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Hinton Family

Origins

The surname Hinton comes from one of the many places of the same name, which mean either “high settlement” or “monastery settlement”, depending on their etymology. The surname is relatively uncommon in the northern counties of England, and was introduced into Cheshire by a younger branch of the Hinton family of Hinton near Whitchurch in Shropshire: a William Hinton from this family purchased Rushton Hall and the manors of Tarporley, Eaton and Rushton from Sir Giles Capell in 1547/8. Some of the land was sold and the remainder was inherited by William’s nephew Griffith (or Gruffudd), but subsequently passed out of the family. Early pedigrees for this family in Cheshire are sketchy, and at times contradictor, but it seems probable that most or all of the Hintons living in the Tarporley area in the 16th and early 17th century were descendants of William’s brother(s).

First generation
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First generation
First generation
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First generation
Robert Hinton 1
Robert Hinton

The first record of our own Hinton line is the marriage of Robert Hinton to Joan Hough in Tarporley on 4 October 1630. They had four children, all born in Tarporley:

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2.
3.
4.

Elinor Hinton
Elizabeth Hinton
William Hinton
Randull Hinton

(1631-?)
(1634-?)
(1636-?)
(1642-?)

 

 

m. Maria Bushell, 1665

Joan was recorded as a widow when she died in Eaton, Tarporley, and was buried in St Helen’s Church on 31 August 1653.

First generation
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First generation
First generation
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Second generation
William Hinton 1636
William Hinton

William Hinton, son of Robert Hinton and Joan Hough, was baptised in St Helen’s Church, Tarporley on 18 December 1636, and later moved the comparatively short distance to Netherton, just outside Frodsham, where he was living when he married Maria Bushell on 3 August 1665 in St Oswald’s Church, Chester. The couple had five children, all baptised in Frodsham:

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2.
3.
4.

5.

John Hinton

William Hinton
William Hinton
Mary Hinton
Samuel Hinton

(1665-1710)
(1669-1670)
(1671-?)
(1675-?)
(1680-1681)

m. Sarah Dunbabin, 1697

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Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Third generation
John Hinton 1665
John Hinton

John Hinton, oldest son of William Hinton and Maria Bushell, was born in Acton Grange and baptised in St Laurence's Church, Frodsham on 6 December 1665. He married Sarah Dunbabin in the same church on 9 February 1696. Sarah was the daughter of John Dunbabin and his wife Alice Dunbabin: she was born in Acton Grange like her husband and was baptised in All Saints Church, Daresbury on 25 April 1667.  The couple spent all their married life near Daresbury where their five children were baptised:

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2.
3.
4.

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Sarah Hinton
John Hinton
John Hinton

Mary Hinton
Elizabeth Hinton

(1697-?)
(1699-1700)
(1701-1742)
(1703-?)
(1705-1706)

 

 

m. Elizabeth Williamson, 1732

Mary had an illegitimate daughter Betty in 1739, and possibly married William Mason in 1747.

John died in Acton Grange at the age of 44 and was buried at All Saints, Daresbury on 13 October 1710. Sarah did not remarry and was buried in Daresbury on 28 July 1729.

Third generation
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Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Fourth generation
John Hinton 1701
John Hinton

John Hinton, son of John Hinton and Sarah Dunbabin, was born in Higher Walton on 4 November 1701 and baptised in All Saints' Church, Daresbury just over a fortnight later, on 16 November 1701. He was described as being “of Warrington” when he married Elizabeth Williamson in St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 13 April 1732, so may have been living there at the time.  Elizabeth was baptised in Lymm on 23 September 1706 and was the daughter of John Williamson and his wife Ann Wright.  

John and Elizabeth made their home in Lymm, where at least one branch of the family would remain for the next two hundred years. They had five children:
 

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2.
3.
4.

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Sarah Hinton
Ann Hinton
Mary Hinton
John Hinton
Margaret Hinton

(1733-1782)
(1734-1794)
(1737-1814)  
(1739-1817) 
(1742-?)


m. John Skelhorn, 1758
m. James Lord, 1773
m. Mary Vernon, 1767

John was only 40 when he died, and was buried in Lymm on 11 March 1742. His widow brought the children up on her own for the next seven years before marrying Peter Booth in Lymm on 6 April 1749. She outlived her first husband by 25 years and was buried in Lymm on 1 September 1867. 

Fourth generation
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Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Fifth generation
John Hinton 1739
John Hinton

John Hinton, son of John Hinton and Elizabeth Williamson, was born in Lymm on 7 August 1739 and baptised in St Mary's Church on 2 September 1739. He married Mary Davis in Weaverham on 26 January 1762 and had a daughter:

1.

(1862-1864)

Mary was buried in Weaverham on 7 October 1766 and John then married Mary Vernon in Weaverham on 29 November 1767. 

John had either seven or eight children with his second wife, all born in Lymm:

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3.
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Elizabeth Hinton
Mary Hinton
Hannah Hinton
Ellen Hinton
John Hinton
Sarah Hinton
Alice Hinton
Thomas Hinton

(1769-?)
(1771-?)
(1773-1801)
(1778-1853)
(1781-?)
(1783-?)
(1786-1861)
(1791-1869) 

 

 

m. John Booth, 1794
m. James Massey, 1797

 


m. Robert Booth, 1805
m. Miriam Massey, 1812

Although there is no record of Mary's death in Lymm between 1786 and 1791 and no record of another marriage for John, the baptismal record of John's youngest child gives his mother's name as Ann, which is almost certainly an error. (There was no other man named John Hinton living in the Lymm area at this time.)  

John died in Statham, on the outskirts of Lymm, at the age of 79 and was buried on 2 August 1817. Mary died in Statham in 1827 aged 81.

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Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Sixth generation
Thomas Hinton 1791
Thomas Hinton

Thomas Hinton, youngest son of John Hinton, was born in Lymm on 24 June 1791 and baptised there on 7 August 1791.  His mother’s name is given as Ann in the baptismal register, but this is probably an error as there seems to be no other record of her: he was almost certainly the son of Mary Vernon. Thomas married Miriam Massey at St Mary and All Saints’ Church, Great Budworth on 28 September 1812.  Miriam was baptised In Daresbury on 8 December 1793, and was the daughter of John Massey and his wife Sarah Nichols. 

 

Thomas and Miriam had eleven children, all born in Statham and baptised in Lymm except Ellen, who was baptised in Daresbury:

  

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(1813-1873) 
(1815-1894)
(1816-1893)
(1818-1900)
(1821-1857)
(1823-1857)
(1825-?)
(1827-1827)
(1828-1913)
(1831-1916)
(1833-1881)

m. Hannah Leigh 1849
m. James Birchenall, 1836
m. Peter Moores, 1836
m. John Ditchfield, 1845
m. James Moss, 1839
m. Thomas Asprey, 1844
m. John Chapman, 1849

m. Sarah Sorton, 1867
m. Martha Starkey, 1858
m. William Miller, 1855

Thomas spent his working life as an agricultural labourer, which at that time tended to be seasonal work such as helping with harvest time or lambing. Agriculture around Lymm centred on the production of fruit and vegetables, so labourers would be needed for ploughing, sowing and picking, as well as transporting the produce to storage or to market. (Thomas is descibed as a carrier on his older children's baptismal records.) It was strenuous work, with long hours and low pay, and as there was no old age pension or social security, the work continued as long as a man was physically able: Thomas was still labouring at the age of 70.

Miriam died of consumption in Lymm on 14 July 1854, while Thomas lived to the age of 78, dying of "senile decay" on 28 July 1869.
 

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Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Seventh generation
William Hinton

William Hinton, oldest child of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham, and baptised in Lymm on 31 January 1813. Like his fater, he worked as an agricultural labourer. He married Hannah Leigh at Manchester Cathedral on 12 August 1849, although by then the couple had been living as man and wife for at least ten years. Hannah was born in Sale, Cheshire in about 1817.

William and Hannah had nine children:

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Thomas Hinton
Emma Hinton

Sarah Hinton
Harriet Hinton
William Hinton

John Hinton
Alice Hinton
Hannah Maria Hinton 
Ellen Hinton

(1839-1869)
(1842-1865)

(1847-1847)
(1848-1869)
(1850-1878)

(1852-1852)
(1853-1861)
(1855-1929)
(1858-1858)

 

m. William Holland, 1866
m. Mary Ditchfield, 1872

m. Thomas Eaton, 1874

The family lived in Sale until about 1850 when they moved to Manchester. 

Hannah died at the age of 42 and was buried at St Clement’s Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy on 5 September 1860. William was buried there on 29 June 1873.

 

William Hinton 1813
Ellen Hinton 1815
Ellen Hinton

Ellen Hinton, daughter of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham but baptised in her mother's home viillage of Daresbury on 27 January 1815. She had an illegitimate son whose father was recorded as Peter Denton:

1.

(1836-1900)

m. Mary Shaw, 1856

Ellen then married James Birchenall in Lymm on 14 November 1836 and the couple lived in Manchester for some years after the marriage. James was born in Stockport in about 1787, and must have served in the army at some point, as he is recorded as a Chelsea pensioner (and beer seller!) in 1851. By 1881, Ellen was widowed and living in Ashton upon Mersey with her unmarried "daughter", Sarah Jane Shaw (who was actually her son's niece by marriage). Ellen died in Lymm and was buried at St Mary's Church on 22 April 1894.

 

Sophia Hinton 1816
Sophia Hinton

Sophia Hinton, daughter of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was baptised in Lymm on 11 August 1816 and had an illegitimate daughter by Joseph Marsland when she was about 18:

1.

(1834-1909)

m. Edmund Woodhall, 1865

Ellen was brought up in Lymm by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Miriam Hinton, and Sophia married Peter Moores in Witton-cum-Twambrooks on 31 October 1836. Peter was born in Wiincham on 31 March 1817 and worked as a rock salt miner in the local salt industry.  The couple initially lived in Wincham, before moving the short distance to Whitegate in about 1844.

 

Ellen had eight more children with her husband:

 

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(1837-1911)
(1839-1926)
(1841-?)
(1843-?)
(1845-1892)
(1845-1913)
(1851-?)
(1857-1944)

m. John Platt, 1862
m. Maria Mary Brady, 1861

 


m. William Kettle, 1865
m. Annie Hodkinson, 1870
m. Elizabeth Hinds, 1876
m. John Wilkinson, 1875

Peter was buried in Witton-cum-Twambrooks on 28 April 1888, and Sophia on 7 August 1893.

