Arthur Brook Aspland1

M, #1768, b. 7 December 1871, d. 25 August 1942
FatherArthur Palmer Aspland1 b. 20 Mar 1837, d. 28 Mar 1900
MotherSarah Hibbert1 b. 8 Jan 1843, d. 24 Apr 1939
Birth*Arthur Brook Aspland was born on 7 December 1871 at Werneth, Cheshire, England.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Arthur Palmer Aspland and Sarah Hibbert at 33 Leicester Street, North Meols, Southport, Lancashire, England; they are listed as boarders.4 
Occupation*Arthur Brook Aspland was a Cotton Spinner and Manufacturer in 1891.5 
Marriage*He married Caroline Aspland Thornley circa December 1899 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, England.6 
Census*Arthur Brook Aspland and Caroline Aspland Thornley appeared on the census of 1901 at Silver Hill, Stock Port Road, Gee Cross, Cheshire, England. The domestic servants Esther Williams (housemaid) and Louise Johnson (cook) are also listed as part of the household.7 
OccupationArthur Brook Aspland was a Director & Manager of a Cotton Mill from 1901 to 1919.7 
CensusHe and Caroline Aspland Thornley appeared on the census of 2 April 1911 at White Gates Bowlacre Lane, Gee Cross, Cheshire, England; the dwelling had twelve rooms and three servants.8 
OccupationArthur Brook Aspland was appointed a magistrate for the County of Cheshire from 1912 to 1942. 
Death*He died on 25 August 1942 at Cheshire, England, at age 70.3 
Burial*He was buried on 29 August 1942 at Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross, Cheshire, England.3 
Obit*He had an obituary appear in The North Cheshire Herald, Cheshire, England, on Friday, 4 September 1942 as follows:

The remains of Mr Arthur Brook Aspland, J.P., of Brackenrigg, Windermere, who in 1919 presented the family residence of Werneth Lodge to Hyde Corporation, were interred at Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross, on Saturday.

Mr Aspland was the son of the late Mr Arthur Palmer Aspland, and followed his father as managing director of Slack Mills Ltd, Hyde, retiring in 1919 when a change of ownership occurred. He was appointed a magistrate for the County of Cheshire about 30 years ago and held that office up to his death.

Service in Church and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. JP Chalk.

Family mourners were; Mr Lindsay M Aspland (son), and Mr E Le Neve Foster (brother-in-law).

Among those present were: Mr. William Arthur Aspland (cousin), Mr. Alfred Taylor (chairman), Alderman G.H.D. Pickthall (general manager), Mr. J.T. Horsefield (yarn salesman), Mr. Frank Hitchens (cloth salesman), and Mr. H. Swindells (weaving manager) representing Slack Mills Ltd. Mr. A.E. Roberts and Mr. W. Worthington (representing Julius Lesser & Co, (Successors), yarn and cloth merchants, of Manchester; Mr. Percy Hibbert (solicitor), Mr. J. Lunn, Mr. Ammon Booth, and Dr. B. Bennett.

Flowers were sent by members of the family only.

Mr. E. Fowden, of Hyde, had charge of the funeral arrangements.3


Caroline Aspland Thornley b. 1875


  1. [S817] Paul Brown, "Henry Aspland's Descendants," e-mail to Robert Mote, December 2005.
  2. [S821] FreeBMD UK, online, Birth 1872 Q1 Stockport 8a 11.
  3. [S848] Ron Hamilton, "Arthur Brook aspland," e-mail to Robert Mote, June 2008.
  4. [S833] RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, online, Database: sshawcross.
  5. [S835] 1891 England Census, RG12/3035/F?
  6. [S822] UK BMDs, online various, Marriage 1899 Q4 Ormskirk 8b 1440.
  7. [S198] 1901 England Census.
  8. [S853] 1911 England Census.