Births

23-1-1854 At Walmsley's Bedford the wife of W. C Jones a heir

Marriages

5-1-1854 Joseph Milisbourne x Miss Mrs. Ann Green both Atherton (church not given)

6-1-1854 Peter Stockton grocer of Leigh x Miss Eliza Slater milliner of Leigh at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

12-1-1854 Richard Baxendale x Miss Mary Smith both Westleigh (church not given)

18-1-1854 William Alder of Stockport x Miss Mary Ann Nuttall of Westleigh at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Leigh

25-1-1854 William Ivers x Miss Eleanor Smith both Atherton (church not given)

25-1-1854 John Bate x Miss Mary Clegg both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

26-1-1854 Thomas Brimelow x Miss Ann Sumner of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

27-1-1854 Charles Holland of Tyldesley x Miss Betsey Cross Smethurst of Astley at Chapel

28-1-1854 R. W. A. Scott master of the Free Grammar School Leigh x Mary eldest daughter of  Henry Calland grocer of Leigh at Leigh Parish Church

Deaths

6-1-1854 Margaret youngest daughter of the late Thomas Manley of Manor House Atherton 25 years

10-1-1854 Henry Mort land surveyor of Prospect House Tyldesley 47 years

10-1-1854 William Arthur son of Thomas Travers Hayes of Fairfield Leigh 5 months

22-1-1854 William Pownall brother to James Pownall of Pennington Hall at his residence Cheetham Hill Manchester

28-1-1854 The wife of James Alldred blacksmith King Street, Leigh

Marriages

1-2-1854 Samuel Lee of Astley x Miss Jane Mercer Tyldesley at Tyldesley Chapel

2-2-1854 Benjamin Eaton x Miss Mary Peters both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

7-2-1854 Alex McDonald x Miss Ellen Sinclair both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

9-2-1854 Thomas Green x Ann Peacock both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

12-2-1854 John Pemberton of Atherton x Miss Ann Thompson Cheetham at Manchester Cathedral

15-2-1854 Joseph Hunter x Miss Ellen Adamson both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

16-2-1854 William Grimshaw of Hindley x Miss Eliza Ann Featherstone of Leigh at Independent Chapel Leigh

19-2-1854 Edward Clough of Westhoughton x Miss Ellen Grundy White Lion Westhoughton at Deane Parish Church

21-3-1824 Thomas Livesley x Miss Ann Cook both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

22-2-1854 George Rainford x Miss Martha Hope both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23-2-1854 Joseph Parr x Miss Mary Crank both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

24-2-1854 Edward Bleasedale of Salford x Ellen 3rd daughter of  William Peters of Lately Common at St. Johns Church Manchester

29-2-1854 Luke Costello x Miss Ann Fyn R C Church Bedford

30-2-1854 William Kay x Miss Rosanna O'Brian  R C Bedford

Deaths

1-2-1854 Alice widow of Ellis Mather of Astley

5-2-1854 Alice Walker of Astley

28-2-1854 Mrs. Ann Aspinall for many years landlady of the Jolly Carter, Lowton 80 years 

Marriages

1-3-1854 William Guest x Miss Mary Lythgoe both Bedford at Independent Chapel, Leigh

5-3-1854 James Dean provision dealer x Miss Elizabeth Aspinall both Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

11-3-1854 Richard Lee x Miss Mary Bennett both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

11-3-1854 Thomas Buckley x Miss Mary Ann Hindley both Bedford at Chapel

12-3-1854 William Clowes x Miss Ellen Oakes both Atherton at St. Johns Atherton

12-3-1853 John Harrison x Miss Sarah Mather both Atherton at St. Johns Atherton

12-3-1854 Peter Critchley x Miss Ann Molyneux both Atherton at St Johns Atherton

16-3-1854 William Unsworth of Carrington x Elizabeth Rachel eldest daughter of Mr. Paddiston of Astleyat St. Stephens Astley

19-3-1854 John Johnson x Miss Margaret White both Atherton at St. Johns Atherton

19-3-1854 Adam Kell--- x Miss Catherine Coan of Bedford at St. Johns Atherton

19-4-1854 Richard Sidlow x Miss Margaret Bennett both Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

