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Richard Hornsby, Junior

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1858. Apparatus for Hummelling Grain.
1858. Plough improvements.

Born 1827 the son of Richard Hornsby

1841 Living with his parents and siblings in High Street, Grantham [1]

1851 He is listed as a visitor St Martin Pomary, Essex (age 27 born Spedlegate, Lincs), an Ironfounder. With Richard Hornsby (age 61 born Elsham, Lincs), an Ironfounder [2]

1861 Living at London Road, Spittlegate, Lincs. in the next house to his father (age 33 born Spittlegate), Agricultural Engineer 378 men employed. With wife Helen Mary (age 30 born Scotland) and sons Richard W. (age 3 born Spittlegate) and John H. J. (age 11 months born Spittlegate) also Mary Ann Ritchie (age 32 born Scotland) his Sister-in-Law plus three servants [3]

1871 Living at St. Vincent's House, Colsterworth, Somerby (age 42 born Grantham), Engineer and Landowner. With wife Helen Mary (age 35 born Scotland) and children Richard W. (age 13 born Grantham), John H. J. (age 10 born Grantham), Helen Mary Annie (age 1 born Somerby) and Mary Ann Ritchie (age 40) his Sister-in-Law plus four servants [4]

of Richard Hornsby and Sons

His children

  • Richard W. 1858
  • John H. J. 1860
  • Helen Mary Annie 1870

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 census