Richard Sinton1

(1 February 1810 - between June 1860 and September 1860)
FatherJohn Sinton1 (Feb 1780 - Mar 1856)
MotherDorothy Eastham (cir. 1779 - Mar 1844)

BMDB data

     Richard Sinton was born on 1 Feb 1810 Hobkirk, ROX, SCT.1 He was baptized on 11 Mar 1810 Hobkirk, ROX.1
     Richard Sinton died bet. Jun 1860 - Sep 1860 reg. Bury, LAN, ENG.2
     The Richard, ironfounder in the 1851 census of Bury, Lancashire, and dying there in 1860 is assumed to be the Richard born to John & Dorothy (EASTHAM) SINTON.
This identification has some circumstantial evidence in that a George, of an age to be his brother, is also in Lancashire by 1841, lodging with a Scottish born millwright, and with a Louise GREENHALGH in the household.
But where on earth was Richard in 1841?3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Richard Sinton was likely to be ?ENG or ?SCT in 1841 not immediately obvious anywhere as yet.
     Richard Sinton appeared on the census of 1851 30 Hornby St, Bury, LAN, ENG, enumerated as Richard SINTON, unm 40 ironfounders labourer b SCT, lodging with Jacob & Harriet GREENHALGH.4
ChartsWilliam & Isobel (Black) SINTON
Last Edited5 Jul 2013


  1. Margaret JENKIN, "EM SINTON/SYMINGTON ex JENKIN," e-mail to L McIntosh, Birth 1 Feb Bap. 11 Mar 1810 Richard s/o John SINTON, Hobkirk, ROX, from ex British Vital Records CD 2nd Edition, rcvd Jun 2002.
  2. Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Dth 1860 Q3 Richard SINTON, reg. Bury, LAN 8c/18, extracted Dec 2007.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jul 2013.
  4. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Bury, Nth Bury, LAN HO107/2215 ED 1b F 42 pg 7 Sched 30, hsehold of Jacob & Harriet GREENHALGH, extracted Dec 2007.

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