Families in Northern England

Families living in the north of England, including those who moved elsewhere.

Peter Tickle, Confectioner and Beer Seller

Peter Tickle, the second son of Thomas Tickle and Martha Hayes, emigrated to Australia in 1863. He was an entrepreneur and opportunist. I am grateful to his great great grand-daughter for providing me with information on his life. Peter was born in Warrington, Lancashire, but his family moved to Manchester when he was a child. …

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William Tickle’s Glassmaking Sons

My last post featured William Tickle and Mary Ashall. They had ten children, seven of whom were sons. The two oldest boys, John ( b.1819) and Peter (b.1821), both followed their father’s footsteps and became ships’ carpenters. Their third son, Jame (b.1823), took a different path as a glassmaker. A fourth son, William (b.1829), died …

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The Sankey Viaduct

Eccleston Tickles, Mersey Flats, and the Sankey Canal

The UK censuses of 1841, 1851, 1861, and later show a number of families with the surname Tickle living in Eccleston, Lancashire, England. I was interested in the area as my own g.g.g.grandfather was baptised in Portico Chapel, near Eccleston, in the late 18th century, although his descendants had moved to Liverpool by the time …

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