Mary Hinton 1818
Mary Hinton

Mary Hinton, daughter of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and baptised in St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 1 February 1818. Like many of her relatives, she became a fustian cutter, and followed the trade for most of her working life, at one point employing “three females” to work under her. 

 

As a young woman, Mary had two illegitimate children with James Clayton, another fustian cutter from Lymm:

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2.

Joseph Hinton
Priscilla Hinton

(1837-1843)
(1841-1913)


m. Isaac Knight, 1868

She then married John Ditchfield - also a fustian cutter - at St Elphin’s Church, Warrington on 3 February 1845. John was baptised in Lymm on 10 December 1820, son of Thomas and Ann Ditchfield, and came from a family which had been established in Lymm for many generations. 

 

He and Mary had ten children:

 

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(1845-1914)
(1846-1910)
(1848-1930)
(1850-1914)
(1852-1909)
(1853-1854)
(1855-?)
(1857-1895)
(1860-1882)
(1861-1864)

m. James Inglefield, 1869
m. Thomas Abbott, 1870
m. John James Hurstfield, 1870
m. George Moore, 1868
m. William Hinton, 1872

m. William Hornby, 1876
m. Martha Jane Jinks, 1878

John was buried in Lymm on 2 September 1873 and Mary on 25 May 1900.

Miriam Hinton 1821
Miriam Hinton

Miriam Hinton, daughter of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and christened at St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 16 July 1821. Like many of her family, she was a fustian cutter and married James Moss in Lymm on New Year’s Day 1839. James was probably born in Manchester in about 1815 (although his birthplace varies on census returns), and at the time of their marriage he was working as a butcher. He later worked as a labourer and railway porter before returning to butchery. 

 

Miriam and James had one daughter:

1.

(1840-?)

m. Richard  Brown, 1886.

Miriam died in Manchester, but was buried in Lymm on 10 October 1857. James later married Ellen Wain (née Barlow), a widow with one daughter from her first marriage. Ellen and James both died in 1901.

 

Anne Hinton 1823
Anne Hinton

Anne Hinton, daughter of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and christened at St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 30 March 1823. She married Thomas Astbury, an agricultural labourer, at St Elphin’s Church, Warrington on 30 December 1844 and the couple spent their married life in Lymm. Thomas was christened in Warrington on 14 July 1816 and was the son of Peter Astbury, a rope maker, and his wife Betty Clare.

 

The surname is spelled in various ways on different records, including Astbury, Asprey and Aspery: most of Thomas and Anne’s eight children are recorded as Astbury in the Lymm baptismal records:

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8.

Margaret Astbury
John Astbury
Peter Astbury
Thomas Astbury
Marian Astbury
Alice Astbury
Sarah Astbury
Mary Ellen Astbury

(1846-1903)
(1847-?)
(1849-1928)
(1850-?)
(1852-1853)
(1853-?)
(1855-1929)
(1857-?)

m. William Cooper, 1866

m. Sarah Jane Teer, 1870
m. Jane Simpson, 1870


m. James Chadwick, 1888

Anne died in childbirth or shortly afterwards, and was buried in Lymm on 24 June 1857 at the age of 34. In spite of finding himself alone with seven young children on his hands, Thomas did not remarry, which was fairly unusual at that time. He was buried in Lymm on 6 September 1870.

 

John Hinton 1828
John Hinton

John Hinton, son of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and baptised at St Mary's Church, Lymm on 14 September 1828. He became a fustian cutter like most of his immediate family and married Mary Brookes in Lymm on 13 August 1855. They had no children, and Mary died at the age of 32. She was buried in Lymm on 2 August 1864.

 

John’s second wife was Sarah Sorton, whom he married in Manchester Cathedral on 13 July 1867. Sarah was nearly fifteen years younger than John, and had two illegitimate children before her marriage. She was the only child of Richard Sorton and his second wife Esther Barlow.

 

The couple spent all their married life in Lymm, and had seven children:

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(1867-1940)
(1870-1951)
(1873-1874)
(1875-1960)
(1878-?) 
(1881-1965) 
(1885-1962) 

m. William Gosling, 1891
m. Ellen Heesom, 1888

m. Annie Jane Deakin, 1908
m. Lillian
m. Charles Philip Clarke, 1907
m. George Warham Davies, 1906

John was a fustian cutter for most of his working life, but for a short time after his marriage to Sarah he worked as a horse keeper by the canal at Lymm, looking after stabling for the horses which pulled the boats. He may have taken the job over temporarily from his father-in-law Richard Sorton, who had been working as a boat horse keeper in Lymm for at least ten years when he died in 1870. By 1881, John had returned to fustian cutting.

John and Mary's son Fred is believed to have emigrated to South Africa and probably left England between 1901-1911.

John died in Lymm on 21 May 1913, and Sarah on 24 October 1931.

 

Samuel Hinton 1831
Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton, son of Thomas Hinton​ and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and christened in St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 16 January 1831. As a young man he worked as a fustian cutter, but later turned to labouring. He married Mary Clare in St Martin’s Church, Ashton on Mersey on 26 July 1853 (his surname is wrongly recorded as “Hilton”) and had one daughter:

1.

(1854-1855)

Mary died in childbirth or just afterwards, and was buried in Lymm on 2 October 1854 aged just 23, while baby Miriam died before her first birthday.

 

Samuel then married Martha Starkey in Manchester Cathedral on 20 September 1858. Martha was born in Manchester in about 1833 and was working as a servant in Ashton on Mersey on the 1851 census. Samuel and Martha had nine children, including a daughter born before they married and registered under her mother’s maiden name:

 

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10.

Isabella Starkey (Hinton)
Thomas Hinton
William Hinton
Mary Hinton
Joseph Hinton
Samuel Hinton
John Hinton
Henry Hinton
Annie Hinton

(1857-1898)
(1858-1938)
(1860-1947)
(1862-1863)
(1864-1875)
(1866-1952)
(1868-1937)
(1870-1939)
(1872-1872)

m. George Calmoca, 1878
m. Alice Jane Jones, 1895
m. Mary Bouldin, 1890

 


m. Mary Brogden, 1893
m. Jessie Edwards, 1891
m. Mary Alice Stringer, 1891

By 1861 Samuel was working as a farm labourer, and continued in various labouring jobs until at least the age of 70, when he is recorded as a “labourer on the road”. Martha died in Thelwall in 1915, and Samuel in 1916.

Alice Hinton 1833
Alice Hinton

Alice Hinton, youngest child of Thomas Hinton and Miriam Massey, was born in Statham and baptised at St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 8 September 1833. As she grew up she worked as a fustian cutter before marrying William Miller in Lymm on 18 February 1855. William was born in Grappenhall on 7 October 1831 and worked mainly as a tanyard labourer. The couple spent all their married life in Thelwall and had eleven children:

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(1856-1932)
(1859-1891)
(1860-1907)
(1862-1935)
(1864-1941)
(1867-1944)
(1870-1871)
(1868-1958)
(1872-1947)
(1874-1952)
(1876-1935)

m. Annie Woolley, 1883
m. George Thomason, 1877
m. Theophilus Richardson, 1883
m. William Watson, 1891
m. Annie Woolnough, 1889
m. Susannah Hall, 1889

m. Amy Smith, 1901
m. Catherine Hazlehurst, 1906
m. James Humphreys, 1896
m. William Winstanley, 1902

Alice died at the age of 48 and was buried in Thelwall on 29 September 1881. William outlived her by nearly thirty years and was buried in Thelwall on 19 January 1911.

 

Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Eighth generation
Harriet Hinton 1848
Harriet Hinton

Harriet Hinton, daughter of William Hinton and Hannah Leigh, was born in Sale in 1848, and worked as a domestic servant before marrying William Holland, a grocer, in Manchester Cathedral on 25 January 1866.  William was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1841 and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Holland.  Harriet and William had two daughters:

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2.

(1866-1925)
(1869-1869)

m. Albert Edward Cooke, 1887

Harriet died when her second daughter was just a few days old and was buried in Chorlton-cum-Hardy on 23 July 1869, followed by baby Hannah less than two months later. William's sister Elizabeth came to live with him and act as housekeeper, but William also died young and was buried in Chorlton-cum-Hardy on 16 December 1875 at the age of 36. 

 

William Hinton 1850
William Hinton

William Hinton, son of William Hinton and Hannah Leigh, was born in Sale on 12 April 1850, and worked as a groom. He married his cousin Mary Ditchfield (daughter of his aunt Mary Hinton) at St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 21 April 1872 and returned to his family roots in Lymm.  They had four children:

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(1873-1936)
(1874-1931)
(1876-1950)
(1877-1956)

m. Minnie Shone, 1895
m. George Shaw, 1905
m. Julia Rowlinson, 1901
m. William Lowndes, 1905

William died in Lymm in 1878 aged 28 and Mary married Joseph Knight, a waterman, in Lymm on 19 August 1883. Joseph was born in Runcorn in 1851 and was the son of Thomas Knight and his wife, Isabella Brockbank. Mary had five more children with Joseph:

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6.

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8.

9.

Isaac Knight

David Knight
Thomas Knight
Priscilla Knight
Annie Knight

(1884-1916)

(1885-1886)
(1887-?)
(1889-1960)
(1891-?)

m. Annie Cottrill, 1907

m. John Leather, 1915

Mary died in Lymm in 1909.

Hannah Maria Hinton
Hannah Maria Hinton

Hannah Maria Hinton, daughter of William Hinton and Hannah Leigh, was christened in Middleton, Lancashire on 28 October 1855, and married Thomas Eaton in Lymm on 10 August 1874. Thomas, a fustian cutter, was born in Millington in 1842 and was the son of Joseph Eaton and his wife Sarah Whitfield. He was a widower with one son from his previous marriage to Isabella Cotsworth and over the years worked in a variety of labouring jobs.

Thomas and Hannah had ten children, all born in Lymm:

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10

Ada Eaton
Thomas Eaton

Harriet Eaton
Annie Eaton
Emily Eaton
William Eaton
Charles Eaton
Mary Eaton

Fred Eaton
Hilda Eaton

(1874-1875)
(1876-1932)
(1877-1947)
(1879-1881)
(1881-?)
(1883-1901)
(1885-?)
(1886-1960)
(1889-?)
(1892-?)


m. Florence Rice, 1897
m. James Pearson, 1897

m. James Clarke, 1907

m. Agnes Campbell, 1911
m. Albert Edward Tooke, 1908

Hannah died in Lymm in 1929.

 

Ellen Hinton 1834
Ellen Hinton

Ellen Hinton, daughter of Sophia Hinton, was baptised in Lymm on 16 November 1834. She lived with her maternal grandparents as a child and had two illegitimate children in Lymm whose fathers are not known:

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2.

