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56. Hannah CROOK

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936
Hannah Crook
Gender: Female
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 13 Aug 1799
Baptism Date: 14 Aug 1802
Baptism Place: Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Denomination: Presbyterian
Father: Jeremiah Crook
Mother: Elizabeth Crook (formerly Haselden)
Notes: A note reads 'baptised not long after birth'

Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
Anna Crook, of this parish
Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage by licence
Event Date: 7 Dec 1826
Parish: Liverpool, St Michael, Lancashire, England
Spouse: Giles Gorton Unsworth, Cotton Broker, of this Parish
Witnesses: John McKeane, Ann Unsworth, Mary Crook
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript
Notice of this union was posted in the Lancaster Gazette and Jeremiah was said to be of Duke Street Liverpool and Anna named as his eldest daughter.

Giles and Anna Unsworth went with a large family to Canada in 1848 and settled in Flamborough Ontario.  It is said that they left Liverpool by sail on a boat named "The Sea" under Captain Barstow and went to New York, then up the Hudson and west by the Erie Canal, then across into Ontario. Anna died after two years in Sept. 1850, Giles died the followed year in Oct. 1851 both said buried Wellington Churchyard Burlington.

On their voyage they were accompanied by Edward Unsworth a cousin and John Taylor Crook a brother in Law who was an agent, and a half brother of Anna.

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Giles Gorton UNSWORTH

Giles Gorton Unsworth was born in Standish Parish on Sept 8 1787 and baptized later that month at New Independent Chapel Horwich Bolton .He was the second son and second child of Edward 1765 1832 and Mary Gorton Unsworth 1754 -1822.
Giles Unsworth was a cotton broker in Liverpool during the 1830s he lived in Cazneau Street.

Giles married Anna Crook, daughter of Jeremiah Crook and Anna (Elizabeth) Haselden, at St Michael's Anglican Church in Liverpool on Dec 7th 1826. Anna was born in Bolton on Aug. 13th 1799 and was baptised at Bank St, Unitarian Chapel Bolton. A witness at his wedding was a Mary Crook - presumably Anna's sister.

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101. Richard Francis UNSWORTH

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936
Richard Unsworth
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1827
Birth Place: Low Hill Walton
Baptism Date: 20 Jan 1828
Baptism Place: Liverpool, Lancaster, England
Denomination: Independent
Father: Giles Gorton Unsworth
Mother: Anna Crook

Richard Francis Unsworth b. Nov 8, 1827; became the leader of the family after both parents died.  He bought land in 1851 and taught school in Fergus, Ancaster Mills and Eden Mills. Richard was 45 when he married, in 1873, Mariana Bates who was born in 1840 in Grantham Ontario Canada. They had 6 children and Richard passed away 1912 aged 84. Children include Marianna Helen born 1874 -1924 married a man named Burger, George Elliot, Henry H, and Richard Francis.

Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Richard Unsworth Sr
Birth Date: 1827
Birth Place: Lancashire, England
Death Date: 25 Oct 1912
Death Place: Fergus, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery: Belsyde Cemetery
Spouse: Marianna Rudd Unsworth
Children:
Elizabeth Anne Unsworth
James Bate Unsworth
George Elliott Unsworth
Henry Herbert Unsworth

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106. Anna Haselden UNSWORTH

Anna Hazelden b. Jan 25, 1836 died 13th May 1823 Waterbury Connecticut USA. She married Robert Brown 1833-1893 who died of consumption Jan 10th. Married 31st Dec 1862 and had eight children.  Robert was the son of John Brown and Jane McDonald born Caledon Ontario 25th Jan 1833 attended school in Toronto graduating in 1861 from Congregational College Toronto, ordained 14th Feb 1962 Garafraxa Ontario.  He held  various posts including that of missionary in Manitoba.

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109. Albert UNSWORTH

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1935
Albert Unsworth
Age 22
Birth Year 1840
Birth Place England
Residence Glenelg Township
Marriage Date 9 Oct 1862
Marriage Place Canada, Wentworth, Ontario
Father Giles Unsworth
Mother Anna Unsworth
Spouse Elizabeth Burdett

Albert, b. Feb 10, 1840.  Married Annie Burdette 9th Oct 1862 in Hamilton where they lived for a while and had a fancy goods store. Albert them went to Aldershot where he operated a small knitting business in premises used previously as a hotel but described as a cottage and he employed several people. After another few years she and family left with the exception of son George and went back to Hamilton.  Albert's eldest child went to live in Cleveland Ohio,  Giles, Edith and Robert went to California.

