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BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

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BLINKHORN REFERENCES

“A RECORD CONTRACT.

At the time of writing Mr Smith has just finished what is perhaps the record contract for repairing and putting into thoroughly good order a massive chimney. This stack is the property of Messrs. Dobson and Barlow of Bolton, Lancashire. The shaft is the largest in England. It was completed in 1843 by Mr Blinkhorn, a chemical manufacturer, and the premises, in 1846, became the property of the predecessors of the existing firm. The chimney, which rivals St Paul’s Cathedral in height, is 367 feet high and 127 feet round the base, and 34 feet in circumference at the top. The repairs were being carried on at the time of the Queen’s Jubilee, 1897, and Mr Smith, under the direction of Sir Benjamin Dobson, the head of the firm, fixed eight arc lamps of 240 candle power each which were lighted by electricity during the festivities, a sight never to be forgotten by the inhabitants of Bolton and the surrounding towns.

During the time the chimney was under repair, the well-known sportsman and theatrical manager, Mr J. F. Elliston of Bolton, a friend of Mr Smith, accompanied him to the top and calmly walked round the scaffolding being rewarded by a splendid view of the surrounding country. However, on reaching terra firma he was heard to mutter “Thank God Joe but never no more”. Nearly 1,000,000 bricks as well as 120 tons of stone were needed in the construction of the stack so that the task of executing the repairs was a very heavy and expensive one. It took Mr Smith and his employees eight months to carry out the works.”
[Extract from THE LANCASHIRE STEEPLEJACK. See rare texts on OGFB]

