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Edward CORT (about 1769)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my 3 Gts.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: About 1769 in Bolton Le Moors. (Now Bolton), Lancashire.
Bapt: St. Peter, Bolton Le Moors, Lancs on 10 Sep 1769.
Parents: John Cort and Ann (nee Ainsworth )
Marriage: Mary Hardy at Flixton, Lancs, on 12 December 1791.
Death:
Occupation: Bleacher
Children: 1. John Cort ..about 1792 in Bolton...Chr. 29 Apr 1792 at St.Peter's, Bolton. He married Margaret Footell at Chorley in 1817
  2. James Cort ..about 1794 in Bolton... Chr. 21 Feb 1794 at St.Peter's.
  3. Ann Ainsworth Cort..about 1796 in Bolton. Chr... 17 Feb 1796 at St.Peter's. She married John Gerrard 25 on Apr 1829 at Leyland, Lancs.
  4. Alice Ainsworth Cort..Born 7 Mar 1798 in Chorley...Chr. 10th April 1798. She married Tom Forrest in Leyland on 7 Sep 1817.
  5. Peter Cort..Born 12 Nov 1800 in Chorley..Chr. 9 Jan 1801...Married Catherine Williamson at Chorley in 1823.
  6. Jane Cort...Born 30 Aug 1803 in Chorley. ..Chr. 9 Oct 1803 at Chorley
  7. Thomas Cort ...Born 23 Dec 1805 in Chorley...Chr. 23 Jan 1806 at Hollingshead or New Street Independant, Chorley. Thomas died of dropsy aged 11 on 14 Sep 1817 at Chorley. He was buried on 16.9.1817 at the Independant Burial Ground, New Street, Chorley.
Death of Wife:
General: Born in Bolton, it seems that Edward moved to Chorley with his wife and young family between 1796 and 1798. (He may possibly have remarried there in 1817.) Several of his sons remained in the Chorley area and it is likely he was the "founder" of all the CORT families in Chorley.


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Edward CORT (1843)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Grandmother (Chart)
Born: 1843 in Turton, nr Bolton, Lancashire.
Bapt:
Parents: Peter Cort and Elizabeth (nee Spencer)
Marriage:
Death: Edward was drowned in Lake Eyrie, Canada in 1867 aged 23.
Occupation:
Children:
General: Edward and his brother William went to America as teenagers to fight in the Civil War and stayed on there until his early accidental death.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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James CORT (about 1825)

   
Relationship to me: ? (Chart)
Born: 1825 in Chorley, Lancashire.
Bapt:
Parents: Peter Cort and Catherine (nee Williamson)
Marriage: He married Mary ? (was this Mary Wren at Rochdale in Sep QTR 1861)
Death: Dec QTR 1874 at Bolton
Occupation: Bleacher of Cotton Cloth in 1861
Children: 1. Edmund Cort.. 1852...Bolton. Edmund married Mary Constantine in 1889 at Bolton. He died in Bolton in 1915 aged 62.
  2. Margaret Cort..1855..Bolton. Chr. 13 May 1855 at Bolton Le Moors. She married Jesse Simm in 1878 at Bolton.
  3. Annie Cort....1862...Pilkington, Lancs. She married George Winterburn in 1885 at Bolton.
  4. Mary J. Cort..1863...Pilkington, Lancs...Unmarr. in 1901
Death of Wife:
General: Like his brother, John, James moved from Chorley to Bolton as a child. He married, raised a family and lived in the Bolton area for the rest of his life.
1861 Census At 42 Church Street, Little Bolton
1841 Census


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John CORT (about 1827)

