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Jabez Stanley (c1830-1904) of the Brightside Foundry Co
c.1830 Born in Ecclesfield, son of presumably John Stanley and his wife Lydia Stanley
1851 Lydia Stanley 51, widow, lived in Wortley, Ecclesfield, with her sister in law, Martha Mills 63, Sarah Stanley 28, Jabez Stanley 21, moulder, Ann Stanley 15, and grandson John Stanley 1
1865 Patent on invention of "improved knickerbockers or leggings".
1871 Jabez Stanley 41, master ironfounder, lived in Brightside, with Hannah Stanley 41, Benjamin F Stanley 16, stove grate fitter, William A Stanley 11, George Wm Stanley 9, Annie A Stanley 4, Mary L Stanley 1
1872 Wrote a letter to the Sheffield Independent: '"MONSTER CASTING."
To the Editor. — I see in to-day's Independent a notice of a "Monster Casting" at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, the weight of which is stated to be 103 tons. The hammer for the above block, it is said, will be the largest in the kingdom. Two blocks were cast at the Midland Works, Sheffield, for Messrs. Firth, a few years since, weighing nearly 170 tons each. — Yours truly, JABEZ STANLEY, Brightside, Sept. 23rd, 1872.
1881 Jabez Stanley 51, ironfounder, employing 46 men and 15 boys, lived in Wortley, with Hannah Stanley 51, George W. Stanley 19, Annie A. Stanley 14
1882 Retired from the Brightside Foundry partnership
1891 Jabez Stanley 61, stone template keeper, lived in Brightside with Hannah Stanley 61, Annie A Stanley 24
1904 Died in Sheffield