William Mort born abt 1794 Pennington (12.2.)


Data 12.2. 

Wigan Observer Apr 12, 1924
Death of a Lowton Lady
Mrs Mort, of Lowton, widow of the late Mr Jesse Mort, died on Tuesday last week after an illness extending over a considerable period.
The deceased lady was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral took place on Saturday. Mr Will Price of Wigan and Mr
Eccleston of Golborne, conducting the service both in the Independent Methodist Church and at the graveside at Lowton Church.
Wreaths were sent by Emma and Will: Jesse and Alice: Robb and Alice-Mrs Morris: Mrs Chadwick and Miss Openshaw (London),
Lily and Billy: Mary, Louie, Edna, Jesse, James and Tom (grandchildren): Mr , Mrs and Miss Halton: Cissie: Miss Bywater: Mr and
Mrs T R Openshaw (Skipton), Mrs Levi Openshaw Mr and Mrs Ralphs, Mr and Mrs Worthington, the Employers of Jesse Mort and Sons,
and the Independent Methodist Church.
in the Wigan Observer, Jan 20, 1930
DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN GOLBORNE COUNCILLOR
EX-COUNCIL CHAIRMAN AND MEMBER OF WIGAN GROCERS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE
We regret the death of Councillor Jesse Mort, a well-known Golborne Councillor and Grocer, and a member of the Wigan Grocers Association
Execuive, which occurred on Thursday last week after a brief illness, at his residence, Rose Mount, Park Rd, Golborne. The news of his
demise came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends in Golborne and the surroundig districts, where he was well known for his
public work. He was at business two days before his death.
Coucillor Mort, who was fifty-two years of age, was a native of Golborne, where he had lived all his life, and for many years he had played a
prominent part in the life of the township. In addition to being in business as a grocer and provision dealer in Golborne, his father having also been
associated with the business prior to his death. He had branch shops in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lowton, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, and
Wargave. He was a member of the Golborne District Council, on which he had been a representative, with the exception of a two year break
since 1914 and he was the only member of the present Council who took part in the all night sitting in 1914 when there was deadlock over the
appointment of Chairman on account of the Conservatives and Liberals being equally divided Councillor Mort being one of the six Liberal
members of the Council at the time. He was elected Chairman of the Council in 1928, and for a number of years he occupied the position
of Chairman of the Finance Committee. Last year he was a member of the Leigh Joint Hospital Board and also of the Assessment Committee. 
A staunch supporter of Independent Methodism, Councillor Mort was a member of the Golborne Independent Methodist Church.
He was an enthusiastic golfer, being a member of the Haydock Park Golf Club, of which he had been a director for the past four years, and
on several occasions he has played for the Haydock Park Club in the District Victory Trophy Competition, winning the Queens Cup last year.
He was also a Freemason.
His death removes a business man who has done very valuable work for the community, and wide sympathy will be extended to his widow and
four boys in their bereavement. The eldest of the boys is only thirteen years.
The funeral took place on Monday, the internment being at Newton Cemetry.
The mourners were: Mr W Mort (brother), Miss Mort, Mrs R Openshaw-Taylor (sisters), Councillor R Openshaw-Taylor, Mr W Cartwright,
Mr W Beswick, Mr James Beswick (brothers in law), Mr Seddon, Mr L Beswick (cousins), Mr H Cartright (nephew) etc
From a personal meeting with Mrs J M Mort of Lowton (Feb 2000) who is the widow of Jesse Mort
Her husband was Jesse Mort, son of Jesse Mort and Alice Beswick
Mr and Mrs J M Mort have two children Elizabeth and David
ALICE BESWICK
1881 Census for Tyldesley cum Shakerley Source: FHL Film 1341911     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 3811    Folio 98    Page 49
3 Highams Sq James Beswick Head Mar 25 Coal Miner Tyldesley
  Martha     " Wife Mar 26 Cotton Operative Hindley
  Magie A   " Dau   4   Little Hulton
1891 Census for Golborne Source:
117 High St James Beswick Head Mar 35 Coal Miner Tyldesley
  Martha     " Wife Mar 36   Little Hulton
  Margaret   " Dau   14   Little Hulton
  Esther      " Dau   9 Scholar Tyldesley
  Joseph     " Son   7   Tyldesley
  Amelia      " Dau   5   Tyldesley
  Ellen         " Dau   3   Tyldesley
  Alice        " Dau   1   Golborne
A marriage at Golborne, St Thomas on Oct 2, 1915
    Alfred Bibby, age 34, Bachelor, Soldier Gunner of Newcastle, father John Bibby, deceased Engine Driver
    Maggie Alice Beswick, age 38, Spinster of 63 Heath St, Golborne, father James Beswick, Fitters Labourer
Monumental Inscriptions at Golborne, St Thomas
    In loving memory of Martha Beswick died Sep 30, 1924 aged 67 years. James her husband died Oct 4, 1922 aged 67 years.
    Ellen their daughter died Oct 13, 1940 aged 52 years.
From the personal meeting with Mrs J M Mort of Lowton (Feb 2000) who is the widow of Jesse Mort, she produced
a document of Administration, in the District Registry at Liverpool.