 

Richard Hinton
Thomas Hinton

(1850-1850)
(1853-1901)


m. Elizabeth Hurst, 1877

Ellen married Edmund Woodhall, a coachman from Penistone, Yorkshire in Manchester Cathedral on 20 April 1865. Ellen had no further children, but the couple brought up Thomas together and spent their married life in Withington. Edmund was buried at St Paul’s Church, Withington on 15 December 1880 and from then on Ellen earned her living as a domestic servant. In 1901, she was living in the Chorlton Union workhouse and she died in Manchester in 1909.

 

Elizabeth Moores 1837
Elizabeth Moores

Elizabeth Moores, oldest child of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was born in Wincham and baptised in St Mary's Church, Lymm on 28 May 1837. She married John Platt, a salt maker, in a civil ceremony in Northwich on 8 April 1862. John was born in Pickmere and baptised in Sandbach on 8 July 1832, son of William Platt and his wife Nancy. According to the 1881 census he was deaf from birth.

Elizabeth had an illegitimate son prior to her marriage, and another nine children with her husband:
 

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John William Moores
Amelia Platt
Peter Platt
Josiah Platt
Alfred Platt
Bertha Ellen Platt
Walter Platt
Miriam Platt
Herbert Platt
Elizabeth Platt

(1860-1918)
(1863-1875)
(1865-1931)
(1866-1927)
(1868-1943)
(1872-1882)
(1873-1950)
(1875-1875)
(1876-1915)
(1878-1878)

m. Harriet Bostock, 1881

m. Mary Ellen Sandbach, 1883
m. Emily Carter, 1892
m. Eliza Webb, 1891

 

m. Emma Elizabeth Cane, 1899

m. Mary Ann Booth, 1900

John died in Northwich in 1897 and Elizabeth in 1911.

 

Thomas Moores 1839
Thomas Moores

Thomas Moores, oldest son of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was born in Wincham in 1839, and baptised in Northwich Tabernacle on 5 April 1843 along with his younger brother James.  He worked in the local salt industry like several of his relatives and is recorded on most censuses as a salt boiler.  On 3 November 1861 he married Maria Mary Brady, an Irishwoman from Meath, in Manchester Cathedral, and the couple lived in Liverpool for a few years before returning to Cheshire.

Thomas and Maria had seven children:
 

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2.

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7.

 

Joseph Moores 
Ann Moores
Peter Moores
Catherine Moores
Ellen Moores
Mary Moores
Thomas Moores

(1862-1915)
(1865-1928)
(1868-1927)
(1871-1942)
(1874-1877)
(1876-1877)
(1878-?)

 

m. William Edmund Milligan, 1896
m. Mary Elizabeth Acheson, 1890
m. James Barratt, 1890

 

Maria died in Northwich in 1908 and Thomas in 1926.

 

Sarah Moores 1845
Sarah Moores

Sarah Moores, daughter of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Whitegate, on 12 January 1845 and married William Kettle there on 3 September 1865. William was born in Witton in about 1845 and was a salt maker by trade. The couple had no less than fifteen children, all born in Witton:

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Miriam Kettle

Henry Kettle

Thomas Kettle
Sarah Jane Kettle
William Kettle
John Kettle

Ann Kettle
Alice Kettle
Joseph Kettle
Samuel Kettle
Rachel Kettle
George Kettle

Amelia Kettle

Bertha Kettle
Edmund Kettle

(1866-1866)

(1867-1867)(1870-1938)
(1872-1937)
(1873-1952)
(1874-1891)

(1876-1876)
(1877-?)
(1878-?)
(1880-1882)
(1881-1948)
(1883-1955)

(1884-1884)

(1886-1886)
(1887-1951)

m. Martha Burgess, 1890
m. Frank Fox, 1896
m. Catherine Lloyd, 1895

 

 


m. David Blease, 1902

m. Jessie Francis, 1915

m. Ada Walker, 1913

Sarah was buried in St Helen's Churchyard, Witton on 15 December 1892 and William on 3 September 1903.

 

John Moores 1846
John Moores

John Moores, son of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was born in Whitegate and baptised in Northwich Tabernacle on 11 January 1846. He worked in the local salt industry like several of his relatives and married Annie Hodkinson in St Mary's Church, Whitegate on 28 February 1870. Annie was born in Over in 1848 and was the daughter of Thomas Hodkinson, a salt maker, and his wife Mary Wilkinson.

Annie and John had nine children, the first of whom was born before their marriage:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Mary Hannah Hodkinson
John Moores
Thomas William Moores
Sophia Moores
Nellie Moores
William Moores
Joseph Moores
Phyllis Moores
Martha Moores

(1870-?)
(1874-1957)
(1876-1920)
(1879-1960)
(1881-1905)
(1885-?)
(1888-1955)
(1891-?)
(1897-?)

m. George Johnson, 1894
m. Ada Gillett, 1904
m. Miriam Tomlinson, 1902
m. Thomas Williams, 1901
m. James Henry Colley, 1901

m. Evelyn Broome, 1913

The youngest child, Martha, although recorded on the 1901 census as John and Annie's child, was possibly an illegitimate grandchild.

John died in Northwich in 1913.

 

William Moores 1851
William Moores

William Moores, son of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was baptised in St Mary's Whitegate on 20 April 1851 and was one of the few members of his family not to work in the salt industry, becoming a boat builder instead. He married Elizabeth Hinds at Holy Innocents Church, Fallowfield in 1876, and the couple had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Eleanor Moores
Peter Moores
Sophia Moores
Elizabeth Moores

(1876-?)
(1878-1918)
(1880-1844)
(1881-1959)

 

 

m. Ernest Brundrit, 1901

m. Matthew Bate, 1913

William died in the early 1880s, and Elizabeth remarried in Manchester in 1884, but was widowed for a second time by 1891. When the 1911 census was taken, her two Brundrit grandchildren were staying with her.

Peter Moores served in the 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment during World War I and was killed in action on 28 March 1918.  He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, which commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and who have no known grave. 
 

Ann Moores 1857
Ann Moores

Ann Moores, youngest child of Sophia Hinton and Peter Moores, was baptised in Whitegate on 18 January 1857 and married John Wilkinson in St Mary's Church, Great Budworth on 18 January 1875. John was born in Leftwich in about 1856 and at different times worked as a house painter and rock salt miner.

The couple had fourteen children, five of whom died in infancy:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

Jane Ann Moores Wilkinson

Miriam Wilkinson
Thomas Wilkinson
William Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson

Samuel Wilkinson

Walter Wilkinson
Ellen Wilkinson

Lewis Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
Ada Wilkinson
Ann Wilkinson
Eliza Wilkinson
Peter Wilkinson

(1876-1876)

(1877-1933)
(1880-1938)
(1881-?)
(1882-1957)

(1885-1885)

(1886-1887)
(1888-?)

(1889-1889)
(1891-1892)
(1893-?)
(1895-?)
(1897-?)
(1901-1955)

 

m. George Southern, 1894
m. Elizabeth Ann Fleet, 1904
m. Gertrude Ellen Swann, 1907
m. Joseph Cornelius Sharpes, 1903

 

 

 

 


m. William John Dixon, 1916

m. Jack Edwards, 1925
m. Elsie Patten, 1927

 

John died in Lostock Gralam in 1918 and Ann in 1944.

 

Priscilla Hinton
Priscilla Hinton

Priscilla Hinton, daughter of Mary Hinton, was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 31 October 1841 and was brought up by her maternal grandparents, John and Miriam Hinton. When the 1851 census was taken, she was already working as a fustian cutter, although her age is (deliberately?) incorrectly recorded as 11. She later moved to Manchester, continuing to work as a fustian cutter, and had two illegitimate children whose fathers are unknown:

1.

2.

(1862-1944)
(1864-1914)

m. David Green, 1884
m. Samuel Knight, 1889

Priscilla then married Isaac Knight in Lymm on 27 December 1867 and spent the rest of her life in Lymm. Isaac, a fustian cutter, was born in Runcorn in 1837 and was the son of Thomas Knight and his wife Isabella Brockbank. (Isaac's younger brother Thomas was the second husband of Priscilla's half-sister Mary Ditchfield.) 

 

Priscilla had seven more children with Isaac:

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Thomas Knight
Isabella Knight
Mary Eda Knight
Ada Knight
Amy Knight
Bertha Knight
Emily Knight

(1869-1869)
(1870-1966)
(1872-1934)
(1875-1954)
(1877-1950)
(1879-?)
(1881-?)


m. Thomas Moss, 1892
m. Frederick Holt, 1897
m. John Frederick Hewitt, 1898

Isaac died in Lymm at the end of 1882 and Priscilla married John Clowes at St Peter, Oughtrington in 1884. John died just a year later and Priscilla then married Charles Booth in Altrincham in 1886. Charles was a widower with several children from his first marriage, although only the two youngest still lived at home.

 

Priscilla died in Lymm in 1913 and Charles in 1915.

Ellen Ditchfield 1845
Ellen Ditchfield

Ellen Ditchfield, oldest child of John Ditchfield and Mary Hinton, was baptised in Lymm on 4 April 1845 and by the age of 15 was working as a fustian cutter. She married James Inglefield, a bricklayer, at St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 2 May 1869 and the couple lived in Lymm for a few years before moving to Didsbury. James was born in Ince in 1848 and was the son of Joseph Inglefield, a fishmonger, and his wife Sarah Brown.

James and Ellen had five children:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Joseph Inglefield
Mary Inglefield
James Inglefield
Ellen Inglefield
Thomas Inglefield

(1869-1947)
(1871-1925)
(1873-1894)
(1877-?)
(1878-1950)

m. Susannah Farrenden, 1898
m. Charles Astles, 1889

m. Charles John Morley, 1899

 

Ellen died in the Liverpool area in 1914 and James died in Manchester in 1923.

 

Elizabeth Ditchfield 1846
Elizabeth Ditchfield

Elizabeth Ditchfield, daughter of John Ditchfield and Mary Hinton, was born in Lymm in 1846 and christened at St Mary's Church on 7 November 1847. Before her marriage he had a daughter whose father is unknown:

1.

(1868-1929)

m. Philip Leather, 1904

Elizabeth married Thomas Abbott, a labourer, at St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 5 June 1870. Thomas was baptised in Lymm on 15 April 1832 and was the son of Thomas Abbott, a stone mason, and his wife Mary.

