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William Corbitt

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1820 Born in Rotherham son of William and Ann Corbitt[1]

1851 Stove, grate and fender manufacturer, employing 60 men and (indistinct no of) boys, living in Kimberworth, Rotherham with Mary Corbitt 30, Lucy Corbitt 5, Annie Maria Corbitt 3, Agnes Corbitt 1 Mo[2]

1853 William Corbitt owned a share in the freehold of the Masbrough Works[3]

Partner in Myers, Corbitt and Co

1861 an iron founder employing 110 men and 72 boys[4]

1871 master iron founder employing 106 men and 64 boys, living in Rotherham with Mary Corbitt 50, Lucy Corbitt 25, Edith Corbitt 17, William S Corbitt 14, Evaline M Corbitt 10, Ernest T Corbitt 9[5]

1873 William Corbitt and Co was registered as a company

1878 William Corbitt, stove grate manufacturer and managing director of William Corbitt and Co, died in Rotherham[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1871 census
  6. National probate calendar