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Hiram Craven

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Hiram Craven (1779-1842) of Craven, Whitaker and Nowell

1823 Married. Hiram Craven, of Keighley, builder, to Maria, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Wright, of Potternewton, near Leeds.[1]

1842 Died. 'Hiram Craven, Esq., Dockroyd. near Keighley: by Perseverance and Industry Mr. C. raised himself from humble a station to be one of the first contractors for the execution public works in the kingdom.'[2] '...who ha« undertaken many of the greatest public works in the county, including the building York Ouse Bridge, York Castle, and other edifices; also an extensive contractor in railway undertakings the Leeds and Manchester, York and North Midland, and other principal lines...'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday 08 February 1823
  2. Leeds Mercury - Saturday 03 September 1842
  3. Hull Packet - Friday 09 September 1842