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William Rye

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William Rye (1809-1882) of Woolstenhulme and Rye

1809 Born in Manchester

1931 December 26th. Married in Manchester to Anne Broadmeadow (1813–1837)

1854 Patent. William Rye and William Crowther, both of Oldham, engineers, for improvements in steam engines.[1]

1861 Living at Pit Bank, Oldham: William Rye (age 52 born Manchester), Millwright and Engineer employing 224 men. With his wife Nancy Rye (age 40 born Oldham) and their three children; Mary H. Rye (age 17 born Oldham); Isabella Rye (age 12 born Oldham); and John B. Rye (age 3 born Oldham).[2]

1869 Mayor of Oldham, of Albert Mount, Oldham.[3]

1882 January 15th. Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 11 November 1854
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 02 October 1869