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James Sumner (1860-1924) of Leyland.
Descendant of Elias Sumner, a blacksmith at Leyland.
1860 Born at Leyland
1881 Living in Leyland aged 21, a blacksmith's hitter and with his parents Richard Sumner aged 51 and born in Leyland, a blacksmith employing 3 men and one boy; his wife Alice (age 48) and their children Ann (age 20), Margaret (age 10), Robert (age 8) and William (age 7). 
c1886 Built a steam wagon.
c1891 Fined for speeding in his steam driven tricycle.
1891 Living in Leyland age 31, a blacksmith and mechanic with his wife Mary (age 34), daughters Mary (age 5), Mary Alice (age 3) and son John (age 2). 
1892 James inherited the family business as a going engineering concern that could produce iron castings up to half a ton and brass castings up to half a hundredweight.
1894 Produced a steam wagon for carrying coal at the John Stanning and Son, bleach-works in Leyland. This made a journey from from Leyland to Ormskirk, some fifteen miles away. The flag boy was his brother William Sumner.
Fitted small twin-cylinder with oil-fired boiler in to a tricycle
Produced a steam driven lawnmower
1911 Living at Leyland House, Leyland: James Sumner (age 51 born Leyland), Motor Engineer at Motor Wagon Works. With his wife Mary Sumner (age 54 born Buxton) and their two children Maggie Sumner (age 25 born Leyland) and Elias Sumner (age 17 born Leyland), Apprentice to Motor Engineers.
1919 He retires from the business as he increasingly becomes blind