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Francis Lewis (c1795-1846) of Francis Lewis and Sons
c1816 Married Mary
c1818 Birth of daughter Mary
c1820 Birth of son Joseph Lewis
c1821 Birth of son Benjamin Lewis
1825 Listed as a lathe and tool maker, Bateman's Buildings, Deansgate, Manchester. Home address 7 Back Brewery Street, Strangeways, Salford. However, in the directory's Appendix the businees address was given as 'Bottom of Deansgate' (possibly the same as Bateman's Buildings), while his home address was Byrom Street.
1829 Advert: 'TO CALICO PRINTERS, MACHINE MAKERS, AND OTHERS.
FRANCIS LEWIS, Manufacturer of Engraving Machines, Setting out Machines and Clams, Slide Lathes, Screwing Engines, Cutting Engines for Bevil, Spur and Worms, Wheels, Slide rests, Eccentric and Oval Chucks, Upright drills, Roller covering Machines, &c.
N. B. All kinds of screws made to any length not exceeding 24 feet long. Do. for presses, Rowling Mills, Sugar Mills, &c. Bevil spur and worm wheels cut in wrought Iron, Cast iron, and Brass - Rounding up Cutters for bevil and spur wheels made to order. Dividing plates accurately divided.
F. L. solicits the attention of Calico Printers to the Engraving Machinery, which may be seen at work in various branches, at his Manufactory Bateman's Buildings, Blackfriars, Manchester.' 
1841 Listed as Tool Maker and Machinist of Stanley Street, Salford; his house at 63 Great Jackson Street, Hulme 
1846 October 9th. Death. Francis Lewis age 50, lathe and tool maker of Stanley street.
1846 October. Will