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The Wigan Directory of 1869, Pemberton

PEMBERTON is a very extensive township west of and adjoining the Borough of Wigan, from which it is separated by the river Douglas. It comprises the villages of Lamberhead Green, Newtown, Goose Green and Smithy Brook, the first of which is the most important and is three miles from Wigan. It has a Mechanics' Institution, and shows other signs of intellectual activity not common in country villages. There is a plain brick church, of which the living is in the presentation of the Rector of Wigan. It is a perpetual curacy valued at £200 per annum. There are good National and Wesleyan schools here, the Wesleyans having also a good chapel, and also the Primitive Methodists. The L. & Y. railway passes through the township, and there is a station. There are several collieries and stone quarries; at Newtown a cotton mill, manure, and iron works. Though the township is very populous the supply of water is precarious, but one well at Lamberhead Green (Pingate) is noted for its excellent quality. Hawkley hall is an old timbered building now used as a farmhouse. MARSH GREEN and KITT GREEN are hamlets in the township, which have national schools in each, there is one also at Goose Green. Pemberton is in the hundred of West Derby, (with which now is co-extensive the South-Western Division of the County) the rural Deanery of Warrington, and the arch-deaconry of Liverpool. The area is about 4½ square miles, and the population in 1861 was 6,780.

Thwaites' Delf, Fairview, Highfield, Spring Bank, &c.

Ainscough James, shopkeeper
Ascroft Peter, quarrymaster
Ashurst James, Red Lion Inn
Ashurst Thomas, butcher
Ashurst Thomas, shopkeeper
Atherton Adolphus, ironfounder
Atherton James, beer retailer
Atherton Mr. Peter
Atherton Thomas, beer retailer
Barlow Richard, milliner, &c.
Barton John, beer retailer
Barton Richard, beer retailer
Barton Thomas, tailor and draper
Barton William, shopkeeper
Baynes Jeffrey, registrar of births, deaths, and marriages, and insurance agent
Birkett William, Dog & Partridge
Blundell & Sons, coal proprietors; W. J. L. Watkin, manager
Boardman Robert, linen draper
Bold John, shopkeeper
Bradshaw John, clogger
Brancker W. H. and Co., coal proprietors, Walthew house colliery; W. H. Harbottle, manager
Bywater William, joiner
Clarkson Joseph, beer retailer
Close James, tailor
Clough Ann, shopkeeper
Clough George, shoemaker
Clough James, clogger
Clough John and James, furniture dealers
Cunliff William, beer retailer
Dawson Robert, schoolmaster, Highfield
Dean John, shoemaker
Dean Joseph, painter & plumber
Ellison William, superintendent of police
Evans Rev. Thomas
Fearnley James, shop and beer retailer
Fothergill and Barlow, milliners
Foy Ann and Charlotte, shopkeepers
Gaskell Hugh, tailor
Gaskell Thomas, beer retailer
Gore Richard, shopkeeper
Green Mary, dressmaker
Gregson Robert, plumber &c., Pemberton cottage
Halliwell Robert, beer retailer, Thwaite's delf
Harmer Michael, shopkeeper
Harrison Henry, farmer
Hartley & Co., drapers and grocers
Hartley Henry, butcher and draper
Hartley James, shopkeeper
Hartley John, grocer
Heaps Giles, toy dealer
Hesketh Thomas, Blundell's Arms, Highfield
Hilton Henry, shopkeeper, Thwaite's delf
Hilton Thomas, George Inn
Hitchen Thomas, butcher
Holden William, coal contractor
Holland Henry, Leigh Arms
Holland Richard, clerk, Spring bank
Howorth James, butcher
Hurst John, shopkeeper and beer retailer
Ingham Mrs. Helena, 3, Fairview
Jardine William, saddler
Johnson Timothy, shopkeeper
Jolley Ellen, beer retailer, Highfield
Kilshaw Thomas, shopkeeper
Knowles John, farmer
Laithwaite Elizabeth, (heirs of) coal proprietors
Laithwaite John, shopkeeper
Laithwaite John, jun., shopkeeper
Laidman, Rev. S. L., Highfield
Lancaster Peter, beer retailer
Lancaster Rev. Samuel, Highfield Parsonage
Leech Robert, cashier, Fairview
Lefevre Mr. William, 2 Fairview
Leigh John, shopkeeper
Liptrot James, flagger and slater
Liptrot John, linen draper
Liptrot Robert, shopkeeper
Liptrot Samuel, flagger and shopkeeper
Litherland Mrs., Packhorse Inn
Lord William, Wesleyan schoolmaster
McCulloch George, commission agent, Ellesmere house
McEwen Mr. William, 1 Fairview
Marsden Mrs. E., Fairview
Marshall Benjamin, National schoolmaster
Martlew and Sons, blacksmiths
Mather William, chemist
Middlehurst Sarah, beer retailer
Molyneux Peter, shopkeeper
Monk George, farmer
Moorfield Robert, saddler
Morris Mr. James, Spring bank
Moss George, joiner, wheelwright and blacksmith
Moss John, shopkeeper
Moss John, shopkeeper, Brook Lane
Nicholson Thomas, shopkeeper
Norley Coal & Cannel Co., Norley Collieries; Joseph Thompson, manager
Parkinson Michael, smallware dealer
Parkinson Samuel, general dealer
Parkinson Thomas, shopkeeper
Pemberton Mechanics' Institution
Pennington Henry, nailmaker
Pennington James, shoemaker
Pennington John, British Queen Inn
Pigot Thomas, shoemaker
Peters Mr. George, Spring bank
Pike Thomas Jenkinson, Swan Inn
Preston William, chair maker
Reynolds William, beer retailer
Richardson Isaiah, Hare & Hounds, Thwaites' delf
Rigby Henry, beer retailer
Rigby Mr. John, 4, Fairview
Rigby Thomas, spirit agent, Spring bank
Roper and Marsden, cotton spinners, May mill
Rylance John, beer retailer
Rylance Joseph, beer retailer
Rylance Thomas, shopkeeper
Schofield Thomas, shopkeeper, Thwaites' delf
Scotson James, Half-way House Inn
Simpkin Ellen, Black Bull Inn
Slater John, joiner
Smallshaw George, beer retailer
Stephen Miss Ann, Spring bank
Stephen -, beer retailer, Little lane
Taberner Ann, dressmaker
Taberner James, news-agent
Taylor Thomas F., Esq., Highfield house
Thompson Joseph, mining engineer, 6, Fairview
Ward James, shopkeeper
Webster William, assistant overseer, inspector of nuisances, collector of taxes and highway rates, Rose hill
White William, farmer
Widdows Henry, chemist
Wilde Brothers, cotton spinners, Highfield mill
Wilding Mary, shopkeeper
Wilson Rev. Joseph, Spring bank
Winstanley Ellen, beer retailer
Woods and Smith, quarrymasters, Thwaites' delf


