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1830 Born in London
1855 Partnership dissolved between George Holcroft and William Jennings Hoyle, of Manchester, consulting engineers and mill architects, 18th Dec. Debts by Holcroft. 
1857 Working as Manager of Richard Armitage's Upper Aspley Mill, Huddersfield
1862 'William Jennings Hoyle, engineer, and John Proven, millwright, both of Halifax, for improvements in mechanism and arrangements for supplying lubricating matter to the cylinder of steam engine and to the bearings and also for other surfaces of mechanism. Dated August 19, 1862.
1871 William J Hoyle 41, mechanical engineer, lived in Stretford, Manchester, with Elizabeth Hoyle 52, William E Hoyle 16, James R Hoyle 14, Alice E Hoyle 13, Mary M Hoyle 9
1885 Provisional Patent Specification Accepted: William Jennings Hoyle, Elswick Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne, for Improvements in Carriages for heavy ordnance for land defences. 
1887 Died at 6 Bentinck Villas, Newcastle on Tyne, 14th March, age 67