ACKERS Abraham

Male 1796 - 1864  (67 years)


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  • Name ACKERS Abraham 
    Born 14 Aug 1796  Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 18 Sep 1796  Rainhill, Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Jun 1841  Bickershaw Farm, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Bickershaw Lane, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Glass maker, coal propietor, farm owner Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 Jan 1864  Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried 21 Jan 1864  St John the Evangelist's Church, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I186  RADCLIFFE
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 

    Father ACKERS John,   b. 1767, Rainhill, Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother SEPHTON Alice 
    Married 24 Jul 1788  St Luke's Church, Farnworth, Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet

    Family 1 GABBOT Ann,   b. 1792, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1828, Horwich, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1813  St Mary the Virgin's Church, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. ACKERS Edward,   b. 1814, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1864, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. ACKERS Martha Gabbot,   b. 1 Feb 1818, Rivington, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, West Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. ACKERS John Wilmot,   b. 18 Mar 1820, Rivington, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. ACKERS Mary Alice,   b. 6 Nov 1822, Adlington, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. ACKERS Alice,   b. 10 Dec 1824, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     6. ACKERS Ellen Sarah,   b. 21 Jun 1827, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F551  Group Sheet

    Family 2 ROBINSON Catherine Ellen,   b. 18 Apr 1808, Bold, St Helens, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1885, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1828  St Luke's Church, Farnworth, Prescot, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Children 
     1. ACKERS Catherine,   b. 9 Aug 1829, Penketh, Great Sankey, Warrington, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Hindley, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. ACKERS Ellen,   b. 1832, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1842, St Peter's Church, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     3. ACKERS Sarah,   b. 1833, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1874, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. ACKERS Abraham,   b. 1835, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. ACKERS Charles Peter,   b. 3 Oct 1836, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1878, Westleigh, Leigh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. ACKERS Mary,   b. 18 May 1838, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1906, Grafton-villa, 62 Wellington Rd., Rhyl, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. ACKERS Jackson Abraham,   b. 10 Dec 1841, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1899, Hindley, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. ACKERS Ellen,   b. 17 Jan 1844, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. ACKERS Dorethea,   b. 1845, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. ACKERS Amelia,   b. 1848, Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1796 - Prescot, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Sep 1796 - Rainhill, Prescot, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1813 - St Mary the Virgin's Church, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1828 - St Luke's Church, Farnworth, Prescot, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1841 - Bickershaw Farm, Abram, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1861 - Bickershaw Lane, Abram, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1864 - Bickershaw Hall, Abram, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Jan 1864 - St John the Evangelist's Church, Abram, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Land owner (in firm of 4). Employed 179 men.
      Farming 120 acres, employing 5 farm labourers.

      Abram Ackers sank his first pit shaft on his Bickershaw estate roundab out 1835, but, it was some years before hits became his main sourceof w ealth. In the baptism registers of All Saints, Hindley, in the1830s he i s listed as Husbandman, and in the Census returns of 1841as a glass ma nufacturer. Apparently the glassworks only operated forabout ten years ( "History of Newton in Makerfield" by John Lane.

      Bickershaw Hall
      This house was formerly three-storied and brick-built, the windowsbein g divided into compartments by brick mullions coated withplaster, fron ting on all sides, and surrounded by a moat, crossed bya drawbridge at a b rick gate-house. In the 1830's Abraham Ackersmodernised the house, pul led off the roof, reduced the upper storeyin height, and demolished th e old gate house. The outer walls of thehouse remain on the old founda tions. The estate was originallypurchased by Mrs Frances Duckenfield o n 25 Dec. 1671 and remained inDuckenfield ownership untils 27 Feb 1760 , when Richard Claytonpurchased it including the manor, manor-house, 9 0 acres of landconsisting of 7 messuages, 5 barns, 6 shippons, 3 garde ns, 6orchards, 70 acres, 40 acres meadow, 55 acres pasture. Richard Clayton resold Bickershaw Hall to Edward Ackers of Newton, surgeon andap othecary for £3,500 on 28 April 1790. The sale comprised theLarrish Le ach Meadow, Bolton House Medow, Lawrence Field, Black Hey,Long Meadow, L awrence Field, Black Hey, Long Meadow, Horse Hey,Further Cow Hey, Bick ershaw Hey, Bickershaw Meadow, 5 Little MossMeadows, Ash Grove, Great M oss Meadow, nearer Cow hey, Gorses andOrchard Field, Gardener Meadow, 2 o rchards now in one, Bottoms,Knowe, 5 acre, Green Field, Long Hey, Broa d Hey, marled meadow,Hindley Hey, Barn Hey, and Hindley Meadow, contai ning 90 acres of 8yards to the rod. Bolton House was purchased by Edwa rd Ackers from aMr Stirrop on 30 August 1783.
      Edward Ackers who died 27 January 1810 by his will gave his real estate upon trust to accumulate the income for 21 years for the benefito f Edward Ackers, son of his cousin, John Ackers, for life and to hisma le descendants, then to the male heir of his cousin, John Ackers.of th e Holt, near Prescott.
      Edward Ackers, son of John, died intestate in Dec 1818, unmarried, consequently Abraham Ackers, also son of John, came to the property byr ight of inheritance, and the trustees appointed by his will are thepre sent owners.
      A monument standing over the vault containing the remains of the last-named gentleman in Abram Churchyard, bears the followinginscription :
      Sacred
      To the Memory of
      ABRAHAM ACKERS, ESQ
      of Bickershaw Hall, Abram
      Born 24 August 1796
      Died 15 January 1864

  • Sources 
    1. [S105] MI Abram.
      Abraham Ackers esquire of Bickershaw Hall, Abram. Born 14 August 1796,died 15 January 1864.

