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Alfred Crosskill

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Alfred Crosskill (1829-1904), agricultural implement maker

1829 Born in Beverley, son of William Crosskill (1800-1888)

1861 Was an agricultural implement maker employing 82 men[1]

Presumably partner in A. and E. Crosskill

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.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1861 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.