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William Worby

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1857. John Fowler, Junior and William Worby. Ploughing apparatus.
1857. John Fowler, Junior and William Worby. Ploughing apparatus.
1863. Reaping machine.

William Worby (1801-1870), engineer of Ipswich, works manager of Ransomes and Sims

c.1801 Born in Ufford, Suffolk[1]

1824 Married Sarah Thrower in Ufford[2]

1841 William Worby 40, bricklayer, lived in Ipswich with Sarah Worby 40, Ellen Worby 14, Susan Worby 11, Sarah Worby 8[3]

1851 William Worby 49, bricklayer and manager of the Orwell Iron Works, he firm employing 757 men and 100 boys, Sarah Worby 51, Sarah Worby 18[4]

1857 With John Fowler, Junior developed a ploughing machine

1861 William Worby 59, engineer and manager, lived at Orwell Iron Works, Ipswich with Sarah Worby 60, Sarah M Worby 28, and grandson James Worby 1[5]

1870 Died in Ipswich[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1841 census
  4. 1851 census
  5. 1861 census
  6. BMD