baptised 22 November 1814 in Edmonton, Middlesex
m. Mary Ann Ashworth 9 Oct 1855, Newchurch St Nicholas by licence. Mary Ann was the daughter of John Ashworth and owner of Springhill. They had no children.
d. 21 Feb 1895 Cloughfold. Interred Newchurch St Nicholas.
The family (Thomas Chase, Anne and 10 children including Charles aged 19) sailed for New York on the Boston, destination Canada, on 10 May 1834. They settled in Brantford, Ontario, where Thomas Chase bought land in 1840 (National Archives Canada 410A, P22, 60,c-2733, Rg1 L3).
The newspaper report of his wedding describes him as 'late of Her Majesty's cavalry' and his obituary states that he saw 'considerable active service abroad'.
In 1852 he was appointed sub-inspector of factories for the Rochdale district, apparently being responsible for 51 factories in the district which included Rochdale, Newchurch and Cloughfold. His residence at marriage in 1855 was given as "Rochdale".
He was active socially, being involved in local Conservatism and freemasonry. He joined the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, subsequently becoming Captain. He developed Springhill Farm and won prizes at local agricultural shows. He was an active member of the Rossendale Hunt and ran a stud farm, the failure of which led to the bankruptcy of two of his co-directors whilst Patrick managed to meet his obligations.
In 1872 the Patricks donated land and money inherited by Mrs Patrick on which the Edgeside Board School was built. Charles Patrick later donated further land for the church and parsonage at Edgeside.
In 1874 he was elected to the first Local Government Board for Rawtenstall. He was a regular member of the jury at the Manchester Assizes.
Further details of these activities are on the appropriate pages.
In addition to a number of personal bequests. Charles Patrick left his land 'so much as lies upon the northerly side of the road which…adjacent to the house in which I now reside' (Newchurch Road) together with land in Edgeside to Elizabeth Ann Ashworth (Mrs Turner) via her trustees. Land 'so much as lies on the southerly side of the road…adjoining my present residence and leading from Newchurch to Rawtenstall' together with land in Lumb was left to Mary Alice Ashworth (Mrs Royds) via her trustees. These ladies were the daughters of John Ashworth junior and nieces of Mrs Mary Ann Patrick.
Patrick's share of profits of the collieries were divided between the descendants of John Ashworth.
The whereabouts of these portraits are unknown. This portrait of Boyce Combe is courtesy of Charlotte Broadbent but has been in the Combe family continuously.
In memory of
Thomas Chase Patrick
who died at Brandford, Canada
February 28, 1872 aged 81 years
This Monument is erected
In affectionate remembrance
Of an exemplary and loving parent
By her son Charles Patrick
"In my flesh I shall see God' Job xix.26
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