Name

Occupation

Position in Manchester local government

APCOL

Ardwick Mock Corporation

John Shaw’s

Pitt Club, 1812

Counter peace petition, 1795

Loyal address, 1800

Loyal address, April 1807

Counter-peace petition, March 1808

Address to Prince Regent, March 1812

Bateman, James

Iron founder

Churchwarden, 1778-80

*, mayor, 1791

*, President, 1802-24

*

*

*

*

*

Brandt, Charles Frederick

German merchant and manufacturer

Boroughreeve, 1800

*

*

*, committee

*

Gould,

Nathaniel

merchant

*

*

*

*

Kearsley, John

manufacturer

Constable, Police Commissioner, Lieut Col of Volunteers

*

*

*

*

*, chair of committee

*

Philips, Francis

manufacturer

JP, officer in Court Leet, Captain of Volunteers

*

*

*, president

*

*

*

Philips, John Leigh

Silk and twist manufacturer

Foreman of jury of Court Leet, Lieut Col of Volunteers

*

*

*, committee

*

*

Simpson, John

Cotton spinner

JP, foreman of Court Leet, 1798

*, treasurer

*, vice-president

*

*

*

Name

Occupation

Position in Manchester local government

APCOL

Ardwick Mock Corporation

John Shaw’s

Pitt Club, 1812

Counter peace petition, 1795

Loyal address, 1800

Loyal address, April 1807

Counter-peace petition, March 1808

Address to Prince Regent, March 1812

Ackers, James

merchant

JP, boroughreeve, Colonel of Volunteers

*, chairman of committee, 1792

*

*

*, committee

*

*

Billinge, James

Fustian manufacturer and gent

Churchwarden, boroughreeve 1788-9

*

*,president, 1796-1802

*

Chesshyre, Edward

attorney

Captain in RLM

*

*

*, secretary

*

*

*

*

*

Farington, R.A.

manufacturer

JP

*

*

*

*

*

*

Fleming, Thomas

Dye manufacturer

Treasurer of Police Commission, 1810-19

*

*

*

Harrop, James

Printer, newspaper editor

*

*

*

*

*

Leaf, John

manufacturer

JP, Lieut-Col., officer in Court Leet

*, chairman

*

*

*

*

*

Peel, Robert

Manufacturer, gent

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Name

Occupation

Position in Bolton Local Government

SCI, 1792/ Church-and-King Club, 1794

Orange Lodge

Pitt Club, 1813

Loyal address 1807

Loyal Address1819

Ainsworth, Richard

Bleacher

Captain of Bolton Volunteers, 1798, Deputy Lieutenant

*

(*)

*

*

Bancroft, Thomas

Vicar

Vicar of Bolton, JP

*

*

*

*

Bolling, Edward

manufacturer

Father of William, first Conservative MP for Bolton

*

*

Bolton, Robert

Cotton manufacturer

Constable, 1806, overseer, 1811, boroughreeve, 1812

*

*

Bolton, Robert

manufacturer

Boroughreeve, 1812-13

*

*

Fletcher, Ralph

Gent, colliery owner

JP, commander of Bolton volunteers

*

*

*

*

*

Hulton, William

Gent

JP

*

*

*

*

*

Pilkington, John

manufacturer

Commander of Bolton Cavalry, Deputy Lieut, boroughreeve, 1802-3

*

*

*

Ridgway, John

Cotton spinner

JP, Captain of Bolton Volunteers, 1798

*

*

*

*

Rothwell, Peter

*

*

*


Sources: Chetham’s: Mun A.3.1-46, Hay Ms, scrapbook 4; Mun A.2.79, Manchester Pitt Club minutes; MCL: Biographical cuttings; BR F 369.242.A.3, Ancient and Loyal Corporation of Ardwick Ms; J. Wainwright, Records of John Shaw’s Club (Manchester, 1898); MM, 27 May 1800; MC, 25 April 1807; MC, 19 March 1808; J. Earwaker, ed., The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester (Manchester, 1890); Bolton Archives: biographical information; B.T Barton, ed., Historical Gleanings of Bolton (Bolton, 1883); J. Scholes, History of Bolton (Bolton, 1892), p.439, 444; LCRO: DDHu 59/82/11, Bolton Pitt Club papers, 1813


Appendix III: Select members of the Manchester and Bolton loyalist elites (* indicates participation)