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James Mills (1828-1880)

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James Mills (1828-1880) of James Mills

c.1828 Born in Heywood, son of Matthew Mills and his wife Sarah.

1841 Living in Market Street, Heywood: Matthew Mills (age c30), Iron Founder. With Sarah Mills (age c30), James Mills (age c12) and Sarah Ann Mills (age c8).[1]

1851 Living in Bridge Street, Heap, Birtle: James Mills (age 22 born Heap), iron founder With his wife Sarah (age 21 born Lytham). One servant. [2]

1861 Living at The Promenade, Southport: Matthew Mills (age 55 born Heywood), iron founder. With his wife Sarah Mills (age 52 born Bury) and their son James Mills (age 32 born Heywood), iron founder; their daughter-in-law Sarah Mills (age 3 born Bury); their daughter Sarah A Mills (age 27 born Heywood); and their grand-daughters Emma Mills (age 2 born Heywood), Elizabeth Mills (age 1 born Heywood). Also his niece Jane Bates (age 32 born Heywood), Widow. [3]

1871 Living at Moss Cottage, Heywood: James Mills (age 42 born Bury), iron founder, employing 60 men and 6 boys. With his wife Sarah Mills (age 44 born Bury) and their children; Emma Mills (age 12 born Bury); Elizabeth Mills (age 11 born Bury); Sarah A Mills 9 born Bury); Jane Mills (age 7 born Bury); Mary Ella Mills (age 5 born Bury); and Matthew W. Mills (age 2 born Bury). Two servants.[4]

1880 October 26th. Died, of Moss Cottage, Heywood. His widow Sarah, was to be one of his executors.[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. National Probate Calendar