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William Johnson (1838-1910)

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William Johnson (c1838-1910) of William Johnson and William Johnson and Sons

c.1838 Born in Norton, Derbys.[1]

1851 George Johnson 39, brick maker, living in Hunslet with Alias Johnson 33, William Johnson 13, brick maker, Ann Johnson 7, Josh Johnson 5, Mary Johnson 3, Martha Johnson 1[2]

1860 Having designed brick-making machinery which was more reliable than that then available, William responded to demand and began making the machinery for sale, which was the start of his business William Johnson.

1861 Forge Hammerman and Methodist local preacher, living in Hunslet, with Jane Johnson 23, George R Johnson 4[3]

1871 Bricking ..., employing 16 men and 12 boys, living in Hunslet with Jane Johnson 33, George Ronksley Johnson 10, William Arthur Johnson 5, Ada Janes Johnson 4[4]

1881 Brick manufacturer, living in Leeds, with Jane Johnson 43, Geo. Rouksley Johnson 20, Ada Jane Johnson 14, Helena Bertha Johnson 7[5]

1891 Living at 82 Cardigan Road, Headingley: William Johnson (age 53 born Norton, Dbys.), Mechanical Engineer - Employer. With his wife Jane Johnson (age 53 born Pontefract) and their four children; Walter Wroe Johnson (age 19 born Leeds), Accounts Clerk; Frederic Auguste Johnson (age 14 born Leeds); Ada Jane Johnson (age 24 born Leeds); and Eleanor Bertha Johnson (age 17 born Leeds). One servant.[6]

1901 Retired engineer, living in Headingley, with Jane Johnson 63, Frederick Augustus Johnson 24, engineer, Elena Bertha Johnson 27, William Arthur Johnson 35, secretary of a limited company, and his daughter in law, Norah Johnson 25, grandson William Reginald Johnson 5[7]

1910 Died in Chelmsford[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 Census
  7. 1901 census
  8. BMD