Marriages

19-1-1853 Henry Boydell farmer of Tyldsley x Isabella Newhouse of Tyldesley at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

26-1-1853 Peter Greenhalgh x Miss Mary Bowker both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

27-1-1853 Martin Fallin x Miss Bridget Fox both Leigh at r. C Church Bedford

28-1-1853 John Hill x Miss Elizabeth Ratcliffe at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

Deaths

2-1-1853 Mrs. William Gerrard Walmsley w. of William Gerrard Walmsley of Westwood and mother of Sir John Gerrard New Hall Ashton in Makerfield at Mount Sackville near Dublin

11-1-1853 Sargeant George Bonner of the County Constabulary

13-1-1853 Ann w. John Ratcliffe school master Back King Street Leigh

16-1-1853 John Moss one of the managers Jones Bros. Bedford

30-1-1853 James Cook book seller Sugar Street

Marriages

1-2-1853 Thomas Manley of Manor House Atherton x Mary Ann d. of late William Allen Manchester at Unitarian Chapel Atherton

1-2-1853 James Yates x Miss Betty Morriss both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

1-2-1853 Peter Smith x Miss Ellen Parr both Bedford at Wesleyan Methodist Leigh

1-2-1853 Peter Wilcock of Pennington x Miss Elizabeth Leigh of Bedford at R. C Church Bedford

6-2-1853 Thomas Foxcroft x Mary d. of Thomas Rigby both Leigh at Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel

10-2-1853 Patrick Flin x Miss Mary Halley at R. C Church Bedford

17-2-1853 James Gregory of Bedford x Miss Sarah Prescott of Bedford R. C Church Bedford

17-2-1853 John Lee x Miss Elizabeth Nightingale both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

17-2-1853 Robert Ratcliffe x Miss F. Hodgson both Bedford at Bedford Church

18-2-1853 John Eden x Miss Elizabeth Gerrard both Bedford at Bedford Church

19-2-1853 James Hampson x Miss Sarah Baxter both Bedford at Bedford Church

29-2-1853 John Simms of Bedford x Miss Mary Hayes of Pennington at R. C Church Bedford

Deaths

10-2-1853 Henry s. of Henry Calland draper of Leigh at Torquay Devon

14-2-1853 Rev. John Pennington first Rector of Lowton 83 years

19-2-1853 Jonathan Morriss of  Barlows Factory Westleigh 48 years

20-2-1853 Mary Gregson of Pennington 32 years

22-2-1853 William s. William Sargent grocer of Bedford Infant

23-2-1853 Ann w. William Halliwell of Market Street Leigh 60 years

24-2-1853 Henry Worsley of Westleigh Lodge 63 years

Births

5-4-1853 Wife of Mr. Tomblin King Street, Leigh a daughter

Marriages

6-4-1853 Paul Caldwell x Miss Ellen Holt both Golborne at Wesleyan Methodist Church Leigh

12-4-1853 Samuel Bromilow x Miss Fanny Grundy at St. Stephens Astley

12-4-1853 James Grundy x Miss Alice Lythgoe at St. Stephens Astley

Deaths

15-1-1853 Rev. Richard Ridyard 27 years of yellow fever after an illness of only 2 or 3 days at  Kingston St. Vincent, West Indies, son of Mr. John Ridyard of Bedford

9-4-1853 Elizabeth Smith farmer of Astley 60 years

14-4-1853 Edward Taylor popularly known as "Oldfield Lane Doctor" at his residence  Oldfield Lane, Salford at an advanced age

18-4-1853 Hannah relict of the late Rev. Thomas Hayes M. A. former incumbent of Westhoughton 79 years

19-4-1853 Thomas Lythgoe of Astley 20 years

Marriages

4-5-1853 Richard Glover x Miss Mary Laskey both Atherton at R C Church Bedford

4-5-1853 Richard Crompton x Miss Alice Green of Culcheth at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

4-5-1853 Samuel Ward x Miss Margaret Fitzpatrick both Pennington at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

23-5-1853 James Sale of Bedford x Miss Jane Hayes of Pennington at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

