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Henry Birley

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Engineer, of Didsbury (1847)

1821 Twins Henry and Herbert Birley were born in Didsbury, children of Joseph Birley (1782-1847), gentleman, and his wife Jane[1] nee Hornby

1847 Founder member of I Mech E

1851 A retired engineer (age 29) visiting Joseph Baxendale in London[2]

1861 Engineer and iron founder, employing 420 men and xx boys; living in Haigh[3]

1866 of Haigh Foundry Co of Wigan

c.1881 Left Haigh Foundry

1881 An engineer and iron founder, a boarder in the house of his brother, Thomas H. Birley, india rubber manufacturer, in Didsbury[4]

1891 Consulting mechanical engineer, living in Pendleton[5]

1894 Died in Salford

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census