20-3-1854 John Darwell x Miss Margaret Seddon both Westleigh at Independent Chapel Leigh Bedford

25-3-1854 Millin Selby Jun. of Atherton x Miss Isabel Fogg of Westleigh at St. Johns Atherton

25-3-1854 Joseph Sale x Miss Margaret Isherwood both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

26-3-1854 Thomas Smith x Miss Alice Brimelow both Astley at St. Stephens Astley

26-3-1854 James Ewing Callendar of Bedford x Miss Mary Unsworth of Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

26-3-1854 Peter Hope x Miss Elizabeth Sixsmith both Tyldesley at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

27-3-1854 Peter Gibbin x Miss Elizabeth Warburton both Culcheth at R C Church Bedford

Deaths

1-3-1854 Alice Wright of Astley 20 years

14-3-1854 Elizabeth wife of Thomas Smith grocer and only daughter of R Turner tailor and draper 28 years

20-3-1854 John Hodson of Astley 84 years

21-3-1854 at his mansion near London after a long illness, Sir John Gerrard Bart New Hall Ashton in M. 60 years

23-3-1854 at his residence Wallgate, Wigan Mr. George Esplin watch and clock manufacturer aged 35 years. The deceased was a pre-eminently distinguished for his indefatigable activity and enterprise in business and he succeeded in constructing a colossal business establishment.His amiable and lively temper endeared him to a large circle of friends. He was always zealously ready to originate or cheerfully give his aid to philanthropic movements, weather for the alleviation of distress, or of the advancement of civilization. He was interred on Monday last to the lamentations of hundreds of townsmen. Most of the shops in Wigan were closed on the occasion.

24-3-1854 Hannah wife of James Mills grocer and 2nd daughter of  T. H Bamford of Bedford 27 years

Marriages

16-4-1854 William Wild police officer x Miss Ellen McCool both Atherton at St. Johns Atherton

19-4-1854 Henry Butterfield x Miss Betty Pemberton both Atherton at St. John Atherton

Deaths

9-4-1854 Ann daughter of the late Michael Swift of Prescot at Fairfield

25-4-1854 at Chapel Street Bedford aged 40 years Mr. Joseph Ashworth, well known throughout the district as a mature vocalist ever ready to give his aid to the promotion of good work in which his services would be advantageous. His remains were followed to the grave by a numerous circle of friends and relatives. Jobs Anthem was sung on the occasion.

Marriages

1-5-1854 James Wilkinson x Miss Barbara Hill both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

8-5-1854 Richard Jameson x Miss Catherine Cunliffe both Westleigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

10-5-1854 William Grundy x Miss Beatrice Clowes both Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

10-5-1854 Thomas Gore x Miss Catherine Tickle both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

14-5-1854 James Jackson of Abram x Miss Sarah Ann Nuttall of Golborne at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

15-5-1854 Samuel Smith x Miss Esther Grundy at St. Stephens Astley

17-5-1854 John Pearson x Miss Alice Battersby at St. Stephens Astley

17-5-1854 John Roscow x Miss Ann Birchall both Leigh at Tyldesley Chapel

18-5-1854 Thomas Martin of Tyldesley x Miss Margaret Hurst of Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

20-5-1854 James Shaw x Miss Mary Wakefield at St. Stephens Astley

23-5-1854 William Harrison x Miss Esther Doncaster both Tyldesley at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

24-5-1854 John Peacock x Ellen Prescott both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

24-5-1854 James Royle x Miss Anna Smith both Leigh at Tyldesley Chapel

25-5-1854 Robert Grundy x Miss Mary Hindley at St Stephens Astley

28-5-1854 Samuel Pimblett x Miss Elizabeth Taylor both Lowton

Deaths

2-5-1854 John Knowles of Leigh Post Office at the home of his father Billinge 21 years

4-5-1854 Margaret Darwell Bridge Street, Leigh 84 years

29-5-1854 Thomas Bromley William Sanderson senior magistrate of the district at

29-5-1854 Ann wife of David Smith and daughter of James Cook farmer Astley 27 years

13-4-1854 at 5 Grove Street, Camden Town, London of typhoid fever age 23 years Charles Wood formerly of Astley, late of Langholm Place Patricroft, divinity student Manchester, New College London and undergraduate of University of London.

