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MAYORS OF MIDDLETON BOROUGH. 1886-1974

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1886-88. Harvey Heywood.
1888-90. John William Lees.
1890-92. Thomas Broadbent Wood.
Nov 1892- May 1893. Samuel Barlow.
June 1893-Dec 1893. James Jones.
Dec 1893-Nov 1895. John Thorpe.
1895-96. Robert Booth.
1896-99. Abraham Lord.
1899-1901. Robert Hilton.
1901-03. John Joseph Schofield.
1903-04. William Walker.
1904-05. James William Bentley.
1905-06. John Aspell.
1906-08. William Greenwood Townend.
1908-11. William Henry Wolstenholme.
1911-13. John Henry Wood.
1913-14. Walter Wood.
1914-19. William Martin Wiggins.
1919-20. William Greenwood Townend.
1920-22. William Bellhouse Scott.
1922-25. John Henry Wood.
1925-27. Adam Horrocks Hollingworth.
1927-29. Ralph Grundy.
1929-31. Albert Hilton.
1931-33. Thomas Partington.
1933-34. Joseph Cockshott.
Nov 1934-July 1935. William Taylor.
Aug 1935-Nov 1936. Fred Lord Kay.
1936-37. Thomas Johnson Hilton.
1937-38. Albert Wolstencroft.
1938-39. William Herbert Booth.
1939-40. William Clegg-Newton.
1940-41. Thomas Heywood.
1941-42. Thomas Coates.
1942-43. Harry Parkes.
1943-44. Charlotte Redfern.
1944-45. Edmund Butterworth.
1945-46. Caroline Fletcher.
1946-47. James Louis Gradwell.
1947-49. Robert Scott.
1949-50. Arthur Emerson.
1950-51. William Donald Chisolm.
1951-52. Walter Stuart.
1952-53. Nellie Chisolm.
1953-54. Arthur Horridge.
1954-55. William Wellens.
1955-56. Ernest Henry Hind.
1956-57. Victor Thomas.
1957-58. Lawrence Boyer.
1958-59. Joseph Britton.
1959-60. Sydney Arthur Chisolm.
1960-61. John Herbert Berry.
1961-62. Leslie Biggins.
1962-63. Edith Phyllis Wellens.
1963-64. Olive Taylor.
1964-65. Frank Whitworth.
1965-66. Frank Sansom.
1966-67. Alan Donner.
1967-68. Arthur John Cleasby.
1968-69. Grace Mary Pugh.
1969-70. James Owen Johnson.
1970-71. Geoffrey Allen.
1971-72. John Aspinall.
1972-73. George Mills.
May 1973-Oct 1973. Norman Victor Weall.
Oct 1973-March 1974. Leslie Worsley

RECTORS OF MIDDLETON

12c. Adam. Clerk of Middleton
c1216. Peter. Parson of Middleton
1297. John de Middleton
1327. William de Langley
1328. Thomas de Newbold
1339. Richard de Dounton
1340. Robert de Radcliffe
1343. Richard de Bokyngham
1348. Richard de Ewda
1350. Richard de Cudworth
1351. William de Langley
1386. William de Preston
1390. William de Fferiby
N.D. Robert Olan
1402. Robert de Hopwood
1421. Robert de Hopwood
1461. Sir John Barton
1492. Thomas Assheton
1522. Edmund Assheton (died)
1547. Robert Assheton
1559. John Assheton. S.T.B.
1585. Edward Assheton. M.A.
1618. Abdias Assheton. S.T.B.
1633. William Assheton
1659. Thomas Johnson. M.A.
1662. Robert Symonds
1684. Richard Warburton
1701. Henry Newcombe. M.A.
1714. Samuel Sidebottom
1752. Francis Pigott
1757. Richard Assheton. D.D.
1801. Robert Walker
1818. John Haughton
1829. James Archer
1832. Charles John Way
1835. Richard Durnford. D.D.
1870. Waldegrave Brewster. M.A.
1888. Thomas Ebenezer Cleworth. M.A.
1909. Robert Catterall.
1912. William Stanton Jones.
1920. Thomas Sherwood Jones.
1946. George Eric Gordon.
1952. Harold Edward Frankham.
1961. Hayman Johnson.
1963. Henry Wylie Moore.

