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From: "Valerie @ ntlworld.com" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] re Ormrod, Higson, McGowan, Crompton
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 15:13:36 +0100
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----- Original Message -----
From: kiddle <>
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Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 4:02 PM
Subject: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] re: Bolton pubs

My g-g grandfather James Ormrod, according to a letter from his grandson,
> John Yates, started a pub called the Waggon & Horses " in the Liverpool
> Road....just a stone's throw from Rosamond Street", which he later lost
> in a bad deal. He later became the manager of the Railway Hotel, also
> on the Liverpool Road.


I believe that the road your ancestor called the Liverpool Road, was in fact
what is now St. Helens Road. Rosamund Street runs parallel. I have found
James and Jane ORMROD on the 1861 census, address Beerhouse on Daubhill in
the Rumworth area of Bolton. Daubhill later became St. Helens Road. I
don't know whether this is the Railway Hotel or the Wagon and Horses, but on
the 1891 census the address of the Railway Hotel is No. 2 St. Helens Road,
very close to Rosamund Street. (Do we have anyone on the list familiar with
this area of Bolton?).

Incidentally, there was a brickworks higher up St. Helens Road near the old
Daubhill Station.

I have also found Thomas and Alice ORMROD on the 1861 census living at 50
Cannon Street, occupation brick maker, stone dealer and farmer - no mention
of town councillor, born Lostock. On the 1891 are the following:

56 Rosamund Street Mary ORMROD, 45 Washerwoman, born Bolton
Jane A ORMROD, daur aged 7 born Bolton
William ORMROD, brother, aged 27 Occupation

65 Rosamund Street Hannah ORMROD, Widow, 50, Cotton Weaver, born Rumworth
Margaret, daur, 19 Cotton Weaver, born
Mary Jane, daur, 15 Cotton Weaver, born
Elizabeth (SOUTHAM?), granddaughter, age 10
born Rumworth

Could Hannah be Oliver's widow?


----- Original Message -----
From: kiddle <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 4:44 PM
Subject: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] re Ormrod, Higson, McGowan, Crompton

> Both my paternal grandparents came from Bolton and lived in the
> Rosamond
> Street area on the 1881 census. I am stuck with my great-great
> grandparents- James ORMROD and Jane Ormrod (formerly HIGSON). I have
> found them living in Cannon Street on the 1851 census, but I have not
> been able to find a marriage record for them
> in the GRO. ( Perhaps they were married before 1837?) Their oldest
> child on the census was born about 1841. I am also trying to trace any
> other descendants, as my grandmother had no siblings.
> Their children were Oliver, b. ca 1841, John b. ca 1843 and died 1897,
> Mary, b ca 1846 (my great grandmother), James b. ca 1848, Alice, b. 1850
> and died 1938, Samuel, b. 1853, Martha, b. ca 1860 (married Fred
> VICKERS) and William, b. ca 1864.
> Their son John apparently had sons John and Daniel, and daughter Martha
> had daughters Elizabeth and Jane
> Family story is that James was a brickmaker, from a long line of Bolton
> Ormrods, and later owned a pub called the Waggon and Horses and then
> managed the Railway Hotel. Apparently his wife Jane also came from a
> family of brickmakers from Bolton.
> Names I am trying to search in this line are ORMROD, HIGSON,
> I am also wondering if there is a connection to another Ormrod
> family found at #7 Cannon Street on the 1851 census. This is Thomas and
> Alice- also listed as a brickmaker, stone merchant and city councillor.
> The other side of the family includes MC GOWAN and CROMPTON. My
> grandmother Jane Alice Ormrod, married Ralph McGowan(en) and they
> emigrated to Victoria BC ca 1910. Ralph's mother was Harriet CROMPTON,
> whose parents apparently were undertakers.
> If anyone can find James and Jane on the 1841 census or have any
> suggestions as to finding a marriage record for them I would be very
> appreciative. Thanks, Bernice
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