c.1812 Born in Burnacre, Lancashire
1851 Dealer in railway switches, lived in Aston with Ellen Baines 38, John Baines 8, Joshua H Baines 5, Catherine Baines 3, Mary Elzith Baines 2
1861 Railway engineer, engine maker, employing 18 men and 8 boys, lived in Handsworth with his wife Ellen 48, John Baines 18, mechanical engineer, Thomas Baines 15, Catherine Baines 13, Mary E Baines 12
1861 Patent. William Baines of the London Works, Smethwick, improvements in the construction of girders, frames, or other apparatus, fixed of moveable etc.
1866 of London Works, Smethwick - William Baines and Co
1866 Joined I Mech E.
1869 Patent. W. Baines, Railway Plant Works, Soho, Smethwick, engineer - improvements in apparatus for actuating and controlling railway signals and switches etc.
1874 did not pay his membership dues and was erased from membership in 1876
1875 Died in Birmingham, a railway plant manufacturer
Sources of Information
- 1851 census
- 1861 census
- Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 20 August 1864
- Sheffield Independent - Friday 04 February 1870
- Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 October 1869
- National probate calendar