CHURCHWARDENS OF MIDDLETON

1700. Thos. Jaques for Richard Jones.
1701. Hamlet Low.
1702. Wm. Whalley for Saml. Cheetham.
1703. Jno. Kay for Thos. Cheetham.
1704. Walter Leigh.
1705. John Cooper.
1706. John Scholes.
1707. Timothy Kershaw for Henry Kershaw.
1708. Wm. Whalley for John Heywood.
1709. Jonathan Partington.
1710. John Kay.
1711. Wm. Whalley for Edmund Taylor.
1712. John Jones of Middleton.
1713. John Lord.
1714. Wm. Whalley for .... Yewtree.
1715. Wm. Whalley for Jno. Butterworth.
1716. John Jones for Benjamin Taylor.
1717. J. Lancashire.
1718. Wm. Whalley for .... Steels.
1719. James Ridings.
1720. John Fitton.
1721. Thos. Jaques.
1722. Jno. Fitton for Saml. Whittaker.
1723. Alex. Heape for Thos. Hall.
1724. Wm. Radcliffe.
1725. Wm. Whalley.
1726. James Pell.
1727. Richard Jones.
1728. John Nutt.
1729. James Holte.
1730. Tim. Kershaw.
1731. Timothy Kershaw for .... Marcroft.
1732. Andrew Fitton.
1733. Robert Collinge.
1734. J. Schofield for .... Leeses.
1735. Jno. Cooper.
1736. Jno. Pickford for .... Kays.
1737. Wm. Radcliffe for .... Rodes.
1738. Jno. Butterworth.
1739. A. Butterworth.
1740. Thos. Cheetham.
1741. Wm. Mitchell for .... Clark.
1742. Jon. Partington.
1743. Wm. Partington.
1744. Simon Isherwood.
1745. Jno. Kennion.
1746. Jno. Lomax.
1747. Wm. Whalley for .... Steels.
1748. James Hoult.
1749. Edward Saxon.
1750. J. Lancashire.
1751. William Mitchell.
1752. Benj. Wrigley.
1753. John Taylor.
1754. Wm. Whalley.
1755. John Lee.
1756. James Slivaker.
1757. Robt. Isherwood.
1758. Edmund Mercer.
1759. John Nut.
1760. Josiah Jaques.
1761. Joseph Wellens.
1762. James Moors.
1763. Thomas Manock.
1764. Robt. Isherwood.
1765. Samuel Kenyon.
1766. John Booth.
1767. Luke Hopwood.
1768. David Tosh.
1769. Nathan Ridings.
1770. Wm. Tattersal.
1771. Timothy Milne.
1772. Isaac Lancashire.
1773. Robt. Isherwood.
1774. John Mitchell.
1775. Luke Hopwood.
1783. Thomas Hall.

