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Samuel Oddy

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Samuel Oddy (c1820-1876) of Oddy and Oldfield

Born the son of Samuel Oddy, a Smith.

1839 Married at Prestwich to Mary Dyson, daughter of Edward Dyson, a Machine Maker.

1855 English Patents: Samuel Oddy, of Adelphi Iron Works, Salford, for improvements in constructing and lubricating the bearings of mule spindles ; dated July 5, 1855 [1]

1861 Living at 8 Encombe Place, Salford: Samuel Oddy (age 41 born Salford), Machine Maker employing 130 men and boys. With his son Samuel Oddy (age 18 born Salford) and four daughters.[2]

1880 'Oddy.— On the 26th of February, at Delagoa Bay, South Africa, aged 34 years, Alfred, third son of the late Samuel Oddy, Adelphi Ironworks, Salford.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Times, 5 January 1856
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 1 May 1880