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John Hetherington (1798-1863)

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John Hetherington (1798-1863) of John Hetherington and Sons

1798 Born at Carlisle

1830 Married Catherine Muir in Gorbals[1]

Moved to Manchester in the 1830s

John Hetherington and William Fairbairn invented the Lancashire Boiler, for which they had a joint patent in 1844.

1843 Co-partnership between William Fairbairn, John Hetherington, Andrew Murray, and Thomas Fairbairn of Millwall, Poplar, Millwrights, Engineers and Iron Ship Builders, trading under the firm of William Fairbairn and Co., dissolved by mutual consent, so far as concerns John Hetherington and Andrew Murray. 31 October 1843 [2]

1844 Dissolution of the Partnerships between William Fairbairn and John Hetherington as Machine Makers, at Manchester, as John Hetherington and Company, and that as Engineers and Millwright's, at Manchester, as William Fairbairn[3]

1851 Living at 2 Langley Place, Victoria Park, Moss Side, Manchester (age 53 born Carlisle), a Machinist employing 200 men. With his wife Catherine (age 51 born Scotland) and their children John Muir (age 18 born Scotland), a Machinist; Thomas Ridley (age 16 born Scotland), a Machinist; William Isaac (age 12 born Manchester); and Margaret Gardiner (age 10 born Greenwich). Also two servants. [4]

1861 Living at 2 Langley Place, Victoria Park, Moss Side, Manchester (age 63 born Carlisle), a Machinist for making Looms employing 490 men, 250 boys and 46 girls. With his wife Catherine (age 61 born Scotland) and their children John M. (age 28 born Scotland), a Machinist; and William J. (age 22 born Manchester), a Machinist. Plus three servants. [5]

1863 Died

1871 Catherine is a Widow and living with her son John Muir Hetherington [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. [1].
  3. London Gazette 31 Dec 1844
  4. 1851 Census
  5. 1861 Census
  6. 1871 Census