Blinkhorn's chemical works
From the Bolton Evening News, first published Tuesday 9th Jul 2002.
WITHIN the last few years, the land bounded by Waterloo Street, Kay Street, Turton Street and part of Slater Lane has been transformed from what was a heavily industrialised district into a multi-occupancy business park.
During the demolition of the old buildings, the remains of Chemist Street (which originally ran between Waterloo and Kay Streets) were eliminated, and thus the last vestige of the chemical works of William Blinkhorn where was at one time the tallest chimney in England, disappeared into history.
From the Minute Books of the Trustees of Little Bolton (Bolton Central Library Archives) can be seen how the manufacture of chemicals for the soap, bleaching and glass trades was at first encouraged because the siting of such works were on the outskirts of the town. But, as the town expanded, the noxious fumes from the furnaces caused a major rethink by the Trustees.
William Blinkhorn is listed in the 1824 Directory as a plumber and glazier in Barn Street (now Folds Road), and as a contractor to the Trustees was paid £29 19s (£29.95) on October 6, 1826, "in full discharge of his account". This was a sizeable sum at that time, and, in all probability ,was connected with the building of Little Bolton Town Hall. Then, on June 5, 1829, he was paid £27 8s2½d (£27.41) "out of the lamp rate" for connecting with gas the townships lamps, gas being purchased from the Gt. Bolton Gas Co.
The 1829 Directory lists him as the owner of a 'Patent Lead Pipe Manufacturer" in Chorley Street as well as being a plumber and glazier.
After some discussion between September, 1828, and January, 1829, the Trustees agreed to lease to William land at "Smedley Brow" (Kay Street area) at 1s 3d (6p) per square yard "and have materials given in" and that the ground rent to be secured by "a substantial building being placed on it in two years time". Thus the scene was set for the establishment of a chemical works which would soon create an atmospheric nuisance of major impact upon the locality.
Evidence of the size of the works may be inferred from the Trustee Minute Books December 24, 1838, which show £10916s (£109.80) in outstanding rates.
At the same time the Trustees agreed to sell him land in Barn Street for an unspecified purpose, for £60 5s (£60.25), and the Law Clerk was instructed to proceed with the lease "In the Best Manner Possible".
That William Blinkhorn was established by 1836 as a chemical manufacturer can be seen in the Trustee Minutes Chimney Raising Book for June 3, 1836, with an instruction that he must raise the chimney of his "Chymical and Other Works, situate near Kay Street, to 30 yards", the address of his works given as "Chymist Street". At which time he seems to have been living in some comfort as his house in Bridge Street had six bedrooms, drawing, dining and breakfast rooms, and a stable and gig house.
Evidence of compliance may be deduced from the Bolton Free Press January 12, 1839, with a report of a hurricane in Bolton, and that "the large chimney of Mr Blinkhorn's Chemical Works was forced out of perpendicular".
The chimney was not successful in its fume dispersal, and following a memorial to the Trustees from the ratepayers that "steps be taken to remove the works of William Blinkhorn and John Rainforth (School Hill) on account of nuisance", and in November 1840 a deputation was authorised by the Trustees, after a great deal of discussion on Clause 92 of the Police Act, to visit both works. Its function was "to ascertain what they intended to do about the great nuisance created by their works and so much complained about".
The chemical works were producing sulphuric acid, bleaching commodities and alkali for the textile, soap and glass trades. With the knowledge available at the time, the burning of salt, sulphur and saltpetre produced various fumes including hydrochloric acid gas, and the only known way of disposal was to the atmosphere via a tall chimney. This was never successful, as it created acid rain over a wide area dependant on the strength and direction of the winds.
By surreptitious means the Trustee Law Clerk, Mr Gordon, managed to obtain samples of the work's products and sent them for analysis to a leading Liverpool chemist, Mr G Rogerson, who had even visited the works at some point. His reply confirmed them to be "of soda-ash prepared in an alkali works". A long and detailed report (Trustee Minutes Nov.1840) observes that "In England soda-ash in alkali works is obtained from common salt... in the first stage muriatic (hydrochloric) acid gas escapes into the air from the large chimney... has a peculiar pungent odour.... having great affinity for water will extend over a great space and fall to the ground. It will injure and destroy vegetation, tarnish and rust metals.... excites coughing, smarts the eyes.... a serious public nuisance".
The Report also commented on works refuse, including the smell of sulphuretted hydrogen (rotten eggs).... confined to the neighbourhood of the works ... injurious to health".
That William Blinkhorn was aware of the situation and, at the time of the report seemed to be doing something to alleviate the problem, for Mr Rogerson noted "I have observed a series of flues in progress of contracting, apparently with the view of passing a current of water through the channels and condensing vapours".
The overall effect of the Report was that he arranged for a Mr Ashton of Blakeley, Manchester, to build a much higher chimney to the designs of a Manchester architect, Mr Tattersall. The Bolton Free Press June 11, 1842, gives an account of the start with William, his wife and two sons, James Barrow the Works manager, and Mr Ashton each laying one brick on the ground level 42.5ft diameter octagonal base five feet from the actual below ground foundations. The height was 367.5ft and 24ft diameter at the top, in late September 1842 the last of the 8-9000 bricks was laid by Mr Ashton, and, with due Victorian ceremony, it was pronounced "open".
To mark the occasion of the chimney being opened in 1842, cannon fired salutes, a balloon ascended, and "Mr Fisher's excellent cornopean band assembled at the top and played."
This was followed by an evening devoted to "A Grand fireworks display of coloured lights and bombshells arranged by the eminent pyrotechnic artist Mr T H Merridge, from the Public Gardens of London and Dublin, and the Zoological Gardens in Manchester". These had been fired 1,000ft into the air from the top of the chimney, and had been paid for by "a group of gentlemen to celebrate the most splendid piece of chimney architecture in England".
The Bolton Free Press for October 1, 1842, reported that up to 3,400 persons had ascended the chimney via the internal construction hoist to view the town from an unusual vantage point. Among those who braved the ascent was the Bolton artist, Selim Rothwell, who sat on the top and sketched the town, panoramic copies of his painting were advertised for sale in the Bolton Chronicle March 11, 1848.
The 1847 map of Bolton shows the chimney completely isolated from the processing part of the works, the nearest inhabited houses were in Turton Street and the top of Kay Street, Waterloo Street (called "road"), did not contain a single house and the view northwards one of complete open aspect.
For a couple of years all seemed well and without complaints from either the public or Trustees; some confirmation of this is shown in the Bolton Chronicle January 13, 1844, report of a "celebratory meeting of workmen of the Sick Society connected with William Blinkhorn's Chemical Works".
On this occasion a reported 609 people met on the fifth anniversary of the Society at "Abraham Cleggs, Chemist Arms, in Kay Street". It was announced that the Society funds were satisfactory, and the reporter, somewhat impressed, wished that "Other works should have similar institutions".
Yet, despite the new chimney, and attempts to filter his works effluent, success eluded him, particularly as complaints had been made to the Trustees of chemical pollution damaging paper production at the Springfield Paperworks, who extracted water from the River Croal into which the Little Bolton sewers emptied (now a business park for Staples, Toys R Us and others).
The years between 1839 and 1847 covered a period of trade fluctuation and political agitation by Chartists and "Plug Rioters", the latter intent on mill sabotage, causing great distress for the working population.
In 1839 it was reported that an eighth of the rateable properties were untenanted and the following year many families were existing on "two pence per day for food". In 1841 Henry Ashworth - a leading Bolton industrialist - announced that of 50 mills in Bolton, usually employing 8,124 workers, 30 with 5061 employees, were either idle or on a four day week, a situation continuing into 1842 with 10,000 on Parish relief.
The effects were felt by the local bleachworks in reduced cloth processing, which in turn meant a falling demand for the chemicals produced by William Blinkhorn's works and others in the same trade.
This situation resulted in William Blinkhorn going into voluntary liquidation, a contributory factor being the cost of the new chimney and sewer constructed to link with the main sewer.
Thus, in mid April, 1845, the works and 16 houses in Chemist Street were put up for sale, later on other parts, including the tall chimney, were also sold off. It would seem that the major buyers were Dobson and Metcalfe, Textile Engineers and their purchase money paid William Blinkhorn's outstanding debts, and left a bit surplus for him to consider restarting.
This is clear from the Trustee Minutes for February 6, 1846, which state that the Surveyor was told to check the veracity of his intentions to recommence chemical making at Green Heys (next to Chemist Street), and if correct, "he will face decided opposition from the Trustees by every means in their power".
This must have been taken seriously by him, for nothing seems to have been heard of him since. The 1849 Directory listed only a Mrs Susan Blinkhorn living in Bark Street, so it seems as though the family decided that the time was ripe for retirement from Bolton.
By the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 the general area housed not only Dobson and Barlow's Works (name changed in 1850), J Musgrave's Globe Ironworks, and the "Four Factories" of Knowles.
In 1897 the tall chimney was illuminated by electric arc lights as part of the town's celebrations. In 1909 the brickwork under the stone cap was found to be unsafe, the top was removed and the height reduced by 41ft. Eventually Dobson and Barlow’s moved completely to Bradley Fold, and part of the site occupied by B&F Carter, Engineers; Legat and Dawson, Wholesale Chemists; John Willie's furniture warehouse, the Bolton Gate Co and the Bolton Co-op Society's garage.
Today nothing remains of these establishments on the site, it now houses the Gates Retail Park, and the vast B&Q Warehouse.
William Blinkhorn's chimney on which he had pinned his economic hopes was reduced in 1940 by another 176ft, and finally demolished in 1967 and the foundations buried somewhere under the floor of B&Q Warehouse.
From the Bolton Evening News
http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk
© Newsquest Media Group 2002

