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Thomas Stephen Holt

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Thomas Stephen Holt (1821-1887) of Earnshaw and Holt

1821 May 18th. Born in Sowerby Bridge, the son of Luke Holt and his wife Hannah (Crawshaw

1825 May 15th. Baptised at St Thomas a Becket, Heptonstall

1842 August 06th. Married at Manchester Cathedral to Elizabeth Kershaw. Living on Oldham Road, Manchester and working as a mechanic.

1844 Birth of son Albert Holt

1850 Birth of daughter Mary Ann Holt

1851 Living on Thistle Street, near Oldham Road, Manchester with wife, two children and father-in-law.[1]

1853 Birth of son John Thomas Holt

1853 Patent. '1194. And Thomas Stephen Holt, of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer, has given the like notice in respect of the "invention of improvements in steam engines, which improvements are also applicable. to the machinery or apparatus connected to steam boilers."'[2]

1854 Patent. '618. And Thomas Stephen Holt and Charles Herbert Holt, of the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Engineers, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in steam-boilers."'[3]

1856 Patent. '2676. To Thomas Stephen Holt, of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer, and Edward Earnshaw, and James Barlow, of Rochdale, in the same county, Boiler Makers, for the invention of "improvements in certain parts of steam engines, steam boilers, and apparatus connected therewith."'[4][5]

1859 Birth of daughter Eliza Jane Holt

1859 Patent for “improvements in apparatus, or an improved apparatus, for heating water for the supply of steam-boilers, which improvements or apparatus are also applicable in some cases for the prevention of incrustation in steam boilers” with John Brown

1860 Patent. '1194. Thomas Stephen Holt, of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer. "Improvements in steam engines, which improvements are also applicable to the machinery or apparatus connected to steam boilers"[6]

1861 Living at 26 Tatham Street, Rochdale, Master Engineer, with his wife and six children.[7]

1864 Birth of daughter Matilda Holt

1871 Living at 28 Tatham Street, Rochdale, master in a boilerworks, with his wife and five children

1877 Patent for “improvements in steam engines” with Edward Earnshaw

1881 Living at 15 Molesworth Street, Castleton: Thomas S. Holt (age 59 born Sowerby Bridge), Master Engineer and Boilermaker Employing 21 Men and 13 Boys. With his wife Elizabeth Holt (age 56 born Rochdale) and their three children; Albert Holt (age 37 born Rochdale), Foreman Engineer; Mary H. Holt (age 30 born Manchester); and Eliza J. Holt (age 21 born Rochdale), Cotton Weaver.[8]

1887 January 1st. Died. Of 101 Milnrow Road, Rochdale. Probate to his widow Elizabeth

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:27 September 1853 Issue:21480 Page:2630
  3. [The London Gazette Publication date:4 July 1854 Issue:21568 Page:2084]
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:28 November 1856 Issue:21945 Page:4057
  5. [The London Gazette Publication date:24 January 1860 Issue:22349 Page:254]
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:24 July 1860 Issue:22406 Page:2757
  7. 1861 Census
  8. 1881 Census