Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
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James Nuttall

Chairman of Farnworth Local Board: 1881-85 (Liberal)

Born: Kearsley 1836

Died: Winterholme, 81 Albert Road, Southport, Lancashire 12 February 1912

Master Cotton Spinner.

Partner and head of T Nuttall and Sons Ltd, Oak Mills, Farnworth and Lakefield Mills, Little Hulton.

He was one of the principal members of the cotton industry and on most committees of the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners. He was Chairman of the Farnworth Cotton Spinners Association and a member of the Liverpool Cotton Spinners Association. He supported the British Cotton Growing Association and attended a continental conference on the subject.

Worked hard for the Liberal Party, leading debates and presiding at important meetings during general elections.

He was elected to the Local Board in 1866 and served for 25 years.

Magistrate 1894.

He was Chairman of the Streets Committee. When he was Chairman of the Local Board it was due to him that the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway built the station at Farnworth.

Wesleyan Methodist - he was responsible for the erection of Moses Gate Wesleyan Church and for a long time was Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a Circuit Steward and on the Connexional Chapel Committee, which gave him a seat on the Synod.

At the time of his death he still visited Farnworth three or four times a week on business and paid a weekly visit to the Liverpool Cotton Market.

Nuttall Family Tree • pdf


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