[SCG note: My interest in Blinkhorn and his chimney stems from a general interest in tall stacks because I have had the job of repairing and refurbishing quite a few. http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/topi ... iptions%29
This link will take you to a topic that has been running on OGFB for a month or so now. It all started when I was assessing a 343 feet high stack in Middleton, Swab’s Chimney which served Rhodes Mill. The name is a corruption of the original firm who built the stack, Simon Schwab, a German chemist who founded a very successful dye and chemical works in 1847. I also knew about two more giant stacks and I’ll append what I know about them.]

Tennant’s Stalk, Springburn.

The Tennant Chemical Works had been established at St Rollox by Charles Tennant, whose first product was a bleaching powder, patented in 1799 for use in the textile industry on cotton and linen.
It was the largest works of its kind in Europe. The works' enormous chimney, known as 'Tennant's Stalk', was, at the height of 455 feet, the tallest chimney in the world. The large heap of waste by-products dumped beside the factory was known to local people by nicknames such 'the soda waste' and was an unofficial children's playground.
The 'Stalk' was dismantled in the 1920s, and during the hazardous operation four men were killed. The chemical works closed in 1964. The company still exists and has headquarters in Bath Street and a factory in Maryhill.

From the Springburn local history website.
Just to the east of Sighthill Park, Springburn, in the area now occupied by the interstices of the M8 and the A803, where the St Rollox Chemical Works stood until 1964. With Glasgow all industrial history is in superlatives; biggest, first, greatest, and St Rollox is no exception. This was the largest chemical works in Europe, as well as one of the oldest, founded in 1797. Its chimney known as Tennant's Lumb was, at 435ft, reputedly the highest in the world, and a landmark far and wide until demolished in 1922.

CHIMNEY. DOBBS AT WIGAN. COLLAPSE
Extract from Manchester Guardian Sat. 23rd January 1847. Whilst in the course of erection a large chimney at the chemical works of John and James Dobbs in Wigan collapsed and formed a blockage in the canal 25 yards wide and standing ten feet above water level. [Thursday 21st at about 4pm.] The chimney had reached a height of 140 yards when it fell. Nobody was injured. The version of this I first saw 40 years ago was that Dobbs were in competition with Blinkhorn’s at Bolton and decided to build a chimney higher than theirs. The foundations gave way and the stack started to lean so they started to pull it down but before they could make it safe it collapsed.

[Historical trivia I know but look at the dates and think of the confidence necessary to build these enormous structures. Dobbs’ experience illustrates the inherent dangers.]
1881 census.
[I know this is overkill but here are all the families in Lancashire in 1881 which had a Blinkhorn or variant of that name as head. This will lose servants, lodgers etc. but will be fairly comprehensive. Nice bit of bedtime reading….]

Institution: "Wigan Union Workhouse" Frog Lane
Census Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341902 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3770 Folio 116 Page 3
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Elijah BRETHERTON 11 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Scholar
John BLINKHORN M 80 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Dataler In Coal Pit
Elizabeth BARLOW U 53 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Travellin Draper (Hawker)
John BRADLEY M 48 M Ireland
Rel: Inmate Handicap: Imbecile
Occ: Farm Lab
Ellis BATENDALE U 54 M Shevington, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Coal Miner
William BLACKBURN W 68 M Lawton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Clogger
Sarah Jane BROGAN 10 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Scholar
Martha BOWKER U 36 F Aspull, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate Handicap: Imbecile
Occ: Cotton Cutter
James BOOTLE M 50 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Inmate
Occ: Coal Miner

Dwelling: 13 Holland St
Census Place: Little Bolton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341915 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3832 Folio 41 Page 37
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN W 80 M Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Retired Chapel Keeper