   
Relationship to me: ? (Chart)
Born: 1827 in Chorley, Lancashire..
Bapt:
Parents: Peter Cort and Catherine Williamson (maiden name)
Marriage: He married Martha Crompton in Sep QTR 1854 at Bolton.
Death: Not known but possibly between 1881 and 1891.
Occupation:
Children: 1. Catherine Jane Cort ...1855. Chr 19 Aug 1855 at Bolton Le Moors. She died unmarried in Dec QTR 1878 at Bury.
  2. Thomas Cort.. 1857...Bolton... He married Margaret Johnson (reg. Bury Dec QTR 1879)...son Peter Henry in 1880
  3. James Henry. Cort.. 1859...Bolton... James married Sarah Atkinson (reg. Bury Mar QTR 1882)
  4. Maria Cort..1862...Bolton. Maria was still un-married in 1901.
  5. Martha A. Cort....1864...Pilkington, Lancs. She married Moses Sharman in 1894 at Bury.
  6. John Edmund Cort..1866...Pilkington, Lancs. Died aged 16 in 1882
  7. Peter Cort ...1868...Pilkington, Lancs. He married Rebecca Palmer (reg. Bury Dec QTR 1898)
  8. Elizabeth Cort... 1870...Bury, Lancs. She married Joseph Porrit Scowcroft Priestley in Bury in 1895.
  9. Rowland William Cort... 1873...Bury, Lancs. He married Isabella Jane Brook at Bury in Jun QTR 1900. They had daughters Isabella 1914 and Edna 1920 in Bury.
Death of Wife:
General: John was born in Chorley but the family had moved to Bolton area by the time he reached the age of 10. After his marriage he lived around Pilkington, Unsworth and Hollins for the rest of life.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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Peter CORT (about 1800)

   
Relationship to me: Cousin of my 2 Gts.Grandfather (Chart)
Born: 12 Nov 1800 in Chorley, Lancashire.
Bapt: Chr. 9 Jan 1801 at Chorley
Parents: Edward Cort and Mary (nee Hardy)
Marriage: He married Catherine Williamson .
Death: Possibly in 1877 at Bolton (Free BMD web-site)
Occupation: In 1861 he was a Finisher in a Bleach Works.
Children: 1. Edmund Cort ..Born about 1823 in Chorley...Lived with his brother Peter in 1881 at Tongue (both unmarried). Died 1897.
  2. James Cort ..about 1825 in Chorley. He married Mary ? and died in 1874 in Bolton. Children: Edmund, Margaret, Annie and Mary
  3. John Cort..about 1827 in Chorley... Married Martha Crompton in Bolton in 1854. He was a Maker-up and lived at Hollins, Pilkington, Lancs in 1881.
  4. Ann Cort in about 1829 in Chorley...Chr. 6th Sep 1829 at Chorley. (She possibly died in 1846 at Bolton)
  5. Mary Cort..1832 in Chorley....Chr. 1st Jul 1832 at St.Laurence, Chorley.
  6. Elizabeth Cort...1834 in Chorley....Chr.5 Oct 1834 St. Laurence, Chorley
  7. Alice Cort ...1837 in Chorley.
  8. Catherine Jane Cort ...1839 in Bolton.
  9. Peter Cort ...1841 in Bolton...Lived with his brother Edmund in 1881 at Tongue (both unmarried).
Death of Wife: Catherine, his wife, died in Bolton in 1867.
General: Peter and his family moved to Bolton probably about 1835 according to the birth places of some children in later Censuses. They still took them back to Chorley for christening though.
A Chart of Peter's descendants can be seen here.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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Peter Henry CORT (1840)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Grandmother (Chart)
Born: 1840 in Turton, nr Bolton, Lancashire.
Bapt: 20th May 1840.
Parents: Peter Cort and Elizabeth (nee Spencer)
Marriage: He married Elizabeth McStocker
Death: Mar QTR 1926, registered at Birkenhed. He was 85.
Occupation: Chemists's Assistant in 1861; In 1881 he was a Manufacturer Of Aerated Waters employing 3 men and 1 boy
Children: 1. Mary.. 9 Sep 1871... Chorlton, Manchester
  2. Clara Elizabeth..12 Sep 1872 ... Chorlton, Manchester
  3. Alice..20 Sep 1874... Chorlton, Manchester. She married Robert Turnbull in 1894.
  4. Agnes..26 Apr 1876... Chorlton, Manchester. Agnes married George Parry in 1903 at Birkenhead where they later lived.
  5. Eleanor.. 1877... Chorlton, Manchester. Possibly married Arthur Wilkinson but see later. Child: Arthur Cort Wilkinson 1899. Later she married George Dunkin in 1914 (but gave name as Eleanor Cort !).
  6. Emma... 14 Feb 1880 ...Chorlton, Manchester. She married James Murrell Fortune, a Theatrical Agent, in Dec QTR 1914 in the registration district of St.Martins, London. They had four children: Gladys, Katherine, Phyllis and James Henry.
  7. Peter Henry... 21 Mar 1881...Chorlton, Manchester. Peter married Ada Smith in 1910 at Seacombe, Wirral.
  8. William Spencer ....23 Oct 1882. Chorlton, Manchester.
  9.Thomas Edward b. Aug. 3rd 1884, died Feb 17th 1886 aged 1year 6mths.
  10. Elizabeth Helen...4 Jul 1888...Chorlton, Manchester. (Probably married Cyril Veck in 1917)
  11. Jessie...3 Feb 1890...Chorlton, Manchester. (Probably married George McGill in 1924)
Death of Wife: Elizabeth died in Jun QTR 1904 aged 55 and was buried in Rake Lane Cemetery, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire.
General: Peter became a Manufacturer of Mineral Water in Manchester, employing several workers. Later he moved to Seacombe on the Wirrall peninsula of Cheshire.
1851 Census Horrobin Mill, near Bolton, Lancs.
1861 Census 149 Rydal Mount, Cheetham, Manchester with his mother and 2 brothers.
1871 Census  
   
