From The Pilkington Story, by Elizabeth Williams-Ellis, published 1997
The Pilkington Glass family descends from Richard Pilkington of Horwich. He married Mary Hardman in 1656. Their son, James married Margaret Knowles. Their son, Richard married Elizabeth Brownlow in 1723, Their son, Richard married Eleanor Pendlebury in 1761 and their son, William married Ann Hatton in 1794.
Richard Pilkington, 1795-1869 & William Pilkington, 1800-1872, sons of the above William & Ann, were the co-founders of Pilkington Glass.
Richard married Ann Evans in 1838 Children: William Windle, Richard, Edward, Alfred, Charles & Lawrence
William married Elizabeth Charlotte Boyes in 1824 Children: Mary, William, Richard, Charles, Eliza, Thomas, Peter, Eleanor, George, Anne, Harold, Matilda, Leonard & Jane