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John Heaton

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John Heaton (approx. 1820- ) of Musgrave, Son and Heaton

1843 November 1st. Married at Bolton-Le-Moors to Ellen Marsden. Both of Full Age. He is an Iron Founder and his father is John Heaton, a Hatter and Hosier. Her father is Joseph Marsden, Timber merchant.

1843 Marriage announcement: 'On Wednesday week at the Parish Church, Bolton, Mr. John Heaton, of the firm of Musgrave, Son, and Heaton, to Miss Marsden, of Bark-street, daughter of the late Mr. Jos. B Marsden, timber merchant, all of that town.'[1]

1849 June 1st. Partnership at the Globe foundry dissolved.

In the 1851 and 1861 census returns he is listed as a cotton spinner and possibly in the 1871 as 'Late Blacksmith - Invalid'.


Notes on his father John Heaton (d.<1839), Hatter and Hosier

1839 August. Marriage of his daughter. 'Mr. Joseph Harding, of Lancaster-street, to Caroline, second daughter of the late Mr. John Heaton, of Shadwell-street Mill.'[2]

1848 June. Death of his daughter. 'On Monday last, after a lingering illness, of consumption, in her 26th year, much respected, Harriet, the beloved wife of Mr. Samuel Parker, of Newton-street, and youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Heaton, of Shadwell-street Mill.'[3]

1849 January. Death of his wife. 'On Tuesday last, much respected, her 66th year, Mary, relict of Mr. John Heaton, of the firm of Heaton Brothers, Shadwell-street Mill, this town, and only surviving child of the late Mr. Thomas Marshall, of the Stone Cross, Tamworth.'[4]

1860 February. Death of his daughter. 'On the 23rd last, after a severe Illness, in the 40th year of her life, Hannah, the wife of Joseph Whitehead, of Aston New Town, and daughter of the late John Heaton, of Shadwell Street Mill, in this town.'[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Preston Chronicle, 11 November 1843
  2. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 12 August 1839
  3. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 12 June 1848
  4. Birmingham Gazette - Monday 15 January 1849
  5. Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 28 February 1860