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Richard Birley

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1812 Born in Blackburn, son of Joseph Birley and his wife Jane[1]

1858 Dissolution of the Partnership between Richard Birley and John Macmillan Dunlop, in the trades or businesses of Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers, under the style or firm of Richard Birley and Co, and of Engineers and Machine Makers, under the style or firm of J. M. Dunlop and Co., and carried on at the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster[2]

1861 Richard Birley 45, cotton manufacturer, magistrate and deputy lieutenant, lived in Pendleton with Isabella Armstrong 38, governess, Helen Birley 21, Mary J Birley 18, Margaret Birley 20, Josephine Birley 17, Richard R Birley 16, Janet Birley 14, Henrietta Birley 12, Amelia J Birley 7[3]

1874 Died in Didsbury; his wife was recorded as Amelia Garforth Birley (died 1859); children: Walter Houson Birley, Amelia Jane Birley, Amelia Josephine Birley, Amelia Gertrude Harter, Helen Fairbairn[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. London Gazette 7 September, 1858
  3. 1861 census
  4. Grave record