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c.1785 Born in Leeds
1805 Married Hannah Brooks in Bradford
Held a position of responsibility at the Soho Ironworks, Bolton, then belonging to Benjamin Hick and Son.
1839 John Musgrave founded Globe Ironworks,
From his efforts, and his ingenuity and ability, he built the firm gradually until, by the end of the century, its works covered ground extending from Kay Street into Waterloo Street, one of the largest engineering and millwright establishments in the country.
1851 Ironfounder, employing 300 men
1861 Ironfoudner, employing 407 men and 144 boys
1864 Died in Bolton; 3 of sons (Jonathan, John and James) were executors; all were shown as ironfounders