Dwelling: Land Fold
Census Place: Heaton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3825 Folio 101 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Sarah BLINKHORN W 77 F Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Jane BLINKHORN 17 F Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Grandaug
Occ: Cotton Drawing Frame Minder
Elizabeth BLINKHORN 12 F Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Grandaug
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 18 Boot Lane
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3823 Folio 8 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John BLINKHORN W 70 M Swadle, York, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Betsy BLINKHORN U 34 F Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Gasser
Mary Ann BLINKHORN U 29 F Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Reeler
John BLINKHORN U 19 M Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Grandson
Occ: Piecer Cotton Mill
Alfred BLINKHORN 10 M Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Grandson
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 21 Coopers Yard
Census Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341900 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3763 Folio 7 Page 7
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas BLINKHORN W 70 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Handloom Weaver Cotton
Joseph BLINKHORN U 24 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Jane BLINKHORN U 30 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Weaver Cotton

Dwelling: 14 Medlock Sqr
Census Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341954 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3996 Folio 74 Page 31
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ann BLINKHORN W 65 F Dublin, Ireland
Rel: Head
Occ: Housekeeper
Richard BLINKHORN W 36 M Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Brass Moulder
Margret BLINKHORN U 34 F Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Braid Makerup
Samuel BLINKHORN 12 M Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Gran Son
Occ: Scholar
Margret BLINKHORN 9 F Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Gran Daur
Occ: Scholar
Emma BLINKHORN 7 F Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Gran Daur
Occ: Scholar
Richard BLINKHORN 5 M Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Gran Son
Occ: Scholar
William BLINKHORN 2 M Mancr, Lancashire, England
Rel: Gran Son



Dwelling: 17 Queens St
Census Place: Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341927 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3880 Folio 67 Page 24
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ellen BLINKHORN W 60 F Newchurch, Lancashire, England
Rel: Mother (Head)
Occ: Charwoman

Dwelling: 17 Brighton St
Census Place: Chorlton On Medlock, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341937 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3922 Folio 37 Page 36
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Helena J. BLENKARN M 57 F Newark, Nottingham, England
Rel: Wife (Head)
Occ: Wife Of Civil Engineer
Helena M. B. BLENKARN U 31 F Balderton, Nottingham, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Finishing Private Governess
Philip H. B. BLENKARN U 24 M Welton, Nottingham, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Architect Assistant

Dwelling: 36 Linaker St
Census Place: North Meols, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341897 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3751 Folio 77 Page 3
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Agnes BLINKHORN U 57 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Lodging House Keeper
Thomas BLINKHORN 16 M Southport, Lancashire, England
Rel: Nephew
Occ: Grocers Assistant
Jane BLINKHORN U 53 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Sister

Dwelling: 31 Slater St
Census Place: Pendleton In Salford, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341942 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3943 Folio 79 Page 27
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Elizabeth BLINKHORN W 57 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife (Head)
Occ: Provision Dealer
James HALL M 31 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son In Law
Occ: Fish Salesman
Sarah J. HALL M 31 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur In Law
William R. HALL 4 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Grandson
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 4 Iron St
Census Place: Newton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341958 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4014 Folio 54 Page 51
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John BLINKHORN M 55 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Provision Dealer
Hannah BLINKHORN M 60 F New Mills, Derby, England
Rel: Wife
Mary Ann BLINKHORN U 18 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Cop Winder

Dwelling: 16 Spurgeon St
Census Place: Everton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341878 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3665 Folio 125 Page 22
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Wm. BLINKHORN M 53 M Liverpool
Rel: Head
Occ: Labourer
Thos. Wm. BLINKHORN U 18 M Liverpool
Rel: Son
Occ: Labourer
Esther BLINKHORN M 50 F Liverpool
Rel: Wife
Mary BLINKHORN U 16 F Liverpool
Rel: Daur
Occ: At Home
Albert BLINKHORN 12 M Liverpool
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
John BLINKHORN 10 M Liverpool
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Margaret BLINKHORN 5 F Liverpool
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 30 Leeming St
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1342014 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4237 Folio 33 Page 18
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Betsy BLINKHORN W 52 F Ulverston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Cotton Throstle Spinner
Mary BLINKHORN U 22 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Throstle Spinner
Jane PARKER U 35 F Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Boarder
Occ: Milliner

Dwelling: 8 Comet St
Census Place: Newchurch, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341988 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4127 Folio 87 Page 28
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Eliza BLINKHORN W 52 F Earen, Cambridge, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Home Duties
Maria BLINKHORN U 21 F Earen, Cambridge, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Rover
Jane BLINKHORN U 19 F Bacup, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Drawer
Samuel BLINKHORN 15 M Bacup, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Breaker Off Dye Works (Cotton)
William BLINKHORN 13 M Bacup, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Cotton Doffer
Mary A. BLINKHORN 10 F Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Lacer Dye Works
Henry BLINKHORN 7 M Bacup, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 26 Caldwells Fold
Census Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341901 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3765 Folio 37 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ellen BLINKHORN W 52 F Pemberton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: House Keeper
Joseph BLINKHORN U 30 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Railway Labourer
Martha BLINKHORN U 18 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Cotton Spinner

Dwelling: 83 Newport St
Census Place: Great Bolton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341918 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3842 Folio 82 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 51 M Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Keeper Of Eating House
Margaret BLINKHORN M 47 F Kirkham, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Thomas W. BLINKHORN 15 M Pendleton
Rel: Son
Occ: Apprentice To Engine Fitting
Margaret BLINKHORN 12 F Broughton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Mary H. BLINKHORN 4 F Manchester
Rel: Daur
Sarah PADDOCK U 29 F Shropshire, England
Rel: Visitor
Henry PICKERSGILL M 29 M Huddersfield
Rel: Boarder
Occ: Leather Sticker
Martha PICKERSGILL M 28 F Bolton
Rel: Boarder

