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Joseph Lewis

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Joseph Lewis (c1811-) of Francis Lewis and Sons

Born the son of Francis Lewis

1841 Living at Trafalgar Place, Salford: Mary Lewis (age 40), Mary (age 23), Joseph Lewis (age 21), a Mechanic; and Benjamin Lewis (age 20), a Mechanic. [1]

1846 October 1st. Married. 'Joseph, eldest son of Francis Lewis, Esq., of Salford, to Eliza second daughter of the late John Atherton, Esq., of Hollingworth, Cheshire'[2]

1851 Lodging at the Railway Hotel, Medlar with Wesham (age 40 born Manchester), a Machine Maker and Widower. [3]

1853 Listed as 'Lewis, Joseph, engineer (F. Lewis and Sons) Ho. Gore Crescent, Pendleton.'[4]

1854 Patent. Joseph Lewis of Salford, machinist. 'improvements in apparatus for drilling or boring metals and other substances'[5]

1857 Patent. 'for improvements in machinery or apparatus for reaping and mowing'[6]

1858 Patent. 'improvements in machinery or apparatus for making bricks, tiles, and other similar articles'[7]

1861/62 Passing mention that Joseph may have been bankrupt around this time [8]

1864 Patent. 'for improvements in machinery or apparatus for preparing and drying clay,'[9]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 10 October 1846
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1853 Directory of Manchester and Salford
  5. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 01 July 1854
  6. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - 26 September 1857
  7. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - 03 April 1858
  8. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 06 April 1864
  9. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 02 March 1864