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1881 Census - 9 James's Place, Westminster, London
Thomas Knowles 56 - Lodger
Colliery Prop., Iron, Cotton etc. Employing abt. 5000

His wife Mary Knowles died 25.11.1878

Thomas Knowles died at Darnhall Hall, Winsford, Cheshire 3.12.1883 aged 59.

Martha Knowles married Thomas Fielden b1854 Todmorden - March 1/4 1878 at St. George, Hanover Square, London. Thomas Fielden died in 1897

Mary Ellen Knowles married Edward Brocklehurst Fielden b1856 Todmorden (the brother of Thomas) 01.10.1884 at Northwich

Just google any of the above names. 'The Fieldens of Todmorden'lived in Stansfield Hall in 1861 and had 6 servants. By the 1871 Census they had 15 Servants!! Their father was named Joshua and mother Ellen (and in 1871 Joshua was an MP - Land Owner, Merchant, Cotton Spinner and farmer of 135 acres employing 10 men and 1 boy).

Who are you descended from?

Replied: 25th Feb 2009 at 22:03

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