Marriages

1/6/1854 James Gerrard x Miss Elizabeth Atkin of Pennington at R C Church Bedford

6/6/1854 Michael Grogan x Miss Margaret Garvey both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

8/6/1854 Thomas Rigby of Bedford x Miss Betsey Clewerth of Culcheth at Chapel

9/6/1854 John Lyon x Miss Margaret Ray both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

14/6/1854 Frederick Mc Coole x Miss Betsey Croft both Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

14/6/1854 John Buckley of x Miss Mary Ann Sutcliffe of Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

16/6/1854 James Bate x Miss Lydia Ray both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

20/6/1854 William Leather x Miss Winifred Hessey both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

21/6/1854 William Richardson x Elizabeth Crewley both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

21/6/1854 John Gaskell of Hindley x Miss Elizabeth Kirkpatrick both Westleigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

21/6/1854 Joseph Higham z Miss Alice Yates both Atherton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

22/6/1854 Richard Muskett x Miss Emma Constable St. Stephens Astley

22/6/1854 George Hampson of Westleigh x Miss Sarah Unsworth of Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

27/6/1854 William Smith x Miss Phoebe Bissell both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

Deaths

3/6/1854 David Clewerth of Bedford 21 years

5/6/1854 Margaret wife of Thomas Piercy of Bedford 24 years

6/6/1854 Mary daughter of Mr. S Charlton of Astley 32 years

7/6/1854 Mary wife of George Higson of Astley 32 years buy meridia online

9/6/1854 John Jenkinson of Bedford 35 years

10/6/1854 Thomas Dentith boatman 38 years

14/6/1854 James Kenyon of Newchurch 27 years

15/6/1854 Ann wife of Mr. Wright Mort's School House Astley 54 years

17/6/1854 Miss Ellen Walton of Bedford 23 years

23/6/1854 John son of William Swanton Astley Infant

25/6/1854 Peter Wilkinson of Astley 18 years

Marriages

1/7/1854 Richard Andrew of Macklesfield x and late of this town x Ann daughter of James Taylor Brook

Dale, Newton Heath at All Saints Newton Heath

1/7/1854 Joseph Unsworth x Miss Margaret Baron both Bedford at R C Church Bedford

3/7/1854 James Youd of Bedford x Miss Anne Ratcliffe of Tyldesley at Tyldesley Chapel

4/7/1854 William Calderbank x Miss Ann Partington St. Stephens Astley

4/7/1854 Noah Greenhalgh x Miss Elizabeth Sharples of Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

4/7/1854 William Bullough x Miss Alice Woodward both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

6/7/1854 Richard Shovelton of Pennington x Miss Ann Watmough of Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

9/7/1854 Edwin Grimshaw x Miss Martha Hindley both Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

9/7/1854 James Boardman x Miss Mary Ann Heald at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

11/7/1854 Thomas Shovelton x Miss Ann Partington both Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

17/7/1854 Banister Darbyshire of Bedford x Miss Alice Unsworth of Wigan at R C Church Bedford

17/7/1854 Joseph Parr of Westleigh x Miss Betty Edge of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

17/7/1854 William Ratcliffe of Liverpool formerly of  Atherton x Sarah youngest daughter of R. Addison

of St. John's Wood London at Holy Trinity Church London

18/7/1854 George Ritchie x Miss Emily Brown of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

18/7/1854 William Evies x Miss Mary Wilcock both Golborne at Tyldesley Chapel

28/7/1854 Robert Fogg of Leigh x Mary Charlotte daughter of John Joseph Heath of Vyse Street Birmingham at St. Philips Church Birmingham

Deaths

1/7/1854 James Hampson of Bedford 47 years

2/7/1854 Mart wife of Mr. Bright Bury Lane manufacturer 33 years

7/7/1854 Margaret wife of John Gregory of Bedford

10/7/1854 Jane wife of John William Bennett chemist Market Street, Leigh age 31 years

12/7/1854 James Tonge of Bradshawgate 65 years

15/7/1854 John Wilkinson of Bedford 21 years

22/7/1854 Maria wife of John Collier 39 years

25/7/1854 Fanny wife of the late James Gregson  of Astley age 75 years

Marriages

4/8/1854 Henry Prescott of Abram x Miss Mary Boydell of Lowton at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

