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Francis Berry, Senior

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Francis Berry (c1791-1857), founder of Francis Berry and Sons

c.1791 Born in Sowerby, son of Robert Berry

1811 Married Elizabeth Hooson in Halifax[1]

1812 Birth of his son Robert

1814 Birth of daughter, Ann

1816 Birth of son William Berry

1819 Birth of daughter, Ruth

1826 Birth of son Francis junior

c.1832 Set up his own business - see Francis Berry and Sons

1841 Francis Berry 50, iron founder, lived in Sowerby, with Betty Berry 50 and Francis Berry, Junior 15 iron founder[2]

1851 Iron founder and millwright, employing 37 hands, lived in Sowerby with Elizabeth Berry 62 and his daughter Ann Waddington 36, and grand daughters Elizabeth Waddington 14, Ann Waddington 10[3]

1855 Millwright[4]

1857 Francis Berry died in Halifax[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. On the occasion of his daughter, Anne's, second marriage
  5. BMD