FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RAPHE ROTHWELL AND
LYDIA GREEN


Radulphus or Raphe Rothwell of Over Hulton in the parish of Deane was born in about 1670 of Deane. Raphe married first, Maria Lee 2 December 1690 in Deane. Raphe married next Lydia Green of the parish of Leigh 25 May 1697 in Deane.


Lydia is most likely the daughter of Edward Green of Leigh, christened 19 January 1671/2.


Raphe of Great Lever died and was buried 24 March 1712 in Deane.


Ralph Rothwell burial

Burial record for Ralph Rothwell in Deane; "24 Radulphus Rothwell magna de Lever par de Middleton"



Lydia married again to George Seddon 9 February 1713 in Deane.


Lydia Rothwell marriage

Marriage record for George Seddon and Lydia Rothwell in Deane: "9 Georgius Seddon & Lydia Rothwell paroch de Dean"


George died and was buried 20 March 1720/1 in Deane, before baby Robert was born. Lydia was 49 years old, with several young children to care for, and a baby born a month later.


Lydia married again to Edmund Clegg of Bolton 2 January 1721/2 in Deane. Edmond, a fuller, died and was buried 15 February 1725 in Bolton.


Lydia then married Jeremiah Aynsworth, a weaver, 30 December 1726 in Bolton. Jeremiah died and was buried 23 August 1727 in Bolton.




Ralph and Lydia had the following children:


*1. Elizabeth, christened 13 October 1697 in Deane; married Henry Heywood 30 May 1726 in Bolton, "de Hultonia supiriori".


Elizabeth
        Rothwell baptism

Baptism record for Elizabeth Rothwell in Deane: "13 Elizabetha filia Radulphi Rothwell de Hultonia Supiori"


2. Arbottle, christened 3 October 1700 in Deane; buried 5 October 1700 in Deane.


3. Nathaniel, christened 15 October 1702 in Deane.



Lydia and George Seddon had the following children:


4. Elizabeth, christened 21 September 1714 in Deane.


5. Dorothy, christened 16 July 1717 in Deane.


6. George, christened 16 July 1719 in Deane; buried 20 March 1720 in Deane.


7. Robert, christened 6 April 1721 in Deane.




SOURCES: Deane parish register; Bolton parish register;  www.ancestry.com.



There is no christening record for Raphe in Deane, but three possible Raphes were born in nearby Bolton in the right time period:

Either of the first two Raphes is a possibility for our Raphe Rothwell. Raphe, son of Thomas would be 26 years old at the time of his marriage to Maria Lee. Raphe, son of Raphe would be 25 years old at the time of his marriage to Maria Lee.


Only one Rothwell child was christened in Deane in the 1660s - Margareta Rothwell, the daughter of Radulphi Rothwell of Lever Edge in Middleton parish, christened 20 August 1665. There is a marriage for Radulphus Rothwell of the parish of Middleton who married Hellena Makand of Over Hulton in the parish of Deane on  25 October 1664 in Deane. This couple are likely the Raphe and Ellin Rothwell who were the parents of Raphe Rothwell of Great Lever in Bolton, and the Deane connection makes it more likely that Raphe, christened in 1666, was the same Raphe who married Maria Lee and Lydia Green.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RAPHE ROTHWELL AND
HELLENA MAKAND


Raphe Rothwell of Great Lever was christened 16 August 1638 in Bolton, the son of Raph Rothwell. He married Hellena (Ellin) Makand of Over Hulton on 25 October 1664 in Deane.


Raphe
            Rothwell marriage

Marriage record for Raphe Rothwell and Hellen Makand in Deane:
"October 25 Radulphus Rothwell de parochia de Middleton et Hellena Makand de Hultonia Supiori paroch hujus"
(October 25 Raphe Rothwell of the parish of Middleton and Hellen Makand of Over Hulton in the parish of Deane)




Raphe died and was buried 29 October 1672 in Bolton. He left an administration and inventory in 1672 (Chester Wills).


Raphe
                Rothwell burial

Burial record for Ralph Rothwell in Bolton:
"Ralph Rothwell of Great Lever - intra ecclesiam 29"




Raphe and Ellin had the following children:


1. Margaret, christened 20 August 1665 in Deane; buried 13 November 1665 in Bolton.


*2. Raphe, born 1 October 1666, christened 7 October 1666 in Bolton; married Maria Lee 2 December 1690 in Deane; married Lydia Green 25 May 1697 in Deane; buried 24 March 1712 in Deane.


Raphe
              Rothwell baptism

Baptism record for Raphe Rothwell in Bolton: "October: 1666 Raphe Rothwell of Great Leaver: s. of Raphe & Ellin - 1/7"




SOURCES: Bolton parish register; Deane parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RAPH ROTHWELL


Raph Rothwell was born in about 1605 of Bolton, the son of Ralph Rothwell, husbandman of Great Lever and Elizabeth Grundy.


