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John Dewhurst

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John Dewhurst (1829-1892) of John Dewhurst and Son

1829 Born in Wigan, son of John and Mary Dewhurst, provision dealer[1]

1852 An engineer, married Mary Cookson in Toxteth[2]

1864 John Dewhurst, Engineer, Atlas Steel Works, Sheffield.[3] - John Brown and Co

c.1866 Moved to Lancashire Steel Works, Gorton, Manchester

1871 John Dewhurst 41, engineer at works, lived in Ashton under Lyne with Mary Dewhurst 40, John Henry Dewhurst 16, engine fitter at works, Annie Maria Dewhurst 14, Mary Bevan Dewhurst 12, Wm Cookson Dewhurst 10, Tom Dewhurst 8, Lizzy Dewhurst 4[4]

c.1873 Established the John Dewhurst business in Sheffield

1881 John Dewhurst 51, mechanical engineer, lived in Sheffield with Mary Dewhurst 50, Mary Bevan Dewhurst 22, Willie Cookson Dewhurst 20, engine fitter, Tom Dewhurst 18, Maggie Dewhurst 9[5]

1891 John Dewhurst 61, Mill Furnisher, lived in Sheffield with Mary 60, Tom 28, mill furnisher's assistant, Maggie 19[6]

1892 Died in Sheffield[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. parish records
  3. 1864 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. BMD