The Rothwell Family History

Rothwells of Clifton, Lancashire, UK

 

When my husband's parents both passed away in recent years we felt a great loss. We knew we were going to miss them very much and our children in turn would also miss their much loved grandparents.
 
Mary and John ROTHWELL lived only for their family and each other and were basically very private people. They did not go out to the theatre or to restaurants, instead they preferred to sit in their own lounge room with each other and watch TV or play gin rummy.

After listening to a very moving tribute to Mary at her funeral, I decided that I wanted to know so much more about these loving people, so with their Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificates I commenced my research into the ROTHWELLs of Clifton

Although at this point in time I have only been able to find my way back to my husband's great, great, great grandparents, I am thrilled that I have actually discovered cousins that my husband never knew he had. One day we hope to meet them and share our stories.

Much of my success so far, has been due to some wonderful people I have had the good fortune to find on the Rootsweb Emailing Lists. My special thanks go to John, Eric, Roy, Karl, Dianne, Carole, Lynda, Mary and Steve.

 

There are various stories of how and from where the name Rothwell is derived.
One is, from Old English "roth-wella"
which translates as "spring or stream in the clearing" and it is from such an area that the original bearer of the name
would have originated.
 
The placename of Rothwell is found in counties Lincoln and Northampton as well as West Yorkshire.
 
Some say that Rothwell is actually Viking in origin, predating Olde English by many years and translates to
Dweller by the Red Spring.

 

Rothwell Family Links

Eckersley - Thornley - Ellison - Wallwork - Jackson - Holland - Seamons

 

The Direct Lineage
Thomas Rothwell 1771 -
James Rothwell 1802 -
Thomas Rothwell 1839 -
Thomas Rothwell 1874 - 1914
John Rothwell 1906 - 1993
Peter Raymond Rothwell 1944 -
Mark Anthony Rothwell 1969 -
Jayden Rothwell 1995 -

 

 
THOMAS ROTHWELL
born 1771

married

SARAH ECKERSLEY
born 11 April 1773
parents Christopher & Mary Eckersley
Eccles Parish Church, 7 August 1791
(from copy of original Marriage Entry of Thomas & Sarah, signed by Thomas and the mark (X) of Sarah)

Children: From the Ringley Register - All born at Clifton or Kearsley

Name

Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

John 26 May 1793 St Savours Ringley Mary Bannister Ringley St Saviours 5-2-1844
Mary 14 May 1795 St Savours Ringley    
William 17 Sept 1797 St Savours Ringley    
Sally 5 Jan 1800 St Savours Ringley    
James 8 Aug 1802 St Savours Ringley Martha Thornley 1826 Martha buried 20 July 1852
Thomas 4 Nov 1804 St Savours Ringley
Alice Fogg b abt. 1804
m. 22 August 1825
Eccles Parish Church
Ringley St Saviours 22-9-1879
Charles
25 Jan 1807
(b 4 Dec1806)
St Savours Ringley   Ringley St Saviours 15-5-1879
Christopher 12 Mar 1809 St Savours Ringley Betty Haslam - Prestwich P.C. 7/4/33 Ringley St Saviours 30-12-1866
Jacob
19 Jan 1812
(b 6 Dec 1811)
St Savours Ringley
Jane circa 1834
(see census details below)
Jane buried Oct 8 1876
Jane 21 Aug 1814 St Savours Ringley    
Betty 25 Nov 1816 St Savours Ringley    
Peter 15 July 1821 St Savours Ringley
Sarah A. b. Stockport Cheshire
m. circa 1846
 

 

JAMES ROTHWELL
born 8 August 1802

married

MARTHA THORNLEY
bpt. 5 November 1805
parents John and Ann Thornley of Clifton
18 September 1826
at Eccles Parish Church
Thos. Blackburn - Vicar
 
Extracted from 1881 Census - James alive at 80 years of age and living with son John in 1881
Dwelling: 342 Bolton Rd Census Place: Clifton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341927 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3879 Folio 49 Page 18
James ROTHWELL M 80 M Clifton, Lancashire, England Rel: Head
John ROTHWELL M 37 M Clifton, Lancashire, England Rel: Son Occ: Coal Miner
Caroline ROTHWELL M 25 F Clifton, Lancashire, England Rel: Daur In Law
Children:
Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

