Author Topic: Walter Herbert Eckersley  (Read 2427 times)

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 06 August 14 16:01 BST (UK) »
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 06 August 14 16:04 BST (UK) »
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 09:30 BST (UK) »
Absolutely fascinating.   My great-aunt, Betsy Jane Pendlebury, married George Shaw in July 1883.   Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shaw, was born in 1888 and married Walter Herbert Eckersley.   It would be good to make contact.

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 14:27 BST (UK) »
Absolutely fascinating.   My great-aunt, Betsy Jane Pendlebury, married George Shaw in July 1883.   Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shaw, was born in 1888 and married Walter Herbert Eckersley.   It would be good to make contact.

Have PM'd you with my email details.
(Generally, LEIGH, LANCS)

BOWDEN (Solicitors & Estate Agents)
ECKERSLEY (Cotton Spinners)
HIGENBOTTAM (Brewery)
LECOMBER (Engineer)
SHAW (Brewery)

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 14:53 BST (UK) »
Absolutely fascinating.   My great-aunt, Betsy Jane Pendlebury, married George Shaw in July 1883.   Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shaw, was born in 1888 and married Walter Herbert Eckersley.   It would be good to make contact.

I will stand corrected, but I'm fairly sure that Mary Elizabeth was born 4Q 1884. The marriage to Walter was on 6 January 1904. She remarried in Bombay, after Walter's untimely death, to Reginald Vereker Prendergast on 4 October 1925.
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BOWDEN (Solicitors & Estate Agents)
ECKERSLEY (Cotton Spinners)
HIGENBOTTAM (Brewery)
LECOMBER (Engineer)
SHAW (Brewery)

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 15:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you.   You are quite correct that Mary Elizabeth Shaw was born on 20th October 1884.   My apologies for misquoting the year as being 1888.

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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Have you obtained a copy of his Will? He was a VERY wealthy man!

Probate index entry -
Walter Herbert Eckersley of Atherton Old Hall Leigh Lancashire died 28 Aug 1919 Probate London 10 Dec to Peter Eckersley cotton spinner Joseph Rose Bowden Solicitor and Frank Shaw brewer.
Effects 147,181 - 7s - 2d

I did eventually acquire a copy of the will c/w probate record. The net value of the estate was shown as 47,757 - 5s - 8d implying aggregate debt in the region of 100k. This was a very successful family of business people all being extremely wealthy in their own right. I'd welcome suggestions  as to what might have been responsible for this deduction which seems somewhat anomalous.
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Re: Walter Herbert Eckersley
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 26 March 19 10:48 GMT (UK) »
An update.

I obtained a copy of Walter's Will and since I last posted some editions of old Leigh newspapers have been digitised in the British Newspaper Archive.

Not learned much more though. For somebody so wealthy he didn't leave many tracks!!
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BOWDEN (Solicitors & Estate Agents)
ECKERSLEY (Cotton Spinners)
HIGENBOTTAM (Brewery)
LECOMBER (Engineer)
SHAW (Brewery)