John Evans

Owner, fifth cotton-spinning company

The censuses of 1841 and 1851 show John Evans cotton spinner, widower, (born Chelsea) living with his family at Kirk House. In 1851 he employed 10 men, 7 boys, 24 women.

Evans was noted for developing splendid gardens at Kirk House.

On 1st July 1851 however, the gardens, the weirs and the lower parts of the mill were wrecked by a flash flood down Chipping Brook.

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