23-5-1853 Richard Marsh of Atherton x Miss Ann Boardman of Bedford at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Leigh

24-5-1853 James Leigh of Pennington x Miss Mary Larner of Bedford at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

24-5-1853 John Parr of Hindley x Miss Ann Turner of Westleigh at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

27-5-1853 Ralph Mort x Miss Elizabeth Eaton both Bedford at R C Church Leigh

Deaths

6-12-1852 Robert Dobson veterinary surgeon at Castlemaine, Mount Alexander, Australia late of Canada and formerly of this town

2-5-1853 Thomas Crewsham at Tuam, Ireland and former resident of Leigh member of St. Peters Glory Lodge of Oddfellows M. U. for  nearly 14 years, a greater portion of that time was sick, he received sick pay from the lodge £129. 10s which with funeral money given to his representatives made £139. 10s

16-5-1855 Mary wife of Thomas Chaplin Church Street, Leigh 55 years

24-5-1853 Thomas Taylor former well known grave digger and bill poster  of Leigh at Union Workhouse 42 years

27-5-1853 Sarah wife of Richard Birchall silk agent Bedford 31 years

Marriages

3-6-1853 Mr. Towler  chemist of Bedford x Miss Rich daughter of  Abraham Rich Bridgewater Somerset at Wesleyan Methodist Church Leigh

9-6-1853 Charles Chapman of Sheffield x Miss Ann Stirrup of Leigh at Leigh Parish Church

9-6-1853 W. J. Douglas boot maker of Leigh x Miss Ellen Miller of Atherton at Bethesda Independent Chapel Leigh

15-6-1853 William Hilton x Miss Catherine Smith of Culcheth at R C Church Bedford

21-6-1853 Thomas Molyneux x Miss Alice Thompson both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

25-6-1853 Mr. Topping x Miss Elizabeth Taylor both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

Deaths

1-6-1853 William Hindley Lately Common Bedford 94 years the deceased was followed to his grave by

 165 persons, most of  whome were his relations. He has left 6 children, 41 grandchildren 93 great

 grand children and 8 great great grandchildren

2-6-1853 Mrs. Fanny Atkins sister to Rev. D. Atkins of this town 75 years

26-6-1853 Hannah wife of Adam Hindley Bradshawgate and daughter of Rev. D. Atkins of this town 32 years

Marriages

1-7-1853 William Collier x Miss Mary Yates both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

4-7-1853 Joseph Wyatt x Miss Mary Scott both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

15-7-1853 Michael O'Neil x Miss Hannah Cunningham both Tyldesley at R C Church Bedford

22-7-1853 James Grimes x Miss Ellen Smith both Atherton R C Church Leigh

30-7-1853 William Canner of Leigh x Martha daughter of W. Johnson Boars Head Inn Parish Church Leigh                             

Deaths

10-7-1853 Eliza wife of H. P. Barton cotton spinner Tyldesley

27-7-1853 Martha Louisa daughter of  Henry Jones Victoria House Leigh

27-7-1853 Richard Barker of Lowton 34 years

29-7-1853 Robert Worsley of New Hall Golborne 73 years

Marriages

3-8-1853 Thomas Downing of Tyldsley x Miss Elizabeth Holland of  Astley at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

3-8-1857 John Hindley x Miss Margaret Yates both Pennington at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

3-8-1853 Peter Smith x Miss Martha Grundy both Tyldesley at Tyldesley Chapel

Deaths

31-7-1853 Adam Smith of Astley aged 78 years

1-9-1853 Mrs. Pierpoint Golborne 86 years

1-9-1853 Thomas Aspinall son of Ralph Poole Atherton Infant

8-9-1853 Elizabeth wife of the late Ralph Peters Bedford 86 years

15-9-1853 Jane wife of James Dean King Street Leigh 49 years

18-9-1853Richard Lawton Market Street Leigh 33 years

26-9-1853 Jane wife of Jeremiah Lythgoe 31 years

28-9-1853 George 2nd son of Mr.. Shakeshaft corn dealer Atherton 37 years

Marriages

1-10-1853 John Unsworth of Leigh x Miss Ann Unsworth of Astley at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

