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of Burley Wood House, Leeds (1872)
1810 William Briggs Firth was born in Leeds, son of Mary Firth
1841 Samuel, son of William Briggs Firth and his wife Hannah, was born in Leeds
1861 William Firth 51, magistrate and alderman of Leeds, was in Torquay with Hannah Firth 52, Ellen Ware 22, Samuel Firth 20, Mary Firth 18, Wilfred Ware 9 months
1861 Patent to George Edmund Donisthorpe and William Firth, oi Leeds, Merchants, and Robert Ridley, of Leeds, Engineer, in respect of the invention of "improvements inmachinery and apparatus for working coal and other mines."
1863 Presumably the person who presented a paper on "On Coal Cutting by Machinery" which included information on the performance of machinery then in operation at West Ardesly Colliery, near Leeds
1871 Magistrate, iron and coal master, lived in Burley, Leeds with Hannah Firth 62, his daughter Mary Sewell and granddaughter Marguette Sewell
1881 Magistrate & Iron Master, widower, lived in Burley Wood
1890 William Briggs Firth (b.1808) died in Scarborough