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66. Joseph CROOK MP

Joseph Crook was a Radical/Liberal MP for Bolton between 1851 and 1861 at the height of the Victorian Empire when the economic engine of Britain was the cotton spinning industry of Lancashire. Joseph Crook and his brothers were key figures in a cotton trade that depended on importing raw cotton from the southern American states and using the latest manufacturing technology driven by steam power to spin cloth exported to the Empire, primarily India.

This was a dramatic and exciting time in Britain's history. Joseph Crook arrived in the new neo-gothic Parliament building designed by Barry at Westminster. The constitution was developing from the Reform Act of 1832 to widen the franchise to include more of the expanding Middle Class. Elections were still by public ballot and associated with bribery and intimidation.

Joseph Crook was an example of the patrician reforming Whigs/Liberals, a member of the anti-Corn Law league, who introduced a private member's act that improved the pay and conditions of women working in the dying and bleaching industry. He was treasurer of Bolton's Liberal Association, and responsible for the reopening of the Reform Club in Derby Street. He was presented with a cheque for Pounds 70 as a testimonial to his work on the "Bleachers and Dyers Short Time Bill" of 1859. As one of the founders of the Mechanics' Institute, he gave support to the Bolton Education League formed in 1869, and Pounds 250 towards the association for the founding of nondenominational schools.

Joseph Crook was philosophically opposed to war and campaigned for substantial reductions in military expenditure. He also served on a Parliamentary reform committee to improve democracy through the introduction of the secret ballot and extension of the franchise.

The historian for the Bank Street chapel, G.M. Ramsden writes: 'Throughout his life, he was a believer in freedom of religious thought and a supporter of the chapel and of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association. He spoke at the opening of the new Chapel building. He married in 1856 Mary Dorothy Biggs (1828-1909) and died in 1884, his funeral at Deane Church being conducted by the Vicar and the Rev. C.C.Coe. There is a memorial to him in the chapel.
Ref: http://www.irdp.co.uk/JohnCrook/john.htm

From 1920, the mills of Messrs. Joseph Crook and Co. were taken over by a new firm of which the late A.W. Ainsworth was the head. The name was changed to the Bolton Eagle Spinning Co., Ltd., and new machinery was installed for the spinning of worsteds for hosiery. The Crooks have been intimately connected with the Unitarian movement for
generations, and their connexion with Bank-st. Chapel has been a continuous one since it was built. Joseph Crook spoke at the opening of the new bank-st. Chapel in 1856, and he and his brother Joshua were trustees from 1867. From 1885, Howard Crook, Joseph’s eldest son, was a trustee, and on Joseph’s death a tablet was erected in the chapel to his memory. There is also a tablet to the memory of his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowman. Many other members of the family have been trustees since.
The present Mr. Arthur T. Crook was treasurer for 21 years.

Ref: County Families of the United Kingdom
CROOK, Joseph, Esq., of Chamber Hall, Lancashire.
Eldest son of the late Joshua Crook, Esq., of Whitebank, Bolton; b.1809; m. 1856 Mary, dau. of Thomas Biggs, Esq., and has, with other issue, - John Biggs, b1857.
Mr. Crook is a magistrate for co. Lancaster, and a Cotton Manufacturer in Bolton; was M.P. for Bolton 1852-61. -Chamber Hall, near Bolton, Lancashire; 23, Cork Street, W.

Marriage: Joseph Crook
Spouse: Mary Dorothea Biggs
Year of Registration: 1856  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Strand  
County: London, Middlesex  
Volume: 1b  
Page: 576

Daily News London - Friday, June 13, 1856
Marriages
CROOK - BIGGS. - June 11, at Essex-street Chapel, by the Rev. Thomas Madge, Joseph Crook, Esq., MP., Chamber Hall, near Bolton, to Mary, eldest daughter of Thomas Biggs, Esq., Upper Bedford-place, Russell square.

In 1856 when he was 47 he married Mary Dorothea Biggs in London. They had a home in Bolton's Chamber Hall, which was on Blackburn Street (now Deane Road) opposite its junction with Cannon Street. Later they moved to Oakfield on Chorley New Road, where they brought up their family of four sons and one daughter.

In the 1861 census Joseph is recorded as employing in partnership 800 persons. He is described as Magistrate Councillor Cotton Spinner in the 1871 census.

