Chairman of Turton Urban District Council: 1901-02
Born: Bradshaw Hall, Bradshaw, Turton c. 1836
Died: Leicestershire 27 September 1902
Bleacher, dyer and calico printer - proprietor of James Hardcastle & Co at Firwood Bleach Works.
Lived at Bradshaw Hall.
Grandson of Thomas Hardcastle, the co-founder of Hardcastle, Cross & Co - Bolton's first commercial bank.
Magistrate and County Councillor.
Anglican - he was Church Warden of St Maxentius, Bradshaw, Turton 1872-93 and gave a great deal of time, resources and money to the building of the new Church.