Smethurst-Warburton Clan


This section lists over 1960 individuals (with over 380 surnames) from inter-related families from my wife's side of the family. Most of these lived-in - and rarely strayed very far from - south Lancashire and, in particular, the triangle of land lying between Bolton, Bury and Worsley. However there are some families that emigrated to the USA.

You will find a list of the most-commonly occuring surnames in the 'Stats' box towards the bottom-right of this page; though you can search by name - or by place - if you click on the Search (magnifying glass) icon above.

We'd be very pleased to hear from you if you think you are related to anyone mentioned here, and especially so if you can contribute any information or photographs. If you want to get in-touch with us, there is an email link to the main researcher (and also a contact for technical help with this website) at the bottom of each page.

David Lindley


JOHNSON LINE (Smethurst Clan, originally from Swinton)

November 2018 Added another two generations back (to 4x Great Grandparents) on the Johnson line, including new surnames Salt, Moreton and Whitehead in the Swinton & Worsley areas; plus some of their descendents.


June 2018 Added numerous descendents of Nathaniel Greenhalgh Warburton (1857-1928) who emigrated to Wilmington, Delaware, USA (including a US Congressman!).

January 2018 Added several marriages/baptisms from the Little Lever & Kearsley areas, together with the details from the 1939 UK Register for numerous people.

October 2016 Added details for quite a few people from the 1939 UK Register and - armed with the birth dates from that - added quite a few baptism details and a few spouse's names, mainly from the Registers of St Matthews in Little Lever.

August 2015 Added spouse and descendents of Elizabeth (Betty) Warburton (b 1797), with new surnames Bogle, Dewhurst, Entwistle, Fielding, Flitcroft,Gerrard, Gooden, Heywood, Holden, Horrobin, Jackson, Leach, Pilkington, Robinson, Singleton, Tong, Thompson and Mayoh; mostly in the Bolton, Kearsley and Radcliffe areas.

July 2015 Added spouse and descendents of Mary Warburton (b 1838), with new surnames Entwistle, Runcorn, Slater and Jackson; mostly in Bolton and Darcy Lever.

Dec 2014 Added new 4xGreat Grandparents Samuel Pilling and Ann Ramsden, plus many of their descendents into the 20th century (mainly in the Tottington and Little Lever areas). Also added many more early-mid 20th century Warburton marriages and baptisms from St Stephens Lever Bridge Registers. New surnames Barnes, Braidwood, Davidson, Guffogg, Hindle, Jenkins, Keel, Prescot, Stobbs, Taylor and Woods.


Nov 2017 Added quite a few more Cooke relatives, mainly in the Walkden area.

2014 Added new set of 3xGreat Grandparents: Edward & Betty Mort and many descendents down to the 20th century, including new surnames Mort and Langshaw (mainly in Farnworth). Added marriage of Susannah Cooke (1820-1860) and many of her descendents down to the mid 20th century. New surnames Boydell, Pendlebury, Richardson and Seddon (all in the Walkden area).


October 2016 Added details for a few people from the 1939 UK Register and - armed with the birth dates from that - added a few baptism details and spouse's names.

2014 Added yet more people on the Yates line; including new surnames Charnley, Howarth, Cartwright, Waddington, Heywood and Massey (mainly in the Ainsworth and Little Lever areas). Added parents of David Yates, taking the Yates line in Radcliffe back another generation. Added marriage, children & some grandchildren for Margaret Massey (born 1864 Radcliffe). New family surnames Mort, Rayner, Barlow and Hardman, mostly in the Little Lever/Radcliffe area.


2014 Added two new generations (4x and 5x Grandparents) to the Stones line (mainly in Farnworth).


Aug 2016 Added details for numerous people from the 1939 Register.

2014: Even more descendents of Samuel Partington added, including the following new surnames: Smith, Cox, Berry, Jones, Bridge, Broxup, Clare, Cocker, Darlington, Entwistle, Hardman, Howarth, Kay, Moxon, Newton, Roscoe, Shaw, Tudge and Wadsworth (mostly in the Little Hulton - Walkden - Swinton - Clifton - Pendlebury areas).


PLEASE NOTE that there is NO NEED to REGISTER & SIGN-IN to see EVERYTHING that's here about people who are no longer with us. For privacy & data-protection reasons, all details are hidden for anyone who is (or might be) still living today; though that generally isn't much beyond their name.


At the moment there are no known people on the Smethurst or Warburton sides of the family have had their DNA tested. However, if you have had your DNA tested (whether by, Ancestry,, LivingDNA or elsewhere) then please let us know, using the link at the bottom of the page.

If you haven't been tested yet, but would be interested in doing so, or want further information, then please get in-touch too.

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Statistics — Smethurst-Warburton Clan

This family tree was last updated on March 12, 2019.

Total surnames
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Earliest birth year
Average age at death
Males: 49   Females: 46