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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