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John Henry Toulmin

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John H. Toulmin (1865-1945) of T. Coulthard and Co

1865 John Henry Toulmin born at Preston

1871 Living at 1 Stanley Place, Preston age 6 with father Joseph (age 38), a cheese factor and his wife Jane (age 38), and sister Ann (age 3) and brother George (age 1). [1]

1881 Living at 13 Ribblesdale Place, Preston age 16 with father Joseph (age 48), a cheesemaker and his wife Jane (age 48), and sister Ann (age 13) and George (age 11). [2]

1888 Married at Preston [3]

1891 Living at Ashton Bank, age 26 and machinist and cheese maker. Living with wife Isabel (age 30) and children Mildrid (age 1), Eva (age 6 months) plus two servants [4]

1896 A director of the Pennington Motor Foreign Patents Syndicate

1901 Living at Withy Grove, Walton le Dale, aged 38 and Managing Director of engineering company and cheese merchant. Living with wife Isabella (age 40) and children Mildred (age 11), Eva (age 10), Joseph (age 6), Harold (age 4) and Gerald (age 1) plus three servants. [5]

Managing Director of T. Coulthard and Co

1911 John Henry Toulmin 47, textile machinist, employer of textile machinery manufacturer, lived in West Preston with Isabel Toulmin 50, Mildred Toulmin 21, Eva Toulmin 20, Dorothy Toulmin 18, Harold Toulmin 14, Gerald Toulmin 11[6]

1920 chairman of T. Coulthard and Co when it was liquidated

1922 Appointed to the board of Leyland Motors

1946 Died at Garstang, Lancs aged 82 [7]

1946 December. His wife Isabel died at Catterall Cottage, Garstang. Widow of J. H. Toulmin. [8]


1946 Obituary [9]

THE LATE Mr. J. H. TOULMIN. - We record with regret the death, on July 12th, of Mr. J. H. Toulmin, a director of Leyland Motors, Ltd. Mr. Toulmin had been connected with Leyland activities for over fifty years. He was a director of James Sumner. Ltd., a Leyland firm engaged in the manufacture of steam lawnmowers, the forerunner of the Lancashire Steam Motor Company, which later became Leyland Motors, Ltd. He was also a director of T. Coulthard and Co., of Preston, whose steam wagon business was absorbed by the Leyland Company in 1907. He was appointed to the board of Leyland Motors, Ltd., in May, 1922, and two years later became chairman, which position he retained for eighteen years.




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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. BMD
  4. 1891 Census
  5. 1901 Census
  6. 1911 census
  7. BMD
  8. The Times, Saturday, Dec 14, 1946
  9. The Engineer 1946/07/19