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Benjamin Lewis

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Benjamin Lewis (c1821- ) of Francis Lewis and Sons

c1821 Born the son of Francis Lewis

1841 Living at Trafalgar Place, Salford: Mary Lewis (age 40), Mary (age 23), Joseph Lewis (age 21), a Mechanic; and Benjamin Lewis (age 20), a Mechanic. [1]

1853 Listed as 'Lewis, Benjamin, engineer (F. Lewis and Sons); ho. Glenfield Place, Tanner's Lane, Pendleton.[2]

1853 'NOTICE is hereby given, that by an Indenture of Assignment bearing date the eighth day of July, 1853, ROBERT THOMAS, of Little Peter-street, in the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, machinist, assigned all his stock in trade, fixtures, goods, wares and merchandise, debts, personal estate and effects whatsoever, unto Benjamin Lewis, of Salford, in the said county of Lancaster, machine maker, and John Elce, of Manchester aforesaid, machine maker, upon trust, for the equal benefit of all the creditors of the said Robert Thomas...' [3]

1861 Living at Liverpool Road, Barton upon Irwell (age 40 born Manchester), a Retired Tool Manufacturer. With his wife Margaret (age 34 born Mottram, Cheshire). One servant. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1853 Directory of Manchester and Salford
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 09 July 1853
  4. 1861 census