Alker Edward, bookkeeper, Egerton house
Alker John, beer retailer and drain pipe maker
Appleton Thomas, file cutter
Baker William, engineer, &c., (Baker and Valiant) Ashton road
Bamber William, beer retailer
Bannister John, beer retailer
Barker Alexander, land & insurance agent, Brunswick cottage
Battersby Mr. James
Brennard James, farmer
Burland Richard & Robert, oil merchants, refiners, &c.; office Bishopgate, Wigan
Carruthers Robert, Saddle Inn
Catterall J., shoemaker
Chadwick Robert, Bowling Green
Chadwick Mr. William
Clarke James, assistant grocer
Clayton Richard, shopkeeper
Darbyshire Mr. William
Dawber John, clogger
Dixon Thomas, shopkeeper
Eastham Mr. Luke
Files James, beer retailer
Fisher Thomas, surgeon, Stone house
Fisher William, beer retailer
Farrimond George, bookkeeper
Fleming William, shopkeeper
France & Smith, joiners and builders
France James, shopkeeper
Garry James, beer retailer
Gibson John, assistant chemist
Green Henry, brickmaker, Bird-i'-th'-Hand Inn
Guest Catherine, shopkeeper
Hampson Matthew, butcher
Hampson William, farmer, Worsley Hall
Hatton William, traveller
Heaton Rueben, shopkeeper
Hilton Thomas, cotton spinner, Ellesmere mill, residence, King street, Wigan
Holland William, cattle food manufacturer
Hough John & Sons, boiler makers, Newtown Boiler Works
Jenkinson James, shopkeeper
Kenyon Thomas, shopkeeper
Knowles James, clerk
Lamb & Moore, coal proprietors, Newtown and Meadows collieries
Leach Richard, beer retailer
Monks Paul, shopkeeper
Parry Ellis, farmer, Spencer's house
Peak John, grease, artificial manure &c., manufacturer
Ryder Robert, beer retailer
Smith Robert, shoemaker
Smith William, builder, (France and Smith)
Steadman Thomas, shopkeeper
Swift Brothers, engineers and ironfounders, Union foundry
Swift Mr. Thomas
Taylor John, tobacconist
Taylor Richard, Borough treasurer
Taylor Thomas, shopkeeper
Tickle Mr. James
Winnard James, shopkeeper
Wood James, shopkeeper
Worsley Ann, dressmaker
Worsley William, artificial manure manufacturer, Threntham manure works


Barton Thomas, shopkeeper
Brookes John, National schoolmaster
Brown William, cotton spinner, Shelley house
Dawson William, beer retailer
Derbyshire John, shopkeeper
Goulding Stephen, beer retailer
Greenhalgh John, beer retailer
Halliwell Ann, shopkeeper
Hamilton Thomas, beer retailer
Hampson James, beer retailer
Heaton Henry, beer retailer, &c.
Heaton James, clogger
Heaton John, shopkeeper
Johnson John, farmer and surveyor of highways
Layland Samuel, chain maker and beer retailer
Litherland Ruth, Victoria Inn
Lowe James, beer retailer
Martland Mrs. Margaret
Molyneux John, shopkeeper
Parkinson William, beer retailer
Rothwell John, grocer; shop, Wigan
Simm William, shopkeeper
Winstanley James, farmer
Wesleyan School
National School, John Brookes, master


Anders James, farmer
Anders John, farmer
Atherton Edmund, beer retailer
Birkett Margaret, farmer
Dawson John, farmer
Dunn Michael, shopkeeper
Fairclough John, Duke of York
France John, shopkeeper
Hampson Allen, farmer, Laithwaite house
Heyes Robert, farmer, Scot's lane
Hill John, shopkeeper
Hill Thomas, shopkeeper
Holmes James, beer retailer
Hutchinson Charles, farmer
Miller George, beer retailer
Southworth Edward, shopkeeper


Bradshaw George, shopkeeper
Greenall Robert, farmer, Bull's Head Inn
Holland John, farmer & coal agent
Jackson John, Packhorse Inn
Jackson Thomas, sinker
Orrell Thomas, tailor
Rawes Mr. John G., Lime vale
Rigby John, miller
Rothwell John, farmer
Taylor John, farmer


Daniel M. A. & J., shopkeepers
Dean Thomas, shopkeeper
Galloway James, farmer
Gaskell William, beer retailer
Hilton William, shopkeeper
Hilton William, beer retailer
Holt Robert, beer retailer
Melling Robert, beer retailer
Parkinson Robert, shopkeeper
Whittaker Robert, National Schoolmaster


Appleton James, whitesmith
Barbin -, spinner
Barton John, joiner
Barton Mary Jane, milliner
Bolton Roger, engine tenter
Brown George, sizer
Bull Rev. C. H., St James' vicarage
Clough Robert, fitter
Coupe, R. J. & E., engineers, &c., Worsley Mesnes iron works
Coupe James, engineer, (R. J. & E. Coupe)
Edridge William, brewer
Fairhurst Mr. Thomas (brewer) Gladstone house
Glassbrook Thomas, mechanic
Gore Catherine, farmer
Gore Thomas, farmer
Green George, gasman
Hague John, Bold Hotel
Heaton Abraham, shopkeeper
Horrocks Thomas, Tipping's Arms
Jolley James, cashier
Jowett Walter, moulder
Lyon Edward, grocer, & Millgate
Miller Matthew, collier
Parkinson Thomas, manager
Rainford William, fitter
Rankin William B., mill manager
Ratcliffe John, engine tenter
Rider Joseph, hatter
Rothwell Margaret, shopkeeper
Shaw Edward, cowman
Smith Thomas, bookkeeper
Swift S., brewer, Worsley Mesnes Brewery
Taylor Peter, farmer
Trickett James, shopkeeper
Wadsworth James, farmer

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