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Reply Joy Gwilliam
12:30 PM on October 4, 2018 
Hi my mum was born Lowton in 1927 and when going through old paperwork after her death I came across a hand written memoirs of Lowton written by R. Ridyward in 1935. I had never seen it before and am intrigued as to how my mum came by it and how she knew him / her.My mum's maiden name was Brenda Lee,her dad was Henry Lee .I am happy to donate these to the Lowton History as I'm sure they will be of great interest to you .
Reply Tina palfreyman
9:20 AM on September 22, 2018 
Looking back at old pictures of Lowton, where I lived way back, with some happy memories.
Would be good to hear from anybody I knew there all those years ago.
Tina
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Reply Sheila White
11:30 AM on June 20, 2016 
Looking for information regarding Elizabeth (Betty) Hewitt b.1801 who married Ralph Ratcliffe b.1799 a Silk Weaver
Reply Ross McComish
1:20 AM on May 3, 2016 
A very interesting and helpful site, but I think you have been a bit rough on the Rev John Pennington on Page 3. His letter reads (I think):-
"James Ashton,
This is to inform you; unless you submit a real licence to preach in your house to my inspection I shall be under [the] disagreeable necessity of mentioning you as a refractory person in answer to [the] Bishop of Chester's Queries. This must be done this morning.
Lowton 31 [?] 1811
John Pennington"
Pennington had, in fact, been licensed as Perpetual Curate of Lowton on 11 Dec 1806 by Henry William Majendie, Bishop of Chester [CCEd]. The registration of Ashton's house as a dissenting place of worship was done, on 22 Aug 1806, before Pennington came to the parish. It would seem from this letter that he hasn't had any problem with Ashton's services for the best part of five years - so what has changed? I suggest that the letter is the result of the arrival of a new bishop: Bishop Majendie was translated to Bangor in 1809 and his replacement, Edward Bowyer Sparke, was consecrated on 21 Jan 1810. It seems that the new bishop has asked the clergy in his diocese to ensure that all the dissenting places of worship under their jurisdiction have been properly licensed. I would assume from the tone of the letter that Ashton has not responded to Pennington's earlier requests for a sighting of his licence and that he is now under some pressure from the bishop for an answer. "Refractory person" doesn't mean undesirable, it means someone who has stubbornly refused to do something they are required to do. In the context of 1811 relationships between the Church of England and the different varieties of Methodism, the letter is formal - terse even - but not unreasonable (imho).
Hope this is of some interest.
Reply Lowton Websites
4:12 AM on March 12, 2016 
The website would love it if you could scan the photos and email them to us [email protected]
Mary Sayers says...
My mother and two of her siblings were born at the School House on Newton Road, Lowton St Mary's. I wondered if the house still stands. As I have some old postcards sent to her parents soon after their marriage and addressed to "Fern lea", Newton Road, I would also like to know if this was the same house or another nearby. My grandfather, Samuel Marsden, was working as an accountant at Bickershaw Colliery at the time (c 1913-1919). Any information would be appreciated. Thanks for your work on the website. I'm glad to have found it.
Reply Mary Sayers
9:54 AM on July 6, 2015 
I have a photocopy of pages from "Rules & Orders of the Frugal Female Friendly Society established at Lowton School in the parish of WInwick... for the Support of the Sick, Burying the Dead and other charitable and humane purposes". It was published in Wigan in 1812, and a copy of the book is held at Warrington Local Studies archives. The most interesting part of this is the list of members that it contains. If it is of interest, please let me know.
Reply Mary Sayers
9:16 AM on July 6, 2015 
My mother and two of her siblings were born at the School House on Newton Road, Lowton St Mary's. I wondered if the house still stands. As I have some old postcards sent to her parents soon after their marriage and addressed to "Fern lea", Newton Road, I would also like to know if this was the same house or another nearby. My grandfather, Samuel Marsden, was working as an accountant at Bickershaw Colliery at the time (c 1913-1919). Any information would be appreciated. Thanks for your work on the website. I'm glad to have found it.