128. Margaret Susannah Birley3,22,48,56,173,373 was born on 14 May 1810 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England.3,4 She was buried in 1898/9 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. She died on 27 September 1899 at the age of 89 in Of Blackburn, Lancashire, England.3 Burke's and Hornby Research: show d. year as 1898
Margaret Susannah Birley and William Henry Hornby Mp Jp Dl were married on 19 May 1831.3 William Henry Hornby Mp Jp Dl3,22,48,56,374,375,376, son of John Hornby and Alice Backhouse, was born on 2 July 1805 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.3,4 He died on 4 September 1884 at the age of 79 in Of Blackburn, Lancashire, England.3,4 He was in M. P. For Blackburn, J. P. D. L..3 "Hornby Research": of King Street and subsequently of Brookhouse Lodge, Blackburn; and of Shrewbridge Hall and subsequently of Pool Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire; M.P. for Blackburn, 1857-69, and first mayor of Blackburn, 1851. Chairman of the Conservative party in Blackburn aat the first election in Dec., 1832. Leader of the Conservative Party in the Borough for many years. Chosen by the newly-constituted Town Council first mayor of Blackburn, 10 Nov., 1851. Contested Blackburn in by-election, March 1853, but was defeated. An ardent promoter of the Ten Hours Bill, for regulating the hours of work in factories. Elected M.P. for Blackburn, unopposed, March, 1857. Re-elected, after contests, in Gen. Elections of 1859, 1865 and 1868. His return in Nov. 1868, with that of his colleague and kinsman, Joseph Fielden, Esq., was petitioned against. The petition was tried at Blackburn by Mr. Justice Wiles in march 1869, and the election was declared void. In April, 1840, Mr. W. H. Hornby had founded Sunday Schools in connection with St. Michael's Church at Derrikens in Brookhouse, and he was a governor of Blackburn Grammar School. He was a leading promoter - and chairman - of the railway between Blackburn and Bolton and Clitheroe, and after the amalgamation of the Company with the Lancs. and Yorks. Railway, he became a Director of the latter. He succeeded his father in the family cotton business, as owner of the Brookhouse mills, but although retaining the ownership played no active part in the business after leaving the family home in King Street, Blackburn, for Shrewbridge Hall, Nantwich, in 1856. A statue of him was subsequently erected at Sudell Cross, Blackburn, which was removed in the 1960s to a new site in Central Blackburn.
Margaret Susannah Birley (KPS9-8YD) and William Henry Hornby Mp Jp Dl (KZPS-ZL8) had the following children: