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Thomas Sturgeon

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c1844 Born

1861 Living in Leeds; Thomas Sturgeon 61, vicar of Binley, Maria Sturgeon 44, John Sturgeon 24, mechanical engineer (born Dublin), William Sturgeon 23, Marianne Catherine Sturgeon 21, Margaret Elizabeth Sturgeon 19, Thomas Sturgeon 17[1]

1878 Patent to Edward William West, of Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Iron founder, and John Sturgeon, of Newlay, near Leeds, Engineer, and Thomas Sturgeon, of Newlay, near Leeds, Engineer, for the ,invention of "improvements in direct-acting steam pumping engines, parts of which improvements are applicable to other types of, motive power engines."[2]

1881 Living at 6 Airedale Cliff, Bramley, Yorkshire: Maria Sturgeon (age 64 born Dublin), a Widow. With her children Thomas Sturgeon (age 37 born Leeds), Civil Engineer and Patentee (Unmarried); Kate Sturgeon (age 41 born Leeds); Mary E. Sturgeon (age 39 born Leeds); Maria Sturgeon (age 36 born Leeds); her grandson John T. Sturgeon (age 8 born Bolton Lane); her grandson Willie Sturgeon (age 6 born London); Toddie Sturgeon (age 5); George Sturgeon (age 3). Also a visitor, boarder and one servant.[3]

1887 Patented the Sturgeon Gas Engine and manufactured by Henry Wallwork and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. London Gazette 13 Sept 1878
  3. 1881 Census