STANWORTH FAMILY HISTORY DATA COLLECTION
FOR BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

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1. St. Peter's at Burnley
2. Haggate Baptist Chapel
3. St. James' Briercliffe
4. St. John the Evangelist, Worsthorn
5. Wills

The registers of Holme in Cliviger have been transcribed for the period 1741 to 1841 in the Lancashire Parish Register Series, Vol 124.  There are no Stanworth entries.

1. St. Peter's Burnley
1.1 Baptisms from 1653 to 1690 from Lancashire Parish Register Society Volume 151

John s. John Stanworth of Munckhall, husbandman, born 28 October, bapt 2 Nov 1656
Mary d. John Stanworth of Munck-hall, husbandman, born 16 Aug, bapt 22 Aug 1658
Henry s. John Stanworth of Munckhall, 21 July 1661
Henery s. Mary Clayton, Monkehall and John Stanworth, bapt 10 April 1670. (Would probably be named Henry Clayton)
John s. John Stanworth, 13 June 1686

From 1762 to 1823

Joan Read has checked 1730 to 1761 and found the following Stanworth records.

Henry, son of William Stanworth of Extwistle, 27 April 1734 (a William Stanworth married Alice Parker in 1721)
Henry, son of John Stanworth of Extwistle, 5 August 1750.
Grace, daughter of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 1 Sept.1754.
Robert, son of John Stanworth of Extwistle. 27 December, 1755
William, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 27, June 1756.
Henry, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 8 Jan. 1758
Stephen, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle. 2 Sept.1759,
John, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 18 (?) August 1761.
Alice daughter of John Stanworth of Extwistle, 30 January 1763.
James son of Henry Stanworth of Extistle, 24 July 1763.
Benjamin son of Henry Stanworth on 21 April 1765 (reported in a thread on briercliffesociety.co.uk)

Joan Read has also identified the following two records for the next decade.

Joseph, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 11 Jan.1767, (LDS film 1068758)
Harry, son of John Stanworth of Extwistle, 28 Feb. 1767 (LDS film 1068758)

From the film in Burnley Library from 1770.

Thomas son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 September 1770
Simeon, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 21 June 1772.
John base son of Peggy Taylor and William Stanworth, of Extwistle, 7 August 1774.
Levi, posthumous son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle on 28 August 1774.
Ann, base daughter Of Mary Crabtree and Henry Stanworth, both of Briercliffe, 7 July 1776.
John base son of Mary Whitehead of Worsthorn & Henry Stanworth of Briercliffe on 15 December 1776.

(Note that there is an Ancestral File on the IGI in which several children are said to have Henry Stanworth and Mary Whitehead as parents. There is no known marriage of this couple and the Ancestral File does not take into account the marriage of a Henry Stanworth to Mary Duerden in 1783. In addition there are records of the following baptisms at St. Peter's: Peggy base daughter of Mary Whitehead and James Whitehead both of Cliviger on 2 September 1776; Jenny base daughter of Mary Whitehead of Cliviger, 24 April 1774; John base son of Mary Whitehead of Cliviger and John Hall of Lincoln on 4 February 1770.

Mary d. Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 11 Jan 1780
Henry s. William Stanworth of Briercliffe, 3 March 1782
Molly d. Henry Stanworth of Extwistle 8 Jan 1783
Mary d Robert (?) Stanworth of Briercliffe, 5 Jan 1784
Nelly d. John Stanworth of Extwistle, 23 Jan 1785
William s. Henry Stanworth of Briercliffe 10 April 1785
Nelly d. William Stanworth of Extwistle, 7 Jan 1787
John s. Henry and Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 24 June 1787
Levi, s. Henry and Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 10 Jan 1790
Levi, s. William & Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 11 April 1790
Mary d. James & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, 29 April 1792
Richard, s. Henry and Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 2 DEC 1792
Nanny, d. William & Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 10 Feb 1793
John s. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, born 8 Nov 1793, bapt. 4 Jan 1794.
Martha d. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 29 March 1795
Joseph s. William & Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 28 June 1795
Peggy d. James & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, 6 Sept 1795
Nanny d. of Henry & Mary Stanworth, of Extwistle, 1 October 1797
Betty d. William & Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 18 Jan 1798
Betty d. William & Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 18 Jan 1798
James, s. James & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, 17 Nov 1799
Joseph s. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 14 Sept 1800
Henry s. James & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, 25 July 1802
Henry s. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 17 April 1803
Henry s. Mathias & Margaret Stanworth of Hurstwood (?), 8 January 1804
William s. James & Nanny Stanworth of Rogramgate in Extwistle, 25 November 1804
Elizabeth d. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 Feb 1806
John s. James & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, victualler, 30 August 1807
Ann d. James & Ann Stanworth of Extwistle, farmer, born 10 APR 1810, bapt. 6 May 1810
John s. Levi & Nancy Stanworth, of Extwistle, labourer, 7 Nov 1813.
Henry s. Levi & Ann Stanworth of Extwistle, labourer, 26 March 1815.
Henry s. of Mary Stanworth of Wrogram Yate, Extwistle, 20 Oct 1816.
Richard, s. Levi & Ann Stanworth of Botten, Worsthorn, labourer, 12 Jan 1817.
William s. Levi & Ann Stanworth, Botten, Worsthorn, labourer, 10 Feb 1819
Mary d. Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Lee Green, Extwistle, labourer, 17 Nov 1819
Mary d. Levi & Ann Stanworth of Botten, Worsthorn, labourer, 18 March 1821.
Jane d. William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle, slater, 6 May 1822
Joseph s. of Levi & Ann Stanworth of Botten, Worsthorn, labourer, 1 June 1823.

1.2. Marriages at St. Peter's Burnley
From from 1653 to 1690 from Lancashire Parish Register Society Volume 151

***n Stanworth of Extwistle, husbandman and Elizabeth 24 March 1656. (Edge of page missing)
John Stanworth and Grace [Mary] Lawson 24 Aug 1682, banns published at Burnley

From 1709 to 1837

Joan Read searched from 1709 to Febuary 1726/7 and found the following Stanworth marriage.

William Stanworth and Alice Parker, 6 Feb 1721,

From the film in Burnley Library

John Butterworth of Worsthorn & Alice Stanworth of Extwistle, 15 May 1743.
John Stanworth & Mary Shackleton both of Extwistle, 12 April 1748.

