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John Sellars

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1816 Born in Hollinwood[1]. Baptised in Blackburn, son of John Sellars and his wife Mary[2]

1840 John was a book-keeper of Miles Platting. Birth of son John Carrington Sellars[3]

1850 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Sellars, Richard Johnson, and William Johnson, carrying on business as Gum and Starch Manufacturers, at Manchester, under the firm of John Sellars and Company. All debts due and owing to and by the said concern will be received and paid by the said John Sellars, by whom the said business will be carried on as heretofore.[4]

1851 Manufacturer of gum and starch; employer of 11 men; living in Newton, Manchester, with Eliza Sellars 40, Caroline Frances Sellars 15, John Sellars 11[5]

1855 Patent by John Sellars, of the firm of John Sellars and Co., of Monsall House, near Manchester, Starch and Gum Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of starch, and in the use of substances employed therein."[6]

1859 Patent by John Sellars, of the city of Manchester, Manufacturing Chemist, for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of size for stiffening, finishing, and dressing woven fabrics and yarns."[7]

1860 A Petition in Bankruptcy was filed on the 14th day of December, 1860, against John Sellars, of Newton Heath and Manchester, Manufacturing Chemist[8]

Established East Lancashire Chemical Co at Fairfield

1861 Manufacturing chemist, living in Newton Heath, with Caroline F Sellars 25, Eliza Jane Sellars 19, Thomas B Sellars 15[9]

1862 Patent by John Sellars, of Pendlebury, near Manchester, Manufacturing Chemist, for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of pulp or half stuff, used in the manufacture of paper, pasteboard, and similar articles."[10]

1864 Bankruptcy awarded against John Sellars, of Poland Street, Manchester, drysalter and manufacturing chemist.[11]

1864 Hearing to discharge bankruptcy of John Sellars, of Poland-street, in the city of Manchester, Drysalter and Manufacturing Chemist[12]

1866 Patent by John Sellars, of the city of Manchester, Manufacturing Chemist, in respect of the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of artificial gum size or stiffening matter."[13]

1871 Manager of chemical works and ... agent for chemicals, living in Droylesden, Audenshaw with Caroline F Sellars 35, manufacturing chemist, and Eliza J Sellars 29[14]

1872 Patent by John Sellars, of Droylesden, near Manchester, Manufacturing Chemist, for the invention of "improvements in the manufacture of size or other substances used for stiffening and weighting cloth, yarn, and paper."[15]

1881 Manufacturing chemist, living in Droylesden, Audenshaw with Caroline Sellars 45, and Eliza J Sellars 39[16]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. BMD
  3. Parish records
  4. London Gazette 8 March 1850
  5. 1851 census
  6. London Gazette 7 August 1855
  7. London Gazette 6 January 1860
  8. London Gazette 26 July 1861
  9. 1861 census
  10. London Gazette 26 December 1862
  11. London Gazette 9 February 1864
  12. London Gazette 19 February 1864
  13. London Gazette 6 March 1866
  14. 1871 census
  15. London Gazette 16 February 1872
  16. 1881 census