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Cresswell Family


Joel Cresswell ( c: 1785) married Ann Burgess(c: 1750) on the 23 March 1806 in St Marys Parish Church Cheadle Cheshire both
resided in the parish. So far James would appear to be only issue of this marriage. Later Joel's occupation is given as a soldier.
Believed to be Cpl Joel Cresswell 23Rd Regiment of Foot.

James Cresswell was born in Portwood Stockport in 1807. Little is known of James early life. On his first married certificate his
occupation is given as a Carter(white van man of his day) and he is living in Dickenson Street Toxteth the street he returned too
when his first wife died. By the 1841 census he describes himself as a publican, but there is no record of a Pub he may have owned,
could have been selling ales from his home in Great Rodny Street Toxteth.  The site of this home is now the Toxteth Public Library
site. By the 1851 census the family had moved to Back Whitfield Street, a back to back terraced house in a poorer district of Toxteth,
he is now a labourer, could have worked on the docks which were very near to hand. By this time the Tarlton family had moved away,
probably deceased by now. He died in 1888 in St Helens and is buried in the family plot. (see churches page)

1st Wife

3.James Cresswell  (bot July 12 1807-3 March 1888) married Margaret Birchall (25 March 1810-28 Aug 1855) 28 Nov 1831 at
St Martins  Liverpool. They lived in Rodney Street,Toxteth Liverpool and Back Whitfield St. Also living with the family is Margaret's
mother Martha nee Tarlton,and  brothers James and Thomas

Ann Cresswell (1833-10 Aug 1834)

Martha Cresswell (1835-1882) married James Cowden (1833-1893) trade cooper born Ireland 29 March 1845
Margaret Ann Cowden (23 April 1859- ) m: 3Q 1877 John Jones
John Cowden (6 April 1862-1863)
James Cowden(1865- )
Sarah Jane Cowden(1868- ) married Daniel Savage 3Q 1889
William Cowden(1871- ) married Mary Lousia Barker 3Q 1900

Jane Cresswell (bap: 5 Aug 1838-1901) married  William Cowden ships carpenter, 27 Hawkstone St. Toxteth 2Q 1861
Martha Jane Cowden(1862- ) married  William Walker wheelwright 4Q 1890
    Florence Jane Walker (1900- )
William Cresswell Cowden(1864)
John Cowden(1866-1897)
Margaret Ann Cowden(1869- )
Ann Cowden (1872- ) married Collins
Margaret Ellen Cowden (1875- ) married 4Q 1909
Fanny Cowden(1878- )

John Cresswell (bap: 11 July 1841- 22 Aug 1841)

James Cresswell (bap: 2 Nov 1845- ) married  Sarah Whitehead Dec 1866

Margaret Ellen Cresswell (1868- ) married Herbert Oulton carter 4Q 1894
David John Oulton(1895- )
Sarah Oulton (1896- )
Margaret Ellen Oulton (1898- )
Eva Oulton (1901- )

William Edward Cresswell (1871-1955 ) married  Ellen Laycock (1875-1929) 6 Aug 1893
Sarah Ellen Cresswell (1895- )
William James Cresswell(1897- ) married Mary Osborn widower (nee Jenkins) 29 June 1919
         Florence Cresswell(1923- )
Ada Cresswell (1899- )
Percival(1902-) m: Doris E Abraham 1926 St Chad Everton
   Percival(1929-1988)
Florence(1906-)
Harold Cresswell (1912- )
Ivy Cresswell (1917- )

Sarah Jane Cresswell (1874- ) married John Thomas Worthington 25 Dec 1896 St Marys Kirkdale
Lousia Worthington(1897- )

Alice Cresswell (1878-1879)

James Cresswell (5 Dec 1882-1951) married  Mary Janet Thomson(1886-) 25 Dec 1907 St Aidan Liverpool
 Agnes(1908-) m: Thomas Wright 1939 St Martin Liverpool
 Sarita(1911-) m: William A Lyall 1934 St Martin Liverpool
James Cresswell (1 March 1913- )
Elsie Mary Cresswell (1915- )
Prudence(1930-) m: Peter G Smith St David Childwall

2nd Wife

When James first wife died he left the children of this marriage with the Cowden family who lived in Hawkstone Street. He remarried
within 6 months and moved to Old Swan Liverpool. Alice Broomfield was in service and lived in Paradise Street Toxteth. They could
have been related through the Birchalls', but no proof at the moment.

