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William Balmforth

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1841 Living at Rodley, Leeds: William Balmforth (age c20), a Mill Wright. With his wife Sarah Balmforth (age c20) and their son John Balmforth (age c1).[1] Note: Adjoining abodes are Jeremiah Balmforth, David Smith and Jeremiah Booth who all listed as Mill Wright

1851 Living at Rodley, Leeds: William Balmforth (age 33 Born Rodley), a Mill Wright. With his wife Sarah Balmforth (age 33 born Bramley) and their children John Balmforth (age 11 born Bramley), Joseph C. Balmforth (age 9 born Rodley), Sarah A. Balmforth (age 4 born Rodley), and Elizabeth Balmforth (age 2 born Rodley).[2] Note: Adjoining abodes are Joseph Booth, William Balmforth, Jeremiah Balmforth, John Booth, Jeremiah Booth, and William Booth (2) who are all listed as Mill Wright or Iron Founder. Jeremiah Balmforth and Jeremiah Booth are the ones showing as being employers.

1861 Living at Rodley Road, Bramley, Leeds: William Balmforth (age 43 born Bramley), a Millwright. With his wife Sarah Balmforth (age 43 born Bramley) and their children John Balmforth (age 21 born Bramley), a Millwright; Joseph Balmforth (age 19 born Bramley), a Millwright; Elizabeth Balmforth (age 14 born Bramley) and James Balmforth (age 7 born Bramley).[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census