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Samuel Pearson

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Samuel Pearson, of Scholes, Cleckheaton, in the parish of Birstal, Yorskshire, brickmaker[1]; founder of S. Pearson and Son

c.1814 Born in Scholes

1834 Married Elizabeth Asquith (b.1813) of Scholes[2]

1834 Birth of first son George Pearson

1841 Labourer; wife Elizabeth; two children[3]

1844 Founded a small brickmaking and contracting business in Bradford, which became Samuel Pearson and Son

1849 Samuel Pearson (widower), a labourer, married Elizabeth Squire (b.1822)[4]

1851 Brickmaker[5]

1856 Brush maker[6]

1861 Contractor, employing 9 men, and a farmer[7]

1871 Contractor and farmer[8]

1879 Samuel retired from the partnership Samuel Pearson and Son, of Bradford

1881 Retired brickmaker [9]

1884 Died in Scholes

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Sources of Information

  1. Probate record
  2. Marriage record
  3. 1841 census
  4. Marriage record
  5. 1851 census
  6. George Pearson's marriage record
  7. 1861 census
  8. 1871 census
  9. 1881 census