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James Petrie

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James Petrie (1815- ) of John Petrie and Co

1815 Born in Rochdale son of John and Ellen Petrie[1]

1841 John Petrie 50, engineer, lived in Rochdale with John Petrie 20, ironmonger, James Petrie 25, engineer, Joseph Petrie 20, engineer, George Petrie 10, Ellen Petrie 50, Isabella Petrie 10, Margaret Petrie 5[2]

1861 James Petrie 46, iron founder and engineer, living in Wardleworth with Elizabeth Petrie 48, Eliza Petrie 18[3]. In the next house lived George Petrie and his mother and father lived on the other side.

1871 Living at Springfield House, South Street, Rochdale: James Petrie (age 56 born Rochdale), JP for County of Lancaster. Iron Founder and Engineer. Head of firm John Petrie and Co employing 195 hands. With his wife Elizabeth Petrie (age 56 born Rochdale) and two children Eliza Petrie (age 28 born Rochdale) and William H. Petrie (age 24 born Rochdale), Grey Cloth Salesman. Also a visitor Joseph Petrie (age 54 born Rochdale), Retired Engineman, and Elizabeth Petrie 50. Three servants. Note: In adjoining house in South Street are John Petrie and George Petrie[4]

1881 Gentleman and JP for Rochdale[5]

1892 of Southport; died in South Norwood[6][7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. 1881 census
  6. BMD
  7. National Probate calendar