Christopher Whitmore Family Tree and Genealogy
Born about 1745 William Glover married Ruth Sephton in Rainford, Lancashire in 1773. He was a husbandman (farmer). Their children include Hugh Glover (b.1773).
Hugh Glover (wife Mary) had a daughter Ruth, who was baptised in 1804. Her illegitimate son, Hugh Glover, was born 1829 in Upholland.
His mother Ruth Glover later married Johnathan Bibby.
In 1841 Hugh Glover, aged about 10, was living at Hocks Farm, Rainford, his mother also in Rainford at Maypole Brow. Over several censuses, he had relatives of his family living with him which would indicate how closely knitted the family was in times of need.
It was whilst he was living with his mother in Eccleston, St. Helens that Hugh Glover married Mary Pye in 1852.
In 1866 Thomas was born who married Amelia
Maria Lomas in 1886. By 1891 they had moved from Prescot/Rainford
Thomas was born there in 1898 who married my grandmother Mary Jane Lowe in 1919 in Coppull after WWI.
The early Glovers were farmers and farm labourers, wages and standards of living were low, finding work where it was available and regularly having to move between Rainford, Upholland and Skelmerdale. In times of need, relatives shared the same accomodation.
It was the mid 19th century that they became coal miners. Thomas Glover (b. 1866) later moved towards Wigan and its local coalfields, his son also called Thomas finally residing in Standish / Coppull and married Mary Jane Lowe.
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|A modern map showing the closeness of Rainford, Skelmersdale and Upholland, which in those days were just fields away. Some of the old footpaths and tracks still survive today.|
The rural parish of Dalton lies to the north of Up Holland and east of Ormskirk. The landscape is dominated by Ashurst Hill, 570 feet above sea level, which is crowned by a beacon tower re-erected in 1768 by Lord Skelmersdale when a French invasion was regarded as imminent. Watches were stationed at the beacon day and night to light the fire if the enemy landed. It is well probable then that some of the watches between 1768 and 1814 were done by the Glover family of my ancestors.
From the Beacon and the surrounding fields there are extensive
views across the West Lancashire plain and, on a clear day,
the mountains of Wales and the Lake District can be seen.
In the 2001 census Dalton has a population of 348.
West Lancashire District Council
Although there are no definite links the following record is most likely of significance.
|Marriage: 14 Jul 1735 All Saints,
Childwall, Lancashire, England
Hugh Glover & Hannah Potter,
both of Prescot, licence IGI
Battle of Trafalgar- Nelson killed
Battle of Waterloo
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Manchester Ship Canal opens
1803 - 1815
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This Page Last Corrected and Updated 18/12/2009
~ Table of Content ~
|►||Christopher Whitmore 1954|
|►||Gerard Whitmore 1924|
|►||Robert Whitmore 1896|
|►||Robert Whitmore c.1870|
|►||Robert Whitmore 1834|
|►||The Whitmore Summary|
|►||Memories of the Aunties|
|►||John J Hodcroft 1870|
|►||John Hodcroft 1834|
|►||James Hodcroft 1801|
|►||John Gudgeon 1848|
|►||James Gudgeon 1826|
|►||Bentham and Finch|
|►||The Aunts and Uncles|
|►||Thomas Glover 1898|
|►||Thomas Glover 1866|
|►||Hugh Glover 1829|
|►||Mary Pye 1829|
|►||Ruth Glover 1804|
|►||Hugh Glover 1773|
|►||William Glover 1745|
|►||Amelia Lomas 1869|
|►||Reuben Lomas 1839|
|►||William Lomas 1815|
|►||Thomas Lomas 1785|
|►||Vaughan & Cadman|
|►||Ann Vaughan 1844|
|►||Noah Vaughan 1821|
|►||Jeramiah Vaughan 1797|
|►||Mary Jane Lowe 1895|
|►||Absalom Lowe 1874|
|►||Hughes & Knight|
|►||Sarah Jones 1875|
Bits and Pieces
|►||Life in the 1500's|
~ Some Useful Links~
|►||Lancashire Online Parish Clerks Project|
|►||Family Search - Church of the Latter-Day Saints (IGI)|