Re: Birtwisle family in Cheshire 1650-2002
Sorry your link did not work.
I went through the Birtwistle forum to your website.
I am from the same line as Chris Houghton in America.
Descended from Richard Birtwisle c,1630 to 1670 who is buried at Minshull Vernon. He has sent mail in to the Birtwistle forum a while ago.
Most of the early family lived aroundSandiway, Whitegate and Weaverham in Cheshire.
Chris houghtons ancester Eliza Houghton nee Birtwisle was My great grandfathers sister. My great grandfather being Thomas Robinson Birtwisle.
We are mentioned in the Cheshire pages of the book published by William Birtwistle of Accrington.
There has been no link found yet between the Lancashire and Cheshire families.