Dwelling: 4 Brierley St
Census Place: Pendleton In Salford, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341942 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3946 Folio 87 Page 11
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Lavina BLINKHORN W 50 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Charwoman
Oswald BLINKHORN U 25 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Labourer

Dwelling: 29 Fitzclarence St
Census Place: Everton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341875 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3653 Folio 106 Page 29
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Mary A.T. BLINKARN W 46 F London, Middlesex, England
Rel: Head
Occ: None
Frederick G.J. BLINKARN U 21 M London, Middlesex, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coml Clerk Timber Trade
Herbert Ed. BLINKARN U 19 M London, Middlesex, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coml Clerk Timber Trade
Francis C. BLINKARN U 18 M London, Middlesex, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coml Clerk Cotton Trade
Fanny B. BLINKARN U 16 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Arthur E. BLINKARN 14 M Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Percy W. BLINKARN 13 M Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Sidney E. BLINKARN 10 M Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Harry C. BLINKARN 9 M Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
George K. BLINKARN 7 M Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Lena M. BLINKARN 5 F Walton On The Hill, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Edgar R. BLINKARN 3 M Waterloo, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Leonard A. BLINKARN 2 M Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Eleanor INGRAM U 40 F London, Middlesex, England
Rel: Sister Visitor
Sarah TOPPING U 19 F Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Genl Serv (Domestic)

Dwelling: 17 Bromleys Bldgs
Census Place: Pendleton In Salford, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341942 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3947 Folio 29 Page 8
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ellen BLINKHORN U 46 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Cotton Reeler
Ann E. BLINKHORN U 34 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Cousin
Occ: Cotton Winder

Dwelling: 559 Chorley Old Road
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3823 Folio 5 Page 4
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Jane BLINKHORN M 46 F East Charnock, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife (Head)
Samuel BLINKHORN 5 M Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 588 Chorley Rd
Census Place: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341913 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3822 Folio 76 Page 43
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John BLINKHORN M 46 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Mary BLINKHORN M 44 F Horwich, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Coal Miner Wife
Bartholomew BLINKHORN U 20 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Bleacher (17/5)
Esther BLINKHORN U 11 F Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Robert BLINKHORN U 9 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Thomas YATES M 44 M Horwich, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Dataler (Colliery)
Robert DUNCAN U 28 M Horwich, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Dataler (Colliery)

Dwelling: 154 Ince Green Lane
Census Place: Ince In Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341903 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3776 Folio 57 Page 7
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas BLINKHORN M 46 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Elizabeth BLINKHORN M 43 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
James BLINKHORN U 18 M Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Thomas BLINKHORN U 16 M Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Elizabeth BLINKHORN U 14 F Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Carder In Cotton Mill
Henry BLINKHORN U 10 M Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Charles BLINKHORN U 8 M Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Safrah BLINKHORN U 6 F Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Ellen BLINKHORN U 4 F Ince, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur

Dwelling: Appley Lane Gorsy Bank
Census Place: Wrightington, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341899 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3758 Folio 156 Page 5
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John BLINKHORN M 45 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Manufacturer (Clog)
Mary BLINKHORN M 46 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Mary A. BLINKHORN U 17 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur

Dwelling: 4 Timber St
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1342014 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4235 Folio 18 Page 29
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Maria BLENKHORN M 44 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Frame Tenter (C)
Nancy BLENKHORN U 22 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Frame Tenter (C)
Catherine BLENKHORN 2 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 1 Top Oth Croft
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3823 Folio 9 Page 11
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James BLINKHORN M 44 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Anne BLINKHORN M 43 F Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife

Dwelling: 25 Stopes Rd
Census Place: Little Lever, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341920 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3847 Folio 63 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Noah BLINKHORN M 44 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Colliery Engineer (Driver)
Livina BLINKHORN M 40 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
William RAMSDEN U 20 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Step Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Noah BLINKHORNE 7 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Emma BLINKHORN 5 F Ringley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
John BLINKHORN 6 m M Little Lever
Rel: Son
James WILSON U 20 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Coal Miner

Dwelling: 8 Radcliffe St
Census Place: Chadderton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341977 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4085 Folio 65 Page 40
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 44 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Butcher
Martha Jane BLINKHORN M 44 F Oldham, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife

Dwelling: 24 Riley Street
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3825 Folio 60 Page 26
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Charles J. BLINKHORN M 43 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Engine Fitter
Sarah BLINKHORN M 43 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
John Thos. BLINKHORN 22 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Iron Turner (Manf)
Emma BLINCORN (BLINKHORN) 18 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Weaver
Elizabeth E. BLINCORN (BLINKHORN) 16 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Weaver
Arthur BLINCORN (BLINKHORN) 8 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Ernest BLINCORN (BLINKHORN) 5 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 6 Warrington Rd
Census Place: Widnes, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341892 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3726 Folio 106 Page 31
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas BLINKHORN M 43 M West Houghton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Lab At Iron Foundry (Manuf)
Jane BLINKHORN M 36 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Richard James BLINKHORN 4 M Widnes, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Thomas George BLINKHORN 2 M Widnes, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Ellen MILLER 13 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Niece
Occ: Scholar
Thomas DARLINGTON U 21 M Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Rel: Boarder
Occ: Lab At Alkali Works

