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Joseph Lee (of Lincoln)

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1859. Manufacture of cranks.

Joseph Lee (c1826- ), Engineer, of Lee and Borland, Norman Street, Lincoln.

c1826 Born in Northampton

1847 Possible marriage in Cambridge to Ann Thompson

1851 Living at 26 Castle Street, Cambridge: Ann Lee (age 23 born Cambridge), Wife of Engineer. With her two children William Lee (age 3 born Cambridge) and Emma Lee (age 2 born Cambridge). One servant. Note: Joseph not at this address.[1]

1859 Patent for a machine for forming iron cranks[2]

1861 Living at 18 Monson Street, St. Peter at Gowts, Lincoln: Joseph Lee (age 35 born Northampton), Engineer. With his wife Anne Lee (age 35 born Cambridge) and their seven children; William Lee (age 13 born Cambridge); Emma Lee (age 11 born Cambridge); Sophia M. Lee (age 9 born Cambridge); Arthur Hy. Lee (age 7 born Wolverhampton); Martha Lee (age 6 born Wolverhampton); Annie Lee (age 4 born Wolverhampton); and Matilda Lee (age 1 born Lincoln).[3]

1861 Patent 'Joseph Lee and Benjamin Dutton Taplin, Lincoln, for improvements in the manufacture of portable or traction steam engines, and in apparatus for cutting joints' heads of connecting rods and other articles; dated 27th May.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Engineer 1859/09/23 p.222
  3. 1861 Census
  4. Bury Times - Saturday 23 November 1861