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William Kitching

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

William Kitching was a director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway from 1823.

1827 William Kitching, Ironmonger and Iron and Brass Founder of Market Place, Darlington [1]

1828 William Kitching of Tubwell Row, Darlington listed under Ironmongers and Jewellers. [2]

In 1831 involved with an incident with runaway wagons and then he is described as a man of massive dimensions weighing some 18 stone.

1841 William Kitching living at Tubwell Row, Darlington (age 40), an Ironfounder. No family listed. Nearby is a Richard Kitching (age 40) a Chemist. [3]

1850 Q3 William died

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. History, Directory & Gazetteer of Durham & Northumberland, 1827
  2. Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Cheshire, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland. 1828-29. [Part 1: Ches - Northumb]
  3. 1841 Census

Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.