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Jabez Stanley

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Jabez Stanley (c1830-1904) of the Brightside Foundry Co

c.1830 Born in Ecclesfield, son of presumably John Stanley and his wife Lydia Stanley

1841 Lydia Stanley 40, lived in Ecclesfield, with Martin Stanley 15, moulder, Jabez Stanley 11, moulder, Elizth Stanley 9, Ann Stanley 6[1]

1851 Lydia Stanley 51, widow, lived in Wortley, Ecclesfield, with her sister in law, Martha Mills 63, Sarah Stanley 28, Jabez Stanley 21, moulder, Ann Stanley 15, and grandson John Stanley 1[2]

1862 Jabez Stanley, iron founder, worked for John M. Stanley and Co[3]

1862 Patent to John Martin Stanley and Jabez Stanley, ironfounders, for "improvements in stoves or apparatus for diffusing heat."[4]

1864 Patent to John Martin Stanley and Jabez Stanley of Midland Works, Sheffield for an invention of "improvements in propelling."[5]

1865 Patent on invention of "improved knickerbockers or leggings".[6]

1871 Jabez Stanley 41, master ironfounder, lived in Brightside, with Hannah Stanley 41, Benjamin F Stanley 16, stove grate fitter, William A Stanley 11, George Wm Stanley 9, Annie A Stanley 4, Mary L Stanley 1[7]

1872 Wrote a letter to the Sheffield Independent: '"MONSTER CASTING."

To the Editor. — I see in to-day's Independent a notice of a "Monster Casting" at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, the weight of which is stated to be 103 tons. The hammer for the above block, it is said, will be the largest in the kingdom. Two blocks were cast at the Midland Works, Sheffield, for Messrs. Firth, a few years since, weighing nearly 170 tons each. — Yours truly, JABEZ STANLEY, Brightside, Sept. 23rd, 1872.[8]

1879 Jabez Stanley, ironfounder, of Brightside Foundry Co[9]; he was also a partner in Stanley, Aston and Bott

1881 Jabez Stanley 51, ironfounder, employing 46 men and 15 boys, lived in Wortley, with Hannah Stanley 51, George W. Stanley 19, Annie A. Stanley 14[10]

1882 Retired from the Brightside Foundry partnership

1891 Jabez Stanley 61, stone template keeper, lived in Brightside with Hannah Stanley 61, Annie A Stanley 24[11]

1904 Died in Sheffield[12]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. Sheffield Directory
  4. London Gazette 16 June 1865
  5. London Gazette 16 Feb 1864
  6. London Gazette 28 Nov 1865
  7. 1871 census
  8. Sheffield Independent, 24th September 1872
  9. Sheffield Directory
  10. 1881 census
  11. 1891 census
  12. BMD