In the following an x between Christian and Surname indicates that the person signed with a cross. The abbreviation itpo indicates in the presence of.

Henry Stanworth & Ellen x Butterworth, both of Extwistle in this chapelry by banns on 5 May 1754, itpo John Stanworth & John Hargreaves
John Stanworth & Martha x Hartley, both of this chapelry, on 1 February 1755, itpo Jonathan Ingham and Joseph Chaffer
Robert Sharp & Mary Stanworth, both of Extwistle by banns on 20 April 1762, itpo Joshua Nuttall and Jonathan Ingham. (Bride and groom both signed)
Grace Stanworth & Robert Shackleton on July 31, 1774. (LDS film 0093676, information from Joan Read).
John x Stanworth of Extwistle & Betty x Wilson of Gisburn in the county of York, by banns, on 6 January 1780, itpo Wm. Stanworth & Thos. Crossley.
William Stanworth & Betty x Lawson, botc, by banns, on 27 February 1781, itpo Robert Duerden & Thos. Crossley.
Henry Stanworth & Mary x Duerden, botc, by banns, on 6 February 1783, by W. Halliwell, itpo William Stanworth & Thos. Crossley.
Robert Stanworth & Martha x Nutter, botc, by banns, on 3 March 1783, itpo John Briearley & Thos. Crossley.
George x Harrison & Betty x Stanworth, botc, by banns, on 13 April 1789, itpo Thos. Crossley, & James Holgate.
James Stanworth & Nanny x Smith, botc, by banns, 7 Oct 1790, itpo Henry Stanworth & Richd Clough.
Joseph x Stanworth & Nanny Heap, botc by banns, 5 Jan 1792, itpo Robert Hartley & Thos Crossley.
Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle & Mary Whittam of Cliviger by LICENCE 8 Jan 1793, both signed itpo Henry Stanworth & Molly Whittam.

(Note that Mary wife of Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, was buried on 19 Nov 1793)

Henry Stanworth & Betty Smith, botc, by LICENCE of Rev. Mr. Raws on 11 June 1801, both signed itpo W. ? & Jno Hartley.
Mathias x Stanworth & Peggy x Harrison, botc, by banns 10 June 1802, itpo Joseph Heap & Thos Crossley.
Thomas x Heap & Mary x Stanworth both of Extwistle, by banns, 7 Oct 1802, itpo Robert Hartley & John Berry.
Jonathan x Stanworth & Alice x Catlow, botc, by banns 7 June 1804, itpo Richd. Clough & John Berry
William x Stanworth & Betty x Holgate, after banns, both of the chapelry on 22 November 1804, itpo John Berry & James Stanworth.
Daniel Parker & Ellen Stanworth, botc, by LICENCE from Rev. Mr. J. Raws, 3 Feb 1805, both signed she as Helen, itpo John Berry & Henry Eastwood.
Hitchen x Hitchen, weaver & Ellen Stanworth, both of Extwistle, spinster, by banns 8 Oct 1807, itpo John Berry & John Dearden.
Christopher Edmondson, cordwainder & Mary x Stanworth, spinster, both of Briercliffe, by banns 12 Nov 1807, itpo John Berry & Joseph Heap.
Robert x Stanworth, worsted manufacturer & Grace x Rawson, widow, both of Briercliffe by banns, 8 Feb 1808, itpo John Berry & Richd. Clough.
Thomas x Whitham, comber & Ellen Stanworth, spinster, both of Extwistle, by banns, 9 Feb 1809, itpo Robert Holt & Richd Clough.
John Eastwood of Extwistle, labourer & Nanny x Stanworth, spinster, by banns, 26 Feb 1811, (check again for residence and witnesses)
Levi x Stanworth, slater and Nanny x Parker spr., botc., By banns on 7 January 1813, itpo Henry Todd and James Hargreaves.
Henry Todd, woolcomber, bachelor, and Martha x Stanworth, spr., botc., By banns on 30 March 1815, itpo Peter Parker and James Hargreaves.
John Stanworth, weaver, bachelor, and Nanny Todd, spr., botc., By banns on 24 March 1816, itpo Henry Todd and James Hey.
Joseph Stanworth, labourer, bachelor and Jennet Nicholl, spr., botc., By banns on 20 September 1819, by John Raws, assistant curate, itpo James Hey and Daniel Parker.
Daniel Parker, joiner, bachelor and Nanny x Stanworth, spr., botc., By banns on 3 April 1820, itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
Robert x Stanworth, weaver, bachelor and Betty x Catlow, spr., botc., By banns on 4 September 1820, itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
Bannister x Stanworth, weaver, bachelor and Martha x Clough, widow, botc., By banns on 18 September 1820, itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
Robert x Whitehead, woolcomber, bachelor and Jane x Stanworth, spr., botc., By banns on 4 June 1821, itpo Henry Hargreaves and James Hargreaves.
William Simpson, blacksmith, bachelor and Sarah x Stanworth, spr., botc., (By banns?) on 11 June 1821 itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
John x Stanworth, slater, bachelor and Jane x Hartley, spr., botc., By banns on 11 July 1821, itpo William Roberts and James Hey.
Christopher Hargreaves of the chapelry of Newchurch in Pendle, weaver, widower and Ann Stanworth, widow of this chapelry by banns on 12 November 1823, itpo Henry Hargreaves and James Hargreaves.
Henry x Stanworth, labourer and bachelor and Isabella x Whitehead, spr., botc., By banns on 19 April 1824, itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
Benjamin x Stanworth, labourer, bachelor & Ann x Ormerod, spinster, botc., By banns, on 7 November 1824, itpo James Hey & James Hargreaves.
Joseph x Stanworth, labourer, bachelor and Elizabeth x Pickles, spr., botc., By banns, 28 Aug 1825, itpo James Hey and William Shackleton.
Joseph x Watson, weaver, bachelor and Mary x Stanworth, spr., botc., By banns on 26 March 1826, itpo James Hey and James Hargreaves.
James Stanworth, labourer, bachelor & Elizabeth x Smith, spinster, botc., By banns on 25 December 1826, itpo James Hey & Benjamin Chaffer.
Henry x Pickles, labourer, bachelor & Hannah Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 25 December 1826, itpo James Hey & Benjamin Chaffer.
William Shackleton, labourer, bachelor & Jane x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 15 January 1827, itpo Daniel Parker & James Hey.
John x Stanworth, slater, bachelor & Jane x Knowles, spinster, botc., By banns on 16 April 1827, itpo Thomas Mansley & James Hey.
Allen x Edmondson, weaver, bachelor & Mary x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 28 September 1828, itpo James Hey & James Hargreaves.
James x Thornton, weaver, bachelor & Ellen x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns 29 September 1829, itpo Dan Foulds & James Hey.
William Wood, mason, bachelor & Ann Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns 24 July 1831, itpo John Butterworth & James Wood.
George x Stanworth, slater, widower & Ann x Greenwood, widow, botc., By banns on 21 May 1832, itpo Mary x South & James x Hoyle.
Thomas x Proctor, weaver, bachelor & Alice x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 19 May 1834, itpo Ellen x Smith & William Kippax.
Emanuel x Stanworth, slater, bachelor, & Ellen x ? (check this) spinster, botc., By banns on 22 July 1835, itpo William Towler & E. B. Allen.
John Stanworth, labourer, bachelor & Susannah x Halstead, spinster, botc., By banns on 18 January 1836, itpo Richard Stanworth & Henry Stanworth.
James x Cudworth, labourer, widower & Mary x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 17 November 1836, itpo George Taylor & John Marshall.
George x Whitaker, weaver, bachelor & Elizabeth x Stanworth, spinster, botc., By banns on 25 December 1836, itpo Thomas Oddie & Joseph Whitaker.