8/8/1854 George Prescott x Miss Jane Smith both Golborne at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

9/8/1854 Patrick Regan x Miss Alice Sargent both at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

9/8/1854 Joseph Richardson of Pennington x Miss Hannah Prescott of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

9/8/1854 William Settle x Miss Ann Middleton both Atherton at St. John Atherton

11/8/1854 James Bleakley x Miss Hannah Arrowsmith both Atherton at St. John Atherton

22/8/1854 Thomas Darbyshire x Miss Ellen Smith both Bedford at Chapel

23/8/1854 Henry Thorp x Miss Frances Westwell both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/8/1854 Thomas Naylor x Miss Mary Ann Tyrer both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/8/1854 James Wilton x Miss Mary Baxter both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

24/8/1854 Patrick Glaney x Miss Hannah Caulfield both Astley at R C Church Bedford

24/8/1854 Samuel Crawshaw x Miss Elizabeth Lee both Culcheth at R C Church Bedford

25/8/1854 John Hindley butcher x Miss Mary Boardman both Atherton at St. John Atherton

25/8/1854 Thomas Edge x Miss Mary Yates both Atherton at Presbyterian Chapel Atherton

Deaths

7/8/1854 David Hodkinson Green Bank Atherton 63 years

7/8/1854 Betty wife of Christopher Unsworth Astley 83 years

Marriages

1/9/1854 William Clarkson x Miss Alice Haselden both Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

3/9/1854 James Ball of Pennington x Miss Alice Daniels of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

6/9/1854 Henry Shaw of Pennington x Miss Alice Ramsdale of Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

8/9/1854 Jabez Stiff x Miss Elizabeth Urmston both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

9/9/1854 John Hurst of Pennington x Miss Mary Urmston of Pennington at Tyldesley Chapel

10/9/1854 Thomas Monaghan of Bedford x Miss Margaret Ryder of Leigh at R C Church Bedford

14/9/1854 Henry Padden of Westleigh x Miss Julia Doray of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

14/9/1854 William Holden x Jane Speakman both Astley at St. Stephens Astley

17/9/1854 Francis Martin x Miss Mary Daley both Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

20/9/1854 Thomas Allred x Miss Margaret Bate both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

21/9/1854 George Haughton of Chaderton x Miss Isabella A. Houghton of Lowton at Chapel

27/9/1854 Joseph Smethurst x Miss Hannah Warren both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

27/9/1854 Peter Eckersley of Pennington x Miss Francis Hindley of Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

27/9/1854 John Bennett x Miss Mary Webb both Lowton at Bethesda Independent Chapel Leigh

27/9/1854 Richard Lee x Miss Mary Ann Glover both at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

27/9/1854 Giles H. Pendlebury Swan Inn Astley x Miss Anna Rimmer St. Stephens Astley

27/9/1854 Henry Hill of Astley x Miss M. Pollitt Chaddock Lane, at St. Stephens, Astley

Deaths

14/9/1854 Mary wife of Peter Ditchfield of Mount Pleasant Westhoughton

16/9/1854 Thomas Dawson of Astley 33 years

Marriages

7/10/1854 John Halton Inspector of the County Constabulary x Miss Mary Marsh of Hindley at St. John Atherton

21/10/1884 John Warburton spirit merchant of Atherton x Ann 2nd daughter of  J. Shakeshaft corn merchant Atherton at St. John Atherton

21/10/1854 Richard Manley x Mrs. S. Marsh both Atherton at Unitarian Chapel Atherton  (The bridegroom in his 80th year and the bride in her 68th year)

25/10/1854 Thomas Doe x Miss Mary Cammomile both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

26/10/1854 William Lowe of Golborne x Miss Margaret Balmer of Abram at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

Marriages

7/11/1854 Richard Guest x Miss Ann Hall both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

8/11/1854 George Caldwell x Miss Alice Tatlock both Leigh at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

8/11/1854 John Battersby of Astley x Miss Mildred Johnson of at Tyldesley Chapel

8/11/1854 James Thompson x Miss Harriet Bennett both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

8/11/1854 Hill, Henry of Kenyon x Miss Emma Rivers of Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

12/11/1854 Joseph Tickle x Miss Marie Howarth both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