Oakfield was the family home until the early 1900's. Joseph died in 1884 but his wife Mary stayed on in the house. She was there with two of her sons, John Biggs Howard and Thomas in 1891 but in 1901 she was staying with her son Thomas in Lytham.

Death: Joseph Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Year of Registration: 1884
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 75
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 243

Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday, December 9, 1884
DEATH of an Ex MP. - Mr Joseph Crook, for nine years Liberal member for Bolton previous to 1861, died yesterday afternoon at his residence, Oakfield, Bolton, aged seventy six.

A Marble tablet was erected in the Bank St chapel to Joseph Crook's memory. It records that 'he was ever faithful in the expression of his personal convictions, and anxious for the welfare of his fellow-men; and his philanthropy has left its mark in the statute-book and in the hearts of those whom in
private life he served with unostentatious kindness.'

Entry No. 218, location 4/Tomb
In memory of JOSHUA CROOK of Whitebank, Deane, Born August 10th 1779 died July 8th 1849
and of ANN his wife born June 29th 1787 died Dec. 5th 1870.
In memory of ANNE HELENA daughter of JOSEPH and MARY CROOK, born Augt. 4th died Novr. 2nd 1858.
Also of JOSEPH ARTHUR their third son who died June 8th 1862 aged 16 mo.
Also of JOSEPH CROOK of Oakfield, Heaton, Born 17th April 1809 died 9th Decr. 1884.
And of MARY DOROTHEA his wife Born 3rd April 1828 died 14th April 1900.

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Mary Dorothea BIGGS

Marriage: Joseph Crook
Marriage: Mary Dorothea Biggs
Year of Registration: 1856  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Strand  
County: London, Middlesex  
Volume: 1b  
Page: 576

Death: Mary Dorothea Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Year of Registration: 1909
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 81
District: East Preston
County: Sussex
Volume: 2b
Page: 214

Entry No. 218, location 4/Tomb
In memory of JOSHUA CROOK of Whitebank, Deane, Born August 10th 1779 died July 8th 1849
and of ANN his wife born June 29th 1787 died Dec. 5th 1870.
In memory of ANNE HELENA daughter of JOSEPH and MARY CROOK, born Augt. 4th died Novr. 2nd 1858.
Also of JOSEPH ARTHUR their third son who died June 8th 1862 aged 16 mo.
Also of JOSEPH CROOK of Oakfield, Heaton, Born 17th April 1809 died 9th Decr. 1884.
And of MARY DOROTHEA his wife Born 3rd April 1828 died 14th April 1900.

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111. Anne Helena CROOK

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Anne Helena Crook
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Bolton Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 283

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Anne Helena Crook
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Bolton Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 225

Ann Helena Crook is on the family memorial in Dean Church but her date of death is badly worn and reduced to a guess.  She was Josephs child who was born and, presumably, died at Chamber Hall aged about 3 months. Born 4th Aug 1858 her birth was announced in the press of the time but she was not named,  but the notices of her death contained her name.    

Dean Parish Church Monuments:
Entry No. 218, location 4/Tomb
In memory of JOSHUA CROOK of Whitebank, Deane, Born August 10th 1779 died July 8th 1849
and of ANN his wife born June 29th 1787 died Dec. 6th 1870.
In memory of ANNE HELENA daughter of JOSEPH and MARY CROOK, born Augt. 4th died Novr. 2nd 1858.

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113. Joseph Arthur CROOK

Birth: Joseph Arthur Crook
Year of Registration: 1861  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 319

Death: Joseph Arthur Crook
Year of Registration: 1862
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 215

Dean Parish Church Monuments:
Entry No. 218, location 4/Tomb
In memory of ANNE HELENA daughter of JOSEPH and MARY CROOK, born Augt. 4th died Novr. 2nd 1858.

Also of JOSEPH ARTHUR their third son who died June 8th 1862 aged 16 mo.

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67. William Tipping CROOK

Baptism: 23 Oct 1810 Bank Street Unitarian Protestant Dissenters, Bolton, Lancashire, England
William Tipping Crook - Son of Joshua Crook & Ann (formerly Tipping)
Born: 3 Sep 1810
Notes: [Registered same day as baptised]
Baptised by: John Holland
Register: Baptisms 1788 - 1836, Page 67
Source: LDS Film 560887

Brothers William and Richard, and for some time George, went to America to found a firm for marketing their cloth.  