1881 Census 28 Leamington St, Chorlton On Medlock, Lancashire,
   
1891 Census 28 Leamington St, Chorlton On Medlock, Lancashire
   
1901 Census Albermarle St, Seacombe, Birkenhead
   
1911 Census Albermarle St, Seacombe, Birkenhead
   


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Thomas CORT (about 1780)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my 3gts. grandfather. (Chart)
Born: 1780 in Turton, nr Bolton, Lancashire
Bapt: 10th Sep 1780 at St. Peter's, Bolton
Parents: John Cort and Ann (nee Ainsworth)
Marriage: It is believed he never married.
Death: May 1836. Buried 21 May 1836 at St.George's, Bolton.
Occupation: Thomas was a Manufacturer of plain and fancy muslin at Chapel Street, Bolton (Baines's Directory 1825)
Children:
Death of Wife:
General: Thomas lived in Brinks Place, Bolton with his aunt Alice Cocksey (nee Ainsworth) and his cousin, Thomas Ainsworth.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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Thomas CORT (about 1821)

   
Relationship to me: Vague (Chart)
Born: 1821 in Chorley, Lancashire.
Bapt:
Parents: John Cort and Margaret (nee Footell)
Marriage: He married Elizabeth Halton on 29 Aug 1847 at St.George's, Chorley. Elizabeth was 23 and her father was William Halton.
Death:
Occupation: Grocer in 1851 in Bolton at 111 or 114 Church Street. Later he probably was a Ropemaker in Lower Crumpshall, Manchester. (per 1877 Slater's Directory )
Children: 1. John William Cort .. Jun QTR 1849.. Chorley. He died aged 11 in Sep QTR 1858 (registered at Burnley..8e 81)
  2. Edward Cort ..about 1850 in Preston. It is believd he died in Dec QTR 1850 (registered at Preston ..21 158)
  3. Mary Ellen Cort..about 1853 in Preston. She married William Broadhurst at Prestwich Sep QTR 1876 ( 8d 495)
  4. Peter Cort in about 1856 in Preston...Peter married Emma Burns in Prestwich Sep QTR 1875 (8d 810). In 1881 he was a Paper manufacturer and in 1901 was a Ropemaker in Manchester.
Children: Thomas 1877, Annie 1878, Alice 1881, Harry 1883, Florence 1887, Edward 1899.
Death of Wife:
General: After their marriage the couple moved to the Burnley district and in 1861 Thomas, Elizabeth and children Mary Ellen and Peter were living at Pendleton, north-west of Burnley. In 1871 they were all in Crumpshall, Manchester.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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Thomas CORT (1838)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Grandmother (Chart)
Born: 25 Jan 1838 in Turton, nr Bolton, Lancashire.
Bapt:
Parents: Peter Cort and Elizabeth (nee Spencer)
Marriage: He married Elizabeth MIDGELEY on 17 Oct 1863 at St.George's Church, Bolton.
Death: 15 Aug 1918 at Bolton.
Occupation: Millwright and later Licensed Victualler.
Children: 1. Peter.. about 1864... Bolton. He died aged 2 on 14 Mar 1866. Buried in Bolton cemetary.
  2. Thomas ..Apr 1865 ... Bolton. He died aged 1 on 28 Jan 1866. Buried in Bolton cemetary.
  3. Elizabeth...about 1867... Bolton.
  4. Helen..about 1869... Bolton. She married William LEVER at Bolton in 1892
  5. Harold ...7 Feb 1874.. Bolton. Harold married Ada Maud JOHN in Cardiff in 1906.
Death of Wife:
General: After his marriage Thomas stayed in Bolton for the rest of his life.
1841 Census
1841 Census


