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Thomas Fletcher (1830-1880)

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c.1830 Born in Manchester son of James Fletcher and his wife Sarah

1850 A draughtsman when he married Susannah Brown in Eccles; his father James was a machine maker[1]

1851 Thomas Fletcher 21, school master, lived in Manchester with Susannah Fletcher 24 James Fletcher 7/12[2]

1861 Thomas Fletcher 31, tinsmith, employing 9 men and 4 boys, lived in Cheetham with Susannah Fletcher 35, Edward Fletcher 8, James Fletcher 6, Alice Fletcher 2, Mary Fletcher 0[3]

1871 Thomas Fletcher 40, Gas meter manufacturer, employing 36 men and 14 boys, lived in Heaton Norris with Sarah Fletcher 7, Emma Fletcher 5[4]

1874 Death of Susannah; married Eliza Dewhurst in Chorley[5]

1880 of the Garratt Street Works, Oldham Road, lived in Harphurhey, Manchester when he died[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. BMD
  6. National probate calendar