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John Drabble

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c.1809 Born in Derbyshire

1846 of Clifton Bank. Joined James Yates in the partnership Yates, Haywood and Co.

1848 of Effingham Works, Masburgh[1]

1851 Living in Clifton Bank, Rotherham, master ironfounder, with Emma 36, Edward 9, Emily 11, Mary 7, Lucy 4, Clara 2[2]

1869 Drabble asked to retire. A new partnership was then formed between James Yates, George Haywood, Robert Bentley Shaw (Yates's son-in-law) and George Harris Haywood.

1871 Retired ironfounder, living in Rotherham with Evana Drabble 56, Emily C Drabble 31, Lucy C Drabble 24, Clara C Drabble 22, Arthur C Drabble 16[3]

1881 Widower, annuitant, living in Chapel En Le Frith[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census