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William Clapham

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William Clapham (c.1818-1902) of Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris

c.1818 Born in Birstall, Yorks.

1861 William Clapham 43, iron merchant, employing ... (indistinct), lived in Cheetham with Mary Clapham 47, George Clapham 10, Anne Clapham 7, Eliza Clapham 5, Elizabeth Clapham 4, Ellen Clapham 2[1]

1871 William Clapham 53, Iron merchant, lived in Cheetham with Mary Clapham 57, Ann Clapham 17, Eliza Clapham 15, Elizabeth Clapham 14, Ellen Clapham 12[2]

1881 William Clapham 63, metal merchant, lived with his family in Salford[3]

1891 William Clapham 73, iron and tin merchant, employer, lived in Broughton near Salford with his family[4]



1902 Obituary.[5]

The death is announced in his eighty-fifth year of Mr. Wm. Clapham, of Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris, Limited, Manchester. The deceased gentleman had been connected with the firm for upwards of sixty years, and about thirty years ago was taken into partnership, when the concern assumed the title of Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris, Limited. For many years he filled the position of chairman of the company, which he retained to the time of his death. ~Mr. Clapham was the oldest member of the metal section of the Manchester Royal Exchange, and was highly esteemed throughout the trade.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. The Engineer 1902 Jul-Dec: Index: Miscellaneous