Marriages

2/1/1855 Thomas Jackson x Miss Eve Edwardson both Golborne at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

2/1/1855 William Tong x Miss Mary Calland both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

3/1/1855 James Cowburn x Miss Elizabeth Cowcill both Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

5/1/1855 John Hayes x Miss Sarah Burrows both Leigh at Tyldesley Chapel

5/1/1854 Robert Dearden of Atherton x Miss Mary Ann Ashcroft of Tyldesley at Unitarian Chapel Atherton

16/1/1855 Thomas Boydell x Miss Mary Cunliffe both Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

23/1/1855 Arthur Alker of Leigh x Miss Ann McKibbin of Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

24/1/1855 Richard Bowden of Bedford x Miss Alice Mather of Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

24/1/1855 Joseph Partington x Miss Ellen Dearden both Atherton at Unitarian Chapel Atherton

24/1/1855 Richard Aldred x Miss Jane Dearden both Atherton at Unitarian Chapel Atherton (3 members of the same family were married within a period of 3 weeks )

26/1/1855 Samuel Redford pawnbroker x Miss Ellen Dick both Tyldesley at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

 

Deaths

15/1/1855 John Fletcher actuary of the Leigh Savings Bank and treasurer of Leigh Union & co, at his residence in King Street, Leigh 53 years

 

Marriages

7/2/1855 Henry Stephen clogger Leigh x Miss Catherine Morris of Westhoughton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

7/2/1855 Peter Holmes x Miss Mary Oaks both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

14/2/1855 James Leather x Miss Mary Ann Taylor both Bedford Tyldesley Chapel

14/2/1855 Thomas Newton x Miss Mary Wild  both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

15/2/1855 John Yates of Leigh x Miss Elizabeth Leather of Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

16/2/1855 William Glover of Bedford x Mary Ann only daughter of Richard Manley of Atherton at Tyldsley Chapel

23/2/1855 John Brooks of Salford x Jane youngest daughter of William Peters of Lately Common Bedford at St. Thomas Bedford

24/2/1855 Hiram Kinkhead x Mrs. Ann Unsworth both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

                                    

Deaths

13/2/1855 Rose daughter of  Robert and Harriet Hampson City Road London 3y 2 m

18/2/1855 Elizabeth relict of Mr. Marin Dunsford of Manchester 72 years

23/2/1855 Rev. William Alexander minister for 66 years former pastor of Independent Chapel, Leigh and was the means of erection of that place 92 years

 

Marriages

4/2/1855 William Leather x Miss Sarah Sargent both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

12/3/1855 Edward Goulden of Upholland x Miss Alice Holden of Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

17/3/1855 John Speed x Miss Alice Massey both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

18/2/1855 Thomas Boydell x Miss Hannah Grundy both Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

19/3/1855 William Cunliffe of Westleigh x Ann Holcroft of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

19/3/1855 Edward James Manley of Leigh x Mary daughter of James Peters of Bedford at St. Thomas

Bedford - at the same time William R. Boardman son of W. Boardman builder to Ann Young daughter of James Peters Bedford

20/3/1855 John Corrigan of Leigh x Miss Margaret Ford of Bedford at St. Joseph R C Church Bedford

21/3/1855 William Banks of Croft x Miss Ann Tyldsley of Culcheth at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

21/3/1855 James Lum of Bedford x Ellen Rudd of Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

 

Deaths

12/3/1855 Ann relict of the late James Wilkinson of Leigh at the residence of her son in law in Ashton-Under-Lyne 73 years

13/3/1855 Mary wife of Thomas Doe iron moulder Bedford 25 years

23/3/1855 Sarah wife of John Hampson of Whitehead Hall Astley 73 years

                                                                      

Marriages

21/4/1855 William Tyldsley x Miss Ann Martin both Tyldsley at Tyldesley Chapel

25/4/1855 John Ball of Westleigh x Sarah Shuttleworth both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

 

Deaths

4/4/1855 James Mort of Tyldesley  74 years

7/4/1855 John Sutcliffe of Tyldesley 73 years

 

Marriages

7/5/1855 John Higson of Astley x Christiana daughter of Mr. Warburton of  Flixton at St. Stephens

7/5/1855 William Howarth x Miss Mary Brimelow both Lowton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

8/5/1855 Robert Davies x Miss Mary Ann Winstanley both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