Dwelling: 503 Chorley Rd
Census Place: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341913 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3822 Folio 82 Page 56
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 43 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger (Head)
Occ: Coal Miner
George BLINKHORN U 30 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Coal Miner

Dwelling: 21 Sligo Street
Census Place: Pendleton In Salford, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341943 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3949 Folio 4 Page 2
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Joseph BLINKHORN M 42 M Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Warehouse Man
Sarah BLINKHORN M 47 F Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
James William BLINKHORN U 17 M Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Clerk In Warehouse
Samuel BLINKHORN 12 M Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Albert BLINKHORN 9 M Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Mary GARNER U 25 F Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Niece
Occ: Cotton Weaver

Dwelling: 12 Balshaw St
Census Place: Great Bolton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341919 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3844 Folio 87 Page 29
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Jas. BLINKHORN M 41 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Labourer At Gas Works
Sarah BLINKHORN M 38 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Housewife
Wm. BLINKHORN U 6 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Jas. BLINKHORN U 1 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Thomas SHAW U 18 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Boarder
Occ: Cotton Piecer

Dwelling: No 10 Stevenson St
Census Place: Little Hulton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341912 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3818 Folio 29 Page 13
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas S. BLINKHORN M 41 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Sarah BLINKHORN M 42 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Martha A. BLINKHORN U 17 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Spinner
Elisabeth E. BLINKHORN U 15 F Swinton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Spinner
Richard BLINKHORN 8 M Worsley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Sarah A. BLINKHORN 6 F Worsley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Thomas BLINKHORN 4 M Worsley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Robert BLINKHORN 1 M Worsley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
John J. TOWERS U 16 M

Dwelling: 31 Grove Park
Census Place: Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341874 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3650 Folio 94 Page 25
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William J. BLINKHORN M 41 M St Helens, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Chemical Manufacturer (Employing 120 Men)
Annie BLINKHORN M 38 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Mary BLINKHORN 15 F St Helens, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
Agnes BLINKHORN 14 F St Helens, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
Annie BLINKHORN 7 F St Helens, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
Margaret E. GARDENER 23 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Servt
Occ: Cook
Catherine GRIFFITHS 23 F Lpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Servt
Occ: Housemaid

Dwelling: 148 Rydal Mount
Census Place: Cheetham, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341960 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4022 Folio 35 Page 17
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Adam BLENKHORN M 40 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Property Owner & Estate Agent
Matilda BLENKHORN M 38 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Anne Frances BLENKHORN U 15 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Asst House Duty
Samuel B. BLENKHORN U 19 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Artiled Clerk
Ridyard BLENKHORN U 13 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Sarah BLENKHORN U 11 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Richard BLENKHORN U 9 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
William BLENKHORN U 7 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Henry BLENKHORN U 5 M Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Lousia BLENKHORN U 2 m F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur

Dwelling: 100 Chorley R
Census Place: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341913 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3822 Folio 71 Page 34
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Bartholomew BLINKHORN M 39 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Sarah BLINKHORN M 39 F Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Coal Miner Wife
James KAY U 19 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Step Son
Occ: Coal Miner
William KAY U 17 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Step Son
Occ: Coal Drawer
Ellen BLINKHORN U 17 F Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Cotton Operative
George BLINKHORN U 15 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Drawer (Coal)
Ellis BLINKHORN U 10 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Bartholomew BLINKHORN U 7 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Arthur BLINKHORN U 4 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
John BLINKHORN U 2 M Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son

Dwelling: 5 Lords Fold
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3823 Folio 6 Page 5
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Isabella BLINKHORN U 39 F Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Cop Winder Cotton
Ann BLINKHORN U 36 F Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Sister
Occ: Cop Winder Cotton

Dwelling: 19 King Wm St (St Leger)
Census Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1342005 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4195 Folio 60 Page 35
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLENKHORN M 37 M Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Licensed Victualler
Sarah Ann BLENKHORN M 36 F Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Wife
Alice Jane BENSON U 27 F Stafford, Stafford, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Domestic Servant
Jane CANCE U 21 F Rufford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Domestic Servant
Edward W. SPARKES U 25 M Wales

Dwelling: Ripple Dell Lodge
Census Place: Heaton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3825 Folio 109 Page 26
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 37 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Gardener (Dom)
Mary BLINKHORN M 35 F Bowcale, Cumberland, England
Rel: Wife
Frederick C. BLINKHORN 8 M Heaton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
John N. BLINKHORN 4 M Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 22 Heyworth St
Census Place: Everton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341878 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3665 Folio 29 Page 51
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Henry BLINKHORN M 35 M Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Fishmonger
Grace BLINKHORN M 28 F Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Thomas H. BLINKHORN 2 M Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Margaret BLINKHORN 3 m F Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Sarah E. THOMPSON U 18 F Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Niece
Occ: Shop Assistant
Caroline HARDY U 16 F Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Rel: Servant
Occ: General Servant Domestic