Elizabeth had six more children with Thomas, three of whom died at a young age:
 

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Mary Abbott
Thomas Abbott
John Abbott
Elizabeth Abbott
Joseph Abbott
Sarah Abbott

(1871-1945)
(1873-?)
(1875-1875)
(1877-1883)
(1879-1880)
(1881-1945)

m. John Bradburn, 1892
m. Elizabeth Ann Williams, 1895

 

m. John Marsland, 1904

Thomas died in Lymm in 1888 and Elizabeth in 1910.

Sarah Ann Ditchfield
Alice Ditchfield
Sarah Ann Ditchfield

Sarah Ann Ditchfield, daughter of John Ditchfield and Mary Hinton, was baptised in Lymm on 7 April 1850 and married George Moore at St Paul's Church, Warrington on 11 October 1868.  George was a fustian cutter, born in Sale in about 1850.

The couple had four children, all born in Lymm:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

Peter Moore
Margaret Moore
John Moore
Mary Alice Moore

(1868-1930)
(1871-1872)
(1872-?)
(1874-1876)

m. Emma Mairs, 1895

m. Catherine Cooper, 1902

George died in Lymm in 1876 aged just 26 and Sarah then married George Frederick Yates, a labourer, at St Paul's Church, Warrington on 22 December 1877. Known as Frederick, her second husband was born in Manchester in 1855 and wwas the son of George Yates, a brickmaker, and his wife Sarah Frost.

There were five children from Sarah's second marriage, all born in Lymm:
 

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

George Yates
Ellen Yates
Frederick Yates
Samuel Yates
Mary Yates

(1879-1882)
(1881-1882)
(1883-1889)
(1886-?)
(1888-1950)

 

 

 

 

m. Joseph Shakeshaft, 1910

In 1911, Samuel Yates was serving as a private in the Cheshire Regiment.

Sarah died in in Lymm in 1914.

Alice Ditchfield

Alice Ditchfield, daughter of John Ditchfield and Mary Hinton, was baptised in Lymm on 2 December 1855 and worked as a fustian cutter before her marriage. She married William Hornby, a railway signalman, at St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 21 January 1876 and the couple spent most of their married life in Lymm.

Alice and William had just one child:
 

1.

(1876-1953)

m. Fred Thomason, 1896

Alice died in Macclesfield in 1923.

 

John Ditchfield 1857
Margaret Aspery
John Ditchfield

John Ditchfield, the only son of John Ditchfield and Mary Hinton to survive infancy, was baptised in Lymm on 4 October 1857 and became a fustian cutter like several of his relatives. He married Martha Jane Jinks at St Mark's Church, Hulme on 13 June 1878 and the couple lived briefly in Didsbury before returning to Lymm.

They had five children:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Mary Ditchfield
Thomas Ditchfield
Peter Ditchfield
John Ditchfield
George Ditchfield

(1878-1972)
(1881-1902)
(1884-1910)
(1887-1889)
(1890-1970)

m. Charles Henry Ward, 1898

m. Ellen Ravenscroft, 1915

In the late 1880s the family moved to Altrincham, where John worked as a mason's labourer before his early death in 1895. Martha died three years earlier, in 1892, and their oldest daughter Mary seems to have taken care of her youngest brothers for a while.

 

Margaret Aspery

Margaret Aspery (or Astbury), oldest daughter of Thomas Astbury and Anne Hinton, was christened at Lymm on 27 January 1846. She married William Cooper, a labourer, in St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 21 May 1866 and the couple settled in nearby Stretton.

Their oldest daughter was born in Lymm shortly before their marriage and registered under Margaret's maiden name of Aspery, but she subsequently used the surname Cooper. The couple had a further six daughters, all born in Stretton near Warrington:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Anne Aspery (Cooper)
Mary Cooper
Selina Cooper
Amy Cooper
Jessie Cooper
Alice Louisa Cooper
Sarah Ann Cooper

(1866-1954)
(1867-1893)
(1871-1875)
(1874-1923)
(1877-1878)
(1883-1962)
(1886-1891)

m. Stephen Pace, 1890
m. John Edwards, 1887

m. Thomas Dooley, 1896

m. Thomas Harmer, 1914

William worked at a variety of manual jobs including labouring on the Manchester Ship Canal, which was constructed between 1887-1894. He died in 1899 and was buried in Stretton on 3 December 1899. Margaret was buried there on 21 April 1903.

 

Peter Aspery 1849
Peter Aspery

Peter Aspery, son of Thomas Astbury and Anne Hinton, was baptised at Lymm on 7 January 1849. Both his  baptism and his civil birth registration were in the name of Astbury, but he used the spelling Aspery at his marriage and registered his children with this form of the surname. Peter married Sarah Jane Teer in Manchester Cathedral on 24 October 1870 and although he worked as a fustian cutter in Lymm as a young man, soon after their marriage they moved to Salford, where Peter became a collier.

 

Sarah had at least two children before her marriage whose relationship to Peter is unknown: on the 1911 census she stated that she had given birth to twelve living children, five of whom were still alive. The known children are:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

William Swan Teer
Henrietta Ann Teer
Peter Aspery

Walter Aspery
Jane Ann AsperyEvelina Aspery
Walter Aspery
Sarah Jane Aspery
Evelina Aspery

(1866-1943)
(1868-1950)
(1871-1957)

(1872-1873)
(1874-1963)
(1876-1882)
(1878-1892)
(1880-1965)
(1884-1885)

m. Clara Deakin, 1889
m. Ezra Peachey, 1885
m. Charlotte Jane McVee, 1895


m. William Amery, 1902

 


m. Joseph William Hampson, 1906

Sarah died in Salford in 1920, and Peter in 1928.

 

Sarah Aspery 1855
Sarah Aspery

Sarah Aspery (or Astbury), daughter of Thomas Astbury and Anne Hinton, was christened at Lymm on 1 July 1855 and married James Chadwick in St Mark's Church, Hulme on 5 June 1876.  James, a labourer, was born in Oldfield and christened in Bowdon on 23 August 1846, the son of George Chadwick and his wife Martha.  

The couple lived in Warrington, and had six children, two of whom died in infancy:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

John William Chadwick
Martha Alice Chadwick
Elizabeth Ann Chadwick
Sarah Ellen Chadwick
James Chadwick
Mary Chadwick

(1876-1894)
(1877-1877)
(1879-1959)
(1881-1958)
(1883-1952)
(1887-1887)

 

 

m. George William Morton, 1902
m. Benjamin Fisher, 1899
m. Hannah Heesom, 1906

James died in Warrington in late 1886, shortly before the birth of their last child, and Sarah then married John Hussey in 1888.  John was born in Glasgow in about 1847 and worked as a wire drawer in Warrington.

Sarah had seven more children with John, but only one survived past infancy:

 

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

John Thomas Hussey
Ann Jane Hussey
William Gladstone Hussey
John Hussey
Carrie Hussey
Jane Hussey
Martha Hussey
 

(1888-1890)
(1890-1890)
(1892-1892)
(1894-1894)
(1895-1896)
(1896-1897)
(1898-1984)
 

 

 

m. Fred Guest, 1921

John died in Warrington in 1918, and Sarah in 1929.

 

Richard Hinton 1870
Richard Hinton

Richard Hinton, son of John Hinton and Sarah Sorton, was christened in Lymm on 3 April 1870 and married Ellen Heesom at Christ Church, Padgate in 1889. Ellen was born in Hatton, Cheshire in 1864 and was the daughter of James Heesom and his wife Sarah Mousdale. On the 1891 census Ellen and the two youngest children are recorded with her parents in Warrington and their surname is wrongly given as Heesom, but Richard is not with them. In 1901 the family is together again and Richard's occupation is given as cable maker. He later worked as a “scavenger” (a street cleaner/refuse collector) for the borough council.

Richard and Ellen had seven children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

(1889-1948)
(1890-1891)
(1895-?)
(1897-?)
(1900-1968)
(1903-1975)
(1907-1964)

m. Sarah Ann Edge, 1925

m. James Cooke, 1915

m. James Waterworth, 1920
m. Robert Young, 1930

Ellen died in Warrington in 1946, and Richard in 1951.

 

Francis Hinton 1875
Francis Hinton

Francis Hinton, son of John Hinton and Sarah Sorton, was born in Lymm on 21 November 1875 and married Annie Jane Deakin in Warrington in 1908. Annie was born in Burford, Shropshire on 13 May 1878 and was the daughter of Philip Deakin and Hannah Davies. Francis was a general labourer as a young man and later worked as a salt boiler in Lymm.

 

The couple had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

(1909-1990)
(1911-1996)
(1914-1924)
(1916-1998)

m. Arthur Norman Handley, 1937
m. Thomas Shore Neville, 1933

m. James Ronald Sykes, 1937

Philip John Hinton drowned in Lymm dam on 30 September 1924 at the age of 10, and is buried in Lymm churchyard with his parents and paternal grandparents.

 

Francis died in Lymm on 12 March 1960, and Annie on 20 June 1961.

 

Edith Mary Hinton
Edith Mary Hinton

Edith Mary Hinton, daughter of John Hinton and Sarah Sorton, was born in Lymm in 1881, and married Charles Philip Clarke there in 1907.  Charles was born in High Legh, Cheshire in 1886, and was the son of Philip Clarke and his wife Mary Elizabeth Chorlton.  Charles and Edith had three sons, all born in Lymm:

1.

2.

3.

(1908-1952)
(1910-1980)
(1913-1956)

m. Nora Parsons, 1932
m. Phyllis Irene Moore, 1935

Charles died in Lymm in 1923 at the age of 37 and Edith became directors’ cook at Richard Johnson and Nephew, a big wire works, where her son Richard later became managing director. Edith died on 26 March 1965 in Audenshaw.

 

Margart Hinton 1885
Margaret Hinton

Margaret Hinton, daughter of John Hinton and Sarah Sorton, was born in Lymm in 1885 and married George Warham Davies at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington on 26 December 1906. George was born in Lymm in 1881, and was the son of William Davies, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, and his wife Maria Warham Bancroft. William initially came to Lymm to work as a carter during the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, and later worked as a grocer and greengrocer, aided at times by his sons. George assisted his father before his marriage and then worked as a greengrocer himself. 

 

He and Margaret lived in Lymm and had ten children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

(1907-1990)
(1909-?)
(1911-2001)
(1913-1993)
(1915-1986)
(1917-2003)
(1920-1996)
(1922-1983)
(1924-1924)
(1925-1932)

 

 

m. Herbert De Paul Newton, 1929
m. Edith Robinson, 1937

 


m. Joyce Eaton, 1942

Oswald Davies spent his working life in the construction industry, rising from a 15 year-old navvy to become chairman of construction giants AMEC from 1982 to 1984. During World War II he served in the Royal Engineers in a bomb disposal squad. He was awarded a CBE in 1973, and was knighted in 1984.

