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c.1833 Born in Settle
1861 Christopher Brakell 25, steam engine maker, employing 38 men, lived in Oldham with his parents John Brakell 62, Mary Brakell 54, and Mary Ann Brakell 23, John Brakell 22, mechanic machine .... (unclear), Alice Brakell 16
1869 Centrifugal pump. 
1871 Living at 70 Broughton Lane, Salford: Christopher Brakell (age 35 born Settle), Engineer employing 100 men. With his wife Jane Brakell (age 22 born Salop.) and his mother Mary Brakell (age 66 born Settle). One servant.
1876 Brakell's Patent Blower and Exhauster..
1877 Pumping engines and blowers. 
1881 Died in Chorlton