These are photos I have yet to catalogue and caption properly.Click on the photo for a larger image.
John Warburton of Utah
John Warburton joined the Church of Latter Day Saints and emigrated to Utah. He lost his wife Betty to illness whilst sailing from Yorkshire to Liverpool where he and his son Edward sailed on the Independence to New York arriving in February 1856. They travelled to Iowa where they joined the Ellsworth Handcart Company for the journey to Utah.
Sergeant William Warburton
Sergeant William Warburton (in uniform on the right) is from the Sandbach clan.
His grave stone reads: William Warburton Sgt Cheshire Constabulary. Husband of Emily Warburton died Dec 31st 1916 age 66.
William was a sergeant of police. Before becoming a policeman he was a tailor, and he returned to it after his discharge.
In the Police Records of 4th September 1875:
Born Warmington Cheshire
Height 5' 8"
Eyes Hazel, brown hair, complex : Fresh
No finger nail on left hand 3rd finger.
His postings included:
September 1875 Reserve
November 1875 Nantwich
January 1879 Broxton
September 1880 Reserve
July 25th 1892 Hon Sergt.
Other comments from his record:
- June 1881 long and faithfully service.
- 1 good conduct Badge, Merit Badge and pay of £3 per annum.
- 4th October 1876. Neglecting to fill up his journal from 22nd to 31st ultimo. Fined 5s and cautioned.
- 7th October 1898. Disobeying the orders of Serg Leah in charging Henry McDermott with assaulting him (the Serg) in the execution of his duty at Chester Railway Station on 6th October 1898. Fined 10s. Neglecting to make out report of the apprehension of the above on Form No 18.
- Discharged on a pension of £64 17s 9d per anum from 31st October 1901.
During his marriage to Emma he had an affair with Emily Smith who bore him several children from 1883 onwards. After Emma died in 1905 they married immediately and had a further four children.
Photograph provided by George Highton, biographical information from Heather Jones, William's great granddaughter.
Samuel Bradburn Warburton
Samuel (1870-1939) is from the Edenfield clan, and born in Haslingden. He lived the later part of his life in Padiham. he married Alice Maud Ellis in 1888 an had 8 children. His obituary in the Burnley Express said:
Saturday 30th December 1939: LATE MR. S. B. WARBURTON The internment took place in the Padiham Church Cemetery yesterday week of Mr. Samuel Bradburn Warburton of 68 Station Road, whose death occurred the previous Wednesday in his 70th year. Born at Haslingden, Mr. Warburton had resided in Padiham for 19 years, and for over 15 years had been employed at Messrs. Stuttard’s Cobden Mill. He had been a prominent member of the Padiham Unity Club and the Overlookers’ Club. He had also been connected with St. Leonard’s Church. He leaves a widow, six sons and one daughter. The Rev. C. A. Parkinson offered payers at the home and also officiated at the graveside. Floral tributes were sent by:- His sorrowing wife; Harold, Ivy and children; Bill, Marguarette and children; Annie, Mary and Arthur; Jack, Maggie and children; Sam and Rosie; Tom, Edith and children; Albert, Victor and Harold; Mrs Baxendale and family; brother J. D. Warburton; Mr and Mrs Townsend; workpeople, Tuniam Shed, Cobden Mill; overlookers, Cobden Mill, Sabden; Albert, Lea and baby Josephine, Leslie; Padiham Overlookers’ Association; members of United Irish league, Padiham. Arrangements by Burnley Co-op. Society, Ltd.
Picture sent by Robert Warburton.
William and Eleanor (Nellie) Warburton
William (1891-1961) and Nellie (1889-1977) are from the Edenfield clan. Nellie was born Eleanor Sykes Robinson. They married in 1913 at St Nicholas, Sabden but the 1939 Register Nellie had reverted to her maiden name and wasn't living with William.
Picture sent by Robert Warburton.
John Thomas Warburton
Photo provided by Robin Hunt. It appears that John belongs to an undocumented branch of the Haslingden clan that migrated to Yorkshire.
Photo provided by Robin Hunt. It appears that Isaac belongs to an undocumented branch of the Haslingden clan that migrated to Yorkshire.
Sarah Williams Warburton
Sarah Wiliams Green travelled from Lancashire to Utah with her three children, leaving her husband behind. In Utah she married John Warburton.
The Smith Family
This is the large Smith family of Audley, Staffordshire. Charles Smith and Louisa nee Warburton had 17 children, 12 of whom are shown in this picture with their parents.
They are: back row from left: Henrietta (Tet), Frank, Wilmotina (Tina), Robert, Nancy, Edmund, James, Minnie, Charles, and Maria
Front row: Mary (Polly), Charles, Louisa, and Harry.
Louisa and Charles Smith
Smith Family Tree
This Smith family tree was prepared by David Owen, a descendant of Robert.
Martha Jane Warburton aka Wilde
Martha was the illegitimate daughter of Alice Warburton and John Wilde. She went to Australia in around 1855 but returned to England in 1864 with her first husband, William Kenworthy and four children.
They lived in Mossley, Lancashire but William died in 1865 and Martha returned to Australia where she married Bartholemew Castalaneli in 1868 and had four more children. She returned to England in 1880 without Bartholemew but returned to Australia where she died in Tasmania.
Annie Main Buchanan
Annie's mother was Martha Warbitten (Warburton) of Glasgow, who married James Main.