About Us the Cresswell's
Now that more Parish registers have been publish it has been established that Joel Cresswell married Ann
Burgess on the 23 March 1806 at Cheadle (Cheshire England) Parish Church and James's baptism is recorded in
Stockport (Cheshire England) Parish register on the 12 July 1807.
The family has inherited genes from other family groups who have their own individual pages.
James married Margaret Birchall on the 18th November 1831 at St. Martins Church Liverpool. At that time he
was living in Toxteth, Liverpool and working as a Carter, later a dock worker and agricultural labourer. They had
five children of which only three survived. See Cresswell family group.
Margaret died on the 28 August 1855. James then appears to have left the three remaining children with the
Cowdens who lived in Hawkstone Street Toxteth. Subsequently the two sisters married into the Cowden family.
He married Alice Broomfield, a house servant, on the 11th November 1855, and moved to Springfield Road, Old
Swan, Liverpool, moving on to Brown Edge and Sutton working as a labourer. They had two children Joel and
Mary Ellen. Joel married Margaret Vose on the 10 January 1880, Mary married Henry John Fletcher in 1884. On
his marriage certificate he noted that his father was Joel Cresswell, soldier. Presumed to be Cpl Joel Cresswell
2nd Battalion 23rd Regt of Foot (Wech Fusiliers).
Joel and Margaret settled in St Helens Lancashire and produced twelve children of which nine survived into
adulthood. He worked as a bottle packer and later at Pilkington Brothers plate glass works in the gas producer
In 1921 he was among the first of the Pilkington employees to be transferred to their new plate glass works
situated in Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, Yorkshire. Only the two youngest sons, Herbert Joel and Henry Cyril came
with them. The rest being already married and living in the St Helens area.
Henry Cyril worked for Pilkingtons in the glass mixing room and rose to be a staff foreman. Eric Cresswell is the
eldest son of Henry Cyril Cresswell.
To promote interest in the history of the family
Who are we:-
This Cresswell family contains the genes from the following families:
Vose family; Broomfield family, Eaton family; Houghton family; Smith family; Minshall family; Rigby family; Ellison
families all from the late 18th century. The Fletcher's and Salts of Derbyshire. Harrisons of Co Durham.
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