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John Elce

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John Elce of J. Elce and Co

NB some of these references may relate to John Elce (1823- ) who also worked for the same company.

1809 Born[1]

c.1835 Set up in business in Manchester

1853 Listed as 'Elce, John, machine maker (J. Elce and Co); ho. Embden Lodge, Greenheys [2]

1853 Patent. '2782. To John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machine Maker, for the invention of "certain improvements in machinery for spinning."[3]

1853 John Elce, of Jersey St, Ancoats[4]

1855 John Elce, of John Elce and Co, machine maker, of Alderley Edge[5]

1855 Patent. '943. To John Elce and John Bond, both of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Machinists, for the invention of "improvements in caseing, guarding, arid protecting, revolving shafts and mill work in general."[6]

1855 Patent. '1059. And Joseph Hallam, of Sheffield, in the county of York, Needle Manufacturer, and John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machinist, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in the construction of rowels or toothed cylinders for self-acting temples and other purposes."'[7]

1856 Patent. '2647. To John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machine Maker, and George Hammond, of the same place, Watch Maker, for the invention of "the employment of a new material in the manufacture of wicks for moderator lamps."'[8]

1856 Patent. '343. To John Elce and Samuel Fletcher Cottam, both of the city of Manchester, Machinists, for the invention of "an improved mode of lubricating the spindles of machinery used in preparing and spinning cotton and other fibrous materials revolving in a lifting rail."'[9]

1857 Patent. '2996. To John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machinist, and Samuel Hartley, of the same place, Brass Moulder, for the invention of "improvements in machinery for moulding."[10]

1857 Patent '243. To John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machinist, and John Hewitt, of the same place, Foreman, for the invention of "certain improvements in mules and other machines for spinning and doubling."'[11]

1857 Patent. '2104. To John Elce, of the city of Manchester, Machinist, and John Leech, of the same place, Mechanic, for the invention of "improvements in self-acting temples for looms."'[12]

1858 Patent. '1139. To John Elce and James Champion, both of the city of Manchester, Machinists, for the "invention of improvements in parts of machinery used in preparing and spinning cotton and other fibrous substances."'[13]

1859 Died; buried in Chelford, Cheshire[14]. Machiner maker of Alderley Edge[15]

1859 May. Died. Notice concerning his estate. [16]

1860 Sale of his mansion 'The Hurst', at Alderley. Description given. [17]

1861 Concerning his estate. '...John Elce and others against Eliza Elce and others, the creditors of John Elce, late of Alderey-edge, in the county of Chester, Machine Maker, who died in or about the month of May, 1859...'[18]

1861 February 16th. Eliza relict of John Elce of Alderley, dies age 53 at Southport.[19]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1853 Directory of Manchester & Salford
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 21503 published on the 16 December 1853. Page 19 of 36
  4. Members and Others attending the Exchange
  5. Slater's Directory
  6. [2] Gazette Issue 21710 published on the 11 May 1855. Page 14 of 48
  7. [3] Gazette Issue 21780 published on the 11 September 1855. Page 11 of 28
  8. [4] Gazette Issue 21842 published on the 25 January 1856. Page 18 of 44
  9. [5] Gazette Issue 21858 published on the 7 March 1856. Page 20 of 46
  10. [6] Gazette Issue 21955 published on the 2 January 1857. Page 28 of 50
  11. [7] Gazette Issue 21965 published on the 6 February 1857. Page 20 of 52
  12. [8] Gazette Issue 22033 published on the 21 August 1857. Page 5 of 34
  13. [9] Gazette Issue 22149 published on the 4 June 1858. Page 20 of 50
  14. BMD
  15. National Probate Calendar
  16. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 30 July 1859
  17. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 12 May 1860
  18. [10] Gazette Issue 22478 published on the 8 February 1861. Page 45 of 64
  19. Blackburn Standard - Wednesday 20 February 1861