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William Toward, Junior

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William Toward, Junior (c1797-1865)

of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Steam engine manufacturer

c1797 Born the son of William Toward

1827 December 28th. Married at North Shields to Mary the daughter of Jonathan Peile and his wife Ann. William Toward, Junior, Engineer, is of East Ballast Hills, the son of William Toward and his wife Ann. Quaker marriage.

1830 Advert. Steam Engine Boiler for sale. Apply William Toward, Junior, Engine Builder, Ouse Burn, Newcastle.[1]

1839 Advert. 'William Toward, Jun., Respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public that he has taken into Partnership his Brother NICHOLAS, who has bad several Years' Experience in Millwright Work. The Business in future will be conducted under the Firm of WM. TOWARD, JUN., & CO., Steam Engine Builders, Millwrights, Metal-Founders, &c.'[2]

1842 Sale of steam engines and machine tools. Apply William Toward's Factory, Ouseburn.[3]

1851 Living at 5 St Anns Row, Newcastle: William Toward (age 54 born Durham), Engineer and Metal Founder. With his wife Mary Toward (age 55 born Cumberland). Also his mother Ann Toward (age 73 born Durham) and his mother-in-law Ann Peile (age 86 born Cumberland). Also his daughter Mary Ann Angus (age 31 born Newcastle). One visitor and one servant.[4]

See William Toward and Son

1861 Living at at 5 St Anns Row, Newcastle: William Toward (age 64 born Durham), Civil Engineer employing 24 men and 17 boys. With his wife Mary Toward (age 65 born Cumberland). Also his nephew Stodard Peile (age 17 born Cumberland), Apprentice Engine Fitter. One servant. Note: In adjoining house is John Toward.[5]

1865 April 5th. Death of William Toward of St. Anns Row, age 68.[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 14 August 1830
  2. Newcastle Courant - Friday 22 March 1839
  3. Newcastle Courant - Friday 14 October 1842
  4. 1851 Census
  5. 1861 Census
  6. Newcastle Courant - Friday 07 April 1865