Thomas April 12 1827     April 14 1827 Aged 2 days
Ann Bpt Oct 16 1828 Kearsley Lancashire    
Ellis 1832 Kearsley Lancashire   Nov 12 1864
James 1834 Kearsley Lancashire
Elizabeth Brookbank
31 Oct 1864
Eccles Parish Church
 
Rebecca 1838 Kearsley Lancashire    
Thomas Bpt 22 Dec 1839 Kearsley Lancashire
Margaret Ellison
5 Sept 1859
Margaret died 1st qtr 1909 at Barton
John 1844 Kearsley Lancashire Caroline b. abt 1856  

 

 

THOMAS ROTHWELL
bpt 22 December 1839
Kersley Lancashire England

married

MARGARET ELLISON
bpt. 1 July 1840 died at Barton 1909
 
at Clifton Eccles, Lancashire England on
5th September 1859
CHILDREN:

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

Martha 17 May 1860 Clifton Eccles Lancashire    
Mary Ellen circa 1863 Clifton Lancashire    
James circa 1868 Clifton Lancashire    
William circa 1872 Clifton Lancashire    
THOMAS 15 July 1874 Moss Street

Clifton

Prudence WALLWORK
25 July 1896
Christ Church Pendlebury
26 August 1914
20 Rutland St Pendlebury
Buried Christ Church Pendlebury
Fred circa 1878 Clifton Lancashire    
Albert circa 1880 Clifton Lancashire    
 
 
 
 
THOMAS ROTHWELL
b. 15 July 1874 - Moss Street - Clifton Lancashire England
d. 26 August 1914 - 20 Rutland Street, Pendlebury
buried Christ Church Pendlebury Lancashire

married

PRUDENCE WALLWORK
b. 6 October, 1873 - Shotton, Durham England
baptised 3 May 1874 - Pendlebury, Lancashire
 
of 31 Church View, Pendlebury
 
at Christ Church Pendlebury Lancashire England on
25 July 1896

Witnesses - Harry TONGE & Susannah Mariah TONGE (nee Wallwork)

Susannah was Prudence's sister

CHILDREN:

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

Prudence
(Wallwork)
Mothers maiden name
Bpt 20 Jan 1892
Christ Church Pendlebury
Bolton Road
Clifton Lancashire
Spinster
Died in her 41st year
Alice Ann
(Wallwork)
Mothers maiden name
 
b. 27/12/1893
bpt 17 Jan 1894
Christ Church
Pendlebury
31 Church View
Thomas Hyde
1/8/1914
Swinton
Children:
Nora Hyde
Douglas Hyde
Alice Hyde
10 October 1977 at Swinton
Thomas (appears on the 1901 Census as a 4 year old).
 
abt. 1896/7
Newtown (according to census)
    Believed to have died in early childhood.
Edith
migrated to Australia
27 December 1900
Barton on Irwell
Born at 27 Vickers
St Clifton
Harold Viney
circa 1922
Children:
Alma
Thelma
James (Jimmy)
Jack
Harold Jnr
(Adelaide)
Died in Adelaide, Sth Australia
Thomas
migrated to Australia 1929
Born 7 October 1904
(believed to be named after brother Thomas who died in childhood sometime between 1901 and 1904)
 

 

27 Vickers St Clifton

Living at 13 Cotton St at time of Marriage

Their witnesses were John ROTHWELL and Hilda Mary GREENHALGH

Ellen Holmes - August 1 1925 - Parish Church, Clifton.
(Father - John Robert Holmes)

Ellen lived at 47 Stafford Rd Swinton at time of marriage

Children:
Prudence (known as Kathleen,
Lillian &
Irene
(Melbourne)
Ellen died in Australia 12 March 1974 at age 67 years

Buried 15 March 1974 at Springvale Cemetery

JOHN
migrated to Australia
9 July 1948 aboard the Orion.
Born 30 May 1906 27 Vickers Street Clifton Lancashire Mary HOLLAND
25 May 1929
Christ Church Pendlebury
12 June 1993 at
Alimar Private Nursing Home Essendon, Victoria, Australia
 

 

