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Re: Rev James Moorhouse m Grace Riley
Posted by: alan moorhouse Date: July 12, 2000 at 09:29:32
In Reply to: Re: Rev James Moorhouse m Grace Riley by Mark E. Moorhouse of 307

Good afternoon everyone

Longholme Chapel is very imposing

It is still in use by the Methodist church
The main chapel is upstairs
at groundfloor are smaller function rooms
It is not as grand as it once was internally

there is a large stone plaque in one of the ground floor rooms in memory of james moorhouse

I could not find the first laid stone or his grave in the outside graveyard. I hope to make contact with the Minister in due course

There is a web site

I have not yet got through

My family tree is as follows

My family ran a bed manufacturing company
from 1871 to 1963

This was established by james Henry moorhouse
born 1845/6 at Newchurch. he was the eldest child of James moorhouse and Mary Dearden who were married in Bury
They lived at various addresses in newchurch and Bury

Other children included Mary anne, Edward, Thomas, William.etc

James moorhouse who married MS Dearden worked in his father's cotton mill at whitewell bottom near Rawtenstall

James Moorhouse's father, also named James moorhouse, married a mary tomlinson and had 10 children 6 of whom were baptised together in the chapelry of burnley on 5 july 1835
I dont know whetherthis was at Longholme or not

This last james moorhouse was born at whalley parish in 1794/5 as far as I can work out

I strongly believe he is the son of Rev James moorhouse from the info provided.

I hope this is of interest

I also visited Moorhouse's Burnley brewery
This is run by a local businessman now

It was set up, so he says. by a william moorhouse in 1865

It made temperance beer

I suspect there is a connection somewhere

It may be William Enoch, son of James Moorhouse
but this is a guess

Alan moorhouse


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