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John Carrington Sellars

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John Carrington Sellars (1840-1916)

1840 Born in Manchester[1], son of John Sellars and his wife Eliza[2]; John was a book-keeper of Miles Platting.

1861 Chemical assistant, visiting his mother who was boarding in Chorlton upon Medlock with his wife Elizabeth, 19[3]

1863 Patent by Elijah Freeman Prentiss, of Birkenhead, Manufacturing. Chemist, and John Carrington Sellars, of the same place, Chemist, in respect of the invention of "improvements in treating rock oil, petroleum, paraffin oil, coal oil, and paraffine and other, like mineral oils and products therefrom."[4]

1864 Bankruptcy: John Carrington Sellars, of 1, Warwick Street, analytical chemist and dealer in oil, and for eight months last past carrying on the business of a dealer in oil at a shop, 11, Claughton Road, and for about thirteen months previously to residing in Warwick Street, 45, Bentinck Street, all in Birkenhead, Chester, carrying on the same business, and during portions of the above periods being engaged in the service of Messrs Prentiss and Co., of Birkenhead, oil merchants, as analytical chemist and manager, and before living at Bentick Street aforesaid, residing at 129, Crown Street, Liverpool, Lancaster, and carrying on the business of provision dealer and analytical chemist.[5]

1867 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, of Birkenhead, Manufacturing Chemist, for the invention of "improvements in the utilization of a certain waste material obtained in the manufacture of hydro-carbon liquids."[6]

1870 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, of Birkenhead, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of the invention of "improvements in Metal Founders' blacking."[7]

1871 Chemist, living in Birkenhead with Elizabeth A Sellars 29, Mary H Sellars 9, Francis P Sellars 7, Charles S Sellars 1[8]

1872 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of the invention of " improvements in artificial fuel."[9]

1873 Elected a member of the Chemical Society

1874 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, of Birkenhead, Manufacturing Chemist, for the invention of "improvements in artificial stone."[10]

1876 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of the invention of "improvements in erecting buildings of concrete and in apparatus employed therein." [11]

1877 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of "improvements in and in connection with moulds and frames for giving form to concrete blocks and structures."[12]

1878 Patent by John Carrington Sellars, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus or appliances to be used in moulding artificial stone for building purposes."[13]

1881 cement manufacturer, widower, living in Birkenhead with Frances P. Sellars 17, Barrett O.C. Sellars 15, assistant clerk, Charles S. Sellars 11, Amy E. Sellars 9, Frederick O. Sellars 5, Ethel C. Sellars 3[14]

1883 Notice posted of Liquidation by Arrangement of the affairs of John Carrington Sellars, of 52, Bridge street, Birkenhead, Manufacturing Chemist.[15]

1891 Manufacturer of patent cement, etc, living in Birkenhead with Charles S Sellars 21, Fredk O Sellars 15, Ethel C Sellars 13[16]

1901 Technical chemist and patent cement, employer, living in Birkenhead with his wife Sarah J N Sellars 40, and Elizabeth A Sellars 31[17]

1911 Formerly cement manufacturer, living in the Union workhouse, Birkenhead [18]

1916 Died in Birkenhead[19]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Parish records
  3. 1861 census
  4. London Gazette 9 June 1863
  5. Edinburgh Gazette 2 September 1864
  6. London Gazette 19 July 1867
  7. London Gazette 8 November 1870
  8. 1871 census
  9. London Gazette 30 April 1872
  10. London Gazette 18 December 1874
  11. London Gazette 14 November 1876
  12. London Gazette 8 May 1877
  13. London Gazette 7 May 1878
  14. 1881 census
  15. London Gazette 1 January 1884
  16. 1891 census
  17. 1901 census
  18. 1911 census
  19. BMD