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William Jones (1835-1911)

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c.1835 Born in Cradely, Staffs., son of Thomas Jones, forge man

1851 Thomas Jones 48, forgeman, lived in Ashton Under Lyne with Mary A Jones 21, David Jones 20, forgeman, Thomas Jones 19, forgeman, William Jones 16, mechanic, John Jones 10, Charles Jones 7[1]

1859 Established his own business

1861 A machinist, when he married Frances Collett in Leesfield, Lancashire[2]

Short lived partnership with Thomas Chadwick

1863 Dissolution of Chadwick and Jones Co. Jones continued the business - William Jones

1871 William Jones 36, engineer, machinist, employing 98 men and 59 boys, lived in Audenshaw, with Frances Jones 36. Emma Jones 8, Albert Jones 5[3]

1881 William Jones 46, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, lived in Ormskirk with Francis Jones 46, Emma Jones 18[4]

1911 William Jones 77 Retired Sewing Machine manufacturer, lived in Formby, with Albert Jones 45[5]

1911 Died in Birkdale[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. National probate calendar