Re: Henry Atherton 1851 Lookup
Well Mike, not such a "straw in the wind". What I have got so far:
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Peter ATHERTON born 30 Apr 1761, baptized 31 May 1761, St Michael's Burtonwood, Warrington, Lancs. Parents John ATHERTON c1740 / Sarah (Atherton) c 1742,
Married Hannah PARRYN 1783 Burtonwood. (Have found three daughters but no sons, yet.)
Buried 9 Aug 1821 Burtonwood
(Sources: IGI/Parish Records Lancashire, Cheshire, Flintshire.)
I have to get the Will " Atherton Peter of Holywell, Cotton merchant and Manufacturer 1799" from Cheshire Record Office in Chester.
Re your points.
Where in Lancs is Prescott. Is it near Warrington?
How do you know he was a clockmaker before moving to Holywell?
Do you have any other info on his siblings? Can you confirm parentage?
I have anectdotal info that he was involved in business with THE James ARKWRIGHT of Spinning Jenny fame. Maybe through his clockmaking expertise?
Talk to you soon. Can you contact me directly? Where are you?