John Wigglesworth, of full age, cotton spinner, bachelor of Lane Bridge, Habergham Eaves, son of William Wigglesworth, shoemaker & Mary Stanworth, of full age, spinster, of Burnley Lane, Burnley, daughter of John Stanworth, weaver, on 22 October 1837, itpo Edward Wigglesworth & Thomas Wigglesworth.

End of 1837.

From an index of marriages in Burnley Library, prepared by Jack Nadin in 1996, we know of two more male marriages before the end of 1839

Richard Stanworth and Ellen Cray, Dec 1839
William Stanworth and Ann Crowther, Oct 1839

1.3. Burials at St. Peter's Burnley
From from 1653 to 1690 from Lancashire Parish Register Society Volume 151

Henry s. Mary Clayton of Monkhall and John Stanworth, 4 Feb 1670
Ellin Stanworth, Munckhall, widow, 30 March 1677.
An infant of John Stanworth junior, 4 Sept 1683 (entry not in BT)

From January 1757 to 1856

From the film in Burnley Library.

Ellen Stanworth of Extwistle, widow, 17 May 1768.
Ellen Stanworth of Extwistle, spinster, 6 January 1770
Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 29 June 1774.
Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 12 August 1776
Alice daughter of John Stanworth of Extwistle, 5 August 1777
Mary, daughter of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle buried on 6 August 1780
William son of John Stanworth of Worsthorne, 28 Oct 1782
Nelly Stanworth of Extwistle, 19 DEC 1784
Martha wife of John Stanworth of Extwistle, 17 Nov 1785
Grace daughter of William and Betty Stanworth of Extwistle, 16 Jan 1789
Nanny daughter of William and Betty Stanworth of Mark Hole, 6 June 1790
William son of Robert and Martha Stanworth of Haggate, 30 Nov 1791
John Stanworth of Extwistle, 4 May 1792
Mary wife of Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, 19 Nov 1793.
John son of Robert & Martha Stanworth of Briercliffe, 11 Sept 1794
Richard son of Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 18 DEC 1796
John Stanworth of Extwistle, 30 DEC 1796.
Joseph son of William and Beth Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 July 1798
Nanny daughter of James and Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle, 26 Oct 1798
Mary Stanworth of Barden, widow, 30 Nov 1800
Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 18 July 1802.
Martha wife of Robert Stanworth of Briercliffe, 25 DEC 1803
John son of Henry and Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 16 March 1804
Henry son of James and Nancy Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 May 1810
John son of the late Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle 6 January 1812 (LDS film 0093676 information from Joan Read)
Thomas Stanworth, of Monk Hall, Extwistle, on 30 Aug 1814, aged 44.
Henry Stanworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle, on 18 June 1817, aged 36
William Stanworth, Holden, Extwistle, aged 65, 17 June 1820 (LDS film 1526392 information from Joan Read)
Elizabeth Stanworth of Clough Croft, Extwistle, 23 June 1822, aged 16
Henry Stanworth of Botton, Worsthorn, on 25 June 1825 aged 10
Henry Stanworth of Worsthorn, aged 69, on 8 DEC 1826
Mary Stanworth of Wroggan Yard, Extwistle aged 1, on 19 July 1827
James Stanworth of Extwistle, aged 68, on 18 Sept 1831
Joseph Stanworth of Manchester aged 30, on 24 DEC 1831
Mary Stanworth of Salford, Burnley aged 7, on 15 May 1836
John Stanworth of Bolten Worsthorn aged 24, on 28 DEC 1837
Stephen Stansworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle, aged 77, on 21 Jan 1838
Mary Stanworth of Brownside, Worsthorn aged 46, on 13 Mar 1839.
Henry Stanworth of Vernon St., aged 1, on 8 Sept 1840
William Stanworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle age 84, on 3 Jan 1841
Sophia Stanworth of Park, Burnley aged 21, on 11 Mar 1843
George Standworth of Lane Bridge, Habergham Eaves aged 54, on 1 Jan 1844
Anne Stanworth of Roggerham Gate, Extwistle, aged 74, on 6 Mar 1844.

From 1845 to 1896 from transcript in Burnley Library.
Stanworths seem to be mainly Nonconformist by 1856.

Elizabeth Stanworth of Packer Lane, aged 62, on 3 Aug 1847
John Stanworth of Work House, aged 57, on 26 Mar 1849
Anne Standworth of Botton (?) Worsthorne aged 58, on 19 July 1849
Levi Stanworth of Botton, Worsthorne, aged 63, on 24 December 1851.
? Stanworth of Worsthorne, aged 80 on 18 April 1852.
Susannah Stanworth of Worsthorne aged 39 on 18 April 1852
Jonathan Stanworth of Worsthorne aged 73 on 4 April 1856.