William, with his share of his father's legacy behind him, began a manufacturing
venture on his own. He built a works near Media, in the south-east comer of Pennsylvania, and it was not long before he had founded a village which went by the name of 'Crook’s Bank", which became busy and prosperous.  William took a keen interest in the social and religious activities of the villagers, too, and eventually built and chiefly maintained
a church there. His reputation for generosity was known well beyond the bounds of the village which he founded.

Burial: William Tipping Crook
Death Age 80
Birth Date 3 Sep 1810
Death Date abt 1890
Burial Date 6 May 1890
Burial Place Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Denomination Cemetery W.P.A. Project\Gravestone Inscriptons

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70. Jane CROOK

Marriage: Jane Crook
Spouse: John Haslain
Year of Registration: 1842  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 79

Marriage: 1842, CROOK Jane to HASLAM John, Bolton Register Office or Registrar Attended, Bolton RO/4/21

The Manchester Times and Gazette - Saturday, June 25, 1842
BOLTON Married
On the 23rd inst. at Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, by the Rev F Baker, Mr John Haslam of Lark Hill, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr Joshua Crook, of Newport Square.

Death: Jane Haslam
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Year of Registration: 1899
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 83
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 259

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John HASLAM

The Haslams had been cotton producers around Bolton since the 1800s and had long been supporters of local Unitarian and Liberal causes.

Death: John Haslam
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Year of Registration: 1867
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 50
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 201

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119. Joseph Crook HASLAM

Birth: Joseph Crook Haslam
Year of Registration: 1846  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 126

Probate Index: Joseph Crook Haslam
Death Date 2 Feb 1900
Death Place Middlesex, England
Probate Date 28 Apr 1900
Registry London, England

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122. Mary Crook HASLAM

Birth: Mary Crook Haslam
Year of Registration: 1850  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: _5_

Marriage: Mary Crook Haslam
Spouse: Richard Whately Cooke-Taylor
Year of Registration: 1880  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 482

Marriage: 1880 HASLAM Mary Crook, COOKE-TAYLOR Richard Whateley, Bolton Register Office or Registrar Attended Bolton RO/67/148

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123. Alfred HASLAM

Birth: Alfred Haslam
Year of Registration: 1851  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 135

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124. Emily Tipping HASLAM

Birth: Emily Tipping Haslam
Year of Registration: 1853  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 242

Death: Emily Tipping Haslam
Year of Registration: 1859
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 159  


Death: 1859 HASLAM Emily T, aged 6, Little Bolton, Bolton LB/23/458

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128. Edith Rosa HASLAM

Birth: Edith Rosa Haslam
Year of Registration: 1859  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 264

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129. Ada HASLAM

Birth: Ada Haslam
Year of Registration: 1860  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 2*

Marriage: Ada Haslam
Spouse: Robert Bell Walkington
Year of Registration: 1884  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 521

Marriage: 1884, HASLAM Ada, WALKINGTON Robert Bell, Bolton Register Office or Registrar Attended Bolton RO/79/72

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71. John CROOK

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936
John Crook
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1819
Baptism Date: 23 May 1819
Baptism Place: Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Denomination: Presbyterian
Father: Joshua Crook
Mother: Ann Crook (nee Tipping)


Marriage: John Crook
Spouse: Mary Wilson
Year of Registration: 1845  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Manchester (1837-1924)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 20  
Page: 725

John did not join the firm Joshua Crook and Sons but moved to Manchester where he married Mary Wilson.

Marriage: 1845, CROOK John, WILSON Mary, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester CATH/46/250

A John Taylor Crook (presumably as a brother) witnessed the wedding of Joshua Crook in July 1852.  So John's middle name could be Taylor.

A John and Mary Crook, aged 32 born Eccles, Lancashire, can be found in the 1851 census but only a widowed Mary Crook, aged 44 born Swinton, Lancashire, with two children can be found in the 1861 census.  It is assumed that this is John's family.

In 1853 John died at the early age of 34 before his son John was born in 1854.

Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
John Crook, of Waterloo Road, Cheetham Hill
Birth Year: abt 1819
Death Age: 34
Burial Date: 31 Dec 1853
Burial Parish: Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Father: Joshua Crook
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript
Reference Number: Drm/2/263

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Mary WILSON

Possible Death: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Mary Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Registration Year: 1887
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 69
Registration District: Preston Lancashire
Volume: 8e
Page: 425

Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
Mary Crook, of Cuerden Green
Birth Year: abt 1818
Death Age: 69
Burial Date: 11 Apr 1887
Burial Parish: Bamber Bridge, St Saviour, Lancashire, England
Register Type: Parish Register
Reference Number: PR 3151/1/9

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130. Florence CROOK

Birth: Name: Florence Crook
Year of Registration: 1853  
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar  
District: Manchester (1837-1924)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8d  
Page: 323

Marriage: Florence Crook
Spouse: William Klingender
Year of Registration: 1874  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Ormskirk  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8b  
Page: 1055

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Florence Klingender
Death Age: 79
Birth Date: abt 1853
Registration Date: Apr 1932
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Ormskirk Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 850

Probate Index:
KLINGENDER Florence of 11 Bickerton-road Birkdale Southport
Lancashire widow died 29 April 1932 Probate Liverpool 14
June to Ethel Crook spinster Richard Hermon Crook architect
and Arthur Bradshaw Crook stock and share broker.
Effects Pounds 10,047 11s. 4d.

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Captain William KLINGENDER

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
William Klingender
Death Age: 81
Birth Date: abt 1845
Registration Date: Oct 1926
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Ormskirk Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 905

Probate Index:
KLINGENDER William of 11 Bickerton-road Birkdale Lancashire
died 11 October 1926 Probate London 11 November to the
Public Trustee. Effects Pounds 1,695.

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72. Henry CROOK

Marriage: Henry Crook
Spouse: Margaret Hannah Harris
Year of Registration: 1850  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Newcastle Upon Tyne  
County: Northumberland  
Volume: 25  
Page: 362

Henry and his youngest brother Joshua married sisters.  Margaret Hannah Harris was Isabella Barr Auchinvole Harris's elder sister.

In 1853 Henry ,then 33, was elected to the Town Council of Bolton, as a Liberal member.  He retired after 3 years.

The Crooks were great supporters of the Unitarian movement and attended Bank Street Chapel. Henry and his family lived at 197, Chorley New Road bringing up their seven children there until they had a new house built further up the road. They named it Ravenswood, but Henry died in 1868 so did not live there long, if at all. In 1871 his widow Margaret was living in the house with her children, Edith, Henry Tipping, Frederick Harris, Roland Harris, Laura and Leopold who was the youngest, born in 1863. After her husband's death she moved to Barton on Irwell where she lived with her sons Frederick, Roland and Leopold none of whom worked for Crook's. Later Margaret moved south to Sussex where she died in 1899.

Death: Henry Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Year of Registration: 1868
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 47
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 180

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134. Frederick Harris CROOK

Birth: Frederic Harris Crook
Year of Registration: 1855  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 227

Probate Index:
CROOK Frederick Harris
16 September. Administration of the Personal Estate
of Frederic Harris Crook late of the Elms Ellesmere Park
Eccles in the County of Lancaster Bachelor who died
26 May 1886 at Sea was granted at the Principal
Registry to Roland Harris Crook of the Elms Solicitor
the Brother.

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136. Lucy Anne CROOK

Birth: CROOK, Lucy Anne
Quarter: March
Year: 1859
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 256

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Lucy Anne Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Registration Year: 1883
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 24
Registration District: Barton Upon Irwell Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 49

Probate Index:
CROOK Lucy Anne
17 July. Administration of the Personal Estate of
Lucy Anne Crook late of the Elms Ellesmere Park Eccles
in the County of Lancaster Spinster who died 24 November
1883 at the Elms was granted at Manchester to Henry
Tipping Crook of South Lawn Ellesmere Park Civil
Engineer and Roland Harris Crook of the Elms Solicitor
the Brothers.

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137. Roland Harris CROOK

Birth: CROOK, Roland Harris
Quarter: June
Year: 1860
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 283

Roland was single in the 1891 census aged 31.

Death: Crook, Roland Harris
Age at death: 32
Quarter: March
Year: 1893
District: Conway  
County: Caernarvonshire Denbighshire
Volume: 11b
Page: 373

Rowland, fell down a sluice at Widnes and was washed up later at Old Colwyn.

Probate Index:
CROOK Roland Harris of Ivy house Swinton Lancashire and of Manchester solicitor who was last seen alive on the 15 February 1893 and was found drowned on 18 February 1893 at Llandudno Carnarvonshire Probate London 11 April to Henry Tipping Crook civil engineer and the reverend Leopold George Harris Crook dissenting  Effects Pounds 7,835 resworn October 1894 Pounds 6,993.

