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Joseph Pollit

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c.1814 Born in Halifax[1], son of Thomas Pollit (1769-1863)[2]

1841 Thomas Pollitt 70, drysalter, lived in Halifax with Thomas Pollitt Jun. 25, Joseph Pollitt 25, ironfounder, Lydia Pollitt 35, Ann Pollitt 35, Mary Pollitt 30, Sarah Pollitt 30, Maria Pollitt 15, Edward Pollitt 15, millwright apprentice, Ada Pollitt 4[3]

1848 Joseph Pollitt occupied the iron foundry at Warley belonging to George Bates; Samuel Pollitt occupied a wood mill at Warley belonging to George Bate[4]

1861 Joseph Pollit 44, ironfounder and engineer, lived in Sowerby Bridge, with his father, Thomas Pollit 92, and his sisters Ellen Pollit 54, Sarah Pollit 49[5]

1863 Joseph Pollitt, lived in Warley, occupier of a farm and foundry[6]

1881 Mechanical Engineer Employing 317 Men, lived in Sowerby Bridge with Ellen Pollit 79, Ann Pollit 77, Sarah Pollit 71[7]

1891 Steam engine maker, lived in Sowerby Bridge with Sarah Pollit 82[8]. Next door to them Edward E. Pollit, steam engine maker, was a visitor.

1900 Joseph Pollit died in Sowerby Bridge; executors Thomas Sutcliffe, wool merchant, Edward Ernest Pollit, engineer, and Henry John Pollit, broker[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Death record
  2. BMD
  3. 1841 census
  4. Warley Poor Law Rate Assessment
  5. 1861 census
  6. West Yorks. land tax
  7. 1881 census
  8. 1891 census
  9. National probate calendar