Dwelling: Hall Green (Britannia Inn)
Census Place: Upholland, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341904 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3782 Folio 75 Page 24
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John BLINKHORN M 34 M Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Publican
Esther BLINKHORN M 25 F Wigan, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Publicans Wife
James BLINKHORN 2 M Hindley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Thomas BLINKHORN 8 m M Upholland, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Alice ASPINWALL 13 F Upholland, Lancashire, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Dom Serv Nurse

Dwelling: 3 Oak Wood View Old Clough Lane
Census Place: Worsley, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341926 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3875 Folio 120 Page 40
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William Ed. BLINKHORN M 34 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Cotton Drawer
Ann BLINKHORN M 32 F Manchester, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
John A. BLINKHORN 10 M Swinton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Lilly BLINKHORN 5 F Walkden, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Earnest BLINKHORN 2 M Walkden, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Harold BLINKHORN 1 M Worsley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son

Dwelling: 14 Old Chapel St
Census Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1342005 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4195 Folio 70 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Christopher James BLENKHORN M 32 M Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Licensed Victualer
Priscilla BLENKHORN M 31 F Hazel Grove, Cheshire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Licensed Victualer Wife
Margaret Emma BLENKHORN 5 F Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Mary Jane JONES U 29 F Conway, Wales
Rel: Servant
Occ: General Servant (Domestic)

Dwelling: 63 Bailey Street
Census Place: Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3825 Folio 70 Page 45
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
George BLINKHORN M 32 M Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Flaggers Labourer (Carman)
Amelia BLINKHORN M 32 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Cotton Doubler

Dwelling: 56 Barnet St
Census Place: West Derby, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341888 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3708 Folio 117 Page 26
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
George BLINKHORN M 32 M Lpool
Rel: (Head)
Occ: Cooper
Eliz.E. BLINKHORN 9 F Lpool
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Robert R. BLINKHORN 5 M Lpool
Rel: Son
E. HORROCKS M 31 F Lpool
Rel: Boarder
Occ: No Occupation
Maud KINGVIE 8 m F Lpool
Rel: Niece

Dwelling: Leylands Alley
Census Place: Tyldesley Cum Shakerley, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341911 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3810 Folio 90 Page 5
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 32 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Stripper & Grinder Cotton Factory
Hannah BLINKHORN M 33 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Drawing Frame Tenter Cotton Factory
Alexander BLINKHORN U 15 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Cardtenter Cotton Factory
Martha Ann BLINKHORN U 3 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Dau
Elizabeth Ann SMITH W 55 F Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Mother In Law
Occ: Drawing Frame Tenter Cotton Factory

Dwelling: 11 New St
Census Place: Pendlebury, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341943 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3950 Folio 127 Page 43
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Joseph S. BLINKHORN M 31 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Sarah BLINKHORN M 30 F Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Rel: Wife

Dwelling: Hawthorn Mill
Census Place: Higher Booths, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341989 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4132 Folio 34 Page 3
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Daniel BLINKHORN M 29 M Chateris, Cambridge, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Fireman Cotton Mill
Sarah BLINKHORN M 29 F Higher Booths, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Cotton Weaver
John BLINKHORN 5 M Higher Booths, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar

Dwelling: 4 Anson Terrace
Census Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341869 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3629 Folio 115 Page 11
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 28 M Liverpool
Rel: Head
Occ: Dripstillers Porter
Melia BLINKHORN U 5 F Liverpool
Rel: Daughter
Occ: Scholar
Robert BLINKHORN U 2 M Liverpool
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Elizabeth BLINKHORN U 16 F Liverpool
Rel: Daughter
Occ: Servant Unemployed
William BRINE U 28 M Liverpool
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Window Blind Maker
Mary Ann BLINKHORN M 26 F Liverpool
Rel: Wife

Dwelling: 17 Queens St
Census Place: Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341927 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3880 Folio 67 Page 24
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas BLINKHORN M 26 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Thread Polisher
Jane BLINKHORN M 23 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Cotton Spinner
William BLINKHORN 5 M Eccles, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Margret BLINKHORN 3 F Eccles, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Alice BLINKHORN 8 m F Eccles, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Mary E. CAIN U 21 F Little Hulton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Card Tenter Cotton

Dwelling: 3 Princess St
Census Place: Pendleton In Salford, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341942 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3945 Folio 100 Page 13
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Sophia BLINKHORN U 25 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur (Head)
Occ: Cotton Weaver
W. H. BLINKHORN U 20 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son (Brother)
Occ: Warehouseman In Manchester Warehouse
E. R. BLINKHORN U 18 M Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son (Brother)
Occ: Laborer In Soap Works
Sarah LEE U 30 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Warehouse Woman In Mchester Trade
Amy LEE U 14 F Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Domestic Serv Out Of Employment
Elizabeth HEYS U 19 F Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Cotton Pin Winder
Louisa HEYS U 16 F Salford, Lancashire, England
Rel: Lodger
Occ: Cotton Pin Winder