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74. Sarah Tipping CROOK

Baptism: 25 Sep 1825 Bank Street Unitarian Protestant Dissenters, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Sarah Tipping Crook - Daughter of Joshua Crook & Ann (formerly Tipping)
Born: 25 Jul 1825
Notes: [Registered by Franklin Baker 26 Sep 1825]
Register: Baptisms 1788 - 1836, Page 98
Source: LDS Film 560887

Marriage: James Higgin
Spouse: Sarah Tipping Crook
Year of Registration: 1850  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 166


Marriage: 1850, CROOK Sarah to HIGGINS James, Bolton Register Office or Registrar Attended, Bolton RO/4/65

Liverpool Mercury - Friday, December 27, 1850
Married
Dec. 24, at Bank-street Chapel, Mr James Higgin of Manchester, to Sarah Tipping, daughter of the late Joshua Crook, Esq., of Whitebank, Bolton.

Death: Sarah Tipping Higgin
Year of Registration: 1861
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 153

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James HIGGIN

Marriage: James Higgin
Spouse: Sarah Tipping Crook
Year of Registration: 1850  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 166

Marriage: James Higgin
Spouse: Laura Thomas
Year of Registration: 1864  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Ormskirk  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8b  
Page: 1036

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139. Joseph Laurence Buchan HIGGIN

Birth: Joseph Laurence Buchan Higgin
Year of Registration: 1851  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 21  
Page: 191

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140. James Walter HIGGIN

Birth: James Walter Higgin
Year of Registration: 1853  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Salford  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8d  
Page: 6

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142. William Henry HIGGIN

Name: Higgin, William Henry
Record Type: Births
Quarter: June
Year: 1857
District: Salford  
County: Greater Manchester Lancashire
Volume: 8d
Page: 2

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143. Lucy HIGGIN

Birth: Lucy Higgin
Year of Registration: 1858  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Barton Upon Irwell (1850-1934)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 456

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144. Robert Frank HIGGIN

Birth: Robert Frank Higgin
Year of Registration: 1859  
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun  
District: Barton Upon Irwell (1850-1934)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 463

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145. John Frederick HIGGIN

Birth: John Frederick Higgin
Year of Registration: 1860  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Barton Upon Irwell (1850-1934)  
County: Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 44

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75. Joshua CROOK

Baptism: Joshua Crook
Birth Date 30 Aug 1827
Father Joshua Crook
Mother Ann Crook (nee Tipping)
Baptism Date 28 Oct 1827
Baptism Place Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Denomination Presbyterian
Piece Title Piece 2004: Bolton-le-Moors, Bank Street (Presbyterian), 1753-1836

In the Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Directory of 1887. Page 59. Bolton.

Crook Joshua & Sons, Limited (and doublers), Blackburn Street Mill, Blackburn st.; 34,000 spindles, 50*/90* twist and weft; 400 looms shirtings, cambries, velvets, dimities, twills and satteens; Manchester warehouse - 10 Norfolk Street. Pay day every Wednesday. George H. Crook, sec. Telegrams, "Crookson, Bolton."

The younger Joshua married a daughter of the Rev. George Harris, who claimed descent from Oliver Cromwell, and who was the first minister to the Moor-lane congregation which in 1822 seceded from the Bank-st. Chapel. The elder Joshua was one of the first trustees of the Moor- lane chapel, and was also a member of the deputation which handed it back to Bank-st. in 1839.

Marriage: Joshua Crook
Spouse: Isabella Barr Auchinvole Harris
Year of Registration: 1852  
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep  
District: Newcastle Upon Tyne  
County: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear  
Volume: 10b  
Page: 135
Marriage:  At Hanover Square Chapel (Unitarian) in Newcastle upon Tyne, on 13 July 1852, Joshua Crook, aged 24, bachelor, Cotton manufacturer of Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, father - Joshua Crook, cotton manufacturer, married Isabella Barr Auchinvole Harris, aged 24, spinster of Woodbine Place Gateshead, father - George Harris, minister.  Witnesses: Joseph Crook MP, Elizabeth A Harris, John Taylor Crook.

Manchester Times - Wednesday, July 21, 1852
Marriages
On the 13th inst. at the Hanover Square Chapel, Newcastle-on-Tyne, by the father of the bride, Joshua, youngest son of the late Joshua Crook, Esq. of White-bank, near Bolton-le-Moors, and brother to Joseph Crook, Esq. M.P. for the borough, to Isabella Barr Auchinvole, second daughter of the Rev. George Harris, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Joshua and his brother Henry married sisters.  Isabella Barr Auchinvole Harris was Margaret Hannah Harris's younger sister.

