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George Petrie

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George Petrie (1830-1918) presumably of John Petrie and Co

1830 Baptised in Rochdale, son of John and Ellen Petrie

1851 Living in South Street, Rochdale: John Petrie (age 59 born County Down), Founder, Steam Engineer Maker and Mill (?) and Boiler maker of the firm John Petrie and Co employing (?) hands. With his wife Ellen Petrie (age 64 born Parnal, Yks.) and their two children George Petrie (age 20 born Rochdale), Engineer, and Margt Petrie (age 18 born Rochdale).[1]

1861 George Petrie 30, engineer and iron founder, lived in Rochdale with Sarah Anne Petrie 31, Emeline Petrie 5, Annie S Petrie 4, Wm Shaw Petrie 1[2]

1871 Living at Willow Bank, South Street, Rochdale: George Petrie (age 40 born Rochdale), Engineer and Iron and Brass Founder. With his wife Sarah A. Petrie (age 41 born Lockwood, Yks.) and their son George F. Petrie (age 4 born Rochdale). Three servants. Note: In adjoining houses in South Street are John Petrie and James Petrie.[3]

1911 Living at Stone Hill, Rochdale: George Petrie (age 80 born Rochdale), Retired Engineer - Widower. Four servants.[4]

1918 Died in Harrogate; William Shaw Petrie was one of the executors[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1911 Census
  5. National probate Calendar