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Jonathan Ireland

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Jonathan Ireland (c1797-1874) of Ireland and Longdin

Born c1796 in Yorkshire

Wife Mary (born c.1798)

1829 Listed as Jonathan Ireland, brass founder, 47 Union Street, Ancoats, Manchester. House: Horn Street, Canal Street[1]

1838 Birth of son Jonathan

1841 Iron founder, of Mill Street.[2]

1843 Jonathan Ireland lays the foundation stone of the primitive Methodist Chapel in Salford.[3]

1844 Marriage of Elizabeth the second daughter of Mr. Jonathan Ireland, ironfounder.[4]

1848 'On the 25th inst. at the Baptist Chapel, Bootle, near Liverpool, by the Rev. J. J. Davies, John Simpson, Primitive Methodist minister, of Leeds, to Mabel, fourth daughter of Mr. Jonathan Ireland, of the firm of Ireland and Longdin, of the New Islington Foundry, in this city.'[5]

1851 Living at 42 Moreton Street, Cheetham: Jonathan Ireland (age 56 born Sedbergh), Mechanical Engineer Master employing 8 men. With his wife Mary Ireland (age 54 born Sedbergh) and their children Hannah Ireland (age 27 born Manchester); Emma Ireland (age 21 born Manchester); Sarah A. Ireland (age 19 born Manchester); Jonathan Ireland (age 12 born Manchester); and Isabella Ireland (age 15 born Manchester).[6]

1861 Living at 21 Moreton Street, Cheetham: Jonathan Ireland (age 65 born Sedbergh), Foundry Engineer. With his wife Mary Ireland (age 63 born Sedbergh) and their children Jonathan Ireland (age 23 born Manchester), Ironmonger; Hannah Ireland (age 36 born Manchester), Schoolmistress; and Isabella Ireland (age 24 born Manchester), Schoolmistress. Also his grand-daughters Emma I. Simpson (age 9 born Bradford) and Kate E. Simpson (age 7 born Manchester). One servant.[7]

1871 Living at 21 Moreton Street, Cheetham: Jonathan Ireland (age 75 born Yorkshire), Engineer and a Widower. With his daughter Anna Ireland (age 46 born Manchester). One servant.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Pigot and Son's General Directory of Manchester, Salford, &c. for 1829
  2. 1841 census
  3. Manchester Times - Saturday 22 April 1843
  4. Manchester Times - Saturday 16 March 1844
  5. Manchester Times - Tuesday 30 May 1848
  6. 1851 Census
  7. 1861 Census
  8. 1871 Census