3. James Cresswell (1808-3 March 1888) married  3. Alice Broomfield (1821-19 June 1901) 11 Nov 1855

notes:    Joel Cresswell was born in Old Swan Liverpool Grandfather Joel (1856-1948) was always known  as  ‘Da.’ Lived and
worked in St Helens Lancashire moved to Kirk Sandall with his wife in the 1920’s when the Plate Glass works opened.
Only two sons came with them, Herbert Joel and Henry Cyril. Joel lived with my family in Kirk Sandall during the 1930’s

2. Joel Cresswell (14 Aug 1856-26 march 1948) married  2. Margaret Vose (1861- 26 March 1931) St James Methodist Rainhill
Emily Mary Cresswell (1880- 31 Oct 1951) and Walker
   Elsie Walker (1 Jan 1902-6 May 1981) married Arthur Brumby (1900-1961) 1922
         Gertrude Brumby  (28 Feb 1922- 8 Dec 1978) married  Lewis Wilson 6 June 1942
         Joan Florence Brumby (30 Aug 1927-7July 1998) married Dennis Rainford 23 April 1952
         Doreen Brumby (22 July 1931- 2007 )
         Dorothy Anne Brumby (11 Dec 1932- ) married Lester Burroughs 27 Aug 1954
        Sybil Brumby (AKA Sharon) (22 Dec 1939- ) married Geoffrey Crawford (div) 1970

               Emily Mary Cresswell married Albert Brocklesby a widower on 1 March 1930 register office Manchester

Frederick Cresswell (1883-5 March 1892) died age 8

Joel Cresswell (1884-28 July 1886) infant death

Elizabeth Alice Cresswell (17 Sept 1886-27 Sept 1972) married William Brown Anders (1887-1952) 24 April 1906
                            Brown Anders deserted his family after WW1 declared dead;  turned up in Canada married
                                             bigamously; Alice married Henry Woods (1878-1937) 14 Aug 1933

   William Eric Anders (29 June -) m: June 1936 Valerie Dowdeswell
        Eileen Anders (7 Aug 1911- ) m: 3Q 1929 George F Robinson
        Doris Anders (15 Feb 1914-) Steve
       Thomas Anders (4 Feb 1915- )

James Cresswell (28 Jan 1889-9 Dec 1980) married  Ellen Houldin
     Margaret Cresswell
     Brian Cresswell
    James Cresswell (5 Oct 1936-27 July 2000) married Valerie Hazlehurst (1932- ) 2Q 1960

Olive Cresswell (21 Nov 1890-6 Jan 1932) married Joseph Wood (1892) 25 April 1914
   Mabel Wood (2 Nov 1914 10 Dec 1999) married Frank Edward Perkins (29 Jan 1912-Feb 1974)

  Phyllis Wood (21 Nov 1919- ) married James Isherwood
          Colin Sydney Isherwood (19 Jan 1946-March 2003)
         Sydney Wood (21 July 1924- )
         Dorothy Wood (1923-1924) died in infancy

Frank Cresswell (13 Nov 1892-4 Nov 1976) married Grace Gallagher
                              (Emigrated to USA on the S.S. Laconia 29 Aug 1923)

 Grace Amelia Cresswell (27 March 1929-10 March 1998)

 Margaret Cresswell  married  Mintern

Francis Cresswell and Vincent DiLeo

Frank Cresswell

Millicent Cresswell (1894-9 Dec 1923) married Joseph Garner(1896- ) 10 Sept 1919
 Sybil Garner (1920-2006) married Harold Molyneux 1942
 Eileen Garner (1922- ) married John D Worsley 1950

