|About My Pilkington Tree
Welcome to my Pilkington Tree website.
Thomas Pilkington b.c.1751 d. 1824 Wheelton is my 5 x times great-grandfather and his immediate
descendants lived in the Horwich, Chorley and Bolton areas of Lancashire. He had very close
links to the Presbyterian Church at Rivington where a number of the family are buried. I have
now attempted to include his forebears, using records which I have collected over the years
from various publications and sources. One clue is that Thomas's son Samuel was born at
Sharples [source 1851 census]. I discovered a possible connection by chance when researching a
certain John Pilkington bc 1793 whose children were baptised at Rivington and where he is also
buried. David Owen, a local historian considered that John was Thomas Pilkington's eldest son,
however he is not mentioned in his father's Will. I believe he was the child who was baptised
in 1793 at Horwich, the son of Robert Pilkington and Mary Lord. John's eldest son was also
named Robert. A search for a baptism for Robert reveals only one at that time - in 1752 - the
son of John and Mary of Sharples. If as I believe, Thomas is also the son of John and Mary
Pilkington of Sharples, then this would then make John baptised in 1793 his nephew, not his
son. In my eyes, this is totally feasible.
I am aware that some of these records may not always be accurate, but I have attempted to
compile the tree using what information is available. You will also see that this Pilkington
branch was more than likely first related to the 'Glassworks' line during the 1600's. I have
also included many families which are connected by marriage, especially those in the 1800's.
I will only allow those to view the tree who can prove a genuine reason for doing so.
I would like to thank anyone who may have contributed in any way towards this research,
especially local historian David Owen(RIP), and my distant cousins Paul Lacey and Audrey
Foster, not forgetting my long-suffering husband Malcolm, whom I often bore with mountains of
family tree information!
IF YOU WISH TO VIEW THE TREE, PLEASE CONTACT ME [VIA THE LINK ABOVE] TO OBTAIN THE
Julie Hill, May 2016
All corresponding pages are copyright of Julie Hill, Paul Lacey and Audrey
Foster - 2006. All rights reserved.
'PILKINGTON ANCESTRY' - a Facebook group for sharing and discussing our ancestry - and also
NEW - a website about Anglezarke a very interesting site including details about the
farms of Anglezarke and their occupants. SEE LINKS ON THE LEFT OF THIS SCREEN**