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WALLGATE early 1800's   Comments: 10
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 31361  
 
WALLGATE early 1800's

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  A very early image of Wallgate, On the left the railway bridge and the Swan & Railway pub. The building directly in front is the LEVER WATCH & CLOCK MANUFACTORY I can make out the name:- ? RAWSON. So this should bake identifying the date a bit easier.  

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Comments by Owd viewer, 20th July 2019  
Ron is that name Peter Rawson the clock makers from Wigan.

Comments by Mick LD, 21st July 2019  
From the British Museum website Royle & Rawson, Clockmakers, Wallgate, Wigan. Active all around 1858.

Comments by RON HUNT, 21st July 2019  
SORRY CAN'T MAKE IT OUT. BUT IF THERE WAS A PETER RAWSON CLOCKMAKER, I'D SAY THAT WAS HIM.

Comments by Mick LD, 21st July 2019  
Ron and Owd viewer - if you download the pic and enlarge it, the name can be seen to read Royle & Rawson.

Comments by A.W., 21st July 2019  
Rawson (& Royle) did have a watch & clockmakers there many years ago, they took over from a watchmaker called Esplin, I have one of his watches made in the 1840's.

Comments by A.W., 21st July 2019  
Ron, what is the source of this picture?

Comments by RON HUNT, 21st July 2019  
It is a cutting from the Wigan Observer

Comments by A.W., 22nd July 2019  
Thanks Ron.

Comments by winnie, 23rd July 2019  
Name: Peter F Rawson
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1826
Relation: Son
Father's name: Thomas Rawson
Mother's name: Harriet Rawson
Gender: Male
Where born: Wigan, Lancashire, EnglandHousehold Members:
Name Age
Thomas Rawson 50 Wearhouseman
Harriet Rawson 48
Peter F Rawson 25 Watchmaker
Elizabeth Rawson 21 Dressmaker
Samuel B Rawson 20 Grocer
John Rawson 18 Carpenter
Harriet Rawson 16 School
Mary Rawson 12 School
Martha A Rawson 10 School
Sarah Rawson 8 School

Civil Parish: Wigan

Comments by RON HUNT, 26th July 2019  
His poor wife a child every two years

 
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