1.4. Monumental Inscriptions at St. Peter's Burnley

I am grateful to my correspondent Joan Read for these items.

#345

In Memory of Elizabeth the Daughter of Henry and Mary Stanworth of Clough Croft in Extwistle, who died February 5th, 1822, Aged 16 Years. Also the above named Mary Stanworth who died January 2nd, 1824, aged 58 Years. Also Henry, her Husband who died December 5th, 1826, aged 68 Years. In Memory of Henry the son of Levi and Ann Stanworth of Bottin within Worsthorne, who died June 22, 1826, in the 10th Year of his Age. Also John their Son who departed this Life December 25th 1837 Aged 24 Years. Also the above named Ann Stanworth who departed this Life July 15th 1849, Aged 58 Years. Also the above named Levi Stanworth who departed this Life December 19th 1851 aged 62 Years. Also Robert Parker of Swinshawe who died March 17th 1863, Aged 73 Years.

Comments:

Elizabeth must have been born about 1806 and so fits with the baptism record at St. Peter's: Elizabeth d. Henry & Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 Feb 1806.

Henry must have been born about 1758 and so fits with the baptism at St. Peter's of Henry son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 8 January 1758. Henry's wife Mary was born about 1766.

Henry son of Levi and Ann is a grandson of Henry and Mary. The inscription indicates that Levi was born about 1789 so he is Levi, s. Henry and Mary Stanworth of Extwistle, 10 Jan 1790, Burnley St. Peter.

Henry s. Levi & Ann Stanworth of Extwistle, labourer, 26 March 1815 at Burnley St. Peter.

We also have John who must have been born about 1813 and so is John s. Levi & Nancy Stanworth, of Extwistle, labourer, 7 Nov 1813 at Burnley St. Peter.

# 647

"Here lieth the Body of Mary, Daughter of John and Martha Stanworth of Munkhall who departed this Life August 8th 1776 in the 20th year of her Age. Also the Body of Alice the daughter of the above named John and Martha Stanworth who departed this Life August 2nd 1777 in the 15th year of her age. Also William Son of the above named John and Martha Stanworth who departed this Life June 3rd 1820 in the 65th year of his age."

# 649

"Here lieth the Remains of Betty the wife of William Stanworth of Monk Hall who departed this Life August 8th 1812 in the 53rd year of her age."

2. Haggate Baptist Chapel
2.1 Births recorded at Haggate Baptist Chapel from 1762 to 1841

From transcripts at Burnley Library.

Benjamin son of Benjamin & Malley Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, 18 March 1801
Hannah daughter of Benjamin & Malley Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, on 3 March 1803
John son of Jonathan & Alce Stanworth of Hurstwood on 4 December 1804
James son of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall in Extwistle on 6 June 1805
Martha daughter of Benjamin & Mally Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 1 February 1806.
Betty daughter of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall in Extwistle on 7 January 1807
Ann daughter of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Hurstwood on 27 January 1807
James son of Benjamin & Mally Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 3 April 1808
Mary daughter of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 22 February 1809
Ann daughter of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall in Extwistle on 26 February 1809
Ellin daughter of Robert & Grace Stanworth of Haggate on 24 January 1810.
Henry son of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 22 January 1811.
William son of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall in Extwistle on 13 August 1811.
Alice daughter of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 18 March 1813.
Ellin daughter of William & Betty Stanworth of Monkhall in Extwistle on 21 December 1813.
Elisabeth daughter of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 25 August 1815
Mary daughter of John & Nanny Stanworth of Extwistle on 2 August 1816.
Mary daughter of William & Betty Stanworth of Monkhall in Extwistle on 23 March 1817
Ruth daughter of John & Nancy Stanworth of Netherwood in Extwistle on 30 August 1818
Henry son of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall in Extwistle on 7 March 1819.
William son of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Hagate on 28 July 1818.
Mary daughter of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Lee Green Extwistle on 17 November 1819.
Robert son of Robert & Betty Stanworth of New Row near Saxifield on 20 January 1821.
Margaret daughter of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 18 February 1821.
Sophia daughter of William & Betty Stanworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle on 23 October 1821.
Nanny daughter of John & Nanny Stanworth of Swindin Bottoms, Extwistle on 5 February 1821.
Jonathan son of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 20 February 1822.
Ruth daughter of John & Nanny Stanworth of Swindin Bottoms, Extwistle on 20 March 1823.
Martha, daughter of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 25 May 1823.
Martha daughter of Robert & Betty Stanworth of New Row near Saxifield on 3 May 1823
Benjamin son of William & Betty Stanworth of Swindin Bottoms, Extwistle on 11 January 1824.
Ann daughter of Robert & Betty Stanworth of Haggate in Briercliffe on 22 May 1825.
Martha, daughter of Benjamin & Ann Stanworth of Worsthorn on 22 May 1825.
Adam son of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Wallnook, Extwistle on 1 September 1825.
Robert son of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate in Briercliffe on 15 April 1825.
Martha daughter of John & Nanny Stanworth of Swinden Bottoms, Extwistle on 18 February 1827.
Benjamin son of James & Betty Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 19 March 1827.
Benjamin son of Benjamin & Ann Stanworth of Worsthorn on 14 September 1827.
Benjamin son of Joseph & Jennetts (sic) Stanworth of Wall Nook, Extwistle on 6 January 1828.
Joseph son of James & Betty Stanworth of Holding (sic) in Extwistle on 18 February 1829
Fanny daughter of John & Nanny Stanworth of Swinaringbottoms on 12 November 1829.
Hannah daughter of Benjamin & Ann Stanworth of Cloughcroft in Extwistle on 29 November 1829.
Chatharine (sic) daughter of Joseph & Jane Stanworth of Wallnook in Extwistle on 6 January 1830.
Mary daughter of James & Betty Stanworth of Cloughcroft in Extwistle on 29 March 1831.
Alice daughter of John & Jane Stanworth of Hag-Gate in Briercliffe on 19 August 1831.
Hannah daughter of Benjamin & Ann Stanworth of Cloughcroft in Extwistle on 17 January 1831.
Jennet daughter of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Wallnook in Extwistle on 25 August 1832.
Benjamin son of John & Nanny Stanworth of Swindenbottom in Extwistle on 29 January 1832.
John son of James & Betty Stanworth of Clough Croft, Extwistle on 8 March 1833.
Nanny daughter of Benjamin & Nanny Stanworth of Clough Croft in Extwistle on 3 July 1833.
Ellen daughter of Joseph & Jennet Stanworth of Holden Clough in Extwistle on 28 April 1835.
John son of John & Jane Stanworth of Haggate in Briercliffe on 11 June 1835.
Henry son of John & Nanney Stanworth of Swindinbottom, Extwistle on 7 September 1835.
Ormerod, son of Benjamin & Ann Stanworth of Worsthorn on 1 February 1836.

