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Vickers George Beardshaw

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Vickers George Beardshaw (1822-1906) of J. Beardshaw and Son

1822 Born in Sheffield the son of George Beardshaw, Saw and File Manufacturer, and his wife Amelia

1851 Living at Western bank, Sheffield: Vickers George Beardshaw (age 28 born Sheffield), merchant. With his wife Emma Anne Beardshaw (age 27 born London) and their three sons; Herbert Beardshaw (age 5 born Sheffield); Joseph Beardshaw (age 4 born Sheffield); and Walter Beardshaw (age 1 born Sheffield). Also his cousin George Buck (age 17 born London), File Maker. One servant.[1]

1861 Living at Attercliffe and Darnall, Vickers G Beardshaw 38, merchant and manufacturer of steel saws, etc, with Emma A Beardshaw 37, Herbert Beardshaw 15, merchants clerk, Walter Beardshaw 11, Edward Beardshaw 9, Annie Beardshaw 6, William F Beardshaw 3, Mary E Beardshaw 1[2]

1871 Living at Shirland Cottage, Shirland lane, Attercliffe: Vickers George Beardshaw (age 48 born Sheffield), Steel and saw manufacturer. With his wife Emma Anne Beardshaw (age 47 born London) and their eight children; Joseph Beardshaw (age 24 born Sheffield), File manufacturer; Walter Beardshaw (age 21 born Sheffield), Commercial Clerk (Timber Yard); Edward Beardshaw (age 19 born Sheffield), Commercial Clerk (Railway Company); Annie Beardshaw (age 16 born Sheffield); William Fredk Beardshaw (age 13 born Attercliffe); Mary Emily Beardshaw (age 11 born Attercliffe); Emma Gertrude Beardshaw (age 9 born Attercliffe); and Ernest Beardshaw (age 7 born Attercliffe). Two servants.[3]

1881 Living at Normandale House, Ecclesfield: Vickers G. Beardshaw (age 58 born Sheffield), Steel and Saw manufacturer employing 80 men, 28 boys and 4 women. With his wife Emma A. Beardshaw (age 57 born London) and their five children; Herbert Beardshaw (age 35 born Sheffield), Metal Broker and Brass Founder; Walter Beardshaw (age 31 born Sheffield), Commission Agent; Mary E. Beardshaw (age 21 born Sheffield); Emma G. Beardshaw (age 19 born Sheffield); and Ernest Beardshaw (age 17 born Sheffield). One servant.[4]


1906 Obituary [5]

The death of Mr. Vickers George Beardshaw, of Spencer Cottage, Putney, occurred on the 22nd inst., at the house of his son, Mr. W. P. Beardshaw, J.P., of "Thornhurst," Clarkehouse-road, Sheffield.

Mr. Beardshaw was the eldest grandson of the founder of the firm of Messrs. J. Beardshaw and Sons Limited, Baltic Steel Works, Effingham-road. Sheffield, with which he had been actively associated for nearly sixty years, and remained a director up to his death.

The firm was established in 1819. Mr. Beardshaw, who left Sheffield to reside at Putney some twenty years ago, was widely known and much respected in Sheffield and district. He reached a ripe old age, having been born on June 22nd, 1822.


1906 Obituary [6]




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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. The Engineer 1906/04/27 p.430
  6. Engineering 1906 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index