52 residents #49 James Trickett

A distant relative, James Trickett is buried in Sion Baptist burial ground, a church he was associated with for much of his adult life. His grave is marked by a granite edifice, three sides of which bear inscriptions which leave no doubt as to the family's religious sensibilities:

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In Loving Memory of
JAMES TRICKETT
OF OVERDALE, RAWTENSTALL
WHO DIED JUNE 28TH 1931, AGED 74 YEARS
MARGARET WIFE OF JAMES TRICKETT OF DALE VIEW, HASLINGDEN RD, RAWTENSTALL
WHO DIED ON APRIL 7TH 1924 – AGED 71 YEARS
THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A SABBATH REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD – HEB IV.9


James was born C 1856 in either Newchurch or Rawtenstall depending on which census you prefer. He married Margaret Lonsdale in the Halsingden reg district in q2 1881, annoyingly just after the census.


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In Loving Memory of
FRED LONSDALE TRICKETT OF DALE VIEW, HASLINGDEN ROAD, RAWTENSTALL
WHO DIED OCTOBER 8TH 1907 – AGED 22 YEARS
“YOUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD – COL III.3’
ALSO THOMAS HENRY, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MAY TRICKETT
WHO DIED MAY 17TH 1941, AGED 51 YEARS

James and Margaret had three children, despite what they put on the 1911 census (two children, two chlldren living and none dead). Perhaps they meant living at home, as Fred by this time had died. Fred and Thomas Henry are the two commemorated on the gravestone. Their daughter Margaret married Robert Waddington 2q 1915.

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BERTHA
DAUGHTER OF
HENRY AND MARY
SIMPSON
WHO DIED DEC 28TH 1868
AGED 11 WEEKS

I have yet to link these people with the Trickett family.

James worked as an insurance agent and in 1882 he founded the insurance brokers in Rawtenstall which still bears his name and which is still ran by a family member, albeit not a direct descendant;


tricketts 200



James was actively involved in Sion, being a member of the Sunday School committee overseeing the development of the building in which the church now meet. He did not appear to lay a foundation stone in the new building, interesting as there are 14 of them.

He is top row right on this picture of the SS committee.


Sion SS committee 1901

Sources:
Marriage James Trickett -Margaret Lonsdale: 8e 238
Marriage Robert Waddington - Margaret Trickett 8e 386
census:
1891: RG12/3391/19/32
1901: RG13/3847/101/3
1911: RG14/471/12/1/24706