CONSTABLES OF MIDDLETON 1809-1832

1809. John Smithies and James Fielding.
1810. Thomas Smithies and William Lees.
1811. Robert Lancashire and Robert Collinge, Boarshaw.
1812. Thomas Sutcliffe, Geo. Mellalieu, and Wm Jackson, Boardman-lane - watch and ward.
1813. Jonathan Hilton and Ashton Latham.
1814. John Mellalieu, Henry Robinson, Thomas Horridge.
1815. George Jackson, John Heaton (glazier), and Henry Ogden.
1816. Joseph Lees, John Scott (dyer), John Ashworth (shopkeeper).
1817. Samuel Hope (shopkeeper), Thomas Richardson (shopkeeper), Wm. Wells (churchwarden), John Bamford (deputy).
1818. John Jackson (timber merchant), Joseph Schofield (shopkeeper), John Bamford (deputy).
1819. James Lees (glazier), Joseph Merrall (tinner), Jonathan Fielding (weaver - deputy).
1820. Jas. Garstang (shopkeeper), John Collinge (weaver), Wm. Moult (shopkeeper).
1821. John Ogden (shopkeeper), Josiah Lancashire (shopkeeper), John Steeple (butcher), William Moult (for Joseph Lancashire), Edmund Taylor (weaver, churchwarden).
1822. Edward Page (weaver), Richard Ogden (Hbers - shopkeeper), John Mitchell (manufacturer), Wm Moult (deputy), Samuel Fielding (churchwarden).
1823. Wm Kenyon (shopkeeper), Samuel Fielding (shopkeeper), Wm. Moult (shopkeeper - deputy), Thos. Wilkinson (churchwarden).
1824. Thomas Higgins (shoemaker), Thomas Stubbs (butcher), Wm. Moult (shopkeeper - deputy), Geo. Mellalieu (churchwarden).
1825. James Frankland (clogger), James Nelson (shopkeeper), Joseph Scott (shopkeeper - deputy), Thos. Holcroft (churchwarden).
1826. James Frankland (clogger), Robert Fitton (shopkeeper), Joseph Scott (deputy), Thos. Holcroft (churchwarden).
1827. Thos. Mellalieu (manufacturer), John Wood (shoemaker), Thos. Smithies (deputy), Joseph Merrall (churchwarden).
1828. John Cheetham (weaver), John Crooks (shoemaker), Thomas Smithies (deputy), James Fletcher (churchwarden).
1829. Robert Booth, junr. (butcher), James Wolstenholme (farmer - Little Green).
1830. Thos. Rothwell (shopkeeper), John Wood (shoemaker), Thos. Wilkinson (churchwarden).
1831. Wm Lees (shopkeeper), Joseph Taylor (weaver), Thomas Smithies (deputy), Thos. Wilkinson (churchwarden).
1832. John Barker, Samuel Topp, Saml. Bamford, Thos. Smithies (deputy), John Hague (churchwarden).

CLERGY - HOLY TRINITY PARKFIELD

1862-1872. Emery Bates.
1872-1893. William Burgess.
1893-1916. George Moore.
1916-1940. James Townsend.
1940-1958. Thomas F. Mayes.
1958-1961. Richard Herbert Penny.
1962-1968. Christopher John Haslam-Jones.
1968-1977. James Henry Smith.
1977-1981. John Edward Boaden.
1981-1986. Colin Ward.
1986-1989. David Ineson.

 

MIDDLETON. 1828/9 PIGOT & CO`S TRADE DIRECTORY.

GENTRY AND CLERGY:
Archer, Rev. James. Long street.
Ashton, Saml., esq. Park house.
Chadwick, Mrs Ann. Long st.
Haughton, Rev. John. Long st.
Hopwood, Richd. Gregg. esq. Hopwood hall.
Lever, John, esq. Alkrington hall.
Rasbotham, Peter, esq. Alkrington cottage.
Robinson, Hen., Gent. Lime field.
Searle, Mrs Eliz. Rhodes.
Smith, Theophilus, esq. Middleton hall.
Tetlow, John. esq. Alkrington.
Wilkinson, Rev. Robert Charles William, M.A. Rochdale road.

ACADEMIES:
Cuppage, Rev. Abraham (boy`s day & boarding). Middleton.
Grammar School, Long st. Rev. Robert Chas. Wm. Wilkinson, M.A.

ATTORNEYS:
Halsall, Richd. John. Long street.
Whalley, Nathaniel. Long st.

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS:
Dewsbury, Mary. Long street.
Fitton, Edmund. Wood street.
Richardson, Thos. St. Leonard`s sq.
Smithies, Thomas. Wood st.

BLACKSMITHS:
Collins, Edmund. Birch.
Fitton, John. Long street.
Tong, John. Long street.
Walker, Alice. New road.

BLEACHERS:
Dudson, Otho. Land`s end.
Hedley, Atkinson & Co. Boarshaw clough.

BOOKSELLER & STATIONER:
Horsman, Wm. (& printer). Long st.

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS:
Cooper, James. Long street.
Crooks, John. King street.
Halstead, James. Wood st.
Higgins, Thomas. Long st.
Howarth, Samuel. Park field.
Stott, Abel. Little park.
Swallow, Joseph. Sand-hole.
Verity, James. Wood street.
Wood, John (& leather cutter). Long st.

BRAZIERS & TINMEN:
Merrall, Jos. (& ironmonger). Long st.
Leech, John. Sand-hole.

BUTCHERS:
Booth, Robert. Long street.
Booth, Samuel. King street.
Brown, George. New road.
Collinge, James. Long street.
Howard, James. King street.
Jacques, Joseph. Birch.
Pendleton, Adam. Rhodes.
Steeple, John. Long st.
Stubbs, Thomas., jun. Church st.
Stubbs, Thomas., sen. Long st.
Suttle, Thomas. Long st.