George died in Lymm in 1944, and Margaret in 1962.

Thomas Hinton 1859
Thomas Hinton

Thomas Hinton, son of Samuel Hinton and Martha Starkey, was born in Manchester in 1859 and christened in Lymm on 7 April 1861 together with his older sister Isabella and younger brother William. At the age of 13, he was already working as a fustian cutter, but by 1881 he had become a plumber and painter and he followed this trade for the rest of his working life.

 

He married Alice Jane Jones at St Paul’s Church, Warrington on 5 June 1895, and had four sons:

1.

2.

3.

4.

(1896-1973)

(1898-1898)
(1899-1982)

(1903-1903)

m. Hilda Emma Elkins, 1919


m. Elizabeth Rankins, 1925

Alice died in Warrington in 1915 and Thomas in 1938.

 

William Hinton 1860
Samuel Hinton 1866
William Hinton

William Hinton, son of Samuel Hinton and Martha Starkey, was born in Lymm on 13 October 1860 and baptised in St Mary's Church on 7 April 1861 at the same time as his two older siblings. He initially worked as a groom and later became a domestic coachman.  He married Mary Bouldin at St Mary's Church, Great Budworth on 17 February 1890. Mary was born in Warrington on 29 April 1870 and was the daughter of Edward Bouldin and his wife Lucy Hart.

 

William and Mary had six children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

(1890-1963)
(1893-1894)
(1895-1979)
(1900-1982)
(1902-1986)
(1910-?)

m. Emma Ridgway, 1918

m. Samuel Holding, 1916
m. Robert Evan Wynn Rowlands, 1924
m. Arthur Davies, 1922
m. Walter Evans, 1930

In the early 1900s the family moved from Cheshire to Colwyn Bay, where their youngest daughter Joyce was born. William probably died in Carmarthenshire in 1947.

 

Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton, son of Samuel Hinton and Martha Starkey, was baptised at St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 3 October 1866 and worked as a gardener for all his working life.  By 1891 he was living in Davyhulme, and he married Mary Brogden there in St Mary’s Church in 1893. Mary was born in Fliton in 1865 and was the daughter of James Brogden and Emma Steed.

The couple had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

(1894-1939)
(1896-1982)
(1898-1979)
(1899-1899)

In the early 1900s the family moved from Cheshire to Colwyn Bay, where their youngest daughter Joyce was born. William probably died in Carmarthenshire in 1947.

 

John Hinton 1868

m. Walter Alfred Williamson, 1919

 


m. Margaret Lindon, 1929
m. Ernest James, 1927
m. Henry Archibald Shaw, 1937

m. Ethel Doreen Mewse, 1939

Henry Hinton 1870
John Hinton

John Hinton, son of Samuel Hinton and Martha Starkey, was born in Lymm in early 1868 and baptised there on 3 October 1869. He married Jessie Edwards in Christ Church, Latchford on 5 October 1891 and within a short time they had moved to the Liverpool area. John was a sailor when they married, but worked for a while as a railway brakesman before returning to sea as an able seaman on the Cunard line. 

 

John and Jessie had eight children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

(1892-?)
(1894-?)
(1896-?)
(1898-1969)
(1900-1990)
(1902-1970)
(1905-?)
(1909-1970)

Jessie died in Liverpool in 1933 and John in 1937.

Henry Hinton

Henry Hinton, son of Samuel Hinton and Martha Starkey, was born in Lymm in 1870 and baptised in St Mary’s Church, Lymm on 3 April 1870 at the same time as his cousin Richard Hinton. He worked in the local tanneries and married Mary Alice Stringer at St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 25 July 1891. Mary was born in Warrington in 1870 and was the daughter of James and Alice Stringer.  

 

The couple had seven children, all born in Warrington:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

(1892-1980)
(1893-?)
(1896-1917)
(1900-1962)
(1902-1972)
(1905-1974)
(1908-1966)

m. James Hart, 1912

 


m. Lavinia Jackson, 1921

m. Elizabeth Pemberton, 1929
m. May Philips, 1932

Henry and Mary's oldest son Harry was killed in action on 16 June 1917 while serving with the 13th Battalion, Welsh Fusiliers. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery near Ypres, where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields“ in May 1915.

Henry died in Northwich in 1939.
 

James Miller
James Miller

James Miller, oldest child of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was baptised in Thelwall on 21 December 1856 and became a labourer in the tanyards at Lymm. He married Annie Woolley, daughter of John and Ann Woolley, at St Paul's Church, Warrington on 22 April 1883 and had thirteen children, five of whom died at a young age:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

(1884-1887)

(1885-1973)
(1886-1967)
(1888-1961)
(1890-1898)
(1893-1976)

(1895-1895)
(1896-1982)
(1899-1907)

(1900-1900)
(1902-1983)
(1904-1989)
(1906-?)

 

m. Isaac Ellwood, 1911

m. Richard Fox, 1915

m. Herbert Fletcher Kelley, 1913

m. William Walter Smith, 1914

m. Florence Ethel Winstanley, 1928

m. Harriet Connor, 1930

The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Latchford, where their first five children were born, before moving to Lymm in about 1890. The 1911 census shows them living in Grappenhall, but shortly afterwards all the family apart from the oldest surviving child Miriam moved permanently to Liverpool.

James died in Liverpool on 24 August 1932 and Annie died there in 1948.

 

Mary Alice Miller
Mary Alice Miller

Mary Alice Miller, second child and oldest daughter of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall in 1859 and married George Thomason in All Saints Church there on Christmas Day 1877. George, an agricultural labourer, was born in Antrobus and baptised at Great Budworth on 6 September 1857, the son of Isaac Thomason and his wife Anne Mills.

George and Mary had eight children, all born in Appleton:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

(1878-1958)
(1880-1956)
(1882-1966)
(1884-1969)
(1886-1966)
(1888-1919)
(1890-1890)
(1891-1919)

m. Eleanor Ridyard, 1903
m. Edith Emily Johnson, 1907
m. Elizabeth Emma Devin, 1904
m. George Henry Wheeler, 1905
m. Amanda Malvena Jones, 1911
m. Martha Jane Rowlinson, 1916

Mary died in Appleton in 1891, either in childbirth or shortly afterwards, and George subsequently married Clara Ellen Brocklehurst in St Cross Church, Appleton Thorn in 1899.  He had seven children with his second wife, and died in Warrington on 9 October 1917.

George and Mary's yougest son Joseph served in the Machine Gun Corps during the First World War, and although he died after the Armistice, on 8 March 1919 (barely two weeks after his discharge), his death is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and was therefore related to his war service. He is buried in St Cross Churchyard, Appleton Thorn and remembered on the war memorial at Great Sankey.

 

Martha Miller
Martha Miller

Martha Miller, daughter of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was baptised in Thelwall on 3 November 1860 and married Theophilus Richardson at St Paul's Church, Warrington in 1883. Theophilus, a boot and shoe dealer, was born in Warrington on 8 December 1854 and was the son of Thomas Richardson and his wife Mary Tickle.  

Martha and Theophilus settled in Warrington and had fourteen children:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

Theophilus Richardson
Thomas Richardson

Alice Victoria Richardson
Lilian Marian Richardson
Violet Richardson
Ida Mary Richardson
William Henry Richardson
Elsie Richardson
Hilda May Richardson
Herbert Victor Richardson
Ivy Mabel Richardson
Nora Richardson
Edith Marian Richardson
Evelyn Richardson

(1884-1929)
(1886-1981)

(1887-1889)
(1889-1975)
(1891-1949)
(1892-1980)
(1894-?)
(1895-1958)
(1896-1985)
(1897-1966)
(1899-?)
(1900-1996)
(1902-1970)
(1903-1998)


m. Sophia Homer, 1909


m. William Dwerryhouse, 1922
m. Walter Dwerryhouse, 1914
m. James Bladen, 1914

m. George Evans, 1922
m. Cyril Wright Finch, 1919
m. Elsie Jones, 1929
m. Thomas Patrick Higgins, 1928
m. Joseph Houghton, 1928
m. James Houghton, 1928

m. John E Jones, 1930

Martha died in Warrington and was buried at St Elphin's Church on 28 September 1907. Theophilus outlived her by over thirty years and died in Warrington on 3 August 1944 at the age of 90.

 

Emma Miller
Emma Miller

Emma Miller, daughter of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall in late 1862 and baptised on 9 August 1863. She worked as a dressmakeras a young woman and married William Watson at All Saints' Church, Thelwall on 26 October 1891. William, an engineer, was born in Bristol in about 1864. The couple had five children, born in Thelwall and Grappenhall:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Jeffrey William Watson
Mabel Edith Claudia Watson
Sydney Harold Watson
Reginald Herbert Watson
Stanley Watson

(1894-1948)
(1896-?)
(1898-1979)
(1900-1971)
(1904-1984)

m. Minnie Bonnell, 1918

 

m. Edith Lord, 1924
m. May Walters, 1928

m. Gladys Vose, 1929

Emma died in Latchford and was buried in Warrington Cemetery on 28 February 1935.

 

William Miller
William Miller

William Miller, son of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall on 27 October 1864, and worked as a tannery labourer.  

He married Annie Woolnough at St Paul's Church, Warrington on 24 March 1889 and the couple spent their married life in and around Warrington. They had thirteen children, five of whom died in infancy:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

William Miller
Lucy Miller
Minnie Miller

Ellen Miller
Florrie Miller
Henry Miller

Elizabeth Miller
Thomas Miller
Mary Miller
William Miller

Laura Miller
Alfred Miller
Amy Miller

(1889-1899)
(1891-1970)
(1892-1960)

(1894-1900)
(1895-1968)
(1897-1916)

(1899-1900)
(1900-?)
(1902-1992)
(1904-?)

(1905-1906)
(1907-1970)
(1911-1911)

 

m. Herbert Hawley Britland, 1915
m. Thomas William Boden, 1912

m. John Henry Machell, 1915

 

m. John Sweeney, 1924

m. Emma Willcock, 1933

Annie was buried in Warrington on 4 March 1920 and William died there in 1941. 

