Dear Joan, I am researching the family name of Sparrow. In the 1913
Manchester ALPHA directory there was an entry for - SPARROW, W.J.K.
merchant (Sparrow ,Hardwick & Co.), Torwalden, Knutsford. I
was curious about the Torwalden, could this be the name of a house?
I cannot find it as a street name in Knutsford. Would you have any
information regarding the above Sparrow?
My great, great uncle, Christopher Sparrow was a joint partner in
the firm Sparrow, Hardwick & Co. which were textile merchants.
Maybe the above Sparrow was a grandson of Christopher. Christopher's
brother, Stephen came to Australia with his wife and six children
c. 1865. I am descended from Stephen.
Best regards, Julie Cottee. (In not so sunny Melbourne, Australia.)