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John Holroyd

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of Tomlinson Street, Hulme, Manchester (1883)

c.1844 Born in Leeds[1]

Apprentice at Newton and Taylors, machinists of Leeds, Messrs W. Sellers and Sons machinists of Keighley, Smith, Beacock and Tannett, tool makers of Leeds, Taylor and Wordsworth machinists, of Leeds

1861 Machine fitter, boarding in Ashton under Lyne[2]

Then was mechanic with Messrs Jones and Co of Ashton under Lyne, Campbell and Co engineers and machinists, of York St., Leeds, Pearson and Co of Neville St., Leeds, Combe and Co of Belfast, and Mr F. Tinsley of Manchester, between 1863 and 1868 as foreman.

1868 John Holroyd went into business on his own account making special tools of his own patented design, which became John Holroyd and Co.

1871 John Holroyd 28, machinist, lived in Chorlton with Jane Holroyd 34, Edith Holroyd 2, Harry Holroyd 5 months[3]

1881 John Holroyd 38, sewing machine manufacturer, lived in Chorlton with Jane Holroyd 45 Harry Holroyd 10, John Holroyd 6, Arthur Holroyd 4[4]

1883 Employed 60-70 people. Joined I Mech E

1891 John Holroyd, 48, manufacturer of machinists' and engineers' tools, employer, lived in Hulme, with Jane Holroyd 55, Harry Holroyd 20, cashier to firm of machinists, Arthur F Holroyd 14[5]

1896 Lived in West Dulwich.

1901 John Holroyd 59, mechanical engineer, working on own account, lived in Luton with Jane Holroyd 65, A F Holroyd 24, book-keeper straw hat factory, P A Holroyd 19, bank clerk[6]

1907 Died in Dewsbury[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. BMD