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Edward Morley

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Edward Morley (c1862- ) of Harlaxton Road, Grantham

1880s Established as Agnew and Yates

Became Henry Yates

c1895 It became Yates and Morley

1899 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, THOMAS YATES, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, in the County Nottingham, and EDWARD MORLEY, of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, carrying on Business Steam Cultivation Contractors at Radcliffe-on-Trent and Grantham aforesaid, under the style or firm of Thomas Yates and Co.," has been dissolved by mutual consent, from the 13th day of November, 1899, and that the Business will be carried by the said Edward Morley...'[1]

1901 Living at 64 Grantley Street, Spittlegate, Grantham: Edward Morley (age 39 born Skirbeck Quarter, Boston), Steam Cultivating Contractor - Employer. With his wife Mary A. Morley (age 38 born Lincoln).[2]

1905 Advertisement. 'EDWARD MORLEY, ENGINEER and CONTRACTOR FOR STEAM CULTIVATION. LICENSED VALUER of MACHINERY, ENGINEERING PLANT, ETC. in any Part the Country. REPAIRS ALL KINDS OP ENGINES, TRACTION, PORTABLE, & FIXED. Prompt Attention. OFFICE: Harlaxton Road Works, GRANTHAM.'[3]

1911 Living at Sandy Croft, Harlaxton Road, Grantham: Edward Morley (age 59 born Boston), Engineer and Contractor, Traction Engines, Thrashing Machines Repairer - Employer. With his wife Mary Ann Morley (age 58 born Lincoln).[4]

1932 Company closed

The company made a small number of pumps for boiler feed and other purposes


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Sources of Information

  1. Grantham Journal - Saturday 25 November 1899
  2. 1901 Census
  3. Grantham Journal - Saturday 25 March 1905
  4. 1911 Census
  • Steam Engine Builders of Lincolnshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1955 by Goose and Son