To Nov 1841.

2.2. Burials at Haggate Baptist Chapel from 1786-1794 then 1811-1869

From 1786-1794 and from 1811-1857 from a transcript in Burnley Library. For certain periods the ages are not given in the register. The registers are missing from 1794 to 1811. From 1857 from the film of the register at Burnley Library

Robert Stanworth of Burnley, aged 2 years, 10 May 1787
Nancey Stanworth of Burnley, aged 28, 21 September 1794

Missing section

Ruth Stanworth, 31 October 1821.
Joseph Stanworth, 2 March 1824.
Betty Stanworth, 21 June 1826
Henry Stanworth, 3 June 1830
Mary Stanworth, 21 January 1831
Alis Stanworth, 8 March 1831
Joseph Stanworth of Extwistle, 5 March 1837
Robert Stanworth of Coprew, 24 May 1838
Benjamin Stanworth of Extwistle on 22 August 1839
Betty Stanworth of Extwistle on 10 September 1839
Martha Stanoth of Coprow on 10 October 1839
Robert Stanworth of Coprow on 24 January 1840
Richard Stanworth of Extwistle on 24 April 1840
Martha Stanworth of Burnley on 25 February 1843
Ann Stanworth of Burnley on 13 September 1843
Nanny Stanworth of Burnley on 21 March 1846
Adam Stanworth of Yorkshire on 8 Dec 1846
George Stanworth of Finemore Fut on 28 April 1847
Elizabeth Stanworth of Extwistle aged 12 hours on 2 August 1849
Alice Stanworth of Fineymoor Fut, aged 24 weeks on 18 May 1850
Adam Stanworth of Wall Nook, Extwistle aged 4 weeks on 22 October 1850
Ann Stanworth of Clough Croft, Extwistle, aged 26 on 31 March 1852
Susannah Stanworth of Haggate aged 10 months on 6 March 1853.
Alice Ann Stanworth of Burnley, aged 1 year 6 months, 14 January 1858
Bannester Stanworth of Coprow, aged 58 years, 15 may 1858
Henry Stanworth of Burnley aged 9 months, 10 November 1858.
Margaret Stanworth of Nelson, Marsden, aged 39 years, 17 November 1858
John Stanworth of Burnley, aged 24 years, 6 February 1859
Ellen Stanworth of (?) aged 18 months, 19 March 1859
John Stanworth of Burnley, aged 60 years, 19 May 1859
James Stanworth (? very faint) Burnley Lane End, aged 4 years, 10 November 1859
Jennet Stanworth of Wall Nook, aged 27 years, 20 February 1860
Jane Stanworth of Burnley, aged 50 years, 30 September 1860
Lettice Stanworth of Burnley, aged 32 years, 9 May 1861
Hen (?) Stanworth of Bottin, aged 14 days, 12 February 1863.
Betty Stanworth of Clough Croft, aged 17 years, 17 March 1863
Elizabeth Stanworth of Catlow, aged 43 years, 21 July 1865
Benjamin Stanworth of Burnley, aged 4 years, 2 October 1866
Emma Stanworth of Burnley, aged 4 years, 24 September 1866
*** Ann Stanworth of Burnley, aged 7 years, 13 April 1867
Benjamin Stanworth of Burnley, aged 6 months, 21 March 1868
Martha Stanworth of Burnley Lane, aged 66 years, 26 April 1868
Elizabeth Stanworth of Bottin, aged 41 years, 12 May 1869.

To end 1869.

2.3. Monumental Inscriptions at Haggate Baptist Chapel.

These are taken from the transcript of Whittaker and Crowther at Burnley Library and are presented in date order of the first interment.

No. 1

Richard son of James and Betty Stanworth of Clough Croft, Extwistle, died 22 April 1840, aged 2 years. Betty, daughter died 12 March 1863, aged 17 years. Elizabeth wife of Benjamin Stanworth died 6 May 1869 aged 41. Betty their daughter died 23 July 1870 aged 17. Betsy wife of James Stanworth of Burnley died 5 November 1871 aged 39. Elizabeth their daughter, died 12 November 1871 aged 14. Above James Stanworth of Clough Croft, died 20 June 1880, aged 72. Betty his wife died 31 October 1884, aged 78. Benjamin their son died 1 October 1889, aged 62. Joseph their son-in-law and husband of Martha Robinson, died 22 April 1908 aged 68. Above Martha died 2 March 1917 aged 76. Elizabeth, daughter of James and Betty died aged 10 months.

See details for this family on main family tree page.

No. 2

John Stanworth of Burnley, died 13 May 1859 aged 67, Ann his wife died 29 December 1877 aged 81.

See the section on John and Nancy on the family tree page.

No. 3

B 38 Headstone

Susannah daughter of Jonathan and Tabitha Stanworth, Nicol St. Burnley Lane, died February 16th, 1876, aged 14 yrs. Above Jonathan, died July 10th, 1878, aged 57 yrs/ Tabitha, his wife, died May 16th, 1883, aged 61 yrs/ Robert Holt of Burnley their son-in-law, died December 8th, 1880, aged 32 yrs/ John William, son of the above Robert, died September 19th, 1880, aged 2 yrs 7 months/ Stanworth, his brother, died September 12th, 1880 ? (? on M.I.) aged 1 yr/ Alice Holt, wife of Robert, died April 29th? 1903? (? on M.I.), aged 55 yrs/ Sarah, wife of John William Stott, died august 23rd, 1913, aged 62 yrs,/ William, husband of Mary Berry, of Burnley Rd., Bacup, died March 12th, 1908, aged 56 yrs.

