top of page


34. THOMAS TOPPING was born in 1823 at Standish He married Cecily on the 11th  of October 1846 at the Parish Church Wigan. He was a coal miner. After the marriage they stayed at Rainfords Buildings Wigan . By 1851 he had changed profession and by the following census he as back to mining. He died sometime before 1871  aged between 28 and 38. (Maybe a mining accident) He was illiterate, signing his marriage certificate with a cross.                                                 

 35. CECILY LOWE was born in 1824 at Wigan. She was a spinner before her marriage. She too was illiterate. The census of 1871 shows her as a widow living at Patricks Row with her working son and daughter Thomas and Margaret along with her granddaughter Mary. By the 1881 census she is still at the same address with her son Thomas a miner and her unmarried  sister Mary a cotton winder. 

Thomas Topping b. 1850 
Hannah Topping b. 1852                         
17. Margaret Topping    b. 1853                       
John Topping b. 1859

cecily lowe

 Lunch break at the Spinning Mills Wigan




68. THOMAS TOPPING  was born  around 1800. He was a weaver. He had a son  34. Thomas Topping

bottom of page