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James Barningham

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James Barningham (1841-1910)

of 41 Victoria Buildings, Victoria Street, Manchester.

1861 Sarah Barningham 46, wife of rope and twine manufacturer, living in Cheetham, with Ann Barningham 24, James Barningham 19, assistant twine manufacturer, Robert B Barningham 16, Sarah Barningham 6, Mary A Barningham 3[1]

1887 Joined I Mech E

1910 Obituary [2]

JAMES BARINGHAM was born in Manchester on 7th September 1841.

He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Barningham of Manchester, and the nephew of the late Mr. William Barningham, one of the pioneers of the Cleveland iron trade.

He had himself been connected with the iron and steel trade for many years in Manchester, but owing to failing health had partially retired and devoted himself to public work.

For several years he was a member of the Bucklow Rural District Council, and represented Dunham Massey on the Parish Council. He was also a member of the Bucklow Board of Guardians, and in that capacity took a warm interest in Poor Law administration.

His death took place at his residence at Colwyn Bay, North Wales, on 17th November 1910, at the age of sixty-nine.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1887.

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