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William Crossley

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William Crossley (c1839- ) of Furness Iron and Steel Works, Askam, near Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (1875)

ca.1839 Born at Halifax

1862 Birth of son Arthur Mitchell Crossley at Stockton

1869 Birth of daughter Edith Ellen at Halifax

1871 Birth of daughter Bertha May at Ulveston.

1871 Ironmaster, Furness Iron and Steel Co, joined I Mech E

1875 Crossley's Patent Hot Blast Stove.

1876 Birth of son Thomas Frederic Crossley at Ulveston.

See Crommelin Iron Ore Co

1881 Living at Helensburgh: William Crossley (age 42 born Halifax), Metal merchant. With his wife Hannah and their three sons and three daughters.[1]

1885 of 153 Queen Street, Glasgow

1891 Living at Springboig House, Shettleston: William Crossley (age 52 born England), Metal Merchant. With his sons Arthur Mitchell Crossley (age 28 born England) and Thomas Frederic Crossley (age 14 born England) and three daughters.[2]

1899 Residing at 10 Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow.[3]

1901 Living at 30 St Georges Road, Glasgow: William Crossley (age 62 born England), Metal Merchant. With his daughters Edith Ellen Crossley (age 36 born England) and Bertha May Crossley (age 30 born England) and his son Thomas F. Crosley (age 24 born England).[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer - Thursday 02 February 1899
  4. 1901 Census