JOHN ROTHWELL
b. 30 May 1906 - 27 Vickers Street, Clifton Lancashire England
d. 12 June 1993 - Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Privately Cremated - Fawkner Crematorium, Melbourne, Australia

married

MARY HOLLAND
b. 9 January 1906 - 63 Dorning Street, Swinton Lancashire England
d. 2 May 1999 - Hazeldean Hursing Home, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Privately Cremated - Fawkner Crematorium, Melbourne, Australia
 
at St Peter's Church Swinton, Lancashire England on
25 May 1929
 
Witnesses - Harry JOLLY & Sarah HOLLAND

John Rothwell & Mary Holland on their Wedding Day
CHILDREN:

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

Kenneth Jack 17 May 1931 Swinton Lancashire
Alisen Grieve
 
Children: Wayne, Craig & Adrian
 
Marion 17 February 1932 Swinton Lancashire Tim Harker

Children: Grant, Diane & John

Tim died at Paynesville Vic in 2002

Grant was killed in a logging accident at Cann River in 1971, aged 16.

PETER RAYMOND
17 April 1944
bpt 17 May 1944
Swinton Lancs
Methodist Church Chorley Rd Pendlebury
Carol Joy Seamons
24 December 1966
Methodist Church
Moonee Ponds, Melbourne
 

John Rothwell & Mary Holland Courting

John Rothwell in Australia - on duty at Ansett ANA

 

PETER RAYMOND (Ray)ROTHWELL
b. 17 April 1944 - Swinton Lancashire England

married

CAROL JOY SEAMONS
b. 20 January 1945 - Essendon, Victoria Australia
 
at Moonee Ponds Methodist Church, Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds
 
24 December 1966
 
Officiated by the Rev Hugh Small
Witnesses - Fay Seamons & Thomas Ryan

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

MARK ANTHONY 20 March 1969
Essendon & Dist Hospital
Moonee Ponds
Chantelle Harbron
Jayden b 23/4/1995
at Royal Womens Hospital Melbourne
 
BRADLEY JOHN 6 July 1970
Essendon & Dist Hospital
Moonee Ponds
   
SALLYANNE LOUISE
10 February 1973
Essendon & Dist Hospital
Moonee Ponds
Steve Tsalikidis
m. 3 December 2000
Nicholas b 26/5/2001
Matthew b 4/12/2002
Both at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Melbourne
 

 

MARK ANTHONY ROTHWELL
b. 20 March 1969 - Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

and

CHANTELLE HARBRON
b. 11 March 1970

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

JAYDEN 23 April 1995
Royal Womens Hospital Carlton, Melb.
   

 

 

Listed below are Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of
all ROTHWELL families from the districts of Worsley, Swinton, Pendlebury & Clifton.
Taken from the records of the Eccles Parish Church & St Peter's Chapel, Swinton

ECCLES PARISH CHURCH

BAPTISMS 1820 - 1828

Baptism Date Name Parents Abode Father's Occ
10 June 1821 JOHN Son of Thomas & Anne ROTHWELL Pendlebury Weaver
13 November 1825 JANE Dau. of Thomas & Martha ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
10 December 1826 CALEB Son of Hilton & Ellen ROTHWELL Worsley Glazier
1 October 1827 SARAH ANNE Dau. of Robert & Anne ROTHWELL Croftsbank Shopkeeper
8 July 1828 MARY Dau. of John & Martha ROTHWELL Clifton Labourer
14 June 1829 HENRY Son of James & Martha ROTHWELL Worsley  
26 January 1851(b.14/10) ANNE Illeg. Dau. of Elizabeth ROTHWELL Pendlebury  
2 January 1853 HANNAH Dau. of Robert & Martha ROTHWELL Pendlebury Carter
1 February 1853 JAMES Son of Ann ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
24 April 1853 PETER Son of Christopher & Betty ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
25 April 1853 THOMAS Son of Thomas & Betsy ROTHWELL Eccles Weaver
5 June 1853 MARY JANE Dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth ROTHWELL Clifton  
9 October 1853 PETER Son of John & Sarah ROTHWELL Clifton Carter
30 July 1854 ANNE Illeg. Dau. of Mary ROTHWELL Worsley  
17 December 1854 ELLIS Son of William & Margaret ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
18 February 1855 ELIZABETH Dau. of Robert & Martha ROTHWELL Pendlebury Carter
30 October 1837(b 9/9) JOHN Son of William & Mary ROTHWELL Clifton Labourer
23 March 1856 SARAH Dau. of John & Sarah ROTHWELL Clifton Carter
13 April 1856 SARAH Dau. of Jacob & Jane ROTHWELL Clifton Banksman
15 June 1856 SARAH Dau. of James & Mary ROTHWELL Kersley Collier
19 October 1856 HANNAH Dau. of Christopher & Sarah ROTHWELL Kersley Collier
22 March 1857 (b. 19/11) THOMAS Illeg. Son of Mary ROTHWELL Worsley  
3 May 1857 EMMA Dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth ROTHWELL Eccles Weaver
2 November 1857 STEPHEN HENRY Son of Christopher & Sarah ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
11 April 1858 PETER Son of Rebecca ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
27 June 1858 JAMES Son of Thomas & Sarah ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
1 August 1858 MARY ELIZABETH Dau. of William & Margaret ROTHWELL Clifton Brewer
15 March 1860 MARY ANN Dau. of William & Elizabeth ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
30 March 1860 ELLEN Dau. of Rebecca ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
17 May 1860 MARTHA Dau. of Thomas & Margaret ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
24 June 1860 JOHN Son of Ann ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
5 August 1860 FRANK Son of James & Sarah ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
10 August 1860 WILLIAM Son of William & Margaret ROTHWELL Clifton Brewer
26 August 1860 (b 19/3) RICHARD Son of Thomas & Elizabeth ROTHWELL Worsley  
11 November 1860(b 21/1) WALTER Illeg. som of Mary ROTHWELL Worsley  
3 March 1861 SUSANNA Dau. of William & Mary ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
5 May 1861 SARAH Dau. of William & Elizabeth ROTHWELL Clifton Winder

