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Alexander McIlquham

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Alexander (Craig) McIlquham (1828-1911) of Broomgrove Works, Denton, near Manchester

Born in Newton Hyde, Cheshire. Fathers names not given at baptism or at his marriage so assumed illigitimate son of Sarah McIlquham

1848 Married(1) in Manchester to Esther Thornley

1851 Living at Moorside, Haughton: Alexander McIlquham (age 22 born Hyde), Engineer and Millwright. With his wife Esther and daughter Bertha.[1]

1861 Married(2) in Manchester to Anne Woolley

1861 Living at Broom Grove, Haughton: Alexander McIlquham (age 32 born Newton, Cheshire), Mechanical employing 3 boys. With his wife Ann and children Bertha, Frank and Ann.[2]

1870 '...the workman in the employment of Mr. A. Mc'Quilkhom, machinist, Broomgrove Works, Moorside...'[3]

1871 Living at Broom Grove Lane, Haughton: Alexander McIlquham (age 42 born Newton, Cheshire), Mechanical Engineer employing 8 men and boys. With his wife Anne, two daughters and sons Frederick and Henry.[4]

Exhibited a steam engine at the 1875 Pomona Exhibition.[5]

1881 Living at Broom Grove Lane, Houghton: Alexander McIlquham (age 52 born Newton, Cheshire), Steam Engine maker. With his wife Ann and sons Frederick and Harry.[6]

1891 Living at 36 Buckingham Road, West Ham: Alexr. McIlquham (age 62 born Hyde), Spring Mattress Maker. With his wife Ann and son Henry.[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. The Ashton Weekly Reporter, and Stalybridge and Dukinfield Chronicle - Saturday 22 January 1870
  4. 1871 Census
  5. Manchester Evening News - Monday 10 May 1875
  6. 1881 Census
  7. 1891 Census