Grocers in the Douglas Family


The Windmill Road Business

Edward Jackson, having been a coal miner until at least 1861, started the provision dealers shop, based at the house he was living in, 92 Windmill Road, Macclesfield.

Edward died in 1878, his sister-in-law Ellen Swindells (née Oliver), widow of both James Jackson, Edward’s brother, and Samuel Swindells, took over the shop. Ellen’s nephew George Hall worked in the shop, and when Ellen died in 1896, George took over the running of the shop.

Black Road Macclesfield

In 1871 Ellen Swindells (née Oliver, and widow of both James Jackson and Samuel Swindells) was running a provision shop at 1 Black Road, Macclesfield, with George Hall, her nephew.


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