In her Majesty's High Court of Justice, be it known, that at the date hereunder written, Letters of Administraton of the
personnal estate of William Leather, late of Newton in the County of Lancaster, Laborer deceased, who died on the
3rd day of March, 1883 at Lowton aforesaid a Bachelor without Parent, Brother or sister and intestate, and had at the time
of his death a fixed place of abode at Lowton aforesaid within the Hundred of West Derby in Lancashire were granted by Her 
Majesty's high court of Justice at the Distict Registry attached to the Probate Division thereof at Liverpool to
Jesse Mort the lawful Nephew and one of his next of Kin of the said intestate, he having been first sworn well 
and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an Affidavit in verification of the Account of the
said estate has been delivered duly stamped it is shown that the gross value of the said estate amounts to £255 and no more.
Dated the 29th of March 1883
1881 Census for Lowton Source: FHL Film 1341909     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 3801    Folio 155    Page 14
Golborne Rd William Leather Head unm 71 Labourer on Highway Lowton
From a document obtained from Mrs J M Mort
This Indenture made the twentyninth day of June in the fifth year of the reihgn of our sovereigh Lord King George the third and in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five. Between Henry Worsley of Goborne in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman and
John Worsley of Lowton in the said County eldest son and heir apparent of the said Henry Worsley of the one part and John Throp of Golborne
aforesaid Carpenter of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings of lawful money of Great Britain
to the said Henry Worsley and John Worsley in hand well and truly paid by the said John Throp at or before the Execution hereof the receipt
whereof is acknowledged and for and in consideration also of the yearly rent covenants and agreements hereinafter mentioned
and on the part and behalf of the said John Throp and his heirs and assigns to be paid observed and performed they the said Henry Worsley
and John Worsley ……
All that enclosure plott piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in Lowton in the said county near to the chapel of Lowton aforesaid
as the same is now marked …….
Estimated eight perches of the measures there used or thereabouts be the same more or less which said plott piece or
parcel of land was lately taken from the waste in Lowton aforesaid and is bounded on the North by a road or way leading to
certain lands there called Leadbeaters, on the south and west by the lands of the said Henry Worsley and on the east by the
lane or public road in Lowton aforesaid, together with all ways watercourses liberties easements priviledges advantages and
appurtaencies thereunto belonging or appertaining ……….
And also that the said John Throp his heirs and assigns shall and will within the space of three years next ensuing the date hereof
erect and build set up and finish and their own expense one or more dwelling house or houses Building or buildings in good repair
and condition so as the same may be always of the annual value of twenty shillings of lawful money and over and sufficient to pay
the aforesaid yearly rent ………..
From another document obtained from Mrs J M Mort
This indenture made the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one between Robert Throp
of Lowton in the County of Lancaster, Shoemaker son and heir at law of John Throp late of Lowton aforesaid Carpenter deceased of the
one part and Robert Leather of Lowton aforesaid fustian weaver of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of fifty
three pounds of lawful money of Great Britain by the said Robert Leather to the said Robert Throp
All that enclosure plot piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in Lowton aforesaid near to the Chapel there or containing
by estmation eight perches of land of the measure there used or thereabouts …. was formerley taken from the waste of Lowton
Know all men by these present that we Robert Throp of Lowton in the county of Lancaster Shoemaker eldest son and heir apparent of John 
Throp late of Lowton agoresaid Carpenter deceased and Nathaniel Eddleston of Saint Helens in the said county of Lancaster Cabinet Maker
are held and firmly unto Robert Leather of Lowton aforesaid Cotton Weaver in the sum of one hundred and six pounds of lawful money of 
Great Britain to be paid to the said Robert Leather or his certain Attorney Executors Administrations or Assigns for which payment well and truly
to be made we find ourselves jointly and severally for and in the whole our joint and several Heirs Executors and Administrations and every 
of them firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated this Twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred
and ninety one.
The Condition of the above written Obligation is such that whereas the above bound Robert Throp being seized in his Demesne as of fee simple 
to him and his Heirs of and and in all that inclosure plott piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in Lowton aforesaid containing by estimation
eight perches of the measure there used or thereabouts be the same more or less together with the cottage or dwellinghouse lately erected therein
together with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging hath lately contracted and agreed to sell the same unto the said Robert
Leather and his Heirs at and for the price or sum of fifty three pounds and by Indenture bearing even date with the above written obligation the said 
premises have been duly granted enfeoffed and conveyed unto the use of the said Robert Leather and his Heirs and in a s much as Jenny the wife
of the said Robert Throp and Ann the wife of the said Nathaniel Eddleston Mother of the said Robert Throp will be intitled to their Dower or Thirds
at Common Law from and out of their said premises in case they should happen to survive their said Husbands without a fine being levied to debar 
thereof But in order to save the said Robert Throp the expense of Levying such fine the within bound Nathaniel Eddleston and Robert Throp have
agreed to join in giving such security unto the said Robert Leather and his Heirs to Indemnify him from such dower and for the peaceable possession
and enjoyment of the said premises herein mentioned.