in a tragic motorcycle accident on Bartington cross roads
Hannah Brocklehurst (1866-1935) born Little Leigh
married James Ryder (1864-1938) in 1887 Northwich died Little Leigh.
James, son of Peter Ryder & Frances Cliffe, born 1865 Barnton died 1938. Engineer Brunner Mond.
Henry Ryder (1890-) born 1890 in Barnton married Sara Ann Millington (-)
Edward Ryder (1891-) born 1891 in Barnton
James Ryder (1892-) born 1892 in Barnton married Mary Wythenshaw (-)
Frances Ryder (1894-1977) born 1894 in Barnton died 1977 in Barnton
William Thomas Ryder (1896-) born 1896 in Barnton
Elizabeth Brocklehurst (1869-96) born Little Leigh
Henry 'Harry' Brocklehurst (1875-) born 1875 Little
Leigh married Annie (Cissie) Millington (1874-) in 1897 Northwich died
Annie (Cissie) born 1874 Northwich
Percy Brocklehurst (1900-)
Elsie Brocklehurst (1906-) married an older man?
Alice Brocklehurst (1900 aged less than 1 year) buried Little Leigh Baptist Churchyard ... ??
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