    2. [S1126] Lancs OPC christenings, LDS Film 1657583 item 8 (Reliability: 2).
      Baptisms: 18 Sep 1796 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England
      Abraham Ackers - Son of John Ackers & Alice
      Born: 24 Aug 1796
      Abode: Rainhill
      Occupation: Watchmaker
      Register: Baptisms 1766 - 1809, Page 138, Entry 5
      Source: LDS Film 1657583 item 8

    3. [S657] FamilySearch.
      Abraham Ackers, s. John & Alice Ackers, Rainhill, c.18 Sept 1796

    4. [S319] Census Abram 1841, HO107/0522 Folio 9 p.10..
      Bickershaw Farm, Abraham Ackers 45 yrs Glass maker b. Lancashire
      Born about 1796

    5. [S135] Census Abram 1851, HO107/2200 Folio 332 p.2 (Reliability: 2).
      Bickershaw Lane, Abraham Ackers Head 54 yrs Coal propietor. Land owner (in firm of 4). Empl. 179 men. Farming 120 acres. Emp. 5 farm labourers b. Rainhill
      Born about 1797

    6. [S49] Census Abram 1861, RG9/2779 Folio 84 p.2.
      Bickershaw Lane, Abraham Ackers 64 yrs Head, Coal propietor employing 300 men. Firm of Ackers & H Whitley & Co b. Rainhill
      Born about 1797

    7. [S191] Pigots Directory 1834, p.496.
      Ackers, Abraham & Co. Crown Glass Works, Glass manufacturers,Newton-le W illows

    8. [S999] Probate calendar.
      Abraham Ackers Esq. Effects under £8,000 23 May 1864
      The Will of Abraham Ackers late of Bickershaw Hall within Abram in the Parish of Wigan in the County of Lancaster Esquire deceased who died 15 January 1864 at Bickershaw Hall aforesaid was proved at Liverpool by the oaths of Catherine Ellen Ackers of Bickershaw Halll aforesaid Widon in the Relict James Barratt of Warrington in the said County Gentleman and Peter Perrin of Bickershaw within Abram aforesaid Colliery Manager the managers.

    9. [S105] MI Abram.
      Abraham Ackers esquire of Bickershaw Hall, Abram. Born 14 August 1796,died 15 January 1864. Catherine Ellen his wife died 9 Feb 1885, 77yrs. Edward James, son of James & Mary Scotson who died 7 May - 7months 186 7. Ellen 2 weeks 1868.

    10. [S2] Lancs OPC burials, LDS Film 1885644.
      Burial: 21 Jan 1864 St John the Evangelist, Abram, Lancashire, England
      Abraham Ackers -
          Age: 68
          Abode: Abram
          Buried by: John J Dixon
           Source: LDS Film 1885644   Register: Burials 1839 - 1899, Page 50, Entry 397
      Born about 1796

    11. [S1049] Manchester Marriages 1754-1930, Ref. GB127.L85/1/3/3.
      Manchester marriages, Deane, St Mary 1788-1818 No. 64
      Abraham Ackers of Bolton, Batchelor
      + Ann Gabbot of this parish
      m. 8 October 1813 by license
      Witnesses: Henry Taymory, Mary Gabbot
      Performed: R Latham A.M. Vicar
      Ref. GB127.L85/1/3/3

    12. [S1045] Lancs OPC marriages, Marriages 1813 - 1818, Entry 64.
      Marriage: 8 Oct 1813 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
      Abraham Ackers - Bachelor, Bolton Parish
      Ann Ackers - Spinster, this Parish [Deane]
          Witness: Henry Taylor; Mary Gabbot
          Married by Licence by: R Latham A.M. Vicar.
          Notes: [The bride was recorded as Ann Ackers (her married surname). She signed Ann Gabbot]
          Register: Marriages 1813 - 1818, Entry 64
          Source: Manchester Archives microfilm

    13. [S657] FamilySearch, Digital folder No. 4018622 Image No. 1533.
      Cheshire Marriage bonds and allegations 1606-1900 m. 8 Oct 1813
      Abraham Ackers 20 yrs Batchelor
      Residence: Blackrod, Bolton
      + Ann Gabbot 21 yrs Spinster
      Residence: Westhoughton, Deane,
      Digital folder No. 4018622 Image No. 1533

    14. [S657] FamilySearch, M005731 4526.
      Abraham Ackers & Catherine Ellen Robinson, Farnworth, Prescot m.30Sept 1 828
      Batch No. M005731 4526

    15. [S1045] Lancs OPC marriages, LDS Film 1655235 .
      Marriage: 30 Sep 1828 St Luke (formerly St Wilfrid), Farnworth (Widnes), Lancashire
      Abraham Ackers, Gentleman - of this parish
      Catharine Ellen Robinson - Spinster, of this parish
          Witness: Sarah Robinson; William Robinson; George ?
          Married by Licence by: Thos Todhunter - curate
            Source: LDS Film 1655235 item 6   Register: Marriages 1824 - 1832, Page 94, Entry 282