Rothwell was born in about 1605 of Bolton, the son
of Ralph Rothwell, husbandman of Great Lever and
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".
, 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.
Baptism record for Raph Rothwell in Bolton: "Raph:
Rothwell sonne of Raph de Magna Leaver - bapt - 19"
Gyles, christened 28 June 1641 in Bolton, "of
, christened 13 October 1645 in
Bolton, "of Magna Leaver
SOURCES: Bolton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.
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.
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;
Elyzabeth died and was buried 27 March 1635 in
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.
Burial record for Raph Rothwell in Bolton:
"Burialls - Raph Rothwell de Great Levr inter
eclesiam 10s - 24"
Bishop's Transcripts burial record for Raph
Rothwell in Bolton: "Raph Rothwell de Magna Levr -
Rauffe and Elyzabeth had the following children:
, christened 1 January 1601 in Bolton.
, christened 20 June 1603, "of
"; married Mr. Dewhurst.
, born in about 1605 in Bolton.
, born in about 1607 in Bolton;
married Richard Crompton 6 January 1624/5 in Bolton.
, 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.
Adam Rothwell was born in about 1550
Adam and his wife had the following children:
, 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
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
(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