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Weston Tuxford

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Weston Tuxford (c1811-1885) of William Tuxford and Sons

1851 Living as a lodger in Boston (age 43 born Burgh le Marsh, Lincs.), a Watchmaker.[1]

1861 Living at Market Place, Boston: William Wedd Tuxford (age 79 born Boston), Engineer, Iron Founder, Miller and Baker employing 212 men and 26 boys - Widower. With his three sons; William Tuxford (age 54 born Boston), (details as above); Weston Tuxford (age 50 born Boston), Engineer (Copartner); and James Geo Tuxford (age 22 born Boston); Engineer's assistant. Also an apprentice Sydney Nesbitt (age 16 born Salisbury), Engineer's Apprentice. Three servants.[2]

1871 Living at 21 Market Place, Boston: William Wedd Tuxford (age 80 born Boston), Iron Founder, Civil Engineer, Millers and bakers. employing 99 men and 30 boys - Widower. With his two sons William Tuxford (age 64 born Boston), copartner and unmarried, and Weston Tuxford (age 60 born Boston), copartner and unmarried. Three servants.[3]


1885 Obituary[4]

We have this week to announce the sudden death of Mr. Weston Tuxford, of the firm of Messrs. Tuxford and Sons, ironfounders, Skirbeck, Boston. The deceased, to all appearance, was in his usual health about six o'clock on Monday evening, and was left by some of the employes of the firm in his rooms at the works, which were fitted up for his use. When they left he was reading a dally paper, and intended attending to certain business matters afterwards and before post time. An hour or two later, when Mr. Towell, the manager, called to see Mr. Tuxford, he was unable to make him hear, and after knocking at his door three times, he entered the room, when he found him lying on the floor in a helpless condition, and on the point of death.

Deceased had been a leading member of firm for some years, and was very energetic in business matters. Deceased was Liberal in politics, but never took a very prominent part in public matters, except on one occaision when his brother, Mr. Tuxford, of the 'Mark Lane Express', contested Boston in the Liberal interest.

Deceased was between 70 and 80 years of age, and was, like the rest of his family, much respected in and neighbourhood.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. Lincolnshire Chronicle - Friday 15 May 1885