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Thomas West (c1802-1845), Gas meter maker.
ca.1802 Born in Oldham
1823 Married Elizabeth Orme in Manchester - he was a blacksmith
1830 Birth of daughter Sarah in Oldham; Thomas was a smith; his wife was Elizabeth
1830 Set up business in Oldham, making gas meters (and probably other work)
1841 Thomas West (age 35), meter maker, lived in Prestwich cum Oldham with Martha West 40, Sarah West 11
1845 February 21st. Died age 43, gas meter manufacturer, Union Street, Oldham, treasurer of the Oldham Lyceum.
The business was presumably carried on by his elder son, Robert.