12/11/1854 John Clayton x Mrs. Betty Withington both Newchurch at Newchurch Parish Church

14/11/1854 Peter Dickinson x Mrs. Hannah Daniels both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

15/11/1864 John Prescott x Miss Margaret Williamson both Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

23/11/1854 David Lee x Miss Betty Boydell both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/11/1854 John Farrington x Miss Ellen Crank both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/11/1854 William Isherwood x Miss Maria Schofield both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

23/11/1854 Hugh Garrafin x Mrs. Mary Dempsey both Leigh at R C Church Bedford

28/11/1854 John Lucas x Miss Margaret Beardsworth both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

28/11/1854 Redmond Roach x Miss Winifred Martin both Westleigh at R C Church Bedford

Deaths

1/11/1854 Thomas Smith of Astley 78 years

2/11/1854 Peers Bebington of Bury Lane 64 years

6/11/1854 Henry Knifeton of Astley 19 years

10/11/1864 Thomas Green of Grange Bedford 81 years

10/11/1864 Ellen wife of Joseph Thomason of  Bury Lane 46 years

12/11/1864 Rachel wife of William Bickerstaffe of Culcheth 49 years

13/11/1854 John Bithell carrier of this town age 75 years

14/11/1854 David Brimelow corn dealer of Tyldesley 61 years

18/11/1854 Mary wife of Solomon Mann of Astley 24 years

20/11/1854 Jane wife of Thomas Thorp Sackville Street, Everton and formerly of this town suddenly at thehouse of her father John Norman of Argyle Square, London  35 years

20/22/1854 Betty wife of William Unsworth at Lamb's Cottage Astley 50 years

Marriages

4/12/1854 Wilmot Banks x Miss Mary Brown both Atherton at Wesleyan Methodist  Chapel Leigh

5/12/1854 Patrick Burke of Leigh x Miss Sarah Garvin of Bedford at R C Church Bedford

5/12/1854 John Collier x Mrs. Ellen Chrisham both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

6/12/1854 John France x Miss Emma Heald both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

8/12/1854 Peter Thorp x Miss Ellen Hindley of Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

11/12/1854 James Monks x Miss Hannah Ray both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

12/12/1854 James Chadwick x Miss Margaret Wallace both Pennington at Chapel

12/12/1854 Thomas Lee x Miss Betsey Wilson both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

12/12/1854 Edward Glover x Miss Mary Monks both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

13/12/1854 Richard Thorp x Miss Alice Grundy both Atherton at Tyldesley Chapel

13/12/1854 John Horrocks of Abram x Miss Margaret Hayes of Lowton at R C Church Bedford

15/12/1854 James Tyrer x Margery Hodge both Leigh at Tyldesley Chapel

18/12/1854 Thomas Lowe x Miss Mary Burton both Lowton at Tyldesley Chapel

19/12/1854 William Yates of Westleigh x Miss Alice Gaskell of Hindley at Tyldesley Chapel

20/12/1854 Peter Ball x Miss Mary Ball both Bedford at Tyldesley Chapel

26/12/1854 Daniel Graney x Miss Mary Cummins both Leigh at R C Church Bedford

26/12/1854 Thomas Kenyon x Miss Ann Mottram both Golborne at R C Church Bedford

27/12/1854 Henry Greenhalgh x Miss Margaret Ellison both of Edge Place at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

27/12/1854 Ralph Southern x Miss Elizabeth Kaye both Bedford at Wesleyan Chapel Leigh

28/12/1854 William Knowles x Margaret Newton both Westleigh at Tyldesley Chapel

29/12/1854 John Martin x Miss Martha Edge both at Tyldesley Chapel

Deaths

1/12/1854 Thomas Sutton yeoman at Risley Culcheth 78 years

2/12/1854 James Lowe Church Lane Culcheth 81 years

17/12/1854 Margaret wife of Thomas Smith Bedford Grove 82 years

17/12/1854 John Young yeoman Great Fold Bedford 42 years

25/12/1854 William Sherry late of the Bowling Green Inn Kirkhall Lane Leigh 63 years

27/12/1854 James Eden Hall Houses Bedford 92 years

28/12/1854 Mary widow of Thomas Turner tailor 78 years