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James Chesterman (c1793-1867) of James Chesterman and Co
1851 Living at 26 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield: James Chesterman (age 56 born Calebroke, Buck), Small machinist. With his wife Harriet Chesterman (age 46 born Sheffield) and their three children; Jane Chesterman (age 15 born Sheffield); William Chesterman (age 13 born Sheffield) and Ellen Chesterman (age 11 born Sheffield).
1856 Patent. '2909. And to James Chesterman, of Sheffield, in the county of York, Mechanist, for the invention of "an improved spring, especially applicable to the joints of knives, razors, scissors and other like articles."'
1861 Living at 167 Willow View (Cemetry Road), Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield: James Chesterman (age 68 born Carbrook, Bucks), Manufacturer of Tape Measures, Scissors employing 130 persons. With his two children William Chesterman (age 23 born Sheffield), Book Keeper, and Sarah Ellin Chesterman (age 21 born Sheffield). Also his nephew Josiah Caleb Chesterman (age 8 boen London). One servant.
1864 Patent. '2977. And James Chesterman, of Sheffield, in the county of York, Manufacturer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in frames for umbrellas and other like articles and petticoats or skirts."'
A number of other patents taken out
1867 April 25th. Died. Probate to his widow Harriet Chesterman and son William Chesterman