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Thomas Slingsby (1838-1916)

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Thomas Slingsby (1838-1916)

1838 December 18th. Born at Keighley the son of Roger Slingsby (1810-1843) and his wife Sarah Ellen Fernside (1811- )

1867 Married Hannah Crossley

1878 Patent '497. To Ira Ickringill, James Ickringill, Thomas Ickringill, and Thomas Slingsby, all of Keighley, in the county of York, Spinners, for the invention of "improvements in twisting and doubling."'[1]

1881 Living at 18 Malven Place, Keighley: Thomas Slingsby (age 42 born Keighley), Worsted Spinning Manager. With his wife Hannah Slingsby (age 40 born Keighley) and their four children; Frank Slingsby (age 10 born Keighley), Worsted Spinner; Charles Slingsby (age 8 born Keighley); Walter Slingsby (age 7 born Keighley); and Fanny Slingsby (age 1 born Keighley). Also his mother-in-law Susannah Crossley(age 74 born Keighley).[2]

1899 Death of his eldest son Frank Slingsby, age 29, the mill manager of Ira Ickringill and Co, in a cycling accident.

1911 Living at Norwood House, Keighley: Thomas Slingsby (age 72 born Keighley), Retired Worsted Spinner - Employer. With his wife Hannah Slingsby (age 70 born Keighley) and their son Charles Slingsby (age 38 born Keighley), Worsted Spinner - Employer. Also their two grand-daughters; Bertha Slingsby (age 19 born Keighley) and Annie Jacques Slingsby (age 15 born Keighley).[3]

1916 November 21st. Died. Of Norwood House, Keighley. Probate to Charles Slingsby, Worsted Spinner, and Walter Slingsby, Malleable Ironfounder.

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