He grew up rather a slow, cautious not very attractive character and as he grew older, he became very close with money which had a distinctly bad effect on the efficient running of the mill and exasperated his three sons.

Joshua was the head of the firm Joshua Crook and Son Ltd. of Dean Road. He was the brother of Joseph Crook who was the liberal Member for the borough from 1852 to 1861 and the author of the Bleachers' Short Time Act.

By 1871 Joshua's family had moved to Sunning Hill which was on Derby Street just next to its junction with Swan Lane. They now had two more daughters but the 1870's were to be sad ones for the family as their son Charles died aged sixteen in 1872 followed by two daughters, Violette and Emily who also died aged eleven and eight in 1873.

By 1880, there were then only the eldest and the youngest brothers, Joseph and Joshua, left in Bolton to run the business, and they decided on a division. Joseph had three surviving sons, and the youngest, Thomas Ashley, set up as a bleacher, near  Ramsbottom. The eldest and second sons, Howard and Edward, joined their father in taking over the No. 3 mill in the rear of the others, under the title of Joseph Crook and Co. This later became known as Eagle mills. Edward, later joined the firm of Crosses and Winkworth, and was manager at the time the firm was refloated in 1920, when he retired. Joshua, then residing at Sunning Hill, had three sons surviving: George Harris, Joshua Sidney and Arthur Tipping, and he took these into partnership with himself in running the weaving and spinning mills nearest Deane-rd., under the old title of Joshua Crook and Sons.

Joshua Crook was a man of unobtrusive nature, never took any active part in public affairs, but he was one of the trustees of Bank Street Chapel, where he worshipped, and in the prosperity of which he took the warmest interest.

Death: Crook, Joshua
Age at death: 79
Quarter: June
Year: 1907
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 246

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148. Charles CROOK

Death: Charles Crook
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Year of Registration: 1872
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at Death: 16
District: Bolton
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 273

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151. Violette Agnes CROOK

Birth: CROOK, Violette Agnes
Quarter: December
Year: 1862
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 291

Death: Crook, Violette Agnes
Age at death: 11
Quarter: December
Year: 1873
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 217

The little girls died when they were small from poisoning by laburnum seeds picked up in the garden.

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152. Emily Marian CROOK

Birth: Emily Marian Crook
Year of Registration: 1864  
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec  
District: Bolton  
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire  
Volume: 8c  
Page: 292

Death: Crook, Emily Marian
Record Type: Deaths
Age at death: 8
Quarter: September
Year: 1873
District: Bolton  
County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 220

The little girls also died when they were small from poisoning by laburnum seeds picked up in the garden.

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82. Matthias Wilkinson CROOK

Baptism: 11 Jul 1802 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Matthias Wilkinson Crook - Son of Roger Crook & Betty
   Abode: Gt. Bolton
   Source: LDS Family Search

Marriage: 2 Jan 1826 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Matthias Wilkinson Crook - (X), Bachelor, This Parish [Bolton]
Lettice Staton - (X), Spinster, This Parish [Bolton]
   Witness: Rd. Mangnall; Jno. Mangnall
   Married by Banns by: J Slade Vicar
   Register: Marriages 1824 - 1826, Page 191, Entry 573
   Source: LDS Family Search

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Matthias Crook
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Mar 1855
Inferred Death Place: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Volume: 8c
Page: 204

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Lettice STATON

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
Lettice Crook
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death Date: Mar 1871
Inferred Death Place: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Volume: 8e
Page: 232

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154. Robert CROOK

Baptism: 19 Apr 1829 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Robert Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: E Girdlestone Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1822 - 1833, Page 200, Entry 1598
   Source: LDS Family Search

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155. Matthias CROOK

Baptism: 2 Jan 1831 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Matthias Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: Thos Stone Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1822 - 1833, Page 237, Entry 1894
   Source: LDS Family Search

Burial: 6 Mar 1842 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Matthias Crook - Son of Matthias Crook
   Age: 11 years
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Buried by: A Hadfield Trinity
   Register: Burials 1840 - 1842, Page 245, Entry 1957
   Source: LDS Film 1966472

Burial: 6 Mar 1842 Holy Trinity, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Mathias Crook - Son of Mathias Crook
   Age: 11 Years
   Abode: Pilkington St Great Bolton
   Notes: Ex.P
   Register: Burials 1827 - 1842, Page 53, Entry 883
   Source: LDS Film 1966122

