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Richard Bickerton

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Richard Bickerton (c1852-1931), Director of the National Gas Engine Co

c1852 Born the son of Samuel Bickerton, a schoolmaster, and his wife Elizabeth in Oldham

1861 Living at King Street, Oldham: Elizabeth Bickerton (age 45 born Oldham) and her children Agnes Bickerton (age 18 born Oldham); Hannah H. Bickerton (age 16 born Oldham); Mary J. Bickerton (age 15 born Oldham); Richard Bickerton (age 9 born Oldham); Frances Bickerton (age 5 born Oldham); and Henry N. Bickerton (age 3 born Oldham).[1]

1871 Living at 70 Lower West Street, Oldham: Samuel Bickerton (age 50 born Oldham), Cotton Spinner employing 62 men and 7 women. With his children Agnes Bickerton (age 28 born Oldham); Richard Bickerton (age 19 born Oldham); Francis Bickerton (age 15 born Oldham); and Henry N. Bickerton (age 13 born Oldham). One servant.[2]

1881 Living in Ashton Under Lyne, Samuel Bickerton (age 60 born Oldham), Mechanical Engineer Lubricator Manufacturer (E & M), with Elizabeth Bickerton (age 64 born Oldham), Richard Bickerton (age 29) commercial traveller, and Henry Neild Bickerton (age 23), director of engineering branch[3]

1891 Living in Ashton Under Lyne, Richard Bickerton (age 39) mechanical engineer, Harry N Bickerton (age 33) mechanical engineer, Agnes Balmford (age 16) niece, and Alfred B Balmford (age 5) nephew[4]


1931 July 17th. Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 cenus
  4. 1891 census