CLOG & PATTEN MAKERS:
Frankland, James. Lodge.
Judson, Sarah. Long st.
Wolstenholme, Robert. Long st.
Wolstenholme, William. Long st.

COAL MASTERS:
Hopwood, Rd. Gregg. Hopwood hall.
Lever, John. Alkrington hall.
Rasbotham, Pet. Alkrington cottage.
Smith, Thomas (dealer). Water st.

CORN MILLERS:
Bell, Samuel. Heaton Mill.
Kershaw, William. Hopwood Mill.
Norfolk, Hen. Middleton Mill.
Summerskill, William (corn & log-wood). Chadderton.

COTTON SPINNERS:
Ashton, Thomas. Bank Mill.
Burton, Daniel & Sons. Middleton and Rhodes.
Lowe, Joseph. Low Fields Mill.
Ogden, Charles & Sons. Birch.
Smethurst, John. Stock lane.
Stott, Chas & Co. Trubsmithy.
Wharburton, Jacob. Lower Mill.

DRESS MAKERS:
Manock, Ann. Chapel street.
Wigley (sic), Elizabeth. New road.

DRUGGIST:
Taylor, Edmd. (& apothecary). Long st.

DYERS:
Ashton, John. Birch.
Ashton, Samuel. New road.
Beattie, Walter. Gibralter.

INNS, TAVERNS, & PUBLIC HOUSES:
Assheton`s Arms: Jas. Chadwick. Long street.
Black Bull: Geo. Chadwick. Birch.
Black Bull: Wm. Dudson. Rhodes.
Black Bull: Jos. Lees. Long street.
Britannia: Thos. Inglesent. Long st.
Dog & Partridge: Betty Shepherd. King street.
Dusty Miller: Jas. Fitton. Park field.
Farewell Inn: William Butterworth. Castleton moor.
George & Dragon: James Greenwood. Trubsmithy.
George Inn: Jas. Wrigley. New road.
Grapes Inn: George Geldart. St. Leonard`s square.
Hare & Hounds: Benjamin Isherwood. Tonge lane.
Hare & Hounds: Samuel Searles. Long st.
Hopwood Arms: Jon. Marsh. Slattocks.
Jolly Butcher: John Walker. Little park.
Lever`s Arms: John Roberts. New road.
Mason`s Arms: Jas. Harrison. Long street.
Old Boar`s Head: William Moult. Long street.
Old Cock: Edw. Hyde. Tonge lane.
Roe Buck: John Whitaker. Long st.
Suffield Arms: Jno. Whitaker. Long street.
Three Tuns: Edmund Partington. Birch.
Trumpeter: Jas. Taylor. Long st.
Wagon & Horses: James Fenton. Rhodes.
White Hart: Sl. Butterworth. Long st.
White Hart: Jno. Duckworth. Birch.

MANUFACTURERS OF COTTON GOODS:
Armstrong, Thos. (tick & nankeen). Nut bank.
Ashton, John (ginghams). Birch.
Burton, Daniel & Sons. Middleton and Rhodes.
Butterworth & Wells. King st.
Fitton, James (ginghams). Lodge.
Fletcher, Robert & Sons (nankeens). Long street.
Holcroft, Thos. (nankeens). Lodge.
Holden, James. Buckley wood.
Kenyon & Hilton. Union st.
Liddall, Hen. (ginghams). Tonge la.
Mallalieu, Geo. (ginghams). Long st.
Mallalieu, John & Thomas (ginghams). Long street.
Mitchell, John (& silk). Church croft.
Ogden, Charles & Sons. Birch.
Partington, Ann. Church st.

PLUMBERS & GLAZIERS:
Heaton, John. Wood street.
Lees, Jas. (& painter). Long st.

SHOPKEEPERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES:
Ashton, John (grocer &c.) Birch.
Ashton, Samuel. Long st.
Ashworth, James. New road.
Ashworth, John. Wood st.
Ball, Joseph. Long st.
Bamford, John. Church st.
Bergin, Judith. Timber st.
Butterworth, Edmund. Church st.
Clifford, Ths. (dealer in hats). Long st.
Clough, Richard. Trubsmithy.
Cooper, James. Long street.
Dawson, James. Birch.
Dewsbury, Mary. Long street.
Duckworth, Edward. Three pits.
Fielding, Joseph (and shoe ware-house). Long street.
Fielding, Saml. Bottom of Barrowfield.
Fitton, Edmund. Wood street.
Heywood, Matthew. Wood street.
Hughes, John. (& draper). Long st.
Jackson, Sarah. Union street.
Jackson, William. Rhodes.
Kenyon, Jno. Bottom of Barrowfield.
Kenyon, William. Long street.
Lancashire, Josiah. Park field.
Lancashire, William. New road.
Lea, James. Wood street.
Lord, James. Union street.
Meredith, James. New road.
Ogden, Elizabeth. High street.
Ogden, Harriet. Birch.
Richardson, Thos. St. Leonard`s sq.
Robinson, Thomas. Long street.
Rothwell, John (& draper). New road.
Rothwell, Thomas. Chapel street.
Rushton, John. Long street.
Schofield, Joseph. Long street.
Seed, John. Long street.
Smethurst, Job. Little park.
Smethurst, John. Rhodes.
Smithies, John. Fielding street.
Smithies, Thomas. Wood street.
Stott, Mary. Little park.
Taylor, Samuel. Tonge lane.
Thompson, Edward. Suddenbrough.
Tonge, Elizabeth. Long street.
Walker, Robert. Rhodes.
Walmsley; John. Tonge lane.
Ward, Hannah. Botm. of Barrowfield.
Ward, Sarah. Water street.
Wellings, James. Long street.

SURGEONS:
Hyde, John. New road.
Longworth, Thomas. Long street.
Scholfield, James. new lane.
Taylor, William. Royton.

TAILORS & DRAPERS:
Evans, William. Long street.
Hilton, William. Long street.
Howarth, James. King street.
Jones, Thomas. New road.
Kay, William. Birch.
Lancashire, Robert. New road.
Lancashire, Wm. New road.
Rea, James. King street.
Rea, James. Long street.
Turner, John. Long st.
Turner, Thomas (and livery stables). Long st.

UMBRELLA MAKERS:
Mallalieu, George. Long street.
Mallalieu, John & Thos. Long st.

WHEELWRIGHTS:
Hool, William. New road.
Kershaw, William (& joiner). New rd.
Pownall, Ralph. Birch.
Slack, Edward. Long street.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Ball, Mary & Martha. Straw bonnet makers. Long street.
Becker, Hannibal. Vitriol manufacturer. Fox Denton.
Bell, Thomas. Excise officer. Long st.
Davies, John. Cooper. Long street.
Harrison, Jas. Auctioneer. Long st.
Hartley, John. Joiner & loom-maker. Long st.
Jackson, John. Timber merchant. New lane.
Lees, John. Watch & clock maker. Long street.
Pendleton, John. Veterinary surgeon. Rhodes.
Scholes, John. Gardener & seedsman. Tonge lane.
Showler, John. Saddler. Long st.
Smith, Theophilus. Agent to Lord Suffield, Middleton hall.
Tomlinson, John. Woollen cloth dealer. Chapel street.
Wrigley, James. Chair maker. Park field.

MIDDLETON, ALKRINGTON, GREAT HORTON, TONGE AND RHODES. 1889.

