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Alfred Hollis

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Alfred Hollis (c1824-1861) of the Darlington Forge Co

c1824 Born at Birmingham the son of Richard Hollis

1851 Living at 3 Little Atherton Street, Deansgate, Manchester: Alfred Hollis (age 27 born Birmingham), an Architect. With his wife Anne Twelves Hollis (age 28 born East Retford, Notts). One servant.[1]

1856 Advertisement. For a forgeman accustomed to engineering and shipbuilders' uses. Apply Alfred Hollis, Darlington.[2]

1858 Patent. '195. To Alfred Hollis and Stephen Lee, both of Darlington, in the county of Durham, Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in the construction of chaldron-wagon and other railway wheels."'[3]

1858 Executor of an estate. '...that Nicholas Downing, of Shildon, in the county of Durham, Ironfounder, by indenture, dated the 17th day of November instant, conveyed and assigned all his real and personal estate and effects unto Alfred Hollis, of Darlington, in the said county of Durham, Iron Manufacturer, and Thomas Dunford, of the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Agent, in trust, for the equal benefit of all the creditors of the said Nicholas Downing, who should execute the said indenture; and that the same indenture was duly executed by the said Nicholas Downing, Alfred Hollis, and Thomas Dunford, on the day of the date thereof...'[4]

1861 Living at Hooperdale, Foundry Street, Darlington: Alfred Hollis (age 39 born Birmingham), Iron Works Manager. With his wife Annie Hollis (age 38 born Retford, Notts). One servant.[5]

1861 June 11th. Died. 'On the 11th Inst., aged 37 years, Mr. Alfred Hollis, of Darlington, youngest son of the late Richard Hollis, of this town' (Birmingham).[6]. Mr. Alfred Hollis, of Darlington, youngest and only surviving brother of Isaac Hollis, gun maker of this town'[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Newcastle Courant - Friday 10 October 1856
  3. [1] [2] [3] Gazette Issue 22099 published on the 19 February 1858. Page 21 of 52
  4. [4] Gazette Issue 22203 published on the 23 November 1858. Page 70 of 88
  5. 1861 Census
  6. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 20 June 1861
  7. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Saturday 22 June 1861