Dwelling: 40 Homer St
Census Place: Little Bolton, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341917 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3836 Folio 42 Page 19
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William F. BLINKHORN M 24 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Iron Turner
Alice BLINKHORN M 24 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Frederick BLINKHORN U 3 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Charles J. BLINKHORN U 1 M Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son

Dwelling: 33 Sergeant St
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1342011 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4225 Folio 84 Page 65
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Edward BLINKHORN M 22 M Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Jacquard Card Cutter
Elizabeth BLINKHORN M 22 F Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
Occ: Cotton Weaver
John P. BLINKHORN 1 M Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Edward BLINKHORN 2 m M Preston, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son

Dwelling: Nooken End
Census Place: Newchurch, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341988 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4128 Folio 33 Page 60
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John Thos. BLINKHORN M 21 M Peterborough
Rel: Head
Occ: Cotton Mule Spinner
Jane BLINKHORN M 21 F Peterborough
Rel: Wife
Eliza BLINKHORN U 1 F Burnley, Lancashire, England
Rel: Daur
Smith LAMBERT M 31 M Co...rize ? Hill, York, England
Rel: Boarder
Occ: Labourer At Dye Works (Cotton)
Albert LAMBERT 10 M Bacup, Lancashire, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Seth LAMBERT 8 M Moorside, York, England

Dwelling: 14 Nelson Street
Census Place: Horwich, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341914 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3826 Folio 68 Page 3
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN M 21 M Heaton Bolton, Lancashire, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Labourer At Gas Works
Mary BLINKHORN M 21 F Horwich, Lancashire, England
Rel: Wife
John H. BLINKHORN 1 M Horwich, Lancashire, England

Dwelling: Canal Boats Dugdale
Census Place: Lathom, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341899 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3756 Folio 52 Page 47
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William BLINKHORN U 19 M Wigan

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Post by Stanley » 14 Oct 2013, 05:42

I've bumped this because the search doesn't find it.
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Post by Tripps » 14 Oct 2013, 09:47

Fascinating -

Rel: Inmate Handicap: Imbecile. No Political Correctness here.

Occ: Stripper & Grinder Cotton Factory What did he strip and grind? - I've got one in my recent family tree.

Occ: Dripstillers Porter What's one of those?

Occ: Cotton Throstle Spinner Second reference today to throstle - what was a throstle? I thought it was a bird.
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Post by Stanley » 15 Oct 2013, 04:39

Stripper and grinder. See spinning tapes in the LTP when it gets onto the site. Stripping and grinding was the process of cleaning the metal-spiked card cloth on carding machines and grinding the ends of the spikes to level them and restore efficiency.
Throstle. This was the name for the cotton spinning process that was the precursor of ring spinning. I think the name originated from the fact that it rotated so quickly it made a singing noise like the bird.
Not sure what Dripstiller's porter is. My mind goes to the products of distillation dripping from the worm on a still.
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Post by Tripps » 15 Oct 2013, 11:01

" Dripstillers Porter"

Reminded me of the mysterious job featured on 'What's my Line' the 'Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker' :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 16 Oct 2013, 04:33

Saggar maker's bottom knockers actually existed. They were the men who pounded the bases of clay saggars to make them stronger. Saggars were the containers that delicate pottery was placed in before firing in the kiln.
In one of the Irish short stories I am reading at the moment 'stiller' is an alternative name used for one who distils illegal poteen.
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Post by Tripps » 16 Oct 2013, 08:45

Thanks for correcting saggar. I've edited my post. I did know it was a real job, and had a good idea what they did. I don't think even Lady Elizabeth Barnet got that one right on Twenty Questions. Do you remember how often she had a stroke of genius, and guessed correctly on question number 19 or 20? How we were impressed at her skill and knowledge. I'm now absolutely convinced it was all fixed. She was a delightful posh bird, who ended her days sadly, as a shoplifter in her village shop, and with an electric fire in the bath. I would guess both triggered by dementia.
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Post by PanBiker » 16 Oct 2013, 09:14

Lady Isobel Barnet I think Tripps.
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Post by Tripps » 16 Oct 2013, 12:07

Yes of course - you're right Ian. Perhaps I'm getting a touch of it myself. :smile:
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Re: BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

Post by PanBiker » 16 Oct 2013, 15:13

You got the Posh Bird bit right though Tripps.. :laugh5:
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Re: BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2013, 03:56

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Re: BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

Post by Tripps » 17 Oct 2013, 10:34

Wow - I've just googled 'dripstillers porter' and it results in just one result.

Back here of course. :smile:

They used to call that a 'googlewhack' - though I've not seen the term used for a while. We're going even further off piste now. Sorry - I'll stop it now.
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Re: BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

Post by Wendyf » 17 Oct 2013, 11:01

I tried that as well Tripps, and checked with the original census return to see if there could have been a transcription error. Distiller's porter makes a bit more sense, but it definitely says Dripstillers!

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Re: BLINKHORN REFERENCES. (CHIMNEY)

Post by Tripps » 17 Oct 2013, 22:07

Why didn't I think of that? :smile:

I've had a good look, and I'm still not sure. I think I'll have to settle for distiller - though the r is quite distinct. I hope he had a good life though, whatever his occupation was.
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