William Corken (1863-1869)

A jobbing watchmaker Born in Kinnellar, Scotland of a Non Conformist family he lived at 37 Lyndhurst Street, Little Bolton.

In 1863 he had been a witness to the testing of Chatwoods Safe, however by 1867 he was facing Bankruptcy and assigned all his states and effects to his creditors.

Liverpool Daily Post 27th Aug 1863.

He maintained a shop, still listed at 24 Market Street Bolton, listed in the Slaters Directory of 1869.