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John William Edge

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John William Edge (1804-1864), Gun Maker

of 2 St Mary's Gate, Manchester

1851 Living at 24 Ridge Field, Manchester. John William Edge (age 47 born Manchester), Gun Maker. With his wife Margaret Edge (age 39 born Gredington Salop).[1]

1855 Living at Russell Street, Stretford New Road, Hulme, Gun Maker.[2]

1861 Living at 41 and 43 Percy Street, Hulme: William Edge (age 57 born Manchester), Gun Maker. With his wife Margaret Edge (age 47 born Hanmer, Flintshire).[3]

1863 John William Edge listed in Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863 as gun & patent rifle manufacturer, 2 St Mary’s Gate. At the same address were Griffiths & Worsley, agents for J W Edge. J W Edge's home address: 41 & 43 Percy St., Russell St., Hulme

1864 July 10th. Died, age 60, gun maker.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1855 Slater's Director of Manchester.
  3. 1861 Census
  4. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 16 July 1864