Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Egerton before the Ashworths - Stephen Tonge

Upcoming Talk

7:30pm at Longworth Methodist Community Hall
Wednesday 28th November 2018

This talk will cover the early history of some of the principal families in Egerton, from a time before the core of the present village came to be.  The presentation will look at the Walmsley family, whose hands the estate passed out of following the death of James Walmsley in 1648.  It will also explore the arrival in Turton of Ralph & Jane Egerton, the legal disputes over the Egerton's estate following Ralph's death in 1702, and the property's subsequent descent to their grandchildren, the Crosse family.

Turnpike map of Egerton area c1795
Turnpike map of the Egerton area c1795
(Bolton Archives ZAL1342)

A follow up talk is planned for next year which will cover the more recent history of Egerton, from the 1830s onward, looking particularly at the activities of the area's prominent families and their businesses; namely the Ashworths and the Deakins.