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Introduction

RISHTON Township contains a thriving manufacturing village miles E.N.E. from Blackburn. The cotton trade is carried out extensively in this village, and coal and stone are found in township, in which is also a large brick and tile manufacture. The township is intersected by the Leeds and Liverpool canal and Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, which has a station here. Population here in 1861, 1,198, and rateable value about £8,200. Nearly whole of the soil belongs to HENRY Petre Esq., of Dunkenhalgh. Saint Peters church school was built in 1864, at a cost of £600, Rev W. Allot is the officiating minister. Here are also places of worship belonging the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.

Rishton Township.

 

Name: Mr. John Taylor Occupation: Post and Money Office. Address: Post Office High Street

Name: Reverend W Allott Occupation: Curate. Address:

Name: Mr. John Anderson Occupation: Address:

Name: James Ashworth Occupation: Weaving manager Address: Victoria Villas Parker Street

Name: Joseph Barnes Occupation: (exors of) coal proprietors. Address:

Name: John Bibby Occupation: Blacksmith. Address:

Name: William Blakey Occupation: furniture broker. Address:

Name: James Bolton Occupation: victuallers Address: Mother Redcap Accrington Road

Name: William Bramell Occupation: Spinning mnger Address: Victoria Villas Parker Street

Name: Jonathan F. Calvert Occupation: factory manager. Address:

Name: John Charnley Occupation: Butcher. Address:

Name: George Clarke Occupation: Fire and common brickmaker and quarry master Address: Norden Harwood Road

Name: Thomas Clarkson Occupation: shopr. Address:

Name: James Clegg Occupation: agent for Prudential Life Ass. Co. Address:

Name: William Dewhurst Occupation: victuallers Address: New Inn Blackburn Old Road

Name: Edward Duckworth Occupation: agent Leeds & L'pool Canal Co. Address:

Name: Duxbury and Noble Occupation: cotton mfrs. Address:

Name: Mr. Robert Edleston Occupation: Address:

Name: Levi Fish Occupation: victuallers and brick and tile maker Address: Lidget Hotel Lee Lane

Name: James Gelling Occupation: boot and shoe maker Address:

Name: John Grimshaw Occupation: bobbin turner Address: Holt Mill Hermitage Street

Name: John Grimshaw Occupation: grocer Address:

Name: Grimshaw Rd. Occupation: shopr. Address:

Name: Hayes & Eccles Occupation: cotton mfrs. Address: Spring Mill Spring Street

Name: Caleb Hoyle Occupation: confr. and draper Address:

Name: Knowles and Butler Occupation: joiners and builders Address:

Name: William C. P. Lewis Occupation: comn. agent Address:

Name: William Lowe Occupation: victuallers Address: Walmesley Arms High Street

Name: Daniel Mackerell Occupation: clogger Address:

Name: Mercer Bros and Co. Occupation: cotton spinners and mfrs. Address: Rishton Mill Hermitage Street

Name: Robert Mercer Occupation: butcher Address:

Name: R. Ward and Mary Ward Occupation: National School Address: Mm.

Name: James Noble Occupation: boot and shoemaker Address:

Name: Lawrence Noble Occupation: grocer and stone mason Address:

Name: Mark Noble Occupation: shopr. Address:

Name: Thomas Noble Occupation: grocer and stone mason Address:

Name: Parker Chpr. and Edw. Occupation: joiners & bldrs Address:

Name: John Parker Occupation: relieving officer Address:

Name: Henry Parker Occupation: assistant and overseer and collector of income and property taxes Address:

Name: William Riley Occupation: Grocer Address:

Name: Victoria cotton mill co. Ltd. Occupation: cotton spinners and mfrs. Address: Victoria Mill Parker Street

Name: Industrial Co-operative Society. Occupation: Lim grocers and c. Rishton Address: Coop Commercial Street

Name: Thomas Seed Occupation: victuallers Address: Roebuck High Street

Name: Bernard Smith Occupation: grocer Address:

Name: Dorothy Smith Occupation: shopr. Address:

Name: John Taylor Occupation: post master Address: Post Office High Street

Name: Thompson E. and Co. grocers. Occupation: Address:

Name: Joseph Marshall Occupation: Wesleyan school Address: High Street

Name: James Whittaker Occupation: Station master Address: Station House Station Road

Name: James Whittaker Occupation: Grocer. Address:

Name: Mary Wolstenholme Occupation: milliner Address:

Name: Mary Wolstenholme Occupation: shopr. Address:

Name: FARMERS Occupation: Address:

Name: James Braithwaite Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: John Braithwaite Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Ann Butterworth Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: George Clarke Occupation: Farmer Address: Norden Harwood Road

Name: James Crook Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Rd Faccitt Occupation: Address: New Barn

Name: William Forrest Occupation: Farmer and quarry master Address:

Name: William Goddard Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Edmund Haworth Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Haworth Hy. and Thos Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Henry Haworth Occupation: Farmer Address: Back Lane

Name: John Haworth Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Thomas Haworth Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Occupation: Address: Manor Farm Tottleworth

Name: Thomas Haworth Occupation: Farmer Address: Close Nook Wilpshire Road

Name: Joseph Haydock Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Roger Haydock Occupation: Farmer Address: Dunscar Wilpshire Road

Name: John Heap Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Lawrence Hindle Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Thomas Hindle Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: John Hodson Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: James Howarth Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: John Howson Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: James Leigh Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: Chpr Parker Occupation: Farmer Address: Cow Hill Cowhill Lane

Name: Rt Parker Occupation: Farmer Address: Mickle Hey

Name: John Pickup Occupation: Farmer Address:

Name: William Pickup Occupation: Farmer Address: Moorside Side Beet Lane

Name: John Sharples Occupation: Farmer Address: Cowhill Cowhill Lane

Name: John Smith Occupation: Farmer Address: Thompson Road

References.

1868 Mannex Directory