Comments:

Jonathan must have been born about 1821. He is probably Jonathan son of Jonathan & Alice Stanworth of Haggate on 20 February 1822 recorded at Haggate Baptists.

William Berry was apparently the husband of Mary Anne, daughter of Smith Stanworth. As he is listed on the M.I. of Jonathan, there must be a connection between Jonathan and Smith.

Joan Read has found the following entry in the 1851 census for Hill Lane, LDS film 0087273

Jonathan Stanworth head, M 29 Power loom weaver Briercliffe
Tabathey wife, M 29 Hand loom weaver Briercliffe
Alice dau 2   ditto
Sarah dau 7 months   ditto
No. 4

Joseph Stanworth of Swamp Top died 9 July 1882 aged 53, also Joseph son of William and Betty Brierley and grandson of above Joseph Stanworth who died 18 March 1888, aged 8. Above Wm Brierley who lost his life in the boating disaster at Morecambe on Sept. 3rd 1894 aged 41 years. Maggie, wife of Lawrence Halstead, and daughter of above who died Jan 10th 1908 aged 25. Also the above Betty who died Jan. 11th, 1931 aged 78.

Comments:

Joseph must have been born about 1829 and fits with Joseph son of James & Betty Stanworth of Holding (sic) in Extwistle on 18 February 1829, recorded at Haggate Baptists. In the 1851 census of Briercliffe there is a Joseph in the next entry to the James and Betty shown above under No. 1. The listing is
# 32 Clough Croft (James and Betty are # 31)

James Stanworth head, married 22 Quarry Lab. Extwistle
Ann Stanworth wife, married 25   Foulridge
Richard son 5 wks?   Extwistle
No. 5

Benjamin Stanworth, born 6 January 1826, died 27 September 1885, also Ann his wife, born 6 January 1826, died 25 December 1889.

Comments:

Given the birth date quoted, we should have no difficulty in identifying Benjamin but there is no fit for the date in the Haggate register of births. Instead we have four Benjamins recorded in four years at Haggate Baptists. At the moment we can exclude Benjamin son of James and Betty Stanworth, who is known from Inscription No. 1 above to have died 1 October 1889, aged 62.

Joan Read has found in the 1851 census a Benjamin Stanworth, an agricultural labourer, who was 23 and born in Extwistle. This means he was born in 1828 and would fit the known birth of a Benjamin son of Joseph and Jennet Stanworth as reported at Haggate Baptist Chapel. He was living at Wall Nook, close to Joseph and Jennet Stanworth. His wife was Ann, aged 24, born in Worsthorn and they had one daughter, Mary, aged two and born in Worthorn. The name of the wife fits with that on the MI.

It is possible that Benjamin was the son of Joseph and Jennet but the birth date on the MI is 6 January 1826 while that in the Haggate Baptist Register is 6 January 1828. As the day and month are the same it is possible there is a transcription error or incorrect recording of his age at death.

No. 6

Wm Stanworth, died 12 April 1917, aged 76, Sarah Ann his wife, died 11 May 1892 aged 51. Adam Nichol died in Australia and Joseph died in Canada, both their sons.

Joan Read noted the additional information about Adam Nichol Stanworth and Joseph Stanworth. The use of the name Nichol suggests that William Stanworth was the son of Joseph Stanworth and his wife Jennet Nichol.

No. 7

John Stanworth of Hollin Villas, Brierfield, died 12 November 1892, aged 59, Richard his son died 30 July 1875, aged 3 weeks, Dorothy his wife, died 1 August 1924 aged 79.

No. 8

Nancy Stanworth of Burnley died 9 December 1904, aged 61 years, Stephen her husband, died 7 April 1912 aged 70 years, Emma daughter, died 15 October 1876 aged 7 years, Eliza, daughter died 5 September 1885 aged 16 years.

Stephen Stanworth must have been born about 1842 and in view of the relatively uncommon name among the Stanworths, he is probably the son of James and Elizabeth shown in Monumental Inscription No. 1.

No. 9

John Stanworth of Pighole Farm, Briercliffe, died 5 September 1905, aged 51 years. Adam his son died 18 July 1908, aged 14. Mary his wife died 10 November 1918 aged 65.

No. 10

Smith Stanworth, died 15 August 1912, aged 64, Ellen his wife died 15 February 1933 aged 84. Martha Ellen, daughter, died 3 September 1898 aged 9 years. Elizabeth, daughter and wife of Thomas Thornton, died 8 March 1950 aged 73 years. Mary Anne Berry daughter died 24 April 1956 aged 82 years.

Comment:

In view of the name and age, Smith must be the youngest son of James and Betty Stanworth shown under Monumental Inscription No. 1.

3.  St. James Briercliffe

The records of St. James at Briercliffe commence in 1845 with burials from 1850. In the course of other work, Joan Read has identified the following burial:

Levi Stanworth, 79 years, buried on 23 August 1866.

4. St. John the Evangelist at Worsthorn
4.1 Marriages from 1843 to 1887

The following data was sent by Mrs. M. B. Baker to Mr. Crossley who forwarded it to me. The photocopy is faint in places but most of the information is legible.

 

Year Name Age Status Occupation Abode Father's Name Father's Occupation
               
1843 Joseph Stanworth full bach labourer Bottin Levi Stanworth Farmer
  Mary Hitchen full spr weaver Bottin Henry Hitchen Farmer
               
1843 John Whittaker full bach labourer Extwistle Thos: Whittaker Farmer
  Margaret Stanworth full spr weaver Extwistle Joseph Stanworth Farmer of Wallnook
               
1848 Henry Stanworth minor bach quarryman Bottin Not quoted quarryman
  Martha Parker full spr weaver Worsthorn Not quoted blacksmith
               
1849 Benjamin Stanworth 22 bach quarryman Extwistle James Stanworth labourer
  Elizabeth Sagar 22 spr weaver Worsthorne Robert Sagar labourer
               
1855 James Ormerod 20 bach quarryman Worsthorne William Ormerod quarryman
  Mary Ann Stanworth 18 spr school mistress Worsthorne Levi and Ann of Bottin She was an orphan
               
1859 Levi Stanworth 27 bach mason Burnley Henry Stanworth quarryman
  Elizabeth Ormerod 27 spr weaver Worsthorne James Ormerod labourer
               
