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James Astley Birtwistle

James Astley Birtwistle

Male 1889 - 1974  (84 years)

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  • Name James Astley Birtwistle 
    Born 19 Feb 1889  Great Harwood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Astley Birtwistle 
    1 Source See also “BIRTWISTLE A Family of East Lancashire Cotton Manufactures” W A Birtwistle. Completed after WAB’s death by Ellen B. Chambers and published in 2001. Chapter 10, “Birtwistle and Fielding” (pages 57-69). Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Educ. Cheltenham, World Tour Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Info 1 See also http://www.thepeerage.com/p30492.htm#i304917 & https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/616047/I091317/jamesastley-birtwistle/pedigree?isText=false Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Info 2 "The Birtwistle Family, 1200- 1850 AD” by William A Birtwistle assisted by Ray Aspden. Birtwistles of Great Harwood. Page 49. See page 53. Also Great Harwood Pedigree 17, p 188. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Profession Managing Director/part owner of the Grange and Great Harwood Mills of Birtwistle & Fielding & Co Ltd. Also J & A Leigh Ltd., Mill in Preston Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1974  Great Harwood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I091056  Ancestorium
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2021 

    Father Albert Birtwistle, of Springfield House, Blackburn,   b. 1849, Lower Fold, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1921, Cheadle Royal, Cheadle, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Annie Mary Astley (Hartley) Bell,   b. 5 Jan 1858, 52 Montague Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1944, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1881  St Leonard, Balderstone, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Muriel Marwood,   b. 15 Nov 1893, Pleasington Lodge, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1988, 18 Cloncurry Street, Fulham, London SW6 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1915  Pleasington Lodge, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Theresa Birtwistle,   b. 1 May 1916, Springfield, in Pleasington, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2004  (Age 87 years)
     2. Iris Mary Birtwistle,   b. 29 May 1918, Springfield, in Pleasington, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2006  (Age 88 years)
     3. Michael Albert Astley Birtwistle, Colonel.TD. DL. High Sheriff,   b. 4 Apr 1920, Springfield, in Pleasington, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 2005, Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, Cumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Annette Mary Birtwistle,   b. 31 Jul 1921, Hoghton House, Hoghton, Nr. Preston, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2006, Dumfries Infirmary, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Edmund Frederick Astley Birtwistle,   b. 5 Jul 1924, Hoghton House, Hoghton, Nr. Preston, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1981, (age 57) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. David William Astley Birtwistle,   b. 14 May 1926, Hoghton House, Hoghton, Nr. Preston, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1998, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Anthony Gerard Astley Birtwistle,   b. 9 May 1928, Hoghton House, Hoghton, Nr. Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 sept 2021, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Private
    Family ID F00003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    James Birtwistle and Muriel Marwood wedding.jpg
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  • Notes 
    • http://thepeerage.com/p30492.htm#i304917
      https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/616047/I091317/jamesastley-birtwistle/pedigree?isText=false
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      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/i/r/Lester-A-Birtwhistle/GENE3-0127.html#CHILD1014
      1014. JAMES ASTLEY25 BIRTWISTLE (ALBERT24, WILLIAM23, DAVID22, JAMES21, WILLIAM20, JAMES19, THOMAS18, JOHN17, HENRY16, HENRY15, JAMES14, HENRY13, RICHARD12, OLIVER11, JOHN10, NICHOLAS9, RICHARD8 BRIDTWISEL, WILLIAM7, RICHARD6 DE BRIDTWESELL, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, REYNER2, RALPH1) was born 1889, and died 1974. He married MURIEL MARWOOD 1915, daughter of FREDERICK MARWOOD and MARY WALKER. She was born 1893, and died 1988.

      More About JAMES ASTLEY BIRTWISTLE:
      Education: Cheltenham
      Occupation: Managing Director/Part Owner of the Grange and Great Harwood Mills of Birtwistle & Fielding & Co., Ltd. & also J & A Leigh Ltd., Mill in Preston

      Children of JAMES BIRTWISTLE and MURIEL MARWOOD are:
      1163.i. MARY THERESA BIRTWISTLE, b. 1916.
      1164.ii. IRIS MARY BIRTWISTLE, b. 1918.
      1165.iii. MICHAEL ALBERT ASTLEY BIRTWISTLE, b. 1920.
      1166.iv. ANNETTE MARY BIRTWISTLE, b. 1921.
      1167.v. EDMUND FREDERICK ASTLEY BIRTWISTLE, b. 1924; d. 1986.
      vi. DAVID WILLIAM ASTLEY BIRTWISTLE, b. May 14, 1926; d. January 1
      1168.vii. ANTHONY GERARD ASTLEY BIRTWISTLE, b. 1928.
      1169.viii. ANGELA MARY JULIE BIRTWISTLE, b. 1932
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      see also
      Generations 1-3: Biographies,Obituaries, etc
      February 7, 2020 ~ Justin Kirby
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/generations-1-3-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      James or JAB or Nebby was one of 12 siblings, and a number married and had offspring ..
      3 of his brothers served during WW1 (William, Henry and Norman). William was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Norman the Military Cross (MC) and was later Killed In Action in one of the last cavalry charges of the war.
      There’s a short entry for my grandfather in Birtwistle: A Family of East Lancashire Cotton Manufacturers by W.A. Birtwistle (2001) in chapter 10 on Birtwistle and Fielding as follows:
      James Astley Birtwistle, born 1889, the second son of Albert and Annie married Mary Murial Birtwistle and lived first at Pleasington and then at Houghton Bank, near Blackburn with their family of 8 children. Astley took an active part in the management of the family’s mills after the First World War, especially the ones in Blackburn and Great Harwood. After the death of Henry Astley Bell in 1937, he also took over the responsibility of buying the cotton for all the mills including Brookhouse Mills, Preston. He retired from active participation in the trade after the company floatation in 1950.
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      See a portrait of his wedding at "The digital portrait collection" at http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/the-digital-portrait-collection/ click on the names in bold to see portraits.

