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From  Kaye Ashton

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James and Rachel (her father was Thomas Hamer) married 26 March 1797 at St Mary’s, Bury.   It is possible that they were both connected to the Ashton and Hamer families who had the Mills in Ramsbottom and Summerseat.  

Their youngest son, Richard Hamer Ashton, and his wife Ann (daughter of Thomas Howard and Sarah Nuttall) emigrated to Australia in 1858.   They were resident in Summerseat at the time of their marriage.   Their second son William was my husband’s great grandfather.   I would love to hear from anyone in the Ramsbottom area today who may have family knowledge of them.