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John Westwood

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John Westwood (c1805-1878), Millwright of Crown Point Foundry, Leeds

1831 Birth of daughter Frances Ann Westwood who married Edwin Varley

1853 Advertisement for Horsfields Patent Corn Mill. John Westwood, Engineer and Millwright, Crown Point Bridge, Leeds, the manufacturer.[1]

1861 Living at 8 St. Peter's Square, Leeds: John Westwood (age 55 born Leeds), Millwright employing 23 men and 4 boys. With his wife Eliza Westwood (age 41 born Dewsbury). One boarder.[2]

1861 Mention of John Westwood, ironfounder, East Street, Leeds, and John Westwood, Crown Point Foundry, Leeds.[3]

1870 Advertisement. John Westwood (late of Crown Foundry, Leeds), Licensed valuer of Corn Mills, Oil Mills, Steam Engines etc. Address Old Red Lion Inn, Bridge End, Leeds, or Micklegate, Pontefract.[4]

1878 March 29th. Died. John Westwood of Beeston Hill, engineer and millwright, formerly of Crown Foundry, Bank Street, Leeds, age 73 years.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 07 May 1853
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Leeds Times - Saturday 29 June 1861
  4. Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 10 May 1870
  5. Leeds Times - Saturday 06 April 1878