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The Lawton

Nigel Thomas Bowers , Biddulph, Staffordshire

  Son
Ronald James Bowers

b.13.2.1923

Father
  d. 1978  
Mary Olive Hill

b.27.11.1922

Mother
  d. 1988  

The Lawton Family Connection

Ronald James Bowers was married to Mary Olive Hill in 1945, at St Lawrence Church, Biddulph. He was the son of James Bowers and Hannah Lawton.

His mother Hannah (nee Lawton) was born in 1902 and came from 5 Brook Street, Brown Lees. Her father was a Charles Lawton. It looks as if the Lawton family lived in Brown Lees, in the area of Brook Street, or in Brown Lees Road, which was also known as Dirty Lane. Why ?, it was because, when the men came home from the Robert Heath Iron works, they never washed - they were dirty.

Charles T. Lawton ( Great Grandad ) who later married Catherine Bibby, was born in Wigan, Lancashire. This is where it becomes vauge......... I can't seem to find his father in any of the census, but on the wedding certificate there is a Richard Lawton. I'll keep looking.......

1870  
  Charles T. Lawton is born in Wigan, Lancashire
1871  
Census Windsor Street, Havannah, Buglawton, Congleton, Cheshire
  Hannah Lawton, Head of household, ( Married ) 25 years, working as a Silk Winder
  Charles T. Lawton, scholar, 1 year, born Wigan, Lancashire
  Samson Lawton, 2 years
  Hannah is lodging with James and Harriett Simms
1877  
  Entry in Cheshire, Births, Marriages, Deaths - Sampson James Lawton, 8 years, dies Ref CON33/91
1881  
Census Windsor Row, Havannah, Buglawton, Congleton, Cheshire
  Hannah Lawton, Head of household, ( Married ) 35 years, working as a Silk Winder
Charles T. Lawton, scholar, 11 years, born Wigan, Lancashire
Ann Slater, Lodger
1891  
Marriage Charles Thomas Lawton, 21 years a coal miner marries Catherine Bibby, 19 years of Brook Street, Brown Lees o 1.2.1891 ( Grandma Hannah Bowers parents ) . Parents given as Samual Bibby, Iron Worker and Richard Lawton, Clogger
Census Address given as Brook Street, Brown Lees
  Sammual Bibby, Head, 63 years, retired Forge Manager, born Lawton, Cheshire
  Catherine Bibby, wife, 58 years
  John Pritchard, Grandson, 26 years, Stoker in the gas works , born Wolverhampton
  Mary Pritchard, wife, 23 years
  Charles Lawton, 21 years, Stoker in the gas works, born in Wigan, Lancashire
  Catherine Lawton, nee Bibby , wife of Charles, 18 years, born Biddulph
1901  
Census Brook Street, Brown Lees
  Charles Lawton, Head of household, 31 years, a Forge Labourer, Born in Wigan
  Catherine Lawton, wife, 29 years
  Joseph Lawton, 5 years
  Samual Lawton, 3 years
  Robert Lawton 1 year
  Catherine Bibby, 67 years, Mother in law living on means