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John Hignett

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John Hignett (c1831-1898) of Hignett Brothers and Co, Cope, Hignett and Bradford, Bullen and Hignett and Hignett, Webster and Co

Born at Liverpool the son of John Hignett

1859 Married at Chester to Sarah Anne Jones and three daughters and seven sons.

1869 Patent. '2961. And Thomas Cope, of Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Tobacco Manufacturer, John Hignett, of the same place, Tobacco Manufacturer, and George Lauder, also of the same place, Civil Engineer, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery for twisting or spinning tobacco."[1]

1881 Residing at Mere Lane, Walton-on-Hill: John Hignett (age 50 born Liverpool), Tobacco manufacturer. With his wife Sarah, one daughter and five sons.[2]

1898 September 15th. Died. 'The death is announced of John Hignett, head of the well-known Liverpool firm of tobacco manufacturers. He was 67 years age, and had been in failing health for some time. Deceased's firm has been established more than a century, and under him the Liverpool factories have been made among the largest and best equipped in the kingdom. Deceased was one of the foremost tobacco experts, and held the leading position on the London market.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:7 December 1869 Issue:23563 Page:6931
  2. 1881 Census
  3. Edinburgh Evening News - Friday 16 September 1898