Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Turton Poor Relief Recipients Surname Index (1789 - 1791)

Below is an index of the recipients of outdoor relief in Turton from the account book for 1789 to 1791.  Note that the index only includes the names of people in receipt of relief payments, and not the names of other people mentioned in the item description.  A handful of selected entries from the account are also included below the index.

A copy of this book is available to TLHS members in our archive.


Poor Relief Accounts 1789 - 1791
(Bolton Archive Ref: PTU/12)

John Dewhurst kept the accounts between 1789 and 1790, and was presumably Overseer of the Poor for that period, with Samuel Holt holding the position from 1790 to 1791.

Surname Index


Barlow, Alice (Nichodane) 95
Brandwood, Abraham 40, 73
Bromeley, Arthur (widow) 17
Bromiley John (old Clerk Bromley son) 98
Bromiley, John (Arthur son near Stirrup Brook) 93
Bromiley William (Stockport) 83
Bromiley, John (Arthur son) 93
Bromily, Ellen (Bolton) 64
Bromley, Betty (Rock & Gregsons) 26, 91
Bromley, John (Old) 35
Bromley, Jonny (Cocksgreen) 99
Bromley, Thomas Sn 36, 55
Bromley, Widdow (Bolton) 25
Bromley, William 34

Carlisle, Nancy, 9
Crook, James (Widow at Whittals) 84

Fielding, Ann (School) 37
Fielding, James (High Houses in Sharples) 103
Fielding, John (with William Rothwell) 13
Fielding, Laurence, 81
Fielding, Thomas (Out lanes) 94

Green, Alice 70
Green, Moses (Soldier Wife) 104
Green, Roger (Billinge) 76
Green, Susanah (Manchester) 43,
Gregson, Ellin 42, 54

Hamer, Richard (son Joseph) 74
Haslam, James (Child) 21, 52
Haslam, John 71
Haslam, Peter (Heaton) 31
Haworth, James (Tubers) 85
Haworth, Molley (Bastard), 10, 58, 102
Haworth, Molley (Widdow Bolton) 59
Haworth, Sam: (Tubers Widow) 66
Holt, Girl (Blind) 23, 56
Holt, Henry (Pickslane) 32
Holt, Lad (Blind) 22, 57
Holt, Thomas 39
Holt, Widdow (Farnworth) 24, 90
Holt, Widow (Goosecoategill) 5, 48
Holt, William (Pikeslane) 69

Knowles, Ann (Bastard Child) 84
Knowles, Benjamin (Bolton) 4
Knowles, James (Rock) 4
Knowles, Margaret (Widow, Newhouse) 100
Knowles, Ralph 7, 61

Mather, James 15, 50
Mather, John (Bolton) 68
Mather, Thomas (Bolton) 27
Mather, William 50, 53
Mayoh, Ann (Top of Hallewell, Bastard Child) 39, 75
Mayoh, John (Gooscoathill) 12, 45
Mayoh, John (senior) 79

Orrell, Ann (Bastard child) 82

Pilkington, John (soldier, wife at Shore) 11, 60, 97
Pilkington, Joseph (Pickupbank) 96
Pilkington, Samuel 46

Rainforth, James 67
Rawsthorn, Henry (Bolton) 80
Rawsthorn, Thomas (Blackburn) 77
Rawsthorn, Thomas (boy) 89
Rawsthorn, William (Batterage) 88
Rawstron, Richard 8, 49
Rawstron, Thomas (boy) 33, 89
Rawstron, Thomas (little widow) 18, 62
Rothwell, John 3, 51

Sharrock, James 6
Sharrock, Roger 2, 47, 92

Thomason, Ann (widow) 78

Walch, Alice (Bolton) 20, 65
Walch, John (Risley) 72
Walmsley, Nancy (child) 87


Selected Entries

  • 11 Nov 1789 - 2s 6d to John Rothwell for his children's clogs
  • 6  Nov 1789 - 2s to James Knowles to relief his wife being ill
  • 6 Mar 1790 - 1s 6d John Pilkington's wife at Shore for one yard of cotton for a bedgown
  • 1 Apr 1790 - Paid to John Hardman for removing James Mather's goods from Eagley Bridge to Goosecoat Hill
  • 8 Dec 1789 - 3s to Arthur Bromley's widow for cloathing for her lad
  • 15 Apr 1790 - Expense of James Kay, Ric. Ward & myself going from Manchester to Warrington after a man having gotten her [Ellin Gregson] with child. 6s 3d.
  • 10 May 1790 - 2s 6d to James Mather (Gooscoathill) necessity Children in the Measles
  • 22 Jun 1790 - 2s 6d for James Mather (Goodcoathill) paid Isaac Orrell for childs coffin 
  • 8 Jun 1790 - [for James Haslam] To Dr Clegg for going to see him [at Westhoughton Workhouse] & Physick together with wine to take after the cold fit
  • 8 May 1790 - Expense at John Nuttall's with the Churchwarden & other overseers when John Fielding (son of the late James Fielding).  Indenture was signed, bound to Wm. Smith of Little Bolton
  • 4 Oct 1790 - Paid Doctor towards curing James Mather lad of a cancer 10s
  • 9 Oct 1790 - A pair of cloggs for Betty Bromily a lamewench at Gregsons
  • 26 Oct 1790 - To Tom: Bromily for mowing Rushes for part of Dimple House 1s
  • 3 Jan 1791 - Expense when Sharples moved for an order to remove Alice Haworth and it was determined that she belonged to Turton - also made an agreement with Peter Pendlebury who had got her with child
  • 27 Jan 1791 - [John Bromiley - son Old Clerk Bromiley] He was educated at the Blue Coat Hospital in Manchester and put apprentice according to the rules of the said Charity - But his Master Robert Greenhalgh Blacksmith who then lived at Dofcocker in Hallewell was (during the whole term of the said Bromiley apprentiship) acertivicated person from Ainsworth to Hallewell aforesaid, whereby no settlement was gained by his said apprentiship
  • 30 Aug 1790 - [Ellen Bromily, Bolton] Allowed for her Daughter being bit by a mad Dogg to buy a dose
  • 23 Feb 1791 - [Thomas Fielding, Outlanes] Necessity his wife being very ill & viewed her and family and found them in want of every thing.  5s.