13/5/1855 John Smith x Miss Betsey Brimelow both Astley at St. Stephens

16/5/1855 Edward Hayes x Miss Ellen Williamson both Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

22/5/1855 Michael Lythgoe of Bedford x Miss Susannah Banks of Lowton at Lowton Parish Church

23/5/1855 Michael Casey Tyldsley x Miss Bridget Lyons of Bedford at St. Joseph R C Bedford

 

Deaths

1/5/1855 Esther daughter of  Peter Brindle Parsonage Farm, Westleigh 22 years

6/5/1855 John Arrowsmith  assistant bookkeeper at Bedford Colliery much respected by his employers

and all who knew him 17 years

8/5/1855 Thomas Rigby currier and leather cutter at his residence in Sugar Street 49 years

9/5/1855 Ann mother of Samuel Pilkington Astley 84 years

13/5/1855 Rev. T.F. Withington at the rectory Lowton and second rector of that parish  52 years

15/5/1855 Robert Green of Astley 46 years

30/5/1855 Miss Mary Place of Church Street Leigh 30 years

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7th July 1855

 

Marriages

2/6/1855 Thomas Collier of Bedford x Miss Mary Walsh of Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

2/6/1855 John Burnstill of Atherton x Miss Sarah Heald of  Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel, Leigh

3/6/1855 James Horrocks of Pennington x Miss Marianne Penkethman of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

3/6/1855 William Bibby of Pennington x Miss Elizabeth Morrow of Pennington at R C Church Bedford

4/6/1855 Thomas Crank x Miss Alice Prescott both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

4/6/1855 Thomas Grundy of Westleigh x Miss Betty Collier of Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

4/6/1855 William Morris of Woolstone - with Marinscroft x Miss Harriet Gerrard of Atherton at R C Church Bedford

27/6/1855 Jonathan Abbatt Preston nephew to the late John Fletcher of Leigh x Mary only daughter of

John Jackson and Ann Dilworth of the former place at the Friends Meeting House Calder Bridge

1/7/1855 John Alldred x Miss Jane Alldred both Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

2/7/1855 James Wallwork x Miss Betty Ratcliffe both Tyldsley at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

9/7/1855 Joseph Prescott of Bedford x Miss Jane Roscow of  Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

14/7/1855 John Gregson of Winwick x Miss Margaret Peake of Kenyon at Winwick Parish Church

14/7/1855 Richard Manley Jun. of Atherton x Elizabeth eldest daughter of  Thomas Warburton of Atherton at St. John Atherton

21/7/1855 Mathew Rigby of Blackburn x Miss Emma Bennett of  Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

24/7/1855 George Burrows of Westleigh x Miss Alice Birchall of Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

25/7/1855 Thomas Perry x Miss Ann Unsworth both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

28/7/1855 Richard Eaton x Miss Margaret McNeal both  Pennington at Bethesda Independent Chapel

 

Deaths

17/5/1855 William Fildes son of the late Edward Manley Jun. of Atherton  on the Heights before Sebastopol 19 years

4/6/1855 Thomas Barnaby Legh late Lieut. R N son of the late William Legh of Bymbo Denbigh and

nephew and heir to Thomas Legh of Lyme Hall Cheshire and Golborne Park in this county at Richmond

7/6/1855 John Hardman at Kirkhall Lane 15 years

12/6/1855 Mary Syms of Tyldsley 31 years 

6/7/1855 Sarah wife of  James Ashcroft ironmonger Bradshawgate Leigh yesterday (Friday) morning at the

residence of her father Mr. James Hampson Bag Lane Atherton

6/7/1951 Ralph Lythgoe yesterday (Friday) morning at the Bird in Hand Bradshawgate Leigh

6/7/1855 Alexander infant son of Joseph Knott Pennington

 

14th July 1855

          

Marriages

3/7/1855 Rev. Francis H. Coleman vicar of Deane x Anne last surviving child of the late R. S. Thicknesse

MP Beach Hill Wigan at Whitwall near Clitheroe.