13/03/1860 Henry Stanworth 20 bach mason Worsthorne William Stanworth mason
  Margaret Cunliffe 19 spr weaver Worsthorne Jos: Cunliffe mason
               
08/07/1861 Richard Wylde 22 bach labourer Hurstwood Richard Wylde labourer
  Mary Stanworth 21 spr   Worsthorne Richard Stanworth farmer
               
28/09/1863 Jos: Edmondson 21 bach quarryman Extwistle Hall   mason
  Mary Stanworth 20 spr weaver Holden Clough   labourer
               
1864 Levi Stanworth 27 bach quarryman Worsthorne Jos: Stanworth  
  Ann Edmondson 25 spr   Extwistle Hall James Edmondson  
               
01/02/1865 James Stanworth 20 bach labourer Worsthorne Richard Stanworth quarryman
  Mary Martha Laycock 21 spr weaver Extwistle John Laycock farmer
               
24/02/1865 James Stanworth 20 bach quarryman Botledene Richard Stanworth farmer
  Elizabeth Simpson 20 spr weaver Extwistle    
               
02/07/1868 Daniel Pickles 25 bach carpenter Worsthorne George Pickles mason
  Alice Stanworth 25 spr winder Worsthorne William Stanworth mason
               
10/08/1868 James Stanworth 19 bach engine tenter Worsthorne Benjamin Stanworth quarryman
  Hannah Sagar 19 spr weaver Extwistle James Sagar quarryman
               
28/05/1873 Levi Stanworth 24 bach stonemason Worsthorne Joseph Stanworth farmer
  Sarah Timms 25 spr servant Cliviger Edward Timms farmer
               
11/08/1874 James Stanworth 23 bach weaver Worsthorne Henry Stanworth quarryman
  Martha Harrison 23 spr rover Extwistle John Harrison general dealer
               
10/01/1875 John Tattersall 22 bach mason Worsthorne Edmund Tattersall quarryman
  Mary Stanworth 22 spr weaver Worsthorne Joseph Stanworth farmer
               
13/09/1876 Lindley Pate 23 bach blacksmith Burnley Lindley Pate blacksmith
  Grace Stanworth 22 spr weaver Bottin Richard Stanworth farmer
               
11/06/1887 Richard Law full bach butcher Shawforth George Law deceased
  Mary Alice Stanworth full spr   Worsthorne Henry Stanworth contractor
 
4.2 Burials of Stanworths at St. John the Evangelist, Worsthorn, 1835 to 1876

 

Name Abode Burial Date Age Birth Year
Elizabeth Mary Stanworth Worsthorne 25 June 1837 Infant  
Henry Stanworth Extwistle 11 June 1838 35 1812/3
Ellen Stanworth Holden in Extwistle 12 Aug 1840 7 1832/3
James Stanworth Worsthorne 17 Oct 1845 Infant  
William Stanworth Worsthorne 21 Apr 1849 30 1818/9
Margaret Stanworth Worsthorne 25 Apr 1851 14 months 1850
Joseph Stanworth Bottin 13 Apr 1852 51 1800/01
Ann Stanworth Worsthorne 27 Mar 1858 37 1820/1
Elizabeth Stanworth Worsthorne 6 June 1861 13 1847/8
Eizabeth Ann Stanworth Worsthorne 27 Apr 1862 25 weeks 1861
Sarah Ann Stanworth Worsthorne 17 Oct 1868 3 1865
Hannah Stanworth Burnley 27 Dec 1870 42 1827/8
Wilfred Stanworth Worsthorne 13 May 1871 70 1800/01
Ellen Stanworth Worsthorne 7 June 1873 6 weeks 1873
Henry Stanworth Worsthorne 1 July 1873 9 months 1872
Wilfred Henry Worsthorne 4 Nov 1874 16 weeks 1874
Joseph Stanworth Swinden 4 Mar 1876 7 1868/9
Betty Stanworth Swinden 26 Sep 1876 76 1799/1800
5.0  Stanworth Wills

I am grateful to Annette Joseph for the information from the following wills.

5.1   Levi Stanworth, died 1851

The will of Levi Stanworth of Bottin in the Township of Worsthorn with Hurstwood, Farmer.  Will made on 10 March 1847 in Burnley. The testator died on 19 December 1851. Probate to Thomas Chaffer of Liverpool, stone merchant and Richard Stanworth of Worsthorn, farmer as the CO-executor, Nanny Stanworth was then dead.

This identifies him with the burial record for Levi Stanworth of Botton, Worsthorne, aged 63, on 24 December 1851 at Burnley St. Peter's and the monumental inscription at Burnley St. Peter's so he can be placed in the family tree as son of Henry, baptised in January 1790.

The will names the executors and states that on the death of his wife, Nanny, the capital of his residuary estate is to be divided into six part, five parts to go to his sons, Richard, William and Joseph Stanworth and his two daughters Mary Hargreaves and Elizabeth Stanworth. The sixth part was to be shared by his grandchildren, Mary Ann and John Stanworth, the children of his deceased son John Stanworth.

5.2   William Stanworth, died 1820

The will of William Stanworth of Holden in the Township of Extwistle in the Chapelry of Burnley, yeoman, made 21 September 1816. Testator died 3 June 1820. The date of death allows this man to be identified with a monumental inscription at St. Peter's, Burnley. There is a burial record for William Stanworth, of Holden, Extwistle, aged 65, 7(?) June 1820 at St. Peter's.

"Here lieth the Body of Mary, Daughter of John and Martha Stanworth of Munkhall who departed this Life August 8th 1776 in the 20th year of her Age. Also the Body of Alice the daughter of the above named John and Martha Stanworth who departed this Life August 2nd 1777 in the 15th year of her age. Also William Son of the above named John and Martha Stanworth who departed this Life June 3rd 1820 in the 65th year of his age."

Close by is # 649
"Here lieth the Remains of Betty the wife of William Stanworth of Monk Hall who departed this Life August 8th 1812 in the 53rd year of her age."

