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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 01 February 11 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Could be an uncle, but also possibly a brother.  I have had a look at censuses but can't find a likely looking Robert Thornton who was born in Preston  :( .

Lancashire OPC shows a burial of Nathaniel Booth, of Hareholme, aged 59  at Newchurch in Rossendale in 1820.

The Lancashire Will Search site

http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/lws.htm

lists a will of Nathaniel Booth, worsted spinner of Hareholme proved in the Consistory Court of Chester in 1820.  I haven't ever used the Cheshire Wills site:

http://apps.cheshireeast.gov.uk/recordofficewillepayments/search.aspx

to get a will copy, and the search isn't working for me at the moment, but I think you can order a will online from there.
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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 01 February 11 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi.

This link is working, but he isn`t listed:

http://apps.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/RecordOfficeWillEpayments/search.aspx

There maybe a copy at the Lancashire Records Office, but I can`t find it yet.

Mo
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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 01 February 11 21:37 GMT (UK) »
 The Preston Guardian  Saturday, November 10, 1849

On Monday last, at the house of her son-in-law, Mr James Thornton, wine merchant of this town, Mrs Alice Booth, aged 66, relict of the late Mr Nathaniel Booth, worsted manufacturer, of Hareholme, near Haslingden.


Lancashire R O have this will 
document ref: R 175/55 

1850 Sep 25

Name: Booth, Alice
Address: Preston, Amounderness, Lancashire
Occupation: Widow

Booth is not an uncommon name in Preston, and it may not be the same lady, but there's no reason to think it isn't her. The date given is the date that the will was proved.
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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Afternoon, i'm confussed again!!I thought that Nathaniel married Mary Astley?

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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 13:09 GMT (UK) »
The will of Alice Booth proven 25/09/1850.  Alice died 05/11/1849.

Basically Alice left all her worldly goods after funeral expenses and any debts were taken out to her daughter Hannah and Son in Law James Thornton, if they die before Alice, the goods are to be shared with the Grandchildren (not named)

Trustees and Executors

James Thornton, Son in Law and Grocer of Preston

Peter McIntyre, Gentleman of Lytham

Isaac Fearon, Tea Dealer of Preston

James Thornton executed the will on behalf of the Trustees
Nash, Whittingham - Wolverhampton
Nash, Whittingham, Pardoe, Cartwright - Worcs
Osbaldeston, Kay, Wyles, - Preston, Lancs
Dippnall, Poulton, Burton, Dawes - Manchester/Salford
McPoland, Tildesley, Iveson, Fox - Lancashire North Of The Sands
Wild, - Claughton, Lancashire
Kay, - Longridge, Chipping, Ribchester

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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 13:21 GMT (UK) »
Marriage - St Nicholas, Newchurch in Rossendale

2nd Feb 1811   Nathaniel Booth of Hareholme - Alice Collinge of Fallbarn, witnesses  WmL (?) & William Bradshaw

Baptism at the same church

6th Nov 1786   Alice Collinge dau of John & Alice Collinge of Tunstead, (no other information)

1841 Commercial Directory of Preston

James Thornton - Grocer of 11 Friargate

1851 Slaters Directory of Preston

James Thornton - Tea & Coffee Dealer  18 Friargate, also he is a Wine Dealer at the same address

I could not find Baptismal records for either Hannah or James

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Simon
Nash, Whittingham - Wolverhampton
Nash, Whittingham, Pardoe, Cartwright - Worcs
Osbaldeston, Kay, Wyles, - Preston, Lancs
Dippnall, Poulton, Burton, Dawes - Manchester/Salford
McPoland, Tildesley, Iveson, Fox - Lancashire North Of The Sands
Wild, - Claughton, Lancashire
Kay, - Longridge, Chipping, Ribchester

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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Back to Lancashire OPC  :) .

Nathaniel Booth married Mary Ashley(as transcribed) 14 May 1781 at St Wilfrid, Standish.

Nathaniel Booth who died in 1820 was aged 59 , so born c1761, and may well be the same man who married Mary in 1781.

There are no online records of baptisms to Nathaniel and Mary, but it is a fairly safe bet that a woman old enough to marry in 1781 won't be having children much past 1800.  Hannah Booth was born c1813.

Two possibilities are:
1) Mary died and Nathaniel had more children with a younger wife.
2) Nathaniel father of Hannah is a son of Nathaniel and Mary.

There are two further marriages of a Nathaniel Booth at Newchurch in Rossendale:

23 April 1804 to Ann Covert
3 September 1811 to Alice Collinge. (as supplied by Duck, above)

Although marriage records from this time should show whether someone is widowed or unmarried, they don't always, and these two transcripts on Lancs OPC don't give any clues as to whether it is one Nathaniel Booth marrying for a second and third time, or more than one.

There doesn't seem to be a burial for Mary Booth  at Newchurch who is obviously  Mary wife of Nathaniel.
There is a burial of Ann Booth, wife of Nathaniel of Hareholm in 1810.
A Nathaniel Booth of Hareholm was buried at Newchurch in 1812 - but as no age is given we can't say whether this is an adult or a child.


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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Duck for the information big help,  i have just found a record of a Nathaniel Booth born 10 feb 1762 derbyshire fathers nme Nathaniel mothers name Mary.

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Re: Thornton family Preston Lancs
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 02 February 11 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Duck it's a shame about the batismal records, however i have ordered the marrage certificate of James married to Margaret D Walker so hopefully i will find his parents from that?
Keith