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Old 28-11-2013, 10:49   #31
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Re: Whittaker's of Dowry Street Works

There is definitely a book if not a TV series on this family!

I am naturally more 'into' the HAWORTH side, but the story has the lot...

Religious persecution, rags to riches and back again, company wheeling and dealing, disinheritings, sewage treatment, tomatoes, Jack the Ripper, Indian railways, Spies (or maybe not), Nazis, Scott of the Antarctic, Edward Elgar and any other composer and musician you can think of in the 19th Century, Ruth Ellis (last woman hanged in the UK), fraud, railway building in Sussex, infanticide, improvements in public health, mayors and public servants, multi-millionaire bankers, War time exploits, ocean voyages, National scandals, the Pulitzer prize, sweet factories, brick factories, chemical factories, Henry Wood and the Proms...

How long have you got?
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Old 28-11-2013, 11:24   #32
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Re: Whittaker's of Dowry Street Works

So if definitely a book, do yeh happen to know its name? or Author?
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Old 28-11-2013, 17:54   #33
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For clarification - there isn't a book. Just the material for somebody to write one.
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Old 24-10-2018, 09:00   #34
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Hello all
I have found this old thread while researching family history so thanks for some useful information. I am related to Margaret Catterall, 3rd wife of Thomas Whittaker and would be grateful for any information on the family, I would love to see a picture of them and in particular Janie Whittaker one of their daughters.

I have found the article on Janie possess of Accrington on the internet so that have provided a lot of INFO and some images. I have also found out that Janie and Margaret her Mum were suffragettes, an interesting family!

My ancestors were poor shoe makers from Croston and used to get clothes sent from their wealthy relatives, so nothing to eat but really well dressed!
Anyway, great local information, thank you forum.
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Old 31-01-2019, 13:20   #35
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I have asked Accrington Library and the Family History Society if anyone is researching the branch of Whittakers who ran the works in Dowry St. In 1892, Thomas was mayor of Accrington and was a 'mover and shaker' in the town.I have something to tell them about Thomas, and will be giving something about him to the library. I am aware of a chap in Whalley who is interested in the various Whittakers who had businesses in the town a century ago, but don't know his name.
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I am researching my family Tree and my relative is Christopher Whittaker who is the brother of Thomas and founder of the Dowry St Works. Would love to find out more about him and share information. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:17   #36
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I am researching my family Tree and my relative is Christopher Whittaker who is the brother of Thomas and founder of the Dowry St Works. Would love to find out more about him and share information. Thanks
I have two Whittaker families in my tree, they seem to be remotely related and possibly connected to the Dowry St Works. FYI they are

Christopher - not found
Thomas - #910 - b1843, Hapton to George & Mary
Thomas - #916 - b1880, Accrington to Edmund & Mary Ann Westall
Tomas Henry - #1024 - b1864, Accrington to Robert & Elizabeth

The # numbers are my RootsMagic record numbers. In the unlikely event that some of these fit in with your research let me know and I can provide further details.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:52   #37
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I am researching my family Tree and my relative is Christopher Whittaker who is the brother of Thomas and founder of the Dowry St Works. Would love to find out more about him and share information. Thanks
Send me a private message with your email address ( or just send it to me - landypublishing@yahoo.co.uk) and I will contact someone who may be related to you and knowledgeable on the Whittaker family.

This thread has been going for 8 years.
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