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Edmund CORT (about 1852)

   
Relationship to me: Vague (Chart)
Born: Edmund was born about 1852 at Bolton
Bapt:
Parents: James Cort and Mary ?
Marriage: Edmund married Mary Constantine in 1889 at Bolton. (Mary's surname Constantine was used as middle names by several generations afterwards in this line)
Death: He died in Bolton in 1915 aged 62.
Occupation: Bank Clerk in 1881; Bleacher in 1891 (following in family trade) Bleacher of Cotton goods in 1901
Children: 1. Mary Cort 1890
  2.James Constantine Cort 1892 who married Phyllis Edge
  3. Margaret Lever Cort 1892
Death of Wife:
General: Edmund began his working life as a Clerk but later became a bleacher, similar to his relatives at Horrobin Mill, Bolton.
1881 Census Edmund was at 47 Church Street, Bolton with his mother and sisters
1891 Census Edmund and wife were living at 302 Victoria Terrace, Breitmet, Bolton , He was now a Bleacher.


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William CORT (1842)

   
Relationship to me: Brother of my Gt.Grandmother (Chart)
Born: 3 Feb 1842 in Turton, nr Bolton, Lancashire.
Bapt:
Parents: Peter Cort and Elizabeth (nee Spencer)
Marriage: He married twice:
1. Mary Jane Armitage on 22 Dec 1872 at Manchester .
2. Mary Elizabeth Aggett (Widow) on 23 May 1894 at St. Luke's, Manchester
Death: 1923
Occupation: In 1871 and 1881 William was a Manager in his brother's factory in Manchester which produced Aerated water.
Later he was licensee of the Lord Stanley Inn, 51 Rosamund Street East, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester,
from around 1895 to his death in 1923, at the age of 81.
Children: 1. Peter.. 17 May 1873... Chorlton, Manchester
  2. Thomas Armitage..28 Mar 1875 ... Chorlton, Manchester. Thomas became a Policeman and later a Publican in Manchester. He married Lily Ann Lindley and they had 1 son, William Lindley Cort in 1911 and a daughter Dorothy L. in 1914. Thomas died in 1936.
  3. Annie...17 Aug 1876... Chorlton, Manchester
  4. Edith..21 Feb1878... Chorlton, Manchester
  5. William ...15 Jun 1879... Chorlton, Manchester.
  6. Edward... 9 Mar1882 ...Chorlton, Manchester.
  7. Henry... 9 Dec 1882...Chorlton, Manchester.
  8. Ethel...9 Dec 1882...Chorlton, Manchester.
  9. Ruth Ella...13 Aug 1884...Chorlton, Manchester.
  10.Jane... 13 Feb 1886
Death of Wife:
General: In 1863 William and his brother Edward went to America as young men to fight in the Civil War.
Both the Union and Confederate States of America were advertising at this time in England, particularly in the cotton towns of the north, and it was probably one of these advertisements that attracted William's attention. He arrived in Chicago on October 8th 1863 where he enlisted on the U.S. Ship "CLARA DOLSEN". On November 12th he transferred to the U.S. Ship "PAW-PAW" which during the next year saw active service against the Confederates.
It was the following incident which earned William his Pension:- "That while a member of the organisation aforesaid, in the service and in the line of duty on the Tennessee River, on or about the beginning of September 1864, he had his big toe of his left foot mashed, and otherwise injuring the foot, by the gun carriage tilting on his foot, while engaging some Bushwackers who were crossing the said river".
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