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Robert Lakin

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of Parr, Curtis and Madeley, Phoenix Works, Manchester

c1819 Born

1849 Patent granted to Robert Lakin, machinist, Ardwick, and William Henry Rhodes, machinist, Openshaw, for improvements in machinery, and for preparing spiining, doubling and weaving cotton, and other fibrous substances[1]

1861 Living at 81 Hyde Road, Ardwick (age 42 born ?), Manager of Cotton Machine Manufactory. With his wife Elizabeth (age 35 born Ardwick) and their children Madeline (age 15 born Ardwick), Mary J. (age 14 born Ardwick), Charles C. (age 9 born Ardwick), Robert K. (age 7 born Ardwick), Elizabeth F. (age 2 born Ardwick) and Ellen S. (age 1 born Ardwick). One servant. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Times, 17 October 1849
  2. 1861 Census