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Civil Parish: Great Bolton
County: Lancashire
Registration District: Bolton
Sub-RD: Bolton East
Address: Apple Street
THORNLEY Thomas Head 37 Ashton Under Lyme, Lancashire
THORNLEY Jane Wife 35 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY William son 15 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY John son 13 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY Joseph son 11 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY Elizabeth dau 8 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY Mary E dau 5 Bolton Lancashire
THORNLEY Alice J dau 3 Atherton Lancashire
THORNLEY Betsy dau 1 Bolton Lancashire

I'd like the census ref and occupations please.


1871 - Lancashire.

THORNLEY Thomas 37 Ironmonger
THORNLEY William son 15 [do]
THORNLEY John son 13 Errand boy

ED: 16; Piece: 3939; Folio: 124; Page: 30

Thanks Geoff.

I have the other census and we have checked the NBI. I have his marriage:

Marriage: 6 Jun 1852 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Thomas Thornley - (X), Full Mechanic Bachelor of Great Bolton
Jane Brockbank - (X), Minor Spinster of Great Bolton
Groom's Father: Jeremiah Thornley, Mechanic
Bride's Father: William Brockbank, Shoe Maker
Witness: William Mather, (X); James Liptrot
Married by Banns by: C.R. Pilling Curate
Register: Marriages 1851 - 1852, Page 124, Entry 247
Source: Microfilm of register at Manchester Library

That's it then.

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Civil Parish: Preston
County: Lancashire
Registration District: Preston
Sub-RD: Preston
Richard Blackburn Head 74 Walton Cdale Lancashire
Ellen Blackburn Wife 68 Chorley, Lancashire
James Thornley Son-in-law 42 Ashton Under Lyne Lancashire
Elizabeth Thornley Wife 43 Chorley Lancashire
John Hall Brother-in-law 63 Goosnargh Lancashire

I'd like census ref and occupations please.

1871 - Lancashire.

Ref: Piece: 4211; Folio: 4; Page: 1

Richard Blackburn 74 No Occ.
Ellen Blackburn 68 [do]
James Thornley 42 [Iron Turner]
Elizabeth Thornley 43 [Charwoman]
John Hall 63 [Iron dresser]

Thanks Geoff.

I think James died in 1885 so I'd better search for him in 1881.

I can't find him.

Marriage: 3 Jan 1853 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
James Thornley - (X), full, Turner, Bachelor, Great Bolton
Elizabeth Thorp - (X), full, Spinster, Great Bolton
Groom's Father: Jeremiah Thornley, Turner
Bride's Father: William Thorp, Joiner
Witness: Wright Mather; James Liptrot
Married by Banns by: R. Harries Jones Curate
Register: Marriages 1852 - 1853, Page 32, Entry 64
Source: Microfilm of the register at Manchester Library

RG12 Piece 3281 Folio 144 Page 22
Parish: Ashton Under Lyne
Ecclesiastical Parish: Christchurch
County: Lancashire
Registration District: Ashton Under Lyne
Sub-RD: Audenshaw
ED: 7
Address: Little Moor End
James Thornley Head 66 Living on his means Ashton, Lancashire
Ellen Thornley Wife 62 Ashton under Lyne

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I'm not sure about 1891 or this death:

Deaths Mar Qtr 1885
Thornley James 55 Ashton 8d 356

I can't find James or Elizabeth in 1881.
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This must be the family in 1891 and it's not my James.

RG11 Piece 4042 Folio 55 Page 9
Name: James Thornley
Age (Original): 56
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1825
Birthplace: Millbrook, Lancashire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Head Family
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Retired Coal Miner
Address: Little Moss Gravel Hill
Event Place: Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Head Family James Thornley M 56 Millbrook, Lancashire, England
Wife Ellen Thornley F 52 Ashton U Lyne, Lancashire, England
Son Nathan Thornley M 25 Ashton U Lyne, Lancashire, England