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William Hornsby

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Born 1838 the son of Richard Hornsby

of Richard Hornsby and Sons

1841 Living with his parents and siblings in High Street, Grantham [1]

1851 Living in the home of his parents in London Road, Spittlegate age 12 [2]

1861 Living at 20 St. Peter's Hill, Grantham (age 22 born Spittlegate), Agricultural Engineer in the firm of R. Hornsby and Sons. With wife Anne Ethelreda (age 26 born North Kelsey) plus a servant [3]

1871 Living at Olsham, Harrowby (age 32 born Spittlegate), Agricultural Engineer. With wife Annie E. (age 33 born North Kelsey) plus three servants [4]

1901 Living at Bulwell Hall, Bulwell, Lincs (age 62 born Spittlegate), Landowner and Farmer, Employer. With wife Ann Etheldreda (age 65 born Kelsey) and Ann Gert his niece (age 15 born Lincoln) plus five servants [5]

Obituary 1907 [6]

. . . Mr. Hornsby had been connected with the business of Richard Hornsby and Sons, Limited, during the whole of his life, first as partner in the old firm of Richard Hornsby and Sons, and subsequently as managing director when the business was turned into a limited liability company. He was born in Grantham in 1838. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Richard Hornsby, the founder of the works at Grantham, in which town William Hornsby was born. . . [more]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. 1901 Census
  6. The Engineer 1907/12/13