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156. Agnes Wilkinson CROOK

Baptism: 25 Nov 1832 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Agnes Wilkinson Crook - Daughter of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: Geo Moody Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1822 - 1833, Page 279, Entry 2227
   Source: LDS Family Search

Marriage: 7 Nov 1853 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Joseph Halliwell - (X), 22, Mechanic, Bachelor, Halliwell
Agnes Wilkinson Crook - (X), 21, Spinster, Halliwell
   Groom's Father: Richard Halliwell, Mechanic
   Bride's Father: Matthias Crook, Weaver
   Witness: John Horsfield; Robert Crook
   Married by Banns by: Benjm. Hodgens
   Register: Marriages 1852 - 1855, Page 127, Entry 254
   Source: Microfilm held by Manchester Central Library

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157. Thomas CROOK

Baptism: 31 Aug 1834 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Thomas Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: Edwd. Hayes Curate
   Register: Baptims 1833 - 1846, Page 25, Entry 195
   Source: LDS Film 2113068

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159. Mary CROOK

Baptism: 25 Nov 1838 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Mary Crook - Daughter of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: W. Burdett Curate
   Register: Baptims 1833 - 1846, Page 133, Entry 1058
   Source: LDS Film 2113068

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160. Elizabeth CROOK

Baptism: 1 Oct 1843 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Crook - Daughter of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Born: 14 Oct 1840
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: E. Pigot Curate
   Register: Baptims 1833 - 1846, Page 239, Entry 1911
   Source: LDS Film 2113068

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161. Matthias CROOK

Baptism: 1 Oct 1843 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Matthias Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Born: 25 Aug 1842
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Notes: [parents' names not entered but deduced from previous entry]
   Baptised by: E. Pigot Curate
   Register: Baptims 1833 - 1846, Page 239, Entry 1912
   Source: LDS Film 2113068

Burial: 17 Dec 1870 Tonge Cemetery, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Mathias Crook -
   Age: 28 years
   Occupation: Grinder
   Died At: Shaw Street
   Place of Burial: Div 3 Sec f 45
   No of Grant: 2606
   In Consecrated Ground: Church
   Parish Removed From: Great Bolton
   Buried by: W Chamberlain
   Register: Burials 1869 - 1871, Page 162, Entry 23436
   Source: LDS Family Search

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162. John CROOK

Baptism: 2 Jun 1844 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
John Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: R. White Curate
   Register: Baptims 1833 - 1846, Page 255, Entry 2040
   Source: LDS Film 2113068

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163. Benjamin CROOK

Baptism: 11 Oct 1846 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Benjamin Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: J. C. Bagshaw Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1846 - 1860, Page 10, Entry 78
   Source: LDS Film 2113067

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164. Alfred CROOK

Baptism: 22 Jun 1851 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
Alfred Crook - Son of Matthias Crook & Lettice
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Weaver
   Baptised by: Edw. W. Saul Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1846 - 1860, Page 111, Entry 886
   Source: LDS Film 2113067

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97. James HARDMAN

Baptism: 27 Oct 1833 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
James Hardman - Son of James Hardman & Rebecca
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Occupation: Spinner
   Baptised by: Chas. Agar Hunt Curate
   Register: Baptisms 1833 - 1834, Page 130, Entry 1037
   Source: LDS Family Search

There is the baptism of a James Hardman son of James and Margaret in 17 Mar 1833 at St Peters Bolton.  The following burials may then relate to his child rather that the James Hardman son of James and Rebecca.
Burial: 16 Jul 1834 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
James Hardman - Son of James Hardman
   Age: 1 year 5 mon
   Abode: Great Bolton
   Buried by: A. Hadfield Trinity
   Register: 1834 - 1836, Page 19, Entry 147
   Source: LDS Film 1966471

Possible England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
James Hardman
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Birth Date: 1831
Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1855
Marriage Place: Saint Mary,Bury,Lancashire,England
Spouse: Ellen Ashworth, aged 22
FHL Film Number: 93684, 93687, 93688, 93689, 93690, 93691, 93692

Note that brothers James and Joseph Hardman were living next to each other in the 1871 census of Bolton.

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100. Joseph HARDMAN

Note brothers Joseph and James were living next to each other in the 1871 census at Bolton.

Possible Marriage: England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
Joseph Hardman
Marriage quarter 3
Marriage year 1864
Spouse: Mary Flaherty
District Bolton Lancashire England
Volume 8C
Page number 377

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