John William Cresswell (June 1897-14 Dec 1965) married Annie Hulme (22 Jan 1894- 17 Sept 1971) 9 Dec 1917

Eric Cresswell (19 May 1918- 3Jan 1979) married Marian Kenny (1919-28 Jan 2006 ) 1945
Arthur Cresswell (12 Nov 1920-Aug 1999) married 1943 May Lawton (1 Feb 1922- April 1996) 1943
John Cresswell (6 May 1923-14 Oct 2008 ) married Joan Kemp (23 Oct 1924- ) 1949

Arthur Edward Cresswell (1901- 19 Nov 1901) died in infancy

Herbert Joel Cresswell (1 Dec 1902 -27 Sept 1988) married Joyce Swaby (3 Feb 1915-March 2004) 1933
 Frank Cresswell (Oct 1933 - Jan 1934)
 Patricia Cresswell (1936- ) married Lawrence Sanderson (div) 1956

1. Henry Cyril Cresswell (6 Jan 1906-22 July 1973) married 1. Mary Fletcher (25 Dec 1910 -23 March 2007) 27 Dec 1930

 Eric Cresswell (17 Nov 1931- ) married  Mary Harrison (23 Nov 1924-8 Oct 1990) 30 July 1955

              Elizabeth Ann Cresswell (3 Feb 1956-16 May 2014 ) and Walker and Wheatley (div both)
              Pauline Margaret Cresswell (1 Feb 1960- ) Richard Kennedy (div)
                    Louise Mary(25 June 1992-25June 1992)
                    Maria Sarah(25 June 1992-25 June 1992)
                    Charlotte (15 Aug 1994- )
              Steven Eric Cresswell (1 Feb 1960- ) married  Dorothy O’Mally (11 Feb 1962- )
                    Mark Glen Cresswell
                    Rebecca Cresswell

Frank Cresswell (25 march 1935- ) married  Shirley K.D. Woodage (Feb 1939- ) 28 March 1959
              Yvonne Cresswell  (9 Jan 1960- ) married  Reginald P Caples (div) 1983
             Jean Cresswell (21 Sept 1961- ) married  Mark S Harris (div)1983
                     Gorgina Harris

Joyce Margaret Cresswell (28 Nov 1939- ) married Peter Newton (18 Feb 1936- ) 9 July 1959
             Andrew Newton (1965- ) married Jane Deborah Lomax (1973- )30 July 1994
             Philip Newton ( ) married Louise Jones 4 Sept 1999
             Richard Newton ( ) married Susan Hall 2005

Joan Cresswell (6 Dec 1943- ) married Paul Richards (16 Jan 1947- ) 28 June 1969
           Judith Louise Richards (20 Dec 1974- )
           Mark James Richards (7 May 1977- )

David Henry Cresswell (3 Nov 1953- ) married Nicola A C Jackson (10 Oct 1954- ) 1978


Mary Ellen Cresswell (23 July 1858-Nov 1930) married Henry John Fletcher (1856-30 Jan 1929) 1884
Alice Ann Fletcher (1884-July 1874)
George Henry Fletcher (1887- )
Alfred James Fletcher (1889- Sept 1974)
Elie May Fletcher (1893- )





notes: 1. The numbers refer to the ancestry of Eric Cresswell(1931)
2. Census forms for James Cresswell; HO/107/567/F9 p 13; HO107/2188/F413 p 9; RG9/2741 p 22; RG10/3867 p 19;
RG11/3740 p 21; Joel Cresswell; RG12/3019 p 37; RG13/3519 p 25; Emily Mary Walker (Cresswell) RG13/3701 p 19

Frank Cresswell USA Population Schedule (1930) dist 60-185 Reg Dist 20 sheet 34A

Cheadle parish records, Stockport parish records.
Joel & Margaret with Frank;
Olive; Millicent; Henry Cyril;
John William;Herbert Joel
1906
Henry Cyril and Mary with Frank;
Margaret; Joan and David 1954