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Edward Green (1831-1923)

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Sir Edward Green (1831-1923) of E. Green and Son

1831 March 4th. Born in Sandel Magna the son of Edward Green (1799-1865), founder of the firm which became E. Green and Son

1851 Living at Sandal: Edward Green (age 50 born Wakefield), Millwright, Engineer, Iron Founder. 30 men employed. With his wife Mary Ann Green (age 54 born Sandal) and their two children Martha Green (age 20 born Wakefield) and Edward Green (age 20 born Wakefield). One visitor. One servant.[1]

1859 Married Mary Lycett, daughter of William Edward Lycett of Bowdon Cheshire

1861 Living at Manygate House, Sandal Magma, Yorks.: Edward Green (age 62 born Wakefield), Master Engineer employing 200 men. With his wife Mary Ann Green (age 64 born Sandel) and their son Edward Green (age 30 born Wakefield), Master Engineer, with his wife Mary Green (age 25 born Manchester) and their son Edward Lycett Green (age 11 months born Manchester). Also Edward Senior’s and Mary's son Samuel Richard Green (age 24 born Wakefield), Master Engineer. Also Edward's niece Sarah Ann Tubell (age 34 born Wakefield), Unmarried. Four servants.[2]

1861 Edward Green, Junior, E. Green and Son, Phoenix Works, Wakefield.[3]

1923 March 30th. Died. His elder son, Edward Lycett Green, succeeded to the title. His second son, Francis William Green, who had started with the company in 1880, became chairman[4]


1923 Obituary [5]

Sir EDWARD GREEN, Bart., the head of the engineering firm of Messrs. E. Green and Sons, Ltd., of Wakefield, died at the Treasurer's House, York, on 30th March 1923, at the age of ninety-two, being then the senior Member on the roll of the Institution, having been elected in 1861.

The business of the firm was founded by his father in 1821, and Sir Edward succeeded him in its management. Under his care the business expanded enormously, and a sister company, the Green Fuel Economiser Co., was founded in New York.

He was for many years a director of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and represented his native city of Wakefield in Parliament from 1885 to 1892. He was created a Baronet in 1886, and was a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.

On the occasion of the Summer Meeting in Leeds in 1903, he, together with his elder son, now Sir E. Lycett Green, Bart., received and entertained the members at the Treasurer's House on their visit to York.


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