The aim of this section is to gather as much
genealogical information as possible on families connected with the town,
however distant, so if you would like a link to your own site, a list of
the names you are researching put here, a plea for help posted or to have
your work made available on this site to assist others please get in
Many thanks to the people who have donated material already but we always
want more so that the site will grow into a truly useful source of
information / reference for anyone researching families in or from
Ask not what this site
can do for you - ask what you can do for this site.
I have broke this section up in several ways -
- Church Records. Found in the
of the site, these include any birth records, death records,
cemetery records, and marriage records that I have so far.
- Census Records. All the census records
together in one place for Rishton only. Found under
- Directory Listings. These include any
directories that have been complied about Rishton, including
Barrett's, Manex, and Kelly Directories. These are found under
the Directories Section
of the site.
- Immigration Records. I have included these
in the Census section of
I hope these help you find your way around the site, see the rest
of this page for more help.
External Internet Sites.
A list of other helpful Genealogy websites is available
by following this link. These can help you
find information which you may be looking for such as censuses.
Family Genealogy Sites
Want to include your families website? A full list of
submitted sites related to Rishton families can be found
here. If you would like to include
your own web site please contact me.
Rishton Family's which are stored on this web site can
be found here.
The will of
Jeffray Taylor 1776.
The meaning of Paul,
and My Birth Date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about
Genealogy, compiled by Barbara Youds of the Great Harwood Family History
The People and Families Listings.
These are people who have either been born in Rishton,
or have done something for Rishton, making it into the town we love so
much today….. in no particular order!
Duckworth - Football Goalkeeper.|
Haworth - European Disco Dancing Queen.|| |
- Clogmaker The last clog maker in Hyndburn.|
Clarke-Brickmaker Started the ball rolling by
helping to build Rishton’s biggest mill.||
George Thomlinson Former Minister of Education,
born in Rishton.|
Allan-Hangman The last working Hangman lived in
Thomas Counsell Local Photographer.|
William Coleman Local coal merchant and hauler.|| |
Author Creator of this web site|
Edward Holditch Competition winner with a brass
Joseph Baron Lancashire Dialect Poet.|
Chew Former Burnley Football Player.|| |
| ||David Hill Rishton resident|
|Jon Anderson Former Yes songwriter, and partner to
Bury Footballer 1965 – 66 season|
Newton Former Rishton Street Sweeper.
Stacey Holdsworth local swimmer.|
Thomas Brierley Rag N Bone chap.|| |
Local rock group.|
Barden Local Engineer based in Daisy Hill Mill.|| |
Simpson Former Anglican priest.|
Aukes First Vicar and founder of Saint Charles
H. H. Cormack
One of the first authors of a book about the history of
Dobson One time Burnley and Everton footballer, and
played for England under Sir Alf Ramsey
Fielding from Clayton, murderer.|
Sir Douglas Hacking
major politician from Accrington who started his
political career at Rishton.
John William Banks was the Chairman of Rishton Urban
District Council for many years.|
Thomas Lancaster, lived in Rishton and played
cricket for Enfield and Lancashire.
Marsden born on Hermitage Street, he went on to
discover the nucleus of the atom.|
William Gornell, born in Darwen and Ordained in
Rishton, read about him here.
George Lucas, former coalman and milkman.|| |
Barnes Local coach driver.|
Hyndburn's oldest citizen|| |
Edward Rishton Priest from the Dunkenhalgh family in
Hargreaves, awarded the MBE in 2003.
Wainwright, lost a friend, and meet the Prince of
from nothing to owning half of Rishton, Bob Walsh
became one of Rishton 1st Millionaires.
Soo, famous Chinese Conqueror born in Rishton.|
born at the Dunkenhalgh, he went on to become a famed
Eric Easton, The first manager of the Rolling Stones
rock group, born in Rishton of course!|
Claire Hamilton, youngest councillor in the Country
at the time of her appointment to office.
Vincent Carter, solider who died in WW1.
William Whittaker -
Joseph Hodgson -