The Wigan Directory of 1869, Orrell

ORRELL is a township and village three miles west from Wigan. It is in the South-Western division of the county, and the parish and union of Wigan. There is a schoolchurch belonging to the Established Church, and various dissenting chapels. There was formerly a nunnery here, the grounds of which form gardens now much resorted to. Coal is found abundantly in the township. There is a cotton mill and nailmaking. There is a small charity distributed annually to the poor of Orrell, the interest of £100 left by James Thomason in 1730. The chief landowners are the successor of Lord Kingsdown (Roger Leigh, Esq.) and Meyrick Bankes, Esq. There is a station on the L. & Y. Railway from Manchester to Liverpool. The acreage is 1,542 and the population in 1861 was 2,934. FAR MOOR is a small village in the township.



Alker John, farmer
Alker Thomas, farmer
Almond Richard, farmer
Ascroft Richard, farmer
Ashton Thomas, farmer, Gathurst hall
Ashurst James, Rose & Crown
Atherton John, beer retailer
Baldwin Edward, coal proprietor
Ball Alice, farmer
Bankes M. nail maker
Barnes William, farmer
Barton John, beer retailer
Bibby John, shopkeeper
Christison Rev. Robert
Coates Rev. Arthur, Orrell mount
Daglish George, Esq., Orrell cottage
Daniels John, shopkeeper
Davies William, master of National school
Dickinson Joseph, tailor
Dickinson John, farmer
Dickinson William, beer retailer
Draper Moses, Red Lion
Gaskell Mr. William
Gorse Alice, shopkeeper
Gorse Henry, farmer
Harbottle Thomas, engineer, Spring cottage
Harbottle W. H., colliery manager, Spring cottage
Harrison Mrs., farmer
Heaton James, Grapes Inn
Henderson George, farmer
Heyes Mrs. Elizabeth, Orrell mount
Holland John, farmer
Hilton William, farmer
Howard Thomas, farmer
Hulme Humphrey, famer
Hunt Thomas, farmer
Lee Rachel, Old Engine Inn
Liptrot & Sons, farmers
Mather Wm., farmer
Mather William, farmer
Makinson Thomas, blacksmith and wheelwright
Marsden William, shoemaker
Martland William, farmer
McCormick Robert, master of Catholic school
Nicholson Thomas, Horse Shoe Inn
Nicholson Joseph, nailmaker
Nicholson Henry, shopkeeper
Nicholson Thomas, nailmaker and shopkeeper
Nickson W., gardener, Orrell mount
Nixon Henry, Stag Inn, Orrell post
Part Thomas, farmer, Harvy house
Parkinson Peter, beer retailer, Orrell post
Peet William, shopkeeper
Pickering James, Esq., Fisher house
Prescott William, Old Springs Inn
Sharrock Thomas, shopkeeper
Roper Joseph, farmer
Smith Henry, shoemaker
Swint James, shopkeeper
Taberner Alice, shopkeeper, Orrell post
Taylor Israel, Esq., Orrell mount terrace
Taylor John, Esq., Orrell mount terrace
Unsworth Thomas, beer retailer, Sandy lane
Whaley Thomas, Esq., J.P., Orrell mount
Whitburn W. H., cashier
Widdows A. P., cotton spinner, Sambrook mill
Winstanley John, beer retailer, Far moor
Winstanley Joseph, bolt and screw manufacturer and shopkeeper
Winstanley William, beer retailer
Winstanley Rober, nail maker

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