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I have some ancestors on the 1841 census (John Wilson) who resided at Slack Farm in Billinge.  I can find no information on where this place was.  Does anybody have any further info about it and its precise location?  Thanks!

 

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1 hour ago, David Wilson said:

Hi

I have some ancestors on the 1841 census (John Wilson) who resided at Slack Farm in Billinge.  I can find no information on where this place was.  Does anybody have any further info about it and its precise location?  Thanks!

 

Hi.you could be on our family tree!!

Billinge Chapel End MAIN ST BILLINGE etc.

Weve got via this site-from "friends" who helped me search.

I am busy at moment and still havnt got round to sorting out. but if you PM me I will try to find the details we have.

Did you find any link to SIMKIN OR SIMPKIN these are associated.

.Our John married ANN.they had a son also John.Ann became a widow then later resided at *8 Sandfield crescent.st.helens,then dentons green.

Sandfield cres area was a hive of relationships.

Phyll and Ratty on this site gave me GREAT ASSISTANCE as did others who are not now contributing.

Hope this helps as I have found just basic info!.

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I think the correct name for it was Parsons Slack and it was around the area of Mount Pleasant Farm which was on the corner  at the junction of Wigan Road and Upholland Road! The area was also known as Makin's Corner. In the 1851 census Mount Pleasant is listed between School House and Billinge Slack.
Mount Pleasant was farmed by William Makin from about 1890 until at least 1925 so the name may have been derived from his family.
Here is an image of Parsons Slack


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Billinge-Parsons-Slack-by-Millard-Co-Wigan-/350741043716
This doesn't tell you exactly where it was located but there was a Parsonage to the left of Upholland Road which could be another  clue

My daughter lives very close to there now and our ancestor on my mothers side was the schoolmaster of Main Street school and also Parish Clerk of St Aidens

I also know that the Rector of Wigan once owned Parsons Meadow and rented it out 

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12 hours ago, non sibi sed omnibus said:

Phyll and Ratty on this site gave me GREAT ASSISTANCE as did others who are not now contributing.

Thanks for the shout out but I don't remember contributing a lot, Ratty is far more knowledgeable than I am with all this stuff.

Found this old thread which I think has all the info on that area, hope it helps in some way.

https://www.sthelens-connect.net/forums/topic/67213-bottom-slack-billinge/

Also found this.

https://www.crossculture.com/product/the-billingers/

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On 07/06/2019 at 18:21, non sibi sed omnibus said:

Hi.you could be on our family tree!!

Billinge Chapel End MAIN ST BILLINGE etc.

Weve got via this site-from "friends" who helped me search.

I am busy at moment and still havnt got round to sorting out. but if you PM me I will try to find the details we have.

Did you find any link to SIMKIN OR SIMPKIN these are associated.

.Our John married ANN.they had a son also John.Ann became a widow then later resided at *8 Sandfield crescent.st.helens,then dentons green.

Sandfield cres area was a hive of relationships.

Phyll and Ratty on this site gave me GREAT ASSISTANCE as did others who are not now contributing.

Hope this helps as I have found just basic info!.

.  

Hi there,

Yes, it's the same ancestors.  John Wilson married Ann Simpkin  the marriage was at Wigan parish church - 1841/42 if I remember rightly.  My tree is on Ancestry - 'The Wilson Family Tree".  Joh's dad was also called John but I was not able to go any further back in time due to them being Catholics, some records from St Mary's church in Billinge but that was only built late 1700's.  So I am stuck.

On 07/06/2019 at 20:06, RATTY said:

I think the correct name for it was Parsons Slack and it was around the area of Mount Pleasant Farm which was on the corner  at the junction of Wigan Road and Upholland Road! The area was also known as Makin's Corner. In the 1851 census Mount Pleasant is listed between School House and Billinge Slack.
Mount Pleasant was farmed by William Makin from about 1890 until at least 1925 so the name may have been derived from his family.
Here is an image of Parsons Slack


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Billinge-Parsons-Slack-by-Millard-Co-Wigan-/350741043716
This doesn't tell you exactly where it was located but there was a Parsonage to the left of Upholland Road which could be another  clue

My daughter lives very close to there now and our ancestor on my mothers side was the schoolmaster of Main Street school and also Parish Clerk of St Aidens

I also know that the Rector of Wigan once owned Parsons Meadow and rented it out 

Interesting but on the census Billinge Slack Farm address was Chapel End which is lower down Billinge side?

15 hours ago, Phyll said:

Thanks for the shout out but I don't remember contributing a lot, Ratty is far more knowledgeable than I am with all this stuff.

Found this old thread which I think has all the info on that area, hope it helps in some way.

https://www.sthelens-connect.net/forums/topic/67213-bottom-slack-billinge/

Also found this.

https://www.crossculture.com/product/the-billingers/

Thank you.  I think I've found Slack Farm on this map here (where the pharmcy is now)...

https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Billinge/index.html

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