 

Joseph Miller
Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller, son of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall on 11 January 1867 and like his older brothers worked as a tannery labourer. He married Susannah Hall at St Elphin's Church, Warrington on 24 November 1889 and the couple lived initially in Warrington before moving to Leicester, where William worked as a tanner in a shoe factory. The couple had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Beatrice Miller
Ernest Miller
Albert Miller
Percy Miller

(1890-1954)
(1891-1961)
(1896-1954)
(1899-1957)

m. Fred Sidney Jolley, 1919

m. Bertha Helem, 1918

m. Margaret Jarvis, 1918

Joseph and Susannah's youngest son Joseph was called up for military service during the First World War and attested on 6 January 1917. He was mobilised to the Training Reserve on 20 February 1917 and drafted to France with the Royal Berkshire Regiment on 11 February 1918. However, he was wounded in action barely five weeks later on 21 March 1918 and invalided back to England on 13 April 1918. After he recovered, he was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps and spent the rest of the war on home service. It is not known whether his brothers served in the armed forces during the war.

Susannah died in Leicester on 2 December 1931, and three years later Joseph married Emily J Miller - apparently no relation. He died in Leicester in 1944 and Emily in 1958.

 

Thomas Miller
Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller, son of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall on 6 August 1868, and after working in the local tanyards moved with his older brother Joseph to Leicester to work in a shoe factory. He is recorded living with Joseph's family on the 1901 census, but he returned to Cheshire immediately afterwards to marry Amy Smith at Christ Church, Latchford on 9 April. He returned with her to Leicester, where their four children were born:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Maud Miller
Herbert Miller
Thomas Miller
Horace Miller

(1902-1967)
(1903-1944)
(1905-1977)
(1906-1975)

m. John Henry Pratt, 1930

Thomas died in Leicester in 1958 and Amy in 1966.

 

Herbert Miller
Herbert Miller

Herbert Miller, youngest surviving son of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall on 10 January 1872 and unlike most of his brothers did not work in the tanyards, becoming first a gardener and later a steel worker. He married Catherine Hazlehurst at St Mary's Church, Lymm in 1906 and had three children, all born in Thelwall:

1.

2.

3.

May Miller
Herbert Miller
Percy Edward Miller

(1907-1981)
(1909-1917)
(1910-1912)

m. Stephen Littlewood, 1933

Herbert died in Thelwall on 7 August 1947 and Catherine in Grappenhall on 26 January 1962.

 

Miriam Miller
Miriam Miller

Miriam Miller (also known as Marian), daughter of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall on 9 March 1874, and married James Humphreys at All Saints' Church, Thelwall on 30 September 1896. James, a baker, was born in Darnhall in 1872 and was the son of William Humphreys from Flintshire and his wife Agnes.

The couple had four children:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

William Ellis Humphreys
Miriam Adeline Humphreys
James Miller Humphreys
Herbert Humphreys

(1899-?)
(1900-1993)
(1901-1983)
(1904-1904)

m. Edith May Forshaw, 1927
m. Edward Varley Rimmer, 1926

m. Alice Livesley, 1935

Miriam died in Prescot in 1952.

 

Annie Miller
Annie Miller

Annie Miller, youngest child of William Miller and Alice Hinton, was born in Thelwall in 1876 and worked as a domestic servant before her marriage. She married William Winstanley, a milk dealer, at All Saints' Church, Thelwall in 1902 and lived in Latchford near Warrington. The couple had three sons:

1.

2.

3.

William Winstanley
James Winstanley
Percy Winstanley

(1903-?)
(1906-1977)
(1908-1909)

m. Marion Hallows, 1932

 

Annie died in Flintshire and was buried in Warrington on 14 January 1935. William then married Ethel Lang in Warrington in 1937 and died in Warrington on 20 February 1955.

 

Bridgewater Canal at Lymm
Ninth generation
Elizabeth Harriet Holland
Elizabeth Harriet Holland

Elizabeth Harriet Holland, only surviving child of William Holland and Harriet Hinton, was born in Chorlton cum Hardy on 1 April 1866 and had lost both her parents by the age of nine. She may have lived with relatives until she was old enough to earn her own living and on 16 February 1887 she married Albert Edward Cooke in St Clement's Church, Chorlton cum Hardy. Albert, a cashier, was born in Manchester on 15 April 1863, and was the son of Edward Greenwood Cooke and his wife Mary.  

 

Albert and Elizabeth had two daughters:

1.

2.

(1888-1890)
(1889-1954)


m. Norman Harold De Metrio, 1919

Albert died in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1893 at the age of 30. Elizabeth did not remarry and died in Manchester in 1925.

 

Bertram Hinton
Bertram Hinton

Bertram Hinton, oldest son of William Hinton and Mary Ditchfield, was born in Lymm in 1873 and baptised there on 6 June 1875, together with his younger sister Harriet Hannah. As a young man he worked as a farm labourer in Lymm, but after his marriage he moved to Salford and became a corporation carter. He married Minnie Shone at St Simon's Church, Salford in 1895 and the couple had six children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

(1895-?)

(1897-1898)

(1898-1900)
(1900-?)
(1903-1965)
(1905-1984)

m. Thomas Smythe, 1953

 


m. Annis Flinn, 1930
m. Lily Phillips, 1941
m. John Hampson, 1936

Bertram died in Salford in 1936, and Minnie in 1955.

 

Harriet Hannah Hinton
Harriet Hannah Hinton

Harriet Hannah Hinton, second child and oldest daughter of William Hinton and Mary Ditchfield, was born in Lymm in 1874 and baptised there on 6 June 1875 (under the name "Harriett Anna") at the same time as her older brother Bertram. She married George Shaw, a widowed labourer from Carlisle, in Oldham in 1905 and had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

(1906-1929)
(1907-1988)
(1909-1909)
(1914-?)


m. May Hutchinson, 1928

George and Harriet both died in Oldham in 1931.

 

Alice Hinton 1877
Alice Hinton

Alice Hinton, daughter of William Hinton and Mary Ditchfield, was baptised in Lymm on 2 December 1877 and was only a year old when her father died.  She was brought up by her mother and stepfather in Lymm and had an illegitimate son, born in Blundellsands, whose father is unknown:

1.

(1898-1978)

m. Ruth Rowles, 1920

Alice then married William Lowndes, a brickyard labourer, at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington on 13 May 1905. William was born in Lymm on 13 May 1882 and Alice had three more children with him:

 

2.

3.

4.


m. William Hornby Thomason, 1932

(1905-1922)
(1908-1997)
(1910-1989)

William died in Lymm in 1952, and Alice in 1956.

 

Isaac Knight 1884
Isaac Knight

Isaac Knight, first child of Mary Ditchfield and her second husband Joseph Knight, was born in Lymm in 1884 and worked as a bricklayer. He married Annie Cottrill at Thomas Street Baptist Church, Stockport in 1907 and the couple lived in Stockport where their two sons were born:

1.

2.

(1910-1978)
(1913-1964)

Isaac died in Stockport in 1916 at the early age of 32.

 

Thomas Eaton 1876
Thomas Eaton

Thomas Eaton, oldest son of Thomas Eaton and Hannah Maria Hinton, was baptised at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington on 27 February 1876. He worked as a groom as a young man and married Florence Rice in Basford, Nottinghamshire in 1897. The couple returned to Manchester where Thomas joined the police some time prior to 1901.

The couple had two cildren:

 

1.

2.

(1898-1968)
(1902-?)

m. Daisy Cooper, 1927

By 1911, Thomas was a relieving officer, responsible for distributing parish relief to the local poor and unemployed. He probably died in Manchester in 1932 and Florence in 1959.

 

Harriet Eaton 1877
Harriet Eaton

Harriet Eaton, daughter of Thomas Eaton and Hannah Maria Hinton, was baptised at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington on 30 December 1877 and married James Pearson in the same church on 1 September 1897. James, a clerk, was born in Altrincham and baptised in Dunham Massey on 19 January 1873, the son of James Pearson and his wife Ellen.

Harriet and James had one child:

 

1.

(1898-1974)

m. Hilda Jolley, 1924

Thomas, an engineer's apprentice, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 25 July 1916, but was discharged shortly after his mobilisation on 23 April 1917 as "no longer physically fit for War Service".

 

Charles Eaton 1885
Charles Eaton

Charles Eaton, son of Thomas Eaton and Hannah Maria Hinton, was baptised at St Peter's Church, Oughtrington on 25 January 1885 and worked as a groom.  He married Agnes Campbell from Glasgow in Northwich in 1911 and had two children:

 

1.

2.

(1911-?)
(1912-?)

m. Hilda Jolley, 1924

Mary Eaton 1886
Mary Eaton

Mary Eaton, daughter of Thomas Eaton and Hannah Maria Hinton, was born in Lymm on 2 June 1886 and married Albert Edward Tooke, a butler from Middlesbrough, in St Mary's Church, Lymm on 6 February 1908. After their marriage they moved firstly to Windsor and then to Campden in Gloucestershire where Albert ran a laundry. They had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.

(1908-1989)
(1910-1999)
(1914-?)

m. John H Waters, 1939

Albert enlisted in the army on 2 February 1916 and was mobilised six months later. He served as a driver in the Army Service Corps, on home service at first, and in France from 29 March 1918. 

 

Mary died in Manchester in 1960 and Albert in 1970  

 

Thomas Hinton 1853
Thomas Hinton

Thomas Hinton, illegitimate son of Ellen Hinton, was born in Lymm in 1853 and baptised there on 2 April 1854. He worked at various labouring jobs and married Elizabeth Hurst at St Margaret's Church, Burnage on 1 January 1877. Elizabeth was born in Burnage in 1854 and was the daughter of John Hurst and his wife Ann Birch. The couple lived in and around Manchester and had nine children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Ellen Hinton
John Hinton
Ann Hinton

Miriam Hinton
Alice Hinton
Sophia Hinton 

Thomas Hinton
Sarah Hinton
Edith Hinton

(1877-1892)
(1879-1942)
(1881-1956)
(1883-?)
(1885-?)
(1887-1973)

(1890-?)
(1892-1966)
(1894-?)

 

 

m. Leonard Ryley, 1902
m. Arthur Mitchell, 1912
m. Richard Joseph Turner, 1909
m. Joseph Cowburn, 1913


m. Fred Longbottom, 1913
m. George Jackson, 1915

Thomas and Elizabeth's son John enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1900 and served in South Africa and India before being discharged on 3 January 1912.

Thomas died in Manchester in 1901 and Elizabeth in 1928.

