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c.1816 Born in Whalley, Lancs.
1837 A blacksmith, when he married Mary Lee in Colne; his father, John, was a farmer
1857 A boiler maker when his daughter, Alice, married in Burnley
1864 Formed Clayton, Son and Co with his son Lawrence in Leeds.
1881 Boiler and gas holder maker, visiting Richard Hargreaves 59, farm bailiff and Lydia Hargreaves 61 in Bolton
1883 Died in Leeds