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John Crook

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1787 John Crook was baptised in Bolton-le-Moors, St Peter, Lancashire, the son of James and Martha Crook[1]

1814 Millwright of Little Bolton[2]

1825 Accompanied George Stephenson, surveyor of the Manchester and Bolton line, to a meeting at the Albion Hotel, Manchester[3]


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1839 Married at Bolton-le-Moors to Elizabeth Taylor

1841 Living at Topping, Bolton-le-Moors: John Crook (age c55), wheelwright. With his wife Elizabeth Crook (age c50), John Crook (age c20), Elizabeth Crook (age c15), James Crook (age c10), Samuel Crook (age c10), Alice Crook (age c5), Joseph Crook (age c5), and William Crook (age 3).[4]

1856 Death of John Crook of Bolton

1857 Death of Elizabeth, age 28, the wife of John Crook of Darcy Lever. (Possibly the wife of John Crook, junior).


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester baptism records
  2. Directory
  3. The Times, Saturday, Jan 08, 1825
  4. 1841 census