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Baptism: 10 Sep 1837 St Andrew, Ancoats, Lancs. Samuel Bradley Ardrey - Child of John Ardrey & Margaret: Born: 12 Dec 1828: Abode: Ancoats. 
1867 Partnership dissolved between Samuel Bradley Ardrey, Samuel Beckett, and Walton Smith, spindle and machine makers, at the city of Manchester 
Partnership dissolved by mutual consent between Samuel Bradley Ardrey, Wilson Diggle, and William Henry Tootill, trading as Ardrey, Diggle and Tootill, machine and spindle makers of Eton Hall (Note: should be Eton Hill), Radcliffe, Manchester. Business to be continued as Diggle and Tootill 
1887 US Patent No. 358,916 for improvements to chucks, issued to Samuel Bradley Ardrey of Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.