      In the cotton business, and was managing Director/part owner of The Grange and Great Harwood Mills of Birtwistle & Fielding & Co Ltd.
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      "James Astley Birtwistle Remembered"
      April 20, 2011
      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/james-astley-birtwistle-remembered/

      Wedding of James Astley Birtwistle and Muriel Mary Marwood
      December 6, 2010
      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/wedding-of-james-astley-birtwistle-and-muriel-mary-marwood/

      http://www.great-harwood.org.uk/index.htm
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      Mills
      Good evening
      Birtwistle and Fielding Ltd modernised the spinning mill in 1928. A steam turbine was installed by Hick Hargreaves Ltd of Bolton. The tubine rotated at somewhere in the 5600 RPM region. It was then geared down to the main rope pulley to around 1000 RPM. The shaft diameter on the secondary gear (1000 RPM) was 8 inches in diameter.When the system was installed some pennies and half pennies were stood on end on the top of the bearing housing. When I left school and started work on 2/8/54 those coins were still standing.The mill was further modernised around 1960. All machines were driven by electrics. The weaving shed was modernised in 1948. British Northrop installed 248 LF60 automatic looms . I am not clued up on the weaving side, but more on the maintenance. Raymond Marsden might contribute if anyone wants further information. Later on in the late fifties 30 DROP BOX looms arrived on the scene(2 Shuttles). B&F closed in Mid 1968. I carried on working there until Jan 1969. Me,Ken Harrison, Stan Sutton, Roy Jones, Gordon Wilkinson and Benny Ireland scrapped lots of machines. We also dismantled a lot and sent to other factories.I had many happy hours up BUTTS. (B&F/Birtwistle and Fielding is the same as the Butts Mill, Delph Road, Great Harwood)
      Regards
      John Morton (18 Jan 2001)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greatharwood/message/1409

      His daugher Angela kindly pointed out
      "we lived in HOGHTON, not HOUGHTON. A very important difference.Our house, Hoghton House had originally been the Dower House for Hoghton Tower, ancient castle, home of the de Hoghton family. Sir Cuthbert made the speech at my wedding, his youngest son, Bernard (now the current baronet), was my page. "
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      Four daughters and four sons,
      children of James Astley Birtwistle, 1989-1974), (& Mary Muriel Birtwistle, née Marwood, 1893-1988)
      son of Albert Birtwistle, of Springfield House (1849-1921) (& Annie Mary Astley (Hartley) Bell, 1858-1942),
      son of William Birtwistle (b1816) (& Rachel Holland, d.c1820)
      son of David Birtwistle in Lower Fold (1791-1871) (& Letty/Lettice Hayes, 1786-1870)
      son of James Birtwistle of Stoops, later of Rowley (1753-1832) (& Betty Eddleston, 1758-1793)
      son of William Birtwistle (1729-1803) (& Ellen Mercer, 1730-1803)
      son of James Birtwistle (1701-1770) (& Elizabeth Waddington, 1705-?)
      son of Thomas Birtwistle of Moorside (1665-1729) (& Mary Waddington, 1658-1723)
      son of John Birtwistle of Higham (1619-1699) (& Hannah Stephenson of Wiswel Hall, c1630-1672),
      son of Henry Birtwistle (1597-1665) (& Helena (1600-1629),
      son of Henry Birtwistle of Higham (1562-1607) (& Dorothy, c1564-1607)
      son of James Birtwistle of Fillyclose (1540-?) (& Agnes Ormerod)
      son of Henry Birtwistle of Pendle & Higham (1510-1577) (& Mary Loude, 1510-?)
      son of Richard Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall, (1485-1543) (& Margaret Lowde of Gisburn & Gargave)
      son of Oliver Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1455-1507 (& Anne Starkie of Symondstone Hall, 1464-?)
      son of John Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1425-1490) (& Waddington, ?-1430)
      son of Nicholas Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1396-1460) (& of Altham Banister)
      son of Richard Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1365-1444) (& Alice Brownlow)
      son of William Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1335-1408) (& ?)
      son of Richard Birtwistle of Huncoat Hall (1305-1370)
      son of William of Birtwistle & Huncoat (1275-1330) (& Alice)
      son of John de Birdtwisell (1240-?)
      son of John de Birdtwisell (1215-?)
      son of Reyner de Bridtwisell (c1185-?) (of Bridtwisell in township of Hapton, Lancashire)
      son of Ralph de Bridtwisell of Bridtwisell in Hapton (c1160, [christening 1160])
      All born in Lancashire, England.