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c1828 Born in Manchester, son of Randal Furnival, cotton spinner.
1841 Mary Cavanah 85, lived in Manchester with Randle Furnival 35, spinner, Jane Furnival 35, Saml Furnival 15, Richd Furnival 14
1849 Married Mary Morris in Chorlton
1853 Birth of daughter, Elizabeth Ann
1854 An engineer, at the baptism of his daughter
1858 Patent for improvement in machinery for cutting paper, cardboard, etc
1862 A machinist, widower, married Elizabeth Caldecott, nee Bettney, widow, in Liverpool
1863 Patent to Richard Furnival, machine and tool maker, for improvements in or applicable to platting or braiding machines
1864 Patent with George Birtwistle, braid manufacturer, for improvements in machinery for manufacture of braided or plaited fabrics. Described and illustrated in The Practical Mechanic's Journal, November 1864.
1866 Patent for improvements in braiding machines
1867 With Jacob Morris, smallware manufacturers, was declared bankrupt.
1869 Discharged from bankruptcy
Presumably established Furnival and Co
1871 Master machinist, employing 40 persons, lived in Manchester with his wife Elizabeth, 33, and children
1881 Machinist and Engineer, lived in Ardwick, Manchester, with Elizabeth Furnival 43, Thomas Furnival 25, machinist, Amy Furnival 22, Mary J. Furnival 14, Kate Furnival 13, Herbert Furnival 11, Sydney Furnival 6, Maud Furnival 5, Marion Furnival 3, Fred P. Furnival 1
1886 Died in Chorlton