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George Peel, Senior

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George Peel ( -1811) of Peel, Williams and Co

Born the fourth son of Joseph Peel, cotton-spinner, near Bury, and of Fazeley, Staffordshire

Settled in Manchester towards the end of the century, and commenced business in Halliwell Street, Long Millgate, as a reed-maker and ironfounder

1798 March 4th. Married Rebecca Barlow at Prestwich, Lancashire

1801 Birth of son Joseph Peel

1803 Birth of son George Peel

1806 Mentioned. George Peel, iron-founder.[1]

1811 October 27th. Died. 'On Saturday evening, after few hours indisposition, Mr George Peel, of the House of Peels Williams & Co. Ironfounders of this Town, he was much esreemed his friends and acquaintance by whom this death is deeply regretted'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 01 July 1806
  2. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 30 October 1810