LINGARD of Huncoat (Lancashire)

(Placenames in red indicate place of birth. Placenames in blue indicate place of baptism. Personal names in bold type indicate my ancestors.)


Lingards were resident in Clayton-le-Moors in the 16th century, but the name is quite common in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and it is thought that our branch of the family came from the Keighley area in the latter part of the 18th century.


Robert Lingard (c.1766-1844) of Huncoat married Mary Pilkington (1769-1841) of Huncoat on 24 July 1788 at Church Kirk
Betty (1789-1814)
Huncoat
Altham
John (1790-1796)
Huncoat
Altham
Mary (1791-1867)
Huncoat
Altham
Robert (1793-1796)
Huncoat
Altham
Thomas (1795-1796)
Huncoat
Church
Jane (1796-)

Huncoat
Altham

Ellen (1798-1871)
Huncoat
Altham
Margaret (1800-1868)
Huncoat
Altham
Katherine (1801-1802)
Huncoat
Altham
Ann (1802- )

Huncoat
Altham

Alice (1804- )

Huncoat
Altham

James (1805-1878)
Huncoat
Altham
Susan (1805-1874)
Huncoat
Altham
Joshua (1807-1807)
Huncoat
Altham
Joseph (1808-1854)
Huncoat
Altham
William (1811-1815)
Huncoat
Altham


Robert was a well known joiner and cabinetmaker (having served his apprenticeship with Hacking Brothers).

One authority says that he and his family lived at Middle House Farm (Huncoat Remembered, John Smith, 1906), but in 1839 he was apparently living at Lower Hill House Farm. (The Lingards of Huncoat, Richard Ainsworth, 1930). Ainsworth also says that the Lingards lived at Ormerod Row!

At about this period, he erected the gallery in the old Baptist Chapel and constructed a special corner pew for the use of his large family (Ainsworth, op. cit.).

In 1841, he and his wife and son Joseph are living at Hill House with daughter Jane, her husband, Thomas Smith, and Betty, the illegitimate daughter of Jane.


Census: 6-7 June 1841

Address Name of
each person
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Hill House, Huncoat Thomas Smith40 farmerLancashire
Jane Smith 45---Lancashire
Ellen Smith 1---Lancashire
Robert Lingard 70joinerLancashire
Mary Lingard 70---Lancashire
Joseph Lingard 30joinerLancashire
Betty Lingard 12---Lancashire


Robert's son, James, married in 1832 and his first four children were all born in Huncoat. Alice and Mary both died at a young age from consumption (tuberculosis). At the moment we do not know where in Huncoat they were living. In about 1837, they went to live in Haslingden, before finally settling in Higher Booths. Their third son, John, died there from scarlet fever.


James Lingard (1805-1878) married Ann Haworth (c.1801-1842) on 5 March 1832 at Church Kirk
Robert (c.1833-)
Huncoat
Church Kirk
Mary (1834-1837)
---
Church Kirk
Elizabeth (c.1836-)
Huncoat
Church Kirk
Alice (1836-1836)
Huncoat
Thomas (c.1838-)
Haslingden
Church Kirk
John (1840-1843)
Higher Booths
Church Kirk
Sarah Ann (1840-)
Higher Booths
Church Kirk


Census: 6-7 June 1841

Address Name of
each person
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Rakefoot, Higher Booths James Lingard36 calico printerLancashire
Ann 39---Lancashire
Robert 8tearerLancashire
Elizabeth 5---Lancashire
Thomas 3---Lancashire
John 9 months---Lancashire


In 1841 James is working as a calico printer. Calico was the term originally used to describe cotton cloth imported from the East, but, from the 18th century, it was also used to describe various cotton fabrics of European manufacture. Calico printing was established in Lancashire about the middle of the 18th century.

Robert Lingard and his family eventually emigrated to Maine, USA.

Elizabeth Lingard married Major Lord of Rawtenstall but had no children.

Thomas Lingard became the owner of a mill in Padiham. He resided in Great Harwood.

The years 1841 to 1844 saw three deaths in the family: Robert and Mary both died (both in their 70s), as did Ann, the wife of James (the cause, according to the parish register, was 'decline'.). But on 10 March 1844 James started a new life by marrying again.


James Lingard (1805-1878) printer, widower, of Bank Top,
married
Sarah Ducksbury (nee Entwistle) (1813-1869) house-keeper, widow, of Bank Top,
on 10 March 1844 at Newchurch-in-Rossendale
Margaret (c.1844-)
Higher Booths
Jane (1846-)
Lower Booths
Ellen (c.1847-)
Lower Booths
John Ansard (1852-1853)
Lower Booths
Ann (c.1856-)
Lower Booths


Census: 30 March 1851

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Constablee Holmes James Lingardheadmarried45 agricultural labourerHuncoat, Lancashire
Sarahwifemarried 37---Haslingden, Lancashire
Robertsonunmarried 17stripper & grinderHuncoat, Lancashire
Elizabethdaughterunmarried 15throstle creelerHuncoat, Lancashire
Thomassonunmarried 14jobber at cotton factoryHaslingden, Lancashire
Sarah A.daughterunmarried 11dafferHigher Booths, Lancashire
Margaretdaughterunmarried 6scholarHigher Booths, Lancashire
Janedaughterunmarried 4scholarLower Booths, Lancashire
Ellendaughterunmarried 3---Lower Booths, Lancashire


Census: 7 April 1861

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Laund Mill James Lingardheadmarried 56labourerHuncoat, Lancashire
Sarahwifemarried 45---Haslingden, Lancashire
Margaretdaughterunmarried 17cotton weaverHigher Booths, Lancashire
Janedaughterunmarried 14cotton drawerLower Booths, Lancashire
Ellendaughterunmarried 13---Lower Booths, Lancashire
Anndaughterunmarried 4---Lower Booths, Lancashire


Jane Lingard (1846-1920) rover in a cotton mill of Holmes Terrace, Lower Booths married
George Workman (1844-1913) book-keeper in a cotton mill of Reedsholme on 10 April 1868 at Haslingden Register Office


Margaret Lingard married and went to live in Burnley.

Ellen Lingard married Thomas Balderson and emigrated, with ten children, to America.

Ann Lingard married Benjamin Priestley of Crawshawbooth.

Sarah, wife of James Lingard, died in 1869.


Census: 2 April 1871

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Orchard Place, Higher Booths, Lancashire James Lingardheadwidower66 outdoor labourerHuncoat Lancashire


James Lingard died at Rawtenstall at the age of 73 and was buried at Altham on 15 July 1878.