Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Mary and Mary Ann Ackworth
Mary Ackworth (ne Brindley) was one of the older women to sign the petition, at the age of sixty two. Her thirty three year old daughter Mary Ann signed too. They were the family of the president of Rawdon Baptist College, Bradford , James Ackworth, and lived at 3 Rawdon Villas when they signed. Even in retirement in Scarbourough in 1881 the family still kept three servants including a ladies maid to care for mother and daughter. They were inconsistent in the spelling of the surname, and may be relatives of Edward Acworth and the Acworth Greens.