 

Josiah Platt
Josiah Platt

Josiah Platt, son of John Platt and Elizabeth Moores, was born in Over and baptised in Whitegate on 30 June 1867. (His name is given as Joshua on the 1871 census, but all other records show him as Josiah.) He was a labourer and married Emily Carter at St Helen's Church, Witton on 22 June 1892. The couple had five children, all born in Witton:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Herbert Platt
John Frederick Platt
George Herbert Platt
Walter Platt
Bertha Platt

(1893-1893)
(1894-1966)
(1895-1950)
(1898-1972)
(1900-1979)

m. Doris Lowndes, 1919

m. Maggie Taylor, 1919

m. Sarah Alice Ackerley, 1927
m. Joseph Harold Johnson, 1921

John Frederick Platt served in the Lancashire Fusiliers during World War 1 and was wounded in the head by shell shrapnel in France on October 1917.  He was discharged from the army as no longer physically fit on 10 April 1918.

Josiah died in Northwich in 1927 and Emily in 1948.

 

Alfred Platt 1870
Alfred Platt

Alfred Platt, son of John Platt and Elizabeth Moores, was born in Over and baptised there on 4 September 1870. He was a labourer in the alkali works at Winnington near Northwich (later to become ICI), and married Eliza Webb at St Cross Church, Knutsford on 30 December 1891. The couple had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Mary Elizabeth Platt
Florence May Platt
Alfred Platt
Beatrice Annie Platt
Edward Platt
Alfred Platt

(1893-1971)
(1896-1954)
(1898-1899)
(1900-1978)
(1903-1971)
(1906-1985)

m. Charles Herbert Sydney Smith, 1933

m. Benjamin H Siddall, 1924

m. Samuel Arthur Hampton, 1929

m. Edith Amy Duke, 1929

m. Margaret McConkey, 1924

The family emigrated to Canada in 1912, settling in Toronto, and Alfred served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, subtracting four years from his age when he enlisted in October 1915.  

 

Alfred died in Toronto in 1943 and Eliza in 1956.

 

Walter Platt
Walter Platt

Walter Platt, son of John Platt and Elizabeth Moores, was baptised in Whitegate on 19 April 1874 and worked as a rock salt miner as a young man. By 1899 he had moved to London, where he became a police constable and married Emma Elizabeth Cane in Shoreditch. The couple's first two children were born in Hackney, but they then returned to Cheshire for a few years before moving to Wandsworth, where Walter was recorded as a school caretaker in 1911.

Emma and Walter had ten children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Walter Platt
Albert Platt
George Platt
Dora Neville Platt
Eva Platt
Emma Elizabeth Platt
Maud Platt
John Platt
Frances Platt
Joan Platt

(1900-1964)
(1901-?)
(1903-1963)
(1905-1920)
(1908-?)
(1909-1999)
(1911-?)
(1913-1982)
(1917-1992)
(1919-2004)

m. Katherine Cecilia Wells, 1921
m. Ethel Rose Bates, 1924
m. Eliza Scragg, 1925

m. Henry Skudder, 1928
m. Ernest Davey, 1929
m. Sydney Purland, 1931
m. Ivy Rosina Humphries, 1940
m. Frederick Sydney Walter Gwynn, 1939
m. William John Gipp, 1942

Walter died in Northwich on 28 November 1950 and Emma died in Chessington on 26 November 1951.

 

Herbert Platt
Herbert Platt

Herbert Platt, son of John Platt and Elizabeth Moores, was born in Witton and baptised there on 16 November 1876. He was a labourer at the Brunner Mond alkali works at Winnington and married Mary Ann Booth at St Paul's Church, Dane Bridge on 12 May 1900. The couple lived in Northwich and had six children, three of whom died in infancy:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

John Willie Platt
Mary Jane Platt

Kate Platt
Maud Gladys Platt
Florence Platt
Edith Platt

(1900-1982)
(1902-1977)

(1903-1903)
(1905-1908)
(1907-1908)
(1910-1977)


m. Frank Johnson, 1922

 

 


m. John Lowe, 1934

Herbert joined the 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry early in World War I and was drafted to France on 22 May 1915. He was killed in action in the Ypres Salient four months later on 25 September 1915. His name figures on the Menin Gate Memorial, one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders, along with over 54,000 other men and officers whose graves are not known. He is also remembered on the Winnington Works War Memorial, which is engraved with the names of employees who died in both world wars.

Mary died in Northwich in 1956.

 

Ann Moores 1865
Ann Moores

Ann Moores, daughter of Thomas Moores and Maria Brady, was born in Liverpool on 25 March 1865 and moved to Over, Cheshire with her family as a small child. She married William Henry Milligan, an attendant, at St Mary's Church, Hulme on 26 April 1896 and had three children, all born in the Manchester area:

 

1.

2.

3.

Lily Elizabeth Milligan

Frank Milligan

Harry Milligan

(1897-1952)

(1898-1956)

(1900-?)

m. Frederick Fairhurst, 1920

m. Jemima Fogg, 1925

William was working as a butcher's slaughterman in 1901, but by 1911 was once again an asylum attendant at the County Lunatic Asylum in Winwick.

William died in Runcorn in 1926 and Ann in 1928.

 

Peter Moores 1868
Peter Moores

Peter Moores, son of Thomas Moores and Maria Mary Brady, was born in Over in 1868 and went into the hotel trade, working himself up from sculleryman to cook. He married Mary Elizabeth Acheson from Douglas, Isle of Man at St Mark's Church, Hulme on 21 September 1890 and had eight children, all born in Manchester:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

Annie Moores
John Moores
Dorothy Moores
Peter Moores
Thomas Moores
James Moores
George Moores
Frank Moores

(1891-1969)
(1893-?)
(1896-1897)
(1898-1918)
(1900-1976)
(1903-1963)
(1904-?)
(1908-1908)

m. Alfred Hodkinson, 1911

 

m. Amy Williams, 1932

The younger Peter Moores served in The King's (Liverpool) Regiment during World War I and was killed in action on 28 March 1918. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, along with almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, and who have no known grave.

Mary died in Manchester in 1911 and Peter in 1927.
 

Catherine Moores
Catherine Moores

Catherine Moores (usually known as Kate), daughter of Thomas Moores and Maria Mary Brady, was born in Over on 27 March 1871 and baptised at St Mary's Church Middlewich on 11 September 1874 together with her younger sister Ellen. She married James Barratt in Northwich in 1890 and the couple lived first in Sale, then in Winsford. James was born in Marston in about 1854 and turned his hand to various labouring occupations.  

 

The couple's oldest child was born a few months before their marriage and was registered in his mother's maiden name, but he subsequently used the surname Barratt. James and Kate had four more children after their marriage:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

George Henry Moores (Barratt)
Annie Barratt

Laura Barratt
Dora Barratt
Eva Barratt

(1890-1936)
(1891-?)

(1893-1894)
(1901-1971)
(1909-?)

m. Ruth Lupton, 1914

m. Alexander Boyne, 1955

Kate died in Winsford 1942.

 

Thomas Kettle
Thomas Kettle

Thomas Kettle, oldest son of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was baptised in Witton on 24 April 1870 and worked in the Winnington alkali works. He married Martha Burgess at St Helen's Church, Witton on 23 December 1890 and the couple spent their married life living in or near Northwich. Their first child was born shortly before their marriage and fourteen more would follow, five of whom died at a young age:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

Edwin Kettle Burgess
Mary Kettle
Sarah Kettle
John Kettle
Thomas Kettle
Florence Kettle
Martha Kettle
Rachel Kettle
William Kettle
George Kettle
Elizabeth Kettle
Doris Kettle
George Kettle
Elizabeth Kettle
Margaret Kettle

(1890-1945)
(1891-1894)
(1893-1895)
(1894-?)
(1896-1959)
(1899-?)
(1901-1901)
(1902-1979)
(1904-1974)
(1907-1907)
(1907-1907)
(1908-1988)
(1909-1960)
(1912-1992)
(1915-1982)

m. Elizabeth Shaw, 1918

 

 


m. Maggie Beech, 1920
m. George Kerfoot, 1919

m. Thomas Dutton, 1920
m. Margaret Gill, 1925

 


m. Mark Wilding, 1936
m. Mary Elizabeth Higgins, 1960
m. Fred Sweatman, 1928
m. Albert Povall, 1936

Thomas died in Northwich in 1938 and Martha died in Crewe in 1946.

 

Sarah Jane Ketle
Sarah Jane Kettle

Sarah Jane Kettle, daughter of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was baptised in St Helen's Church, Witton on 11 February 1872. At the age of 19 she had an illegitimate daughter whose father is not known:

 

1.

Harriet Kettle

(1891-1972)

m. William Thomas Spruce, 1916

Sarah married Frank Fox at St Helen's Church on 26 December 1896.  Frank, a smith's striker, was born in Northwich on 21 March 1859 and was the son of James Fox and his wife Ann. The couple lived in Northwich and had eight children, four of whom died in infancy:

 

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

William Fox
Mary Fox
Frank Fox
James Fox
Ann Fox
George Fox
May Fox

Ethel Fox

(1897-1963)
(1898-?)
(1901-1972)
(1902-1968)
(1903-1905)
(1905-1906)
(1907-1908)

(1908-1908)

 

 

m. Dorothy Beatrice Dutton, 1929
m. Jenny Done, 1933

Frank died in Northwich in 1914 and Sarah in 1937.

 

Williaim Kettle
William Kettle

William Kettle, son of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was christened in Witton on 30 March 1873 and worked as a labourer at the Winnington alkali works. He married Catherine Lloyd (known as Kate) in Antrobus on 28 July 1895 and had one son:

 

1.

William Seth Kettle

(1895-1949)

m. Margaret Bates, 1919

Kate died aged just 24 and was buried at Barnton on 1 February 1897. William then married Charlotte Elizabeth Wilding at Albert Memorial Church, Miles Platting in 1898, and had another son:

 

2.

Sydney Kettle

(1901-1974)

m. Florence May Vero, 1924

Charlotte was buried in Northwich on 21 August 1943 and William died there in 1952.

 

Rachel Kettle
Rachel Kettle

Rachel Kettle, daughter of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was baptised at St Helen's Church, Witton on 21 July 1881 and married David Blease at Christ Church, Barnton on 9 July 1902. David, a chemical labourer, was  baptised in Barnton on 27 July 1878 and was the son of Robert Blease and his wife Elizabeth Allcock.

The couple had nine children:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Clara Blease
Annie Blease
John Blease
David Blease
Ada Blease
Ivy Blease
Ethel Blease
George Edmund Blease
(possibly living)

(1902-1904)
(1904-?)
(1906-1983)
(1908-1957)
(1912-1994)
(1917-1988)
(1920-1993)
(1921-1988)

 


m. Annie Mayer, 1929

m. Emily Whitley, 1930

m. William Kirkham, 1935
m. Leslie Payne, 1934
m. Ambrose Taylor, 1938

Rachel died in Northwich in 1948 and David in 1952.

