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Francis Brindley, Corn Dealer of Marple, 1770-1834
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 11:17:00 PM »
Does any one have anymore information on Francis Brindley, Corn Dealer of Marple, born 1770, Hollinsclough, Staffs, died 1834 Marple and buried at All Saints near to the entrance of the old All saints. I know for a fact he was living at Stone Row in 1805 and 1807 as two of his daughters were baptised in Marple and unusually, in the register it mentions Francis and Susanna Brindley of Stone Row, Marple. I think he must have known and perhaps employed by Samuel Oldknow as Francis was a succesfull corn miller, living at Stone Row as well as being a church warden at Oldknows All Saints. The Mellor corn Mill next to the mellor cotton mill was on his doorstep? Francis owned land and buildings in Marple, Hibberts Lane and Church Lane and also at Hempshaw Gate, Hempshaw Lane in Stockport. Brindley Avenue and part of the school in Marple, is exactly on land owned by Francis' son Thomas Brindley, this land was known as "Hibberts Piece" Chapel Acre" and "Acre". His son, Francis jnr. and Francis snr's Agent, William Thomas, ran the now famous Hovis mill in Macclesfield, this in 1840-50. This at the time was, Francis Brindley & Co. Steam Mills, Union Rd., Macclesfield. When Francis first moved to Marple he was of Canal Mills, Marple according to the trade directories.
In the late 1700's and early 1800's he was obviously an important man in Marple and helped feed the workers of the industrial revolution, but now forgotten...perhaps?