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John Hays Wilson

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c.1825 Born in Little Woolton, Prescot

1833 Baptised in Liverpool, son of William and Elizabeth Wilson.[1]

1841 William Wilson 40, merchant, lived in Liverpool with Elizabeth Wilson 35 John Wilson 15, Isabella Wilson 13, Thomas Wilson 10, William Wilson 8 Henry Wilson 6, Elizabeth Wilson 4, Emily Wilson 7 Months[2]

1851 Recorded as John Henry Wilson, brass founder, living with his parents in Liverpool[3]

1860 Established business which became John H. Wilson and Co

1861 John H Wilson 36, iron merchant, lived in Little Woolton with Martha Wilson 35 Thomas R Wilson 8[4]

1871 John Hays Wilson, 46, brass founder, 50 acres of land, employing 3 men and 3 boys, lived in Prescot, Lancs with Martha Wilson 45, Thomas R Wilson 18, apprentice brass founder[5]

1881 A brass founder, formerly of Liverpool when he died at Gateacre[6], and was buried in Halewood[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1871 census
  6. National Probate calendar
  7. BMD