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Wharton Rye

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Wharton Rye ( -1859) of Collyhurst and Miles Platting, Manchester

Iron founder

Husband of Ann Rye.

Information from RootsChat: Wharton Rye and Ann were married in Manchester Cathedral. Wharton then took a job in Zurich, and then in Nuremburg, where he became master ironfounder for Klett. Most of their children were born in Nuremburg. They returned to Manchester and together ran the Albion Ironworks, living in Collyhurst and Failsworth. Wharton and Ann ran the Albion Iron Works in Miles Platting. Ann continued to run the ironworks for several years after Wharton's death on 29 August 1859. Ann Rye died on 6 April 1905[1]

1851 Charged with pirating the registered ornamental design of a fire grate. Charged by George Haywood of Yates, Haywood and Co of Rotherham. Case adjourned.[2]

1853 Patent No. 1224 to Wharton Rye of Collyhurst, for certain improvements in kitchen ranges or fire-grates[3]

1855 Patent: Wharton Rye of Collyhurst, Manchester, for an improved railway wheel[4]

1859 August 25th. Died. Probate to Ann Rye, his widow, and Samuel Ogden

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] RootsChat forum:
  2. Sheffield Independent - Saturday 1 November 1851
  3. [2] Practical Mechanic's Journal, Vol V1
  4. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 10 November 1855