11-10-1853 H. W. Latham grocer of Leigh x Miss Ellen Paice of Rainhill at Leigh Parish Church

11-10-1853 John Morn x Miss Sarah Blake of Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

13-10-1853 Malachi Mullins x Miss Mary Dillworth at R C Church Bedford

14-10-1853 Thomas Whalley of Ince Hall near Wigan x Elizabeth youngest daughter of  Thomas Gerrard Adlington Grove, Lancashire at Adlington Church

18-10-1853 Patrick Murphy x Mrs. Hannah O'Neil at R C Church Bedford

19-10-1853 Oliver Winstanley of Westleigh x Ellen Leigh of Bedford Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

20-10-1853 Walter Bennett Williams of hat manufacturer of Leigh x Christina 3rd daughter of William

Eaves farmer of Knowlesley at St. Swithins R C Chapel Gill Moss Liverpool

25-10-1853 Michael Garrey x Miss Margaret Gibbins R C Church Bedford

25-10-1853 Robert Hurst x Miss Martha Lowe both Bedford at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

Deaths

3-10-1853 William Hall flour dealer Market Street Leigh 57 years

3-10-1853 Joseph son of Mr. Laban Kerfoot of Bedford 16 years

Marriages

3-11-1853 David Sumner painter of Bolton x Miss Mary Hilton of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

5-11-1853 Thomas Speakman farmer of Atherton x Miss Mary Ratcliffe Atherton at R C Church Bedford

6-11-1853 Robert Worsley Golborne x Emma Jane eldest daughter of the late John Barrow Newton-le-

Willows at St. Peters Church Newton-le-Willows

9-11-1853 George Beacham x Miss Mary Sale both Bedford at St. Stephens Astley

23-11-1853 Thomas Walls of Leigh x Mary Ann Baxter o0f Bedford at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Bedford

 24-11-1853 Miles Hilton x Martha daughter of John Lomax of Bedford at Bethseda  Independent Chapel Leigh

24-11-1853 William Ashurst x Miss Ann Hayes both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

27-11-1853 Joseph Knott of Pennington x Ann Margaret 4th daughter of the late James Mellborough of

Park House Gildersome near Leeds at Gildersome 

Deaths

6-11-1853 Jonathan Scott of Chester Street Liverpool son of the late Jonathan Scott of that town 27 years

8-11-1853 Mary relict of the late Mr. Garner Daniel of Tyldesley 81 years

22-11-1853 George son of Mr. Leigh Johnson of Astley 22 years

29-11-1853 Margaret wife of Joseph Valentine Bury Lane Culcheth 30 years

Marriages

3-12-1853 Patrick Hansbury x Miss Bridget Donaghue at R C Church Bedford

6-12-1853 William Sullivan x Miss Margaret Tierney at R C Church Bedford

6-12-1853 Michael Coleraine x Miss Mary Doolin at R C Church Bedford

7-12-1853 James Cooke x Miss betty Meadows both Westleigh at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

13-12-1853 James Lythgoe x Mary Seddon both Westleigh at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

14-12-1853 William Aldred x Miss Mary Smith both Tyldesley at Bethesda Independent Chapel

15-12-1853 Thomas Rimmer x Miss Ellen Thompson of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

18-12-1853 Jeremiah eldest son of Ralph Seddon nail maker x Elizabeth only daughter of  James

Higson publican, both Atherton at St. Johns Atherton. This is the first marriage that has taken

place at the above church, it being now made into a district.

19-12-1853 Patrick Murray x Miss Mary Haley at R C Church Bedford

19-12-1853 Thomas Brinnin x Miss Margaret Hussey at R C Church Bedford

Deaths

31-10-1853 Miss Farnworth Town Lane Astley 78 years

8-12-1853 John Wainwright farmer Hindley Green

21-12-1853 Milly wife of Thomas Markland Astley

22-12-1853 Ann wife of Ottiwell Harrison George and Dragon Tyldsley 53 years

26-12-1853 James Hurst of Bedford 27 years