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Edmund Crosskill

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Edmund Crosskill (1831-1891), agricultural implement maker

1831 Born in Beverley, son of William Crosskill (1800-1888)

1851 Living at Butchers Row, Beverley: William Crosskill (age 50 born Beverley), Ironfounder, patent wheel manufacturing, agricultural implement and machine maker employing 240 hands. With his wife Ann Crosskill (age 50 born Beverley) and their two children Edmund Crosskill (age 20 born Beverley), Myra Crosskill (age 19 born beverley). Two visitors. Two servants.[1]

1851 Possibly of Vauxhall Wheel Works, Liverpool (see 1851 Exhibition entry)

Presumably partner in A. and E. Crosskill

1864 Deed of assignment relating to bankruptcy concerning William Crosskill, of Beverley, in the county of York, Gentleman, second part; Edmund Crosskill, of Beverley aforesaid, Agricultural Implement Maker, John Barff Charlesworth, of Lofthouse, in the said county of York, Coal Owner[2]

1864 William Crosskill's sons, Alfred and Edmund, set up a rival firm to the business which had been their father's and had become Beverley Iron and Wagon Co; the new company traded as William Crosskill and Sons, on a site in Eastgate, Beverley. They continued to make railway wagons and farm carts there.

1865 Birth of son William

1871 An agricultural implement manufacturer employing about 100 men[3]

1881 Edmund Crosskill was mayor of Beverley, an agricultural engineer, employing 90 men[4]

1891 Edmund Crosskill and his son William were both agricultural implement makers[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. London Gazette 9 December 1864
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  • [1] A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6, the Borough and Liberties of Beverley. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.
  • 'Crosskills of Beverley', by G. P. Brown, E. Yorks. Loc. Hist. Soc. Bulletin, xxvi. 7-9.