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Thomas Ashton, cotton manufacturer, of Ashton Brothers and Co of Hyde
1818 Born in Hyde, son of Thomas Ashton and Harriot Booth
1861 Thomas Ashton 43, cotton manufacturer, lived in Didsbury, with Eliseth Ashton 30, Arriet G Ashton 8, Eliseth M, Ashton 7, Thos G Ashton 6, Margt Ashton 5, Saml Ashton 4, Willim M Ashton 12, Katherine Ashton 1, Grace Mary Aston 9 months
1881 Thomas Ashton 63, East India merchant and cotton manufacturer master employing 2461 people - 818 males and 1644 females, lived in Didsbury with Elizabeth Ashton 50, Harriet G. Ashton 28, Elizabeth M. Ashton 27, Katharine Ashton 21, Grace Mary Ashton 20, Charlotte Jane Ashton 19, Thomas Gair Ashton 26, East India Merchant, William Mark Ashton 22
1898 Died in Didsbury