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PEMBERTON 1650 TO 1700
Started by: hilly (55) Report abuse
I am after some general information on how populated Pemberton would be on the late 1600's. I have a map from the Museum of Wigan Life dated 1840 ( I think ), that shows the small area of Lamberhead Green, together with a number of houses along what is now Ormskirk Road, but little else. Does anyone out there, maybe with ancestors from Pemberton, know what was there in the late 1600's ?

Background is I have traced my line back to Pemberton, 1700 onwards, but as I move further back, all the evidence suggests a connection with a family at Burtonwood, Warrington. My question would be, if this is my family, why did they move across?

Any info, and any opinions, would be welcome.

Posted by: priscus (5713) Report abuse
The Coal Rush?

Posted by: kathpressey (4081)  Report abuse
I would imagine in late 1600s pemberton would have been a rural area with people working on farms or making a living weaving , shoe making etc.

Posted by: hilly (55) Report abuse
Thank you. Your general impression is more or less correct. I have been doing some background, as you would expect, and there's precious little information out there. What is true is that all these areas were predominantly rural, with coal mining and weaving quite common. My ancestor is named as a weaver in the records. Interestingly, there is evidence for a move from Burtonwood to Pemberton on economic grounds. I recently found info that the most prosperous town was Manchester / Salford, followed by Wigan, Preston, Bolton, then Warrington, so a move away from Warrington and towards Wigan does make sense.
Still investigating ! Thanks for your reply.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5565) Report abuse
Ask Jarvis, he was around at that time.

Posted by: farrie50 (1666)  Report abuse
he was doing Karaoki in the Fish

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5565) Report abuse
he was doing Karaoki in the Fish

Badly I should imagine.

Posted by: peebee (172)  Report abuse
That's not very long, ten to five till five o clock !


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