Birth: Peter Cort was born on the 16th January 1801
in Bolton, Lancashire.
Christening: He was christened on 2nd April
1801 at St. George's Church, Bolton.
Cort whose occupation was a Bleacher
Cort (nee Wraith)
The family lived in
the Turton area north of Bolton possibly very close to Chapeltown.
At the age of 27 Peter took over his
father's business of running Peter Cort & Co, Bleachers at Horrobin Mill,
adjoining the Horrobin Brook in the Bradshaw Valley. He later expanded the
business and took over the 2 other nearby Bleachworks of Turton and Bradshaw.
Siblings: It is known he had at least 2 sisters, Mary
Ann 1798, Caroline 1806 and one brother James 1803. Unfortunately baby Caroline
died the same year she was born.
Elizabeth SPENCER, the daughter of William
Spencer and Mary (nee Ashworth) at St. Peter's Church, Bolton on 27th June
1835 in Turton....Mary married Thomas Smith, a former Sergeant in the
Light Brigade, and later Master of the Foleshill (Coventry) Workhouse, where
Mary was Matron.
2.Thomas 1838 in
Turton... He married Elizabeth MIDGELEY and died in 1918.
3.Peter Henry1840 in Turton...He married
Elizabeth McStocker .
1842 in Turton...William fought in the American Civil war before returning to
Manchester. He married Mary Jane Armitage and died in 1923.
5.Edward 1843 in Turton...Edward also fought in the
American Civil war but stayed in Canada where he died by drowning in Lake Eyrie
Death: Peter died on the 8th Feb 1850 from
consumption and was buried at Turton.