Executors of this will were Benjamin and John Witham and James Haworth of Hethersall in Little Marsden, Conveyancer, as Overseer. The will mentions release of a debt that George Harrison, who married his cousin Betty Stanworth, owed him. All William's property went to Benjamin Witham of Briercliffe, gentleman and John Witham of Cliviger Laithe gentleman upon trust. This property was at at or near Holden and at or near Roggerham Yate in Extwistle. Income was to be used to support Alice Smith, otherwise Stanworth, the natural daughter of his late brother, Henry Stanworth, until she was 21 or married. . Income also to support his housekeeper, Sarah Halstead as an annuity of £20 per annum.

The will has relatively little genealogical information. The date of death in the will fits only with the burial at Burnley St. Peter's shown below but unless there is a transcription error he was not buried for two weeks! This record indicates a William born about 1756 and the information on the monumental insription shows he was son of John and Mary. We now know that William had a brother Henry, who died before 1816.

Note that the trustees are Benjamin and John Witham of Cliviger.. A Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle married Mary Whittam of Cliviger by LICENCE 8 Jan 1793.

There is a possibility that William Stanworth was the brother of Henry Stanworth of Holden who married Mary Whittam in 1793. The Whittam connection and Holden location are suggestive of this connection. Joan Read has found that the burial of John, son of the late Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, on Jan.6, 1812. It is possible that this John is the sole child of Henry Stanworth and his wife Mary (Whittam), who died in 1793, which could explain why no other children of Henry were mentioned in William's will. If this is true, William's brother Henry must have died between November 1793 and January 1812.

5.3   Stephen Stanworth, died 1838

An administration dated 2 February 1838 for Stephen Stanworth, of Monk Hall, delfman, who was intestate at his death on 18 January 1838. This is consistent with the burial record for Stephen mentioned below who must have been born about 1761 and given the vagaries of ages reported by relatives he may be the Stephen, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, baptised on 2 Sept.1759 at Burnley St. Peter's.

Stephen Stansworth (sic) of Monk Hall, Extwistle, aged 77, on 21 Jan 1838

The admon is valuable in bringing in a number of names. William Stanworth of Monk Hall in the Township of Extwistle Chapelry of Townley, slater; Levi Stanworth of Botten in the Township of Worsthorn in the Chapelry of Burnley, foreman and Joseph Stanworth of Holden Clough in Extwistle, delfman (quarryman) were appointed to administer the affairs of Stephen on 22 January 1838. William was described as the natural and lawful brother and one of the next of kin of Stephen who was a bachelor without parent living at the time of his death.

The William mentioned did not sign his name but made a cross. Levi and Joseph signed. It cannot be the William mentioned in 6.2 as he died in 1816. As we know the age of Stephen it may be that the brothers are from the following family. Henry is known to have died in 1826. A William Stanworth of Monk Hall, Extwistle age 84, was buried at St. Peter's on 3 Jan 1841, consistent with birth about 1757.

Grace, daughter of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 1 Sept.1754,
William, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 27, June 1756.
Henry, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 8 Jan. 1758, buried at Burnley St. Peter's on 8 December 1826
Stephen, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle. 2 Sept.1759,
John, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 18 (?) August 1761,
Joseph, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 11 Jan.1767, (LDS film 1068758)
Thomas son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 9 September 1770
Simeon, son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle, 21 June 1772.
Levi, posthumous son of Henry Stanworth of Extwistle on 28 August 1774.

5.4   William Stanworth, died 1741.

An Administration in which Alice Stanworth of Lay Green, chapelry of Burnley, Parish of Whalley, widow and relict of William Stanworth, Henry Stanworth and Robert Parker, husbandmen of Chapelry of Burnley, were bound in the sum of £100 on 27 August 1741 to administer the estate of William Stanworth of Lay Green.

5.5  John Stanworth died 1711.

An administration in which Henry Stanworth and William Stanworth of Extwistle, Parish of Whalley, husbandmen, and Richard Swain (?) were bound on 4 Feb 1711 to administer the estate of John Stanworth, late of Extwistle. Henry signed and William made his mark.

5.7   Thomas Stanworth died before 22 January 1681.

The will of Thomas Stanworth of Colne, made 30 October 1679 required that he be buried at Colne in the Churchyard. He mentions his wife Jennet and Alice Preston his granddaughter and also people whose family connection is unclear: John Emmot of (illegible) and Nicholas Waddington of Padiham. The will shows that it was proved in January 1681 suggesting that Thomas died between October 1679 and the end of 1680.

The transcript of St. Bartholomew's at Colne from 1680 to 1697 shows only the following record:

Jennet Stanworth widow of Thomas Stanworth, of Waterside was buried 23 March 1684

5.8 Henry Stanworth, 7 July 1802. Obtained from the Lancashire County Record Office.

The will begins in the customary manner and moves quickly to give his heir as his brother William Stanworth

I Henry Stanworth of Holden in the township of Briercliffe with Extwistle in the County of Lancaster, yeoman do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give devise and bequeath all and singular of my real and personal estate at Holden or Extwistle aforesaid or elsewhere in he said county to my Brother William Stanworth or his heirs, executors, adiministrators and assigns upon trust (to execute his wishes)

The will requires William Stanworth to pay his debts, funeral expenses and the cost of probate and any expenses involved in executing the will. He then goes on to make some specific bequests

To his wife Ellen an annuity of £7 15 shillings as long as she remains his widow but to cease if she remarries.
To his housekeeper Sarah Halstead, £10 to be paid one year after his decease.
To my natural daughter Alice by my present wife Ellen before our marriage, £250 to be paid her when she attains the age of 21. Before that she is to receive interest on the money at £4 10s percent per annum for her maintenance and education.
The residue of the estate to my son John.

The executor was his brother William and James Haworth of Hethersal in Little Marsden, overseer.

Henry Stanworth signed the will and the witnesses were Ben: Stanworth, William Parker and James Proctre. On 17 November 1802 William Stanworth was sworn to carry out the provions of the will by J. Hartley acting as the bishop's surrogate. The effects were said to be above £100 but less than £300.

From this will we know that Henry had a brother William and a son John. The daughter Alice may have been baptised under her mother's surname. It would appear that Alice was still under 21 in 1802. There is a burial at St. Peter's, Burnley fitting with this Henry the day after the will was signed. There is also a burial of a John who may be the one mentioned in the will

Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle on 18 July 1802.
John son of the late Henry Stanworth of Holden in Extwistle, 6 January 1812.

 

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