 

Deaths

6/7/1855 Thomas Gibson Jun. who for 10 years was secretary of the Protestant Society  of Loyal Orangemen for the UK at his fathers home in Atherton 36 years

-    -   -    C. R Bateson 3rd son of the late Rev. C. Bateson o Westhoughton recently at Savannah USA

10/7/1855 Elizabeth wife of Thomas Dewhurst Duckinfield Street Bedford 37 years

11/7/1855 Ellen Livesley of Canal Street, Pennington 54 years

 

21st July 1855

 

                                                                  Deaths

15/7/1855 Alice Marsh of King Street Leigh 61 years

15/7/1855 James Livesley of Mill Lane Westleigh 52 years

 

28th July 1855

                                             

Marriages

22/7/1855 Thomas Flind x Miss Ellen Webb both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

 

Deaths

20/7/1855 James Capper Mather Lane Bedford 30 years

24/7/1855 Gregory Nolan Firs Lane Westleigh 40 years

24/7/1855 James second don of  Thomas Tyldesley painter Harrison Fold, Tyldesley after a lengthened illness of more than 5 years borne with great patience and fortitude 14 years

24/7/1855 William Dixon  at Wolverhampton and well known in that district as an active leader of the

Chartist movement and a member of the Executive Committee he was twice a representative as a candidate for representation of Wigan 50 years 4th August 1855

 

Marriages

29/7/1855 Michael Kelly x Miss Winifred McNulty at R C Church Bedford

2/8/1855 James Hatton of Kenyon x Miss Elizabeth Lee of Pennington at Tyldsley Chapel

 

Deaths

28/7/1855 Mary wife of Peter Meredith farmer Clay Brow Culcheth 32 years

31/7/1855 John Gillibrand wheelwright Wigshaw Culcheth 73 years

31/7/1855 Mary Ann daughter of William Collier suddenly at Bradshawgate Leigh

31/7/1855 James son of John Walls clogger of Westleigh 2 1/2 years

 

18th August 1855

 

Marriages

11/8/1855 George Deal x Miss Bridget Keagan both Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

 

Deaths

11/8/1855 James Taylor Wigshaw Culcheth 26 years

14/8/1855 James Daniels weaver Sanderson's Row Bedford 82 years

16/8/1855 Henry Green Cross Street Culcheth 53 years

16/8/1855 Hannah wife of J. C. Baily Bickershaw near Leigh

 

23rd August 1855

 

Marriages

13/8/1855 Ambrose Caldwell x Miss Mary Whittle both Astley at St Stephens

19/8/1855 Henry Large of Worsley x Mrs. Mary Worrall both Astley at St. Stephens

21/8/1855 Simon Hall of Ashley Hants x Miss Sarah Smith Bag Lane Atherton at St. John Atherton

23/8/1855 Joseph Ratcliffe x Miss Debora Martha Alldred both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

24/8/1855 Joseph Thompson of Culcheth x Miss Alice Cubbin of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

 

Deaths

16/8/1855 Mary daughter of James Hampson farmer at Vicars Hall 10 years

23/8/1855 Mary wife of John Hayes Windmill House Pennington 63 years

 

1st September 1855

 

Marriages

26/8/1855 George Henry Taylor x Miss Phoebe Speakman both Manchester at St. Mary Manchester

26/8/1855 George Meadows x Miss Ellen Welsby both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

26/8/1855 Samuel Isherwood x Miss Ann Dawson both Bedford  at Tyldesley Chapel

29/8/1855 John Battersby of Bedford x Miss Ann Moore formerly of Leigh at Lancaster Parish Church

 

Deaths

25/8/1855 Martha widow of Peter Roughsedge farmer Bedford 64 years

28/8/1855 Isaac Dawson carter Cross Street Bedford 41 years

 

 September 1855

Marriages

23/8/1855 Rev. Henry Whitehead of Lowton x Elizabeth Charlotte eldest daughter of  the late Joseph Brewis of Hopen Belford at Chatham Northumberland

1/9/1855 Richard Wallace x Margaret Russell both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

2/9/1855 John Coffey x Miss Elizabeth Ward both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

3/9/1855 Thomas Woodward x Miss Rachel Vere both Astley at Tyldesley Chapel

4/9/1855 Thomas Steelfox x Miss Betsey Morris both Astley at Tyldesley Chapel

6/9/1855 Thomas Atherton x Miss Alice Dawson both Tyldesley

 

Deaths

30/8/1855 George Haughton of Cross Street Bedford 60 years

1/9/1855 James Leather of Wood End Bedford 80 years

4/9/1855 Betty wife of Nicholas Lander of Westleigh 52 years

5/9/1855 Mary wife of Patrick Burke of King Street Bedford 50 years

 

15th September 1855

 

Marriages

8/9/1855 Michael Mahon of Westleigh x Bridget Smith of Bedford at St. Josephs R C Bedford