MARRIAGES 1820 - 1828

Marriage Date Name Wife Witness  
18 June 1821 Joseph MARLAND Sarah ROTHWELL Thos Jackson  
5 January 1824 John CHAPMAN Martha ROTHWELL T Turner, Thomas Grundy  
15 November 1824 John ROTHWELL Ann CHAPMAN T Turner, James Rothwell  
22 August 1825 Thomas ROTHWELL Alice FOGG    
         
18 September 1826 James ROTHWELL Martha THORNLEY    
22 July 1827 David HOWELL Anne ROTHWELL    
9 December 1827 Robert ROTHWELL Alice FIELDEN    
10 August 1828 John ROTHWELL Ellen CLOUGH Isaac Holt  
10 July 1833 Stephen ROTHWELL Ann BARRATT    

BURIALS

Burial Date Name   Abode
Age
21 September 1825 JAMES ROTHWELL Clifton 75 years
20 Jan 1826 BETTY Wife of John ROTHWELL Clifton 69 years
11 February 1826 SUSAN Wife of William ROTHWELL Clifton 21 years
8 December 1826 ROBERT ROTHWELL Clifton 56 years
20 February 1827 LOUISA Dau. of Ellen ROTHWELL Clifton 13 months
24 November 1828 MARGARET ROTHWELL Clifton 64 years
2 December 1829 SUSANNAH Dau. of William ROTHWELL Clifton 18 months
17 December 1829 JAMES Son of Robert ROTHWELL Croftsbank Infant
19 December 1829 JOSEPH Son of Robert ROTHWELL Croftsbank Infant
27 December 1853 JOHN ROTHWELL Ringley 47 years
14 August 1853 GEORGE ROTHWELL Pendleton 3 months
19 January 1856 NATHAN Son of George ROTHWELL Pendlebury 11 months
         

St PETERS CHAPEL, SWINTON

BAPTISMS

Baptism Date Name Parents Abode Father's Occ
20 April 1825 SARAH Dau. of Ann ROTHWELL Clifton Weaver
6 July 1851 PETER Dau. of Anne ROTHWELL Clifton  
20 August 1854 SARAH Dau. of John & Anne ROTHWELL Clifton Collier
31 December 1854 JAMES Son of William & Betsy ROTHWELL Pendlebury  
9 November 1856 MARY ELLEN Dau. of Richard & Mary ROTHWELL Pendlebury Labourer
12 December 1858 ALICE Dau. of Richard & Mary ROTHWELL Pendlebury Labourer

BURIALS

Date Name Abode Age
11 May 1852 Anne ROTHWELL Pendlebury Infant
28 December 1854 James ROTHWELL Pendlebury 1 year
30 December 1857 Mary Ellen ROTHWELL Worsley 1 year
23 April Philip ROTHWELL Pendlebury 15 years
22 May 1858 Thomas ROTHWELL Pendlebury 1 year
 
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