BLEACHERS, DYERS, AND FINISHERS:
ASHWORTH, Obadiah & Co. (bleachers, finishers and embossers). Rhodes Bleach and Dye Works; Manchester Warehouse - 37 Lever Street.
ASHWORTH, Richard & Sons (dyers). Tonge Mill.
BOOTH & Co. (dyers and polishers). Irk Vale Dye Works, Manchester Old Road. Pay day first Monday.
BROOKS & COCKER. Marsh Street Silk Finishing Works, Tonge; Manchester office - 21 Turner Street, High Street.
CHADWICK & SMITH. Boarshaw Bleach and Dye Works. Accounts sent by post.
CHEETHAM, Samuel & Co. Irk Dale Works. Manchester office - 74 Faulkner St. Pay day first Saturday, 11.30 to 12.
DICKINS & Co. (dyers, cotton polishers and bleachers). Spring Vale Works. Telegrams - "Dickins, Middleton".
GORTON, John. Exors of (dyers and polishers of cotton yarns). Lark Hill Works, Middleton; and Anvil Street, Great Marlborough Street, Manchester.
HARPER, David (bleacher and finisher). Lands End Works, Rhodes; Manchester office - 6 Marble St.
HEATON MILLS BLEACHING C. (Cawley Bros.). Heaton; Manchester office - 6 Pall Mall.
LAWTON, Saml. & Sons (general finishers and embossers). Cross Street Works; Manchester office - 2 Stevenson Square. Pay day second Tuesday, 3 to 4.
MATHER, ORMESHER & Co. (dyers and manufacturers of glace yarns, sewings, &c). Bridge Mill; Manchester warehouse - 11 Chapel Walks. Accounts paid weekly.
WRIGLEY & ASHTON (silk and cotton dyers). Burton Dye Works. Wood Street.
PICKUP, J & R. (and woollen). Bank Mill.
SCHWABE, Salis & Co. (calenderers and finishers). Rhodes Works; and 41 George Street, Manchester. Pay day last Friday.

COTTON SPINNERS AND MANUFACTURERS:
ALBANY SPINNING Co. Ltd. 63,900 spindles. Pay day last Thursday. Telegrams - "Albany, Middleton". Samuel Smethurst, manager. R. Darlington, secretary.
ASHWORTH, Albert Lever (and doubler). Britannia Mills. 8,000 spindles,
ASHWORTH, Richard & Sons. Tonge Mill, Middleton; and Bradshaw Mill, Alkrington. 430 looms, ginghams, checks and stripes. Manchester office - 23 Rook Street. Pay day every Friday.
ASPELL & Sons. Tonge Mills. 285 looms, bed ticks, check, stripes and coloured goods generally. Pay day last Friday.
BRITANNIA MILL SPINNING Co. Britannia Mill, Wood Street. 9,944 spindles.
COOPER, Benjamin (doubler). Rhodes Mill. 6,500 spindles. Manchester warehouse - 35 Back George Street.
KEMPSEY, Ernest & Co. Lodge Mills. 38,000 spindles. Pay day second Wednesday.
MIDDLETON & TONGE COTTON MILL Co. Ltd. Dane Mills. 186,628 spindles. Pay day second Wednesday. Henry Schofield, manager of Nos. 1, 2 and 3 mills; John Bottomley, manager of No. 4 mill. Benjamin Simpson, secretary. Telegrams - "Dane, Middleton".
MILLS, Abraham. Boarshaw Mill. 244 looms, calicoes.
PARKER, LORD & Co. (cotton, linen, silk and plain goods). Tonge Mill. 306 looms.
RHODES MANUFACTURING Co. Ltd. Union Mill, Rhodes. 370 looms. Pay day last Friday. Joseph Wolstencroft, manager; George Foxton, secretary.
TONGE VALE SPINNING Co. Ltd. Tonge. 55,392 spindles. Pay day last Wednesday by cheque. E. Stott, manager; W. Worsley, secreatry.
TOWNLEY MILL Co. Ltd. Townley Mill. 56,448 spindles. Pay day last Wed. George Ashton, manager. John Neild, secretary.
WILTON MANUFACTURING Co. 300 looms, mixed goods.
WOOD, Thomas Broadbent & Son. Park Mill, Suffield Street. 15,000 spindles. Pay day last Friday.
STEVENSON, Jesse (reeler and winder). 99, Boarshaw Road.

SILK MANUFACTURERS:
FITTON & MEE. Wood Street Silk Mill. 16 looms, hatters` trimmings, &c.
HALL & HORSFALL (hatters` trimmings). Wood Street.
HILTON, Robert (dress silks, umbrella silks, and hatters` trimmings). Glebe Street, Woodside.
HULTON, Walker (smallwares, and hatters` and tailors` trimmings). Fielding Street and Parkfield Mills, Middleton; and Albion Mills, Prestwich.
KAY, Henry & Co. (hatter`s trimmings, &c.). Spring Gardens.
THORPE, John and Isaac (coloured galloons, dress silks, umbrellas, &c.). Spring Gardens Silk Mills; Manchester warehouse - 7 Hilton Street.