Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

Registered UK Charity (No. 115342)

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Mather Senior

From Graces Guide

c. 1811 Born Salford; his father, Colin Mather (b.1788 in Montrose[1]), had come to Manchester from Montrose.

1824 Established a small machine works and iron foundry in Salford with his father

1835 Married Amelia Tidswell (born c.1811, possibly died in Bolton in 1849) in Liverpool[2]

1836 Birth of daughter Alice

1837 William Mather, Colin Mather and John Tenney Newstead, ironfounders, engineers and machine makers, of Manchester and Salford, were bankrupt[3]

1837 Birth of son Colin Mather

1838 Birth of son William Mather

1840 Birth of son John

1841 Machinist.

1843 William and Colin Mather, of Brown St, Salford, signed a petition against suppression of meetings in Ireland[4]

1850 William Mather, engineer, widower, married Amelia Hardman (nee Tidswell), widow, daughter of John, a shopkeeper; solemnized in Liverpool; William was a widower, son of Colin, a machinist[5]

1851 The partnership between William Mather and Colin Mather was dissolved - W. and C. Mather; Colin Mather would settle all debts[6]

1851 Living in Broughton, William Mather 40, Amelia Mather 39, a son aged 14, William Mather 12, John Mather 10, with visitor Betsy Tidswell 26[7]

1858 Died

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns
  3. The Morning Post, December 27, 1837
  4. The Manchester Times and Gazette, November 11, 1843
  5. Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns
  6. London Gazette 16 December 1851
  7. 1851 census
  • Biography of Sir William Mather, ODNB
  • 1841 Census