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William Crossley (of Manchester)

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of Manchester.

1846 Partnership between William Crossley and James Crabtree, Manchester, Engineers and Iron Founders (Crossley and Crabtree) dissolved by mutual consent [1]

1850 Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1850 lists William Crossley, iron and brass founder, engineer and millwright, Alum Street Iron Works, 33 Alum Street, Ancoats: House 28 Mill Street. Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester, Map 14, shows the premises, identified as belonging to W Crossley. Area approx 2000 sq yds. Located alongside the Rochdale Canal and bounded by the canal, Allum Street, Cotton Street and Albion Buildings. Also shown on the 1849 O.S. map as Allum Street Foundry (Engineer and Mill Work) [2]

Note: No known connection with William John Crossley

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The London Gazette, 1846, p.264
  2. The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Town Plans: Manchester (Piccadilly): Manchester Sheet 29 [2]