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From: Paul Dixon <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] P. Ainsworth Esq. Halliwell, Bolton
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 06:48:33 -0700 (PDT)
The Ainsworths were at that time the major land owners in the region and were
effectively the lords of the manor, residing at Smithills Hall. The occupants
of all the surrounding farms were tenants of the Ainsworths, who also had other
business interests, including, I believe, an involvement in the Halliwell bleach
works. The Ainsworth family remained owners of Smithills Hall until about 1936,
when it was sold to Bolton Corporation and has served a number of roles since then
including old peoples home and home for people with minor mental retardation.
It is also a museum and has an attached chapel which is currently in use as part
of the parish of St Peter's Halliwell.
Regards, Paul Dixon
--- leanne nally <> wrote:
> Hiya listers
> Could anyone tell me what P. Ainsworth Esq. was at
> Halliwell, Bolton in the 1800's. I presume it was
> either a mill or a pit.
> I am trying to trace a Roger Walsh and sks has sent me
> an entry from a Bolton directory 1849 which has a
> Roger Walsh at Clough Cottage, Halliwell. He is
> described as an accountant who worked for Ainsworth's.
> I don't think it it the same one because in 1868
> Roger is described as a carter in a cert. But the
> time and place are perfect. Is it too far fetched for
> an accountant to become a carter in later life? Or
> was the description in the directory far fetched, as
> they were known to bend the truth at times?
> Any input would be appreciated, as I have hit a brick
> wall with Roger!
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