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James Coultas (1788-1862)

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James Coultas (1788-1862), of Grantham, Drill Maker and founder of James Coultas

c.1788 Born in North Burton, Yorks[1]

1810 Advertisement. 'JAMES COULTAS, Thrashing-machine Maker, from Hull, begs leave to inform gentlemen, farmers, and the public in general, that he makes from two to six-horse-power Machines, on the most moderate terms, to dress and shake off their straw in the best manner. J. C. has permission to insert the name of Mr. J. Pridon, of Garthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, whom he has had the happiness of serving in the line of his profession. Mill-stones, straw-cutters, &c. be fixed at small expense.— For particulars enquire at Mr.Rippin's, Black Swan Inn, Stamford; or of J. C. as above. September 2Sfh, 1810.'[2]

1815 Married Mary Tolley in South Stoke, Lincs[3]

1841 James Coultas, lived in Grantham, machine maker, with Mary Coultas, James Coultas (age c24), machine maker and John Coultas (age c14). [4]

1851 Living at Union Street, Little Gonerby, Grantham: James Coultas (age 63 born North Burton), agricultural machine maker, employing 8 men. With his wife Ann Coultas (age 36 born Little Gonerby) and their son John Coultas (age 24 born Little Gonerby), Machine Maker. Also a visitor James Perkins Coultas (age 5 born Fillmell). One servant[5]

1861 Agricultural machine maker[6]

1862 Died in Grantham[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Stamford Mercury - Friday 05 October 1810
  3. BMD
  4. 1841 census
  5. 1851 census
  6. 1861 census
  7. BMD