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William Sherratt (1754-1822) of Bateman and Sherratt
1754 September 13th. Born at Norton in the Moors (near Stoke-on-Trent), the son of William Sherratt and his wife Mary Bourne. 
1777 September 24th. Married at Prestbury, Cheshire, to Mary Ann Murray (1758-1828). William is a Millwright.
1779 Birth of son John Sherratt
1783 Birth of son Thomas Sherratt
1804 Birth of son Smith Sherratt. He died 1830 May. '19th inst. at Congleton, Mr. Smith Sherratt, third son of the late William Sherratt, Esq. of the Salford Iron Works, aged 43.'
1822 December 6th. Died. 'In his 69th year, William Sherratt, esq. of Manchester. He has been long known as the successful rival of the late Mr. Watt in the construction of the steam-engine, and the early applications of its powers throughout the country.' 'On Friday week, William Sherratt, Esq. of Manchester. This gentleman possessed a very superior mind, and has been long known as the successful rival of the late Mr. Watt, in the construction of the steam-engine, and the early application of its power throughout the country.'
Burial at Prestbury, Cheshire