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was married three times.
first wife was Margaret Mary Taylor, a dressmaker from Lowton.
second wife was Elizabeth Ingram, a widow.
married on August 13th 1859 in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Wigan.
was 22, and Mary was 20.
is of interest that Margaret’s brother Joseph, a master cobbler, married
Jonathan’s sister Rebecca in September 1861.
is no record of any children from this marriage.
Margaret died in on October 3rd 1874
third wife was Frances Clara (Fanny) Rivers.
They married on February 4th 1878 at Wigan Parish Church.
They had three children, all of whom died in infancy.
Elizabeth died on February 3rd 1885.
married on 16th August 1886.
was the actress daughter of Henry Joseph Rivers and Frances Rose (Fanny) Morelli.
Both parents were on the stage, as were their three sons, Charles, Robert
and Fanny had four children:
Brotherton b. March 15th 1887
Henry Bostock b. March 11th 1888
Jonathan b. August 25th 1889
Adelaide b. March 13th 1891
three sons followed their father into the professional theatre.
career was mainly in London and (in the 1930s) in films.
Jonathan (known as Jonty or P.Jonty) and Harold acted mainly in provincial
rep, but Jonty was also the author of quite a few plays, all of which were performed
in the professional theatre from the 1920s into the 1950s.
is known about Harold.