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William Ashmore

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William Ashmore (1829-1904), founder of Ashmore and While and Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co.

1829 January 10th. Born at West Bromwich, the son of Lazarus Ashmore (1796-1879), and his wife Sarah Green (1792-1876)

c1847 Married(1) to Betsy

1861 Living at 34 Dial Lane, West Bromwich: Lazarus Ashmore (age 66 born Thinbleston, Somerset), Proprietor of Houses. With his wife Sarah Ashmore (age 71 born West Bromwich) and their son William Ashmore (age 32 born West Bromwich), Boiler Maker and a Widower. Also two lodgers William Randall (age 30 born Handsworth), Boiler Maker and William Basford (age 22 born West Bromwich), Iron Puddler.[1]

1869 August 18th Married(2) at West Bromwich to Eliza Fisher

1881 Living at 13 Van Mildert Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees: William Ashmore (age 51 born West Bromwich), Civil Engineer. With his wife Eliza Ashmore (age 50 born Ashley, Staffs.). Also his mother-in-law Elizabeth Smallman (age 70 born West Bromwich). One servant.[2]

1891 Living at Landiew, East Hartburn, Durham: William Ashmore (age 61 born West Bromwich), No occupation given. With a visitor and two servants.[3]

1901 Living at 156 Yarm Road, Eastcliffe, Durham: William Ashmore (age 72 born West Bromwich), Gas Plant Manufacturer, Employer and Widower. Also a housekeeper.[4]

1904 December 8th. Died at Yarm

1904 Obituary [5]

THE death took place a few days ago of Mr. William Ashmore, of Stockton, who has for more than half a century been connected with the engineering industry of Teeside. He was one of the founders of the firm of Ashmore and White, whose business was taken over more than twenty years ago by Ashmore, Benson, Pease, and Co., Limited.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. The Engineer 1904/12/16