Elsewhere in Lancashire – Thomas Holland the gcrocer

Well, not all my ancestors in Lancashire were wealthy Industrialists. Certainly, my mother’s grandfather William Birtwistle was a cotton manufacturer. However, his wife was Rachel Holland and according to Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project she was daughter of a grocer called Thomas Holland. Maybe that’s why he’s not mentioned on the family tree.

Marriage: 23 Sep 1847 St Bartholomew, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England
William Birtwistle – 30 Cotton Manufacturer Bachelor of Great Harwood
Rachel Holland – 27 Milliner Spinster of Padiham
Groom’s Father: David Birtwistle, Farmer
Bride’s Father: Thomas Holland, Grocer
Witness: Anne Holland; Moses Birtwistle
Married by by Licence
Register: Marriages 1837 – 1862, Page 104, Entry 208

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