Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
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Thomas Gregson

Mayor of Bolton: 1843-44 (Liberal)

Born: Bolton 1794

Died: Southport, Lancashire 7 February 1865

Cotton spinner "employing in conjunction with others 200 hands" in 1851.

Went into partnership with Thomas Leeming in the 1840s as Gregson & Leeming Cotton Spinners.

He was the original Alderman for Derby Ward 1838-44 so never sat as a Councillor.

He used his casting vote as Mayor to return fellow Liberal John Slater as next Mayor (as opposed to the Conservative nomination, Stephen Blair) after a 24-24 split along party lines.

He was the only Mayor to decline to place a link on the Chain but the link opposite was added for the sake of completeness in the 1930s.

Gregson Family Tree • pdfClick for larger image

Thomas Gregson's link on the Mayor of Bolton's Chain of Office.

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