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John Inshaw (of Birmingham)

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1808 Baptised in Birmingham, son of Joseph and Ann Inshaw[1]

1847 John Inshaw took on young William Stroudley as an apprentice. Mrs Inshaw grew fond of Stroudley, and taught him mathematics. Later in life he presented Mrs Inshaw with a generous gift of £100.[2]

1861John Inshaw 52, practical engineer employing 8 men, lived in Laddywood with Ann Inshaw 41, Mary Maria Inshaw 18, Lucy Ann Inshaw 12, Clara Elizth Inshaw 10, Rosa Adelude Inshaw 8, John George Inshaw 6, Anne Lousia Inshaw 3, William Richd Inshaw 1[3]

1857 of Engine Works, Morville Street, Birmingham.[4]

1857 Member of I Mech E

Also see J. Inshaw

1881 Living at 188 Lichfield Rd., Aston, Birmingham: John Inshaw (age 73 St. Mary's, B'ham), Civil Engineer - Widower. With his two sons John G. Inshaw (age 26 born Ladywood, B'ham), Paper maker, and Albert E. Inshaw (age 18 born Ladywood, B'ham), Paper maker. Two servants.[5]

1893 Engineer and paper manufacturer, died in Birmingham[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 'William Stroudley - Craftsman of Steam' by H. J. Campbell Cornwell, David & Charles, 1968
  3. 186 census
  4. 1857 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  5. 1881 Census
  6. National Probate Calendar