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Alfred Kitching

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Alfred Kitching (1808-1882)

Born 1808 at Darlington

William Kitching and Alfred Kitching took over the family business of W. and A. Kitching.

1841 Alfred Kitching living at High North Terrace (age 30), an Engineering Ironfounder and in same house is Mary Nighengale (age 40) but no connection given [1]

1851 Alfred Kitching, Engineer, Ironfounder and Hardware Dealer of Market Place and Railway Foundry, Darlington [2]

1852 Q3 Married to Mary Janson Cudworth at Darlington

1858 Alfred Kitching, Engine Builder and Ironfounder of Hope Town, Darlington [3]

1861 Alfred Kitching living at Elm Field, Darlington (age 52 and born at Darlington), an Ironfounder employing 41 men and 4 boys. With his wife Mary J. (age 42) and children John (age 7), Alfred E. (age 2) and Henry (9 months) plus four servants. [4]

1870-71 Mayor of Darlington

1871 Alfred Kitching living at Elm Field, Darlington (age 62 and born at Darlington), Mayor, Alderman and Iron Master. With his wife Jane and sons John (age 17), Alfred (age 12) and Henry (age 10) plus four servants [5]

1882 Died

1882 Obituary [6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. Hagar & Co.'s Directory of the County of Durham, 1851
  3. Post Office Directory of Northumberland & Durham, 1858
  4. 1861 Census
  5. 1871 Census
  6. 1882 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries