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1839 Born at Bolton
1851 Living at 38 Oldfield Road, Salford (age 11 and born at Bolton), Scholar. Living with parents John (age 55 and born at Manchester), Railway Bookkeeper and Nancy (age 45 and born at Bolton). Plus four sisters and four brothers. 
1861 Living at 29 Walter Street, Salford (age 22), Ironmonger's Assistant. With his parents John, an Agent for Oil, and Nancy plus three brothers and a sister. 
1871 Living at 2 Clifton Terrace, Salford (age 31), Master Engineer and Machinist employing 10 man and 8 boys. Living with parents John (age 75), Bookkeeper, and Nancy plus a brother and two sisters. 
1887 Inherits eight lease-hold houses through his father-in-law Whataley Greenwood. 
1888 Baptism: 22 Aug 1888 Stowell Memorial, Salford, Lancashire, Elsie Muriel daughter of Walter Goodbrand & Elizabeth. Abode: Heath Bank; Occupation: Engineer
1901 Living at Oaklands, Wood Lane, Timperley (age 62 and born at Bolton), Engine and pump maker on own account. Living with wife Elizabeth and six children and two servants 
c1900 Company becomes Goodbrand and Co
1903 Chairman of the Hub Two-Speed Gear Co
1843 Partnership dissolved: J. Goodbrand, W. Baxter and W. H. Goodbrand of Little Bolton, Cotton Spinners.