Raph and his wife had the following children:



1. Elizabeth, christened 1628 in Bolton, "of Great Lever".



2. Elezabeth, christened 13 December 1630 in Bolton "of Midletonn pish".



3. Harbutell (male), christened 13 December 1630 in Bolton, "of Midletonn pish".



4. Joane, christened 4 May 1634 in Bolton, "of Magna Leaver".




*5. Raph, christened 19 August 1638 in Bolton; married Hellena (Ellin) Makand of Over Hulton on 25 October 1664 in Deane; buried 29 October 1672 in Bolton.

Raph Rothwell baptism

Baptism record for Raph Rothwell in Bolton: "Raph: Rothwell sonne of Raph de Magna Leaver - bapt - 19"



6. Gyles, christened 28 June 1641 in Bolton, "of Magna Leaver".



7. Nathaniell, christened 13 October 1645 in Bolton, "of Magna Leaver".



SOURCES: Bolton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.


Great Lever

Great Lever


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH ROTHWELL AND
ELYZABETH GRUNDYE


Ralph or Rauffe Rothwell was born in about 1575 of Bolton, the son of Adam Rothwell of Bolton. He married Elyzabeth Grundye 7 December 1592 in Bolton.


Rauffe Rothwell marriage

Marriage record for Rauffe Rothwell and Elyzabeth Grundye in Bolton: "Rauffe Rothwell Elyzabeth Grundye maryed the vijth of december"


Ralph is mentioned in a history of Halliwell: "These Rothwells descend from Ralph Rothwell, husbandman of Great Lever, younger brother of the writer’s ancestor, William Rothwell 1574-1623, whose father was Adam Rothwell of Bolton."  (The Lordship of the Manor of Sharples; Halliwell Local History Society; https://halliwell-lhs.co.uk/articles/the-lordship-of-the-manor-of-sharples/)


Elyzabeth died and was buried 27 March 1635 in Bolton.


Elyzabeth Rothwell burial

Burial record for Elzyabeth Rothwell in Bolton: "- 27 uxor Raph Rothwell de Great Levr"



Ralph died and was buried 24 January 1636/7 in Bolton, leaving a will written in 1636. His will showed him as a husbandman of Great Lever, with witnesses Ralph Rothwell and Nathaniel Rothwell, an inventory valued at £60 0s 2d. He owed Calvin Rothwell £12 12s.


Raph
                    Rothwell burial

Burial record for Raph Rothwell in Bolton: "Burialls - Raph Rothwell de Great Levr inter eclesiam 10s - 24"



Raph
                    Rothwell burial

Bishop's Transcripts burial record for Raph Rothwell in Bolton: "Raph Rothwell de Magna Levr - 24"



Rauffe and Elyzabeth had the following children:


1. Richard, christened 1 January 1601 in Bolton.


2. Elline, christened 20 June 1603, "of Midleton pish"; married Mr. Dewhurst.


*3. Raph, born in about 1605 in Bolton.


4. Elizabeth, born in about 1607 in Bolton; married Richard Crompton 6 January 1624/5 in Bolton.


5. Hester, born in about 1610; married Peter Holden 15 December 1635 in Bolton.



SOURCES: Bolton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; family tree posted on the Rothwell Family History Facebook group, citing Bolton parish registers, Deane parish registers, Dugdales's Visitation of Lancashire 1664/5; The Lordship of the Manor of Sharples, Halliwell Local History Societ.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ADAM ROTHWELL



Adam Rothwell was born in about 1550 of Bolton.


Adam and his wife had the following children:


1. William, christened 22 March 1573/4 in Bolton; married Elizabeth Pendlebury; buried 23 July 1623 in Bolton; "William Rothwell of Bolton, son of Adam Rothwell of Bolton and brother of Ralph Rothwell, of Great Lever in Bolton, was baptized March 22 1574/5 and buried July 23, 1623, having by Elizabeth, his wife had issue" (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1925) A post on Ancestry for William states: "We know little of William’s life, but he has a plaque in St. Peter’s Church in Bolton, which states that he had a wife, Elizabeth, a brother Ralph, and four children, Nathaniel, William, Elizabeth, and Calvin. He was buried in the church, which in itself signifies that he was an important member of the community. Also he left provision for an endowment of monies to keep a stipendiary (paid salary) preacher in Bolton in perpetuity." (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/58307100/person/30045620126/media/ae780096-5a16-4436-941b-a15ddf2f4523?_phsrc=PFh16109&_phstart=successSource)



*2. Rauffe (Ralph), born in about 1575 of Bolton; married Elyzabeth Grundye 7 December 1592 in Bolton; buried 24 January 1636/7 in Bolton.



SOURCES: Bolton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; family tree posted on the Rothwell Family History Facebook group, citing Bolton parish registers, Deane parish registers, The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Made in the Year 1664-5, by Sir William Dugdale; The Lordship of the Manor of Sharples, Halliwell Local History Society; Burke's Landed Gentry, 1925.