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Matthew Mills

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Matthew Mills (c1806-1862), Iron Founder

1829 August 20th. Married in Bury to Sarah Hope

1841 Living in Market Street, Heywood: Matthew Mills (age c30), Iron Founder. With Sarah Mills (age c30), James Mills (age c12) and Sarah Ann Mills (age c8).[1]

1851 Living at Bamford Road, Heap, Birtle: Matthew Mills (age 43 born Ashworth, Lancs), Iron Founder. With his wife Sarah Mills (age 41 born Bury and their daughter Sarah Ann Mills (age 18 born Heap). [2].

1861 Living at The Promenade, Southport: Matthew Mills (age 55 born Heywood), iron founder. With his wife Sarah Mills (age 52 born Bury) and their son James Mills (age 32 born Heywood), iron founder; their daughter-in-law Sarah Mills (age 3 born Bury); their daughter Sarah A Mills (age 27 born Heywood); and their grand-daughters Emma Mills (age 2 born Heywood), Elizabeth Mills (age 1 born Heywood). Also his niece Jane Bates (age 32 born Heywood), Widow. [3]

1862 April 23rd. Died, of Heywood. Probate to James Mills, Starkey Street, Heywood, Ironfounder.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 census