 

George Kettle
George Kettle

George Kettle, son of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was  born in Witton on 29 December 1882 and baptised at St Helen's Church there on 14 January 1883. He worked as a farm labourer and married Jessie Francis in Chester in 1915. 

The couple had a son who died in infancy:
 

1.

Albert Kettle

(1920-1920)

George died in Birkenhead in 1955 and Jessie died in Chester in 1985.

 

Edmund Kettle
Edmund Kettle

Edmund Kettle, youngest son of William Kettle and Sarah Moores, was born in Witton on Christmas Day 1887 and worked as a chemical labourer. He married Ada Walker in St Paul's Church, Marston on 2 August 1913 and had five children, all born in or near Northwich:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Frank Kettle
Amy Kettle
Harry Walker Kettle
Eileen Mary Kettle
George William Kettle

(1913-1996)
(1917-1972)
(1918-2004)
(1919-1992)
(1920-2005)

m. Eva Clare, 1938

m. Peter Wright, 1940

m. Arthur William Stafford Hall, 1965

Ada died in High Legh in 1949 and Edmund on 23 August 1951.

 

John Moores 1874
John Moores

John Moores, second child and oldest son of  John Moores and Annie Hodkinson, was born in Winsford in 1874 and worked as a labourer. He married Ada Gillett in Nantwich in 1904, and the couple had nine children, most of whom were born in Coppenhall:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Doris Moores
John William Moores
Nellie Moores
Joseph Moores
Frank Moores
Mary Moores
Fred Moores
Thomas Moores
Harry Moores

(1904-2005)
(1906-1980)
(1907-1992)
(1909-1982)
(1912-1978)
(1914-?)
(1916-1987)
(1919-1986)
(1921-1984)

m. George Henry Thomas Boyt, 1929

m. Martha J Leigh, 1928

m. Clifford Slack, 1931

m. Catherine Ryan, 1928

m. Georgina Thompson, 1938

Ada died in Crewe in 1952 and John in 1957.

 

Thomas William Moores
Thomas William Moores

Thomas William Moores, son of  John Moores and Annie Hodkinson, was born in Winsford in 1876 and became a postman. He married his first cousin Miriam Tomlinson, daughter of John Hodkinson and Annie Tomlinson, at St Stephen's Church, Moulton on 17 March 1902. (Miriam was born before her parents married, but John is named as her father on her marriage certificate.) The couple had four children:

1.

2.

3.

4.

Nellie Moores
Madie Moores
William Moores
Leonard Moores

(1906-1992)
(1908-1989)
(1909-1911)
(1911-?)

m. Clifford Slack, 1931
m. Frank Moore, 1929

m. Barbara Birtles, 1939

Thomas enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment on 1 October 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, but was discharged due to "sickness" on 23 November 1914. He died on 26 January 1920, presumably as a result of his illness, and is buried in a war grave at St Wilfrid's Church, Davenham.

Miriam then married George Hodkinson in St Chad's Church, Over in 1921. (George does not appear to be a close relation, in spite of his surname.) Miriam died in Northwich in 1963.

 

Sophia Moores 1879
Sophia Moores

Sophia Moores, daughter of  John Moores and Annie Hodkinson, was born in Winsford in 1879 and married Thomas Williams, a farm labourer, in Northwich in 1901. The couple had three children:

1.

2.

3.

Elizabeth Williams
Mary Williams
John Williams

(1901-?)
(1903-?)
(1906-1982)

m. May Victoria Shaw, 1933

 

Thomas probably died in Northwich in 1950; Sophia died there on 24 January 1960, and probate was granted to her son John.

 

Nellie Moores
Nellie Moores

Nellie Moores, daughter of  John Moores and Annie Hodkinson, was born in Winsford in 1882 and married James Henry Colley, a platelayer, in St Bartholomew's Church, Church Minshull on 31 December 1901. The couple had one son who died at the age of 5:

1.

John Colley

(1902-1907)

Nellie died in Nantwich in 1905, aged just 22. John subsequently remarried and died in Runcorn in 1973.

 

Joseph Moores
Joseph Moores

Joseph Moores, son of  John Moores and Annie Hodkinson, was born in Winsford on 28 January 1888 and worked as a farm labourer as a young man. He married Evelyn Broome at St John's Church, Over in 1913 and had nine children, all born in Winsford and registered with the surname Moore, rather than Moores:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Doris Moore

Evelyn Moore

Denis Moore

Kathleen Moore

Gladys Moore

Freda Moore

Sheila Moore

Joseph Edwin Moore

Norah Moore

(1913-1916)

(1915-2006)

(1919-1994)

(1922-1993)

(1924-2005)

(1925-1998)

(1927-1993)

(1929-2017)

(1933-2017)

m. John McNeil, 1936

m. Evelyn Edith Royal, 1945

m. Lawrence Jacob Enoch Bolton, 1945

m. Wladyslaw Worek, 1949

m. Raymond Milo Adams, 1944

m. Augustyn Myrcik, 1951

This branch of the family continued to use the surname Moore from this time onwards.

Four of Joseph and Evelyn's daughters married during World War II or shortly afterwards, and it seems possible that they all married servicemen from overseas. Kathleen and Freda's husbands were respectively Canadian and American servicemen, and the sisters were conveyed to their husband's homelands on two of the so-called "war bride ships" organised by the Canadian and US armed forces. Gladys and Sheila both married Poles who had probably fled to England after the German invasion of Poland, and who may have belonged to the Polish Free Forces. Gladys remained in England after her marriage, but Sheila and her husband emigrated to the US in 1955.

Evelyn died in Winsford in 1949 and Joseph on 3 April 1955.

 

Sophia Moores 1880
Sophia Moores

Sophia Moores, daughter of William Moores and Elizabeth Hinds, was born in Manchester on 12 April 1880 and married Ernest Brundrit at St James' Church, Higher Broughton in 1901. Ernest, a stock keeper, was born in Stretford on 24 April 1877 and was the son of Denis George Brundrit and his wife Eleanor Kelly.  The couple had two children:

1.

2.

Ernest Edward Brundrit
Ethel Brundrit

(1902-1982)
(1903-1941)

Ernest died in Salford on 5 February 1930 and Sophia on 21 May 1944.

 

m. Florence Adams, 1926
m. George Richard Dixon, 1926

Miriam Wilkinson
Miriam Wilkinson

Miriam Wilkinson, oldest daughter of John Wilkinson and Ann Moores, was born in Northwich on 12 November 1877 and married George Southern, a rock salt miner, at St Mary's Church, Great Budworth on Christmas Eve 1894.  George was born in Marston in 1871, and was the son of Thomas Southern and his wife Ann Wood.

  

The couple had five children, all born in Preesall near Lancaster:
 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

George Southern
Thomas Southern
Ann Southern
Miriam Southern
John Southern

(1897-1918)
(1899-?)
(1901-?)
(1903-1961)
(1905-1971)

The family moved to Widnes between 1911 and 1914.

 

The younger George Southern joined the 5th (Territorial) Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment soon after the outbreak of the First World War, and was drafted to France at some point after the end of 1915. (At this stage of the war, the minimum age for serving overseas was 19.) He was transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment, possibly after a period of injury or illness, and was killed in action on 27 May 1918, the first day of the Battle of the Aisne. He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, which commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave.

Thomas Southern enlisted in the same battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment on 16 October 1914, claiming to be 17 years old (the minimum age for a Territorial), but was discharged on 9 December 1915 without having served overseas when his true age was discovered. It is likely that he was called up once he reached the age of 18, but if so, his service papers have not survived.

Miriam died in Widnes in 1933.

 

 

m. Jessie Higgins, 1926


m. John William Robinson, 1922

m. Dora Fearn, 1927

William Wilkinson
William Wilkinson

William Wilkinson, son of John Wilkinson and Ann Moores, was born in Marston on 30 October 1881 and married Gertrude Ellen Swann at St Paul's Church there on 12 February 1907. Like many of his family, he was a rock salt miner, and his five children were all born in or near Northwich:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Emily Jane Wilkinson
John Henry Wilkinson
Gertrude Ellen Wilkinson
William Wilkinson
Ann Wilkinson

(1910-1968)
(1911-1991)
(1912-2006)
(1917-1923)
(1920-1922)

William died in Northwich in 1948 and Gertrude in 1953.

 

m. John Shaughnessy, 1937

m. Sarah Elizabeth Dunn, 1937

m. Leonard Nelson Bowden, 1943
 

Mary Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson

Mary Wilkinson, daughter of John Wilkinson and Ann Moores, was born in Marston on 22 February 1883 and worked as a domestic servant before her marriage. She married Joseph Cornelius Sharpes, an alkali labourer, in St Mary's Church, Great Budworth on 3 August 1903 and had three daughters:

1.

2.

3.

Dorothy Mary Sharpes
Edna May Sharpes
Kathleen Annie Sharpes

(1905-1945)
(1912-1992)
(1917-2003)


m. George Stanley Appleton, 1939
m. Arthur Broadhead, 1941

Joseph died in Northwich on 24 September 1926 and Mary died in 1957.

 

Eliza Wilkinson
Eliza Wilkinson

Eliza Wilkinson, daughter of John Wilkinson and Ann Moores, was born in Marston on 18 July 1897 and baptised at Wincham Free Methodist Chapel on 30 June 1898. She married Jack Edwards in St Helen's Church, Witton in December 1925 and had one son:

1.

Ivor Edwards

(1926-2001)

Jack died in Knutsford on 17 January 1965.

 

Henriaetta Hinton
Henrietta Hinton

Henrietta Hinton, illegitimate daughter of Priscilla Hinton, was born in Manchester on 12 April 1862 and christened in Manchester Cathedral on 25 January 1863. As a young woman she worked as a fustian cutter before marrying David Green at All Saints' Church, Gorton on 29 November 1884. David, an engine fitter, was born in Bury in 1863, and was the son of William Green and his wife Margaret Weir.  

 

Henrietta and David had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

(1885-1885)

(1886-?)
(1889-1948)
(1892-1978)
(1895-1971)

 

 

m. Ellen Edleston, 1915
m. Harry Montagu Butler, 1916

By 1911 David had become a shopkeeper, running a confectioner's shop in Gorton with the assistance of his wife and oldest daughter.

Henrietta died in Manchester in 1944.

 

Amelia Catherine Hinton