Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,365 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Edmund Ashworth

From Graces Guide

1800 Born the son of John Ashworth and his wife Isabel (nee Thomasson)

He studied chemistry under John Dalton.

1832 Married Charlotte Christy, daughter of Thomas Christy of Chelmsford

Their children included Edmund, Samuel, Charles, Mark, Thomas Christy, Alfred Philip, Rebecca Maria, and Charlotte Anne[1]

His brother, Thomas (b.1802), married Anne Christy, daughter of Thomas Christy of Chelmsford

1854 Brothers Henry and Edmund Ashworth dissolved their partnership. The firm of Edmund Ashworth and Sons took on the concern at Egerton to carry out the business of cotton spinners and sewing cotton manufacturers.[2]

Edmund bought Egerton Hall and Egerton Mill, Bolton in 1827. He worked in partnership with his brother Henry (1794-1880).

1857 Took part in a large meeting in Bury of mill owners to examine ways to improve the supply of cotton[3]

1861 Edmund Ashworth 60, cotton spinner, lived in Turton, with Charlotte Ashworth 55, Edmund Ashworth 28, cotton spinner, Rebecca M Ashworth 22, Charlotte A Ashworth 21, Alfred Ashworth 17, Philip Ashworth 16 and a visitor Ellen Sophia Christy 22[4] (who was the daughter of Thomas Christy, Junior

Rebecca Maria Ashworth (1838-1908) married John Hick (1815-1894) the son of Benjamin Hick, of Rothwell, Hick and Rothwell who had built the huge waterwheel at Egerton Mill.

1876 President of the Chamber of Commerce in Manchester. Appointed to the Committee of Experts for the new Patent Office in Manchester.

1881 of Egerton House, Bolton, died at Southport[5]

See here for much more biographical information [6]

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Sources of Information=

  1. Burke's Family records
  2. Account of 1878 visit
  3. The Engineer 1857/07/03
  4. 1861 census
  5. BMD
  6. [1] 100 Halls Around Manchester Part 72: Egerton Hall, Bolton by Allan Russell, 2021