Margaret Hulme was born November 15th 1839 in Liverpool. She was the daughter of Peter Hulme and Mary (Ellam) Hulme.
By April 7th 1861, Margaret was living with her parents at the Packett Inn in Westleigh. Her father was a beer seller, and the landlord. Margaret was assisting in the house, and there were five younger brothers and sisters, two in paid employment, one as a labourer and one as a dressmaker.
Margaret married Thomas Rigby on October 31st 1861 at Pennington Christ Church, in Wigan and Leigh district.
On 28 Sep 1862, Thomas and Margaret's first child, Herbert Richard Rigby, was born, in Firs Lane, West Leigh. By this time, Thomas was working as the manager at a glassworks; he had formerly been a glass cutter, and as an illegitimate son from a poor family, had done extremely well to get to that position.
On 12 Apr 1865, Thomas and Margaret's second child, Mary Ellen Rigby, was born, again in Firs Lane.
Edith Annie, their third child, was born on 4 May 1868 in Westleigh.
By April 2nd 1871, Thomas was living in Plane Lane, Abram, in the Glass Works yard. He was still working as the glass works manager. The three children were all still alive, and the two older ones were now in school. The family had a seventeen-year-old domestic servant, Mary Ann Wood, who was from Abram.
Thomas and Margaret's fourth and last child, Thomas Stock Rigby, was born 3 Oct 1871 in Firs Lane.
According to a member of the Rigby family, Thomas (senior) had episodes of drinking heavily and eventually disappeared, which perhaps explains the difficulty in finding his death registration between 1871 and 1881 in Wigan area.
By April 3rd 1881, Margaret was living in Off Plane Lane, Gores Houses, and was reporting herself a widow. All four of the children were still alive; Herbert was working as a glass maker, the two girls as creelers at a cotton mill, and Thomas was still in school.
Herbert got married on Christmas Day 1886.
Mary Ellen married John Taylor in 1889. John probably died the same year, and Mary returned to live with her mother.
By April 5th 1891, Margaret was living at 7 Common Lane, Westleigh, with her widowed daughter Mary Ellen, and her two unmarried children Edith and Thomas. There were also three male lodgers in the household, one of whom, Hugh Jones, was later to marry Mary Ellen. The two girls were working as cotton card loofer/tenters. Thomas was working as a machine (followed by something illegible). The three lodgers were all colliers.
Mary Ellen married Hugh Jones on 27 Aug 1892. Edith Annie married Henry Collier in the final quarter of 1892. Thomas married Ruth Spencer in 1895.
By March 31st 1901, Margaret was living with Thomas and Ruth at 72 Glebe Street, Leigh. Thomas was working as a coal mine dataller, and they had two children - Eva (5) and Norah (1). There was also a boarder, John Spencer, an iron foundry labourer.
By April 2nd 1911, Margaret was living with her daughter Mary Ellen and her husband Hugh Jones in Common Lane Street, Westleigh. They were running a furniture shop, and had seven children, the eldest of whom was to become the founder of modern computational chemistry.
Margaret died on Christmas Day 1920 in Leigh district, aged 81. She was buried in Leigh Cemetery.
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