12/9/1855 William Marshall of Westleigh x Miss Clemantina Strachan 2nd Daughter of  John Mc Lean Advie House Rainhill at St. Ann Rainhill

 

Deaths

8/9/1855 Ann wife of John Sutton Newchurch Culcheth 65 years

9/9/1855 Thomas Stirrup of Duckinfield Bedford 75 years

11/9/1855 Robert Crossley of Bury Lane Culcheth 79 years

 

22nd September 1855

 

Marriages

9/9/1855 William Thornley x Miss Elizabeth Taylor both Bedford ay Tyldesley Chapel

16/9/1855 Thomas Thompson of Culcheth x Miss Eliza Baxendale of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

17/9/1855 Richard Leigh of Firs Farm Westleigh and Phoebe eldest daughter of W. Richardson shopkeeper Bradshawgate Leigh at St. Nicholas Liverpool

17/9/1855 James Kenny x Miss Elizabeth Prescott both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

20/9/1855 James H Gaskell printer x Jane daughter of William Johnson innkeeper of Leigh at Leigh Parish Church

 

Deaths

15/9/1853 Simeon son of Simeon Holmes of Pickley Green Westleigh 4 years

16/9/1853 Sarah wife of George Hill Newton Square Leigh 46 years

17/9/1853 Elijah France of Gas Street Pennington 20 years

19/9/1855 Ann wife of James Darwell of King Street Pennington

20/9/1855 Joseph infant son of Simeon Holmes of Pickley Green Westleigh

20/9/1855 James Eaton of Green Lane Ends Bedford 79 years

 

29th September 1855

              

Marriages

22/9/1855 Thomas Hindley x Miss Jane Wood both Bedford Tyldesley Chapel

22/9/1855 Mark Newall x Bridget Murphy both Pennington R C Church Bedford

23/9/1855 John Gregory x Ann Hart both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

23/9/1853 James Whitaker Ainsworth x Mary Ann daughter of Abraham Rawlinson of Atherton at Unitarian Chapel Atherton

23/9/1855 John Smith x Miss Alice Morris both Tyldesley  at Unitarian Chapel Atherton

24/9/1855 William Eaton of Bedford x Miss Alice Lee of Pennington at R C Church Bedford

27/9/1855 Peter Tyldsley x Miss Mary Jane Speakman both Pennington at Tyldsley Chapel

 

6th October 1855

 

Marriages

29/9/1855 John Canning x Miss Ann Marsh both Astley at R C Church Bedford

29/9/1855 Thomas Bettey x Miss Louisa Thompson both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

30/9/1855 James Nolan x Miss Mary Rafferty both Tyldsley at R C Church Bedford

30/9/1855 Thomas Whittle x Miss Martha Horridge both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

30/9/1855 John Hampson x Miss Margaret Shuttleworth both Pennington at Christ Church Pennington

1/10/1855 Samuel Thatcher of Pennington x Miss Marie Reeves of Lowton at Christ Church Pennington

 

Deaths

20/9/1855 Sarah wife of Richard Crompton Bedford 42 years

20/9/1855 Mary wife of John Yates of Bedford 52 years

20/9/1855 Jane daughter of John Cottom Culcheth 11 years

3/10/1855 Betty relict of Joseph Wolstenholme of Jones's Row Pennington 70 years

3/10/1855 Alice Unsworth of Kirkhall Lane 80 years

4/10/1855 Mary wife of William Smith of Astley Green Astley 67 years

 

13th October 1855

 

Marriages

6/10/1855 Ralph Kay x Miss Alice Charlton both Tyldsley at Tyldesley Chapel

7/10/1855 John Speakman of Pennington x Miss Elizabeth Seddon of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

7/10/1855 Patrick Bort x Miss Hannah Glynn both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

7/10/1855 James Delaney x Miss Sabina Godwin both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

7/10/1855 Patrick Donoham of Pennington x Miss Catherine Murphy of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

8/10/1855 William Hesford x Miss Jane Jackson both Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

8/10/1855 James Davison x Jane Croston both Westleigh

 

Deaths

7/10/1855 Louisa wife of W.M, Curts and daughter of  the late T.B.W Sanderson of Astley, at Bootle

11/10/1855 Catherine youngest daughter of George Battersby dyer of King Street Pennington 10 years

 

3rd November 1855

 

