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Papers of the Entwisle Family of Foxholes near Rochdale
Papers of the Entwisle Family of Foxholes near Rochdale
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Title Deeds for Rochdale 1760-1890, Hundersfield 1765-19th Century, Flixton 1663-1888, Butterworth 1565-1886, Milnrow 1783-1865, Davyhulme 1781-20th century, Unsworth 1713-1801, Wardleworth 1768-1908, Leicestershire 19th-20th Century, Foxholes Estates Rentals 1875-1957, Wages Accounts 1894-1937, Accounts 1908-1944, Kilworth House, Rugby, Account Ledgers 1894-1946, Notes 1918-1933, Accounts 1914-1944Place:/Foxholes/Oldham/Prestwich with Oldham/Lancashire/England/Hundersfield/Rochdale/Lancashire/England/Davyhulme/Eccles/Lancashire/England/Wardleworth/Hundersfield/Rochdale/Lancashire/England/Butterworth/Rochdale/Lancashire/England/Unsworth/Prestwich with Oldham/Lancashire/England
Papers of the Entwisle Family of Foxholes near Rochdale
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The earliest mention of the Entwisle name in connection with Rochdale is in 1523 when Edmund Entwissell was taxed on his land and in 1743 is described as one of the servants of Robert Holt. His son Richard Entwysle was of Foxholes and the family was firmly established in the area by the middle of the 18th century. By the end of that century, the male line died out due to the heirs to the estate either dying in infancy or dying before they married. Thus the estate passed to John Markland who assumed, by royal licence, the name and arms of the Entwisle family in 1787. He was colonel of the Rochdale Volunteers and High Sheriff of Lancashire inn 1798. His son and heir, John Entwisle, also held this position and was MP for Rochdale between 1835-1837. The son of this John Entwisle, John Smith Entwisle was born on 18th Sep 1815 and was also High Sheriff of Lancashire (1849), a Justice of the Peace and Doctor of Law. He married Caroline whose father Robert Jackson Harris later assumed the surname Norreys. She came from Davyhulme and lived at Davyhulme Hall, which was inherited by John Entwisle on his marriage together with the Norreys estate in Flixton. Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries members of the family served as Constables, Overeseers, Highway Surveyors and Churchwardens for the Rochdale area. This is evident from records of turnpike roads in the Rochdale area. In the second half of the 19th century the Entwisle family became associated with Kilworth House in Leicestershire. John Berrin Norreys Entwisle (born 1856 to John and Caroline) is noted in Fishwick as being associated with this particular locality. He married Sophia dau of Gustavus Tuite Dalton of Kilnahard, Fermor, Co. Cavan and Eureka Kells Co. Meath and niece of Baroness Lisgar of Bolworth Hall Leicester. He died at Kilworth on 2 April 1945 without issue. Probate was granted to his second wife Florence Agusta (his first wife having died in 1916). The value of his estate was £221,354 9s 10d. His obituary noted that he and was Sheriff of Leicester when aged 32 The residence at Foxholes was later turned into a nurses home.
Purchased 27 November 1990
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