The Warburton family of Bollington is not one that we know much
about from our own resources. So I am indebted to Peter Warburton
who has very kindly sent in the following material gleaned from
his own family research.
family home seems to have been in Palmerston Street.
Thomas Warburton was
born in 1820 and with his son, Joseph
Warburton, born 1848, operated
a watch making business, Thomas Warburton & Son,
at least between 1857 and 1878.
In 1881 Thomas was living in Palmerston
Street and Joseph in Park
Street, (although the
1901 census shows Joseph in Palmerston Street - infuriatingly
no numbers given). I believe Joseph married a Hannah
also a Bollington name, and later generations adopted that
name as a christian name. Joseph's son, Isaac
1884, who began in the family business, became associated with
philanthropic activities under the name Lucas
was a member of Bollington Urban District Council for 25 years
and Chairman in 1921-22; was much concerned with Education
- he was a Governor of the County High School for Girls in
Macclesfield and Correspondent Manager of Water Street Council
School - Health Care - he was joint secretary of the Bollington
and District Nursing Association - and he was also Chairman
of the Oliver Trust.
On his death in 1939
the Bollington and Pott Shrigley Infirmary Committee launched
an appeal: The Lucas Warburton Memorial Fund and the trustees
included Governors of the Macclesfield Infirmary. The appeal
was made direct to 1800 homes in the district. Lucas Warburton's
son, Joseph Lucas Warburton, born 1909, was
my father and, although he played cricket for Bollington, I
suspect he moved with his mother, Elsie, (family name unknown),
to Langley on the death of his father.
There was another family:
John Warburton and Son of Bollington, who
were watch makers. I have seen an 1897 watch bearing their insignia.
I am certain this family must be related to those mentioned
above but I know nothing about them. I am sure the family association
with Bollington goes back before 1820 and that they wound clocks
for the gentry - I have a clock, dating in part to the seventeenth
century, which was given to one of my ancestors by the Lowthers
of Shrigley Hall.
I am interested to learn as much as I can about the Warburton
and Lucas families.
If you can throw more light on this family and its history please
email the webmaster who will
pass the information on to Peter.
There is a Pt Wilfred Warburton, 31674, South Lancashire Regiment,
died 31 October 1916, buried at Wimereux
Communal Cemetery, and on
the WWI list on Bollington
War Memorial, but we
know nothing more about him. Wimereux was the headquarters
of the Queen
Mary's Army Auxilliary Corps during the First World
War together with their hospital facilities so it is probable that
Wilfred Warburton was injured at the front and taken to Wimereux
where he subsequently died of his injuries and was buried in the
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