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Thomas Ashbury

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Thomas Ashbury (1836-1920) of the Ashbury Carriage and Iron Co

Nephew of John Ashbury

1836 February 9th. Born at Davyhulme, Manchester, the son of Thomas Ashbury (1798-1876) and his wife Hannah Muddiman (1809-1871)

1860 Birth of son James Ashbury (1860-1908)

1861 Living at Ashton Road, Openshaw: Thomas Ashbury (age 25 born Davyhulme), Mechanic. With his wife Sarah Ashbury (age 23 born Over, Cheshire) and their son James Ashbury (age 9 Months born Openshaw). One boarder.[1]

1868 Birth of daughter Frances Ashbury (1868-1938)

1901 Living at Ash Grove, Ardwick: Thomas Ashbury (age 65 born Davy Hulme), Civil and Mechanical Consulting Engineer. With Sarah Ashbury (age 65 born Over, Cheshire) and their daughter Lillie Ashbury (age 26 born Manchester). One servant.[2]

1911 Living at 10 Ash Grove, Victoria Park, Manchester: Thomas Ashbury (age 75 born Davyhulme), Consulting Engineer - Chiefly Iron. With his wife (married 51 years with five children with two still living) Sarah Ashbury (age 73 born Over, Cheshire)and their daughter Lillie Ashbury (age 36 born Manchester). One Servant.[3]

1920 September 11th. Died. Buried in non-conformist part of Southern Cemetery, Manchester.

1921 Obituary [4]

THOMAS ASHBURY was born at Davyhulme, near Manchester, on 9th February 1836.

He was the oldest member of the engineering profession in the Manchester district, and for 54 years he was identified with the Manchester Association of Engineers, holding the office of President in 1883-4.

He was at one time general manager of the Ashbury Carriage Co., Openshaw, Manchester.

His death took place in Manchester on 11th September 1920, in his eighty-fifth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1873; he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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