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Joseph Sykes Hulse (1820-1882) of Hulse and Co
1820 Born at Amber, Derbyshire, the son of Joseph Hulse, a Cotton Spinner, and his wife Martha Sykes. Christened 8th October 1820 at Cheadle
1852 Founded Hulse and Co
1851 Resident at 10 Charles Street, Westminster (age 26 born Derbyshire), an Engineer  Note: age appears to be wrongly recorded in census. A fellow lodger at the house was Edward Marsland, engineer, of Bowdon. It may well be that they were both visiting the Great Exhibition.
1871 Living at Park House, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire (age 45 born Amber), a Landowner employing 3 men. Three servants. 
1881 Living at Park Road, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire (age 60 born Ambergate), Engineers Tool Maker, Master. Unmarried. Two servants 
1882 October 20th. Died at Park House, Ashton-upon-Mersey, an Engineer