Marriages

16/10/1855 Israel Green x Miss Ellen Charlton both Tyldesley at Tyldesley Chapel

20/10/1855 John Taylor x Miss Susan Mort both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

21/10/1855 John Higgins x Miss Hannah Coleman both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

21/10/1855 Patrick Burke x Miss Mary Flanagan both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

22/10/1855 Jonathan Critchley x Miss Martha Charnock both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/10/1855 John Rosbottom x Nancy Eckersley both Westleigh at Tyldsley Chapel

27/10/1855 Charles Newton x Charles Newton x Miss Martha Kay both Tyldesley at Tyldsley Chapel

28/10/1853 Henry Cowburn of Atherton x Miss Ann Smith of Tyldesley

28/10/1855 Robert Oaks X Miss Elizabeth Mary Ann Woods both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

28/10/1855 Neil McDonald x Miss Mary McCormick both Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

 

Deaths

31/10/1855 Eli Dumbell of Cross Lane Culcheth 76 years

 

10 November 1855

 

Marriages

3/11/1855 William Pemberton of Leigh x Jane youngest daughter of  James Baxter of Winwick Street Warrington at Wycliffe Chapel Warrington

3/11/1855 Anthony McDonagh x Marry Madden both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

 

Deaths

2/11/1855 Joseph Townley of Church Lane Culcheth 25 years

6/11/1855 Thomas Prescott schoolmaster of Westleigh 73 years

7/11/1855 Elizabeth Williamson King Street, Leigh 16 years

 

24 November 1855

 

Marriages

22/11/1855 George Standing grocer of this town x Debora 3rd daughter of  David Fox of Dewsbury at Friends Meeting House Dewsbury

 

8th December 1855

 

Marriages

24/11/1855 William Davies x Miss Elizabeth Carr both Tyldsley at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

25/11/1855 William Morton of Wilton Terrace Sale x Alice eldest daughter of James Hunt of Culcheth at Culcheth Parish Church

1/12/1855 John Nolan x Miss Mary Wood both Westleigh at R C Chapel Bedford

1/12/1855 Joseph Cheetham x Miss Alice Unsworth both Pennington at R C Church Bedford

 

Deaths

26/11/1855 Martha Jones eldest daughter of the late Samuel Wilson cotton spinner Tyldesley at her residence Knott Mill Manchester

1/12/1855 Miss Raynar Tickle daughter of the late Major Tickle at her residence Church Street Leigh age 45 years much regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends

2/12/1855 Richard Jennings Jones 3rd Surviving son of  the late John Jones of Hernehill Surrey. The deceased gentleman was an active partner in the firm of Jones Bros. & Co. Bedford New Mill. at Rydal, Old Swinton near Manchester

 

15th December 1855

                                                     

Marriages

2/12/1855 William Balmer x Miss Margaret Oaks  Wesleyan Chapel Bedford

3/12/1855 John Ashcroft of Pennington x Miss Ann Grundy of Leigh at Christchurch Pennington

6/12/1855 William Hampson grocer Westleigh x daughter of James Peters Bedford at St. Thomas Bedford

9/12/1955 Thomas Tong X Miss Alice Barton both Astley at St. Stephens Astley

 

Deaths

21/11/1855 James Dunster for 38 years landlord of the Bulls Head Astley 82 years

4/12/1855 Hannah daughter of Mr. F Rawlinson of Atherton  6 months

13/12/1855 Mary daughter of John Hall grocer King Street Leigh

 

22nd December 1855

 

Deaths

13/12/1855 Mrs. Alexander relict of the late Rev. William Alexander former minister of Bethesda Chapel Leigh, at Southport

13/12/1855 Ellen wife of Robert Thorp Aintree near Liverpool 35 years

18/12/1855 Thomas Green of Westhaughton 63 years

 

29 December 1855

 

Marriages

17/12/1855 Robert Shuttleworth x Miss Margaret Seddon both Seddon at Tyldesley Chapel

22/12/1855 Thomas Arrowsmith x Miss Jane Ramsbottom Culcheth at Tyldesley Chapel

25/12/1855 Charles Whitley x Miss Catherine Webster both Pennington Christchurch

27/12/1855 John Haydock x Miss Mary Rosbottom both Bedford at St. Thomas Bedford

 

Deaths

26/12/1855 William Riddel Brewery Lane Bedford 25 years

28/12/1855 John Oaks Nelson's Terrace Bedford 21 years