James Tyldesley 1719-1765

James Tyldesley was the son and heir of Edward Tyldesley. Born in 1719, he married Sarah Hayne on 11 December 1739. They had seven children:

  • Thomas Tyldesley born 1741
  • Jane Tyldesley 1742
  • Edward Tyldesley born 1744
  • Ann Catharine Tyldesley born 1746
  • Charles Tyldesley born 1747
  • James Tyldesley born 1749
  • Henry Tyldesley 1752

The family lived at Holcroft Hall.

In 1745 James Tyldesley took up arms for Bonnie Prince Charlie - as did Francis Townley, whose brother Richard Townley had been tried alongside Edward Tyldesley after the Rebellion of 1715. Ormerod relates a local tradition of:

James Tyldesley riding into Leigh, at the head of some of Prince Charles's adherents in the irruption of 1745.

James Tyldesley died in 1765, and Holcroft Hall was then sold.

  1. Jacobitism and the English people 1688-1788, Paul Kl├ęber Monod, 1989.
  2. Tracts Relating to Military Proceedings in Lancashire during the Great Civil War, George Ormerod (Editor), 1844.