Thomas Baxendell 1792-1874
Thomas Baxendell was born in late 1791 or early 1792, in Oldham, Lancs.
The oldest son of Joseph Baxendell and Kitty/Catherine Brindle, he was christened at St. Maryís Church, Oldham on 5th Feb. 1792. He married Mary Shepley and had a farm at Smedley, while carrying on a business as a land and building agent. He is recorded as being "an intelligent man, who by his own exertions raised himself from humble life."1 Of Mary Shepley, "it was related that she had a strong love of observing the heavenly bodies, knowing well the planets, and many of the heavenly constellations". 1 This is a probable source for their son Josephís life-long devotion to astronomy.
They had four sons and two daughters:
Joseph Baxendell born 19 Apr. 1815, Bank Top, Manchester
Mary Shepley Baxendell born 1818
Edward Baxendell born 1819
Thomas Baxendell born 1823, Denton, Manchester
James Baxendell born 1825, Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Robert Baxendell born 1826, Manchester
Ann Baxendell born 1830, Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Thomas spent his last years living with his unmarried
daughters, Mary Shepley and Anne, at Dunham
View, Brooklands, Sale, Cheshire, and died 19th June 1874 at
his son Josephís home in Birkdale Southport, Lancs.
Map of Smedley
and Cheetham Street (1851, O.S. 6" to Mile)
HO 107/581 ED 15 pg.8 Cheetham Street, Crumpsall,Lancs.
to nearest 5)
|Baxendell||Thomas||45||Land and Building Agent||Y|
|Baxendell||Robert||15||Corn Dealer Apprentice||Y|
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