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1871 William Wilkinson 33, Engineer and iron founder, employing 10 men and 10 boys, lived in Wigan with Elizabeth B Wilkinson 34, William H Wilkinson 10, Louisa Wilkinson 8, and his niece Ellen Wilkinson 13
1879 Elizabeth Barker Wilkinson died in Wigan
1880 Married Harriet Mills in Lytham
1880 Designed a locomotive with a vertical boiler
1881 W. Wilkinson 43, managing director of an engine works, lived in Wigan, with Hannah Wilkinson 38, Louisa Wilkinson 18
1884 William Wilkinson joined the I Mech E
1886 Resigned from I Mech E
1891 William Wilkinson 53, mechanical engineer, lived in Wigan, with Harriet Wilkinson 48, Louisa Wilkinson 28
1896 Harriet Wilkinson died in Wigan
Altogether 207 engines were built to Wilkinson's 1885 patent
1901 William Wilkinson, mechanical engineer, Widower, was a boarder in Wigan
1902 Holme House Foundry, Wigan was in liquidation.
1906 The death of a William Wilkinson (b.1838) was registered in West Derby