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Joseph Sykes Hulse

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Joseph Sykes Hulse (1820-1882) of Hulse and Co

1820 Born at Amber, Derbyshire, the son of Joseph Hulse, a Cotton Spinner, and his wife Martha Sykes. Christened 8th October 1820 at Cheadle

Worked for Joseph Whitworth and Co for seventeen years [1]. Joseph Whitworth was the older cousin of J S Hulse and William Wilson Hulse.

1852 Founded Hulse and Co

1851 Resident at 10 Charles Street, Westminster (age 26 born Derbyshire), an Engineer [2] Note: age appears to be wrongly recorded in census. A fellow lodger at the house was Edward Marsland, engineer, of Bowdon. It may well be that they were both visiting the Great Exhibition.

1871 Living at Park House, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire (age 45 born Amber), a Landowner employing 3 men. Three servants. [3]

1881 Living at Park Road, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire (age 60 born Ambergate), Engineers Tool Maker, Master. Unmarried. Two servants [4]

1882 October 20th. Died at Park House, Ashton-upon-Mersey, an Engineer [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class 7.: J. S. Hulse
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1881 census
  5. Manchester Times, Saturday, October 28, 1882