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William Newton Wilson

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of Newton, Wilson and Co and W. N. Wilson and Co

c1827 Born

1851 Living at Moreton Street, Cheetham, Lancs: William Wilson (age 66 born Wakefield), a Spinner and Manufacturer. With his wife Margaret (age 54 born Golgate, Lancs) and their children Catherine (age 28 born Heaton Norris); Martha (age 26 born Heaton Norris); William N. Wilson (age 23 born Manchester), a Spinner and Manufacture; Joseph M. Wilson (age 19 born Manchester), a Spinner and Manufacturer; and Margaret (age 16 born Manchester).[1]

1858 William Newton leaves the partnership. 'William Newton Wilson, William Newton, and Joseph Michael Wilson, carrying on business at No. 144, High Holborn, London, in the county of Middlesex, as Patent Chair Manufacturers, and also as Dealers in Patent Sewing Machines, under the style or firm of Wilson, Newton, and Co., was this day dissolved by mutual consent, as on and from the 1st day of September instant. All debts owing to and by the said firm, are to be received and paid by the said William Newton Wilson and Joseph Michael Wilson, who will continue the business on their own account'[2]

1858. Patent. '264. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in machines for cleaning and polishing knives." — A communication.'[3]

1858. Patent. '265. To William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in washing and wringing machines." — A communication.[4]

1859 Patent. '1371. To James Burrow, of Ashford Parsonage, Bakewell, in the county of Derby, Clerk in Holy Orders, and William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "an improved floor scrubber and sweeper for carpets, floors, lawns, and other such like useful purposes."'[5]

1860. Patent. '319. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Manufacturer of Sewing Machines, for the invention of "improvements in sewing machines and apparatus connected therewith." — The first part a communication to him from abroad, by Lucius Bigelow, of Boston, United States, and the remainder his own invention.'[6]

1860. Patent. '601. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, and James Pitt, of Cleckheaton, in the county of Yorkshire, Machinist, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for sewing machines."[7]

1860. Patent. '706. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, for the invention of "improvements in floor sweepers."'[8]

1861. Patent. '285. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, and William Tertius Rowlett, of Leicester, in the county of Leicester, Manufacturers, for the invention of "improvements in sewing machines and in apparatus connected therewith."'[9]

1861 Partnership dissolved. '...Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, and Joseph Michael Wilson, of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, Sewing-Machine and Cotton Manufacturers, carrying on business as such Sewing Machine and Cotton Manufacturers as aforesaid, at No. 144, High Holborn aforesaid. No. 9, Briggate, Leeds, in the county of York, No. 33, Hanover-street, in the city of Edinburgh, and No. 74, Queen-street, in the city of Glasgow, under the style or firm of Newton Wilson and Co., and at Corporation-street, Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, and at Stockport, in the county of Chester, under the style or firm of W. N. Wilson and Co, hath been this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[10]

1861 Patent. '2423. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, for the invention of "improvements in sewing machines, and apparatus connected therewith."[11]

1863 Patent. '1016. To William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, and James Graham Grey, of No. 97, Cheapside, in the city of London, for the invention of "improvements in machinery for sewing and stitching."'[12]

1864 Patent. '...the petition of William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, praying for letters patent for the invention of "improvements in machinery for sewing, stitching, and embroidering," — a communication to him from abroad by Charles Goodwin, of No. 6, Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, France...'[13]

1865 Patent. '883. And William Newton Wilson, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in sewing machines."'[14]

1866 Bankrupt. '...William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, of Whitehorse-yard, both in the county of Middlesex, of No. 96, Aldersgate-street, in the city of London, of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, in the county of Kent, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, of Plymouth, in the county of Devon, of Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, of the town and county of Nottingham, of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, both in North Britain, Patentee and Manufacturer of Sewing Machines, trading at all the above-mentioned places under the style or firm of Newton, Wilson, and Company, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy, in London, on the 26th of January, 1866,...'[15]

1866 Patent. '475. To William Newton Wilson, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, of 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in sewing machines."'[17] [16]

1867 Patent. '1057. To William Newton Wilson, of 144, Cheapside, in the city of London, and 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, for the invention of "improvements in sewing machines."'[17]

1868 Bankrupt. '...instituted by William Newton Wilson, of No. 144, High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Sewing Machine Manufacturer, carrying on business there and at No. 144, Cheapside, in the city of London, No. 210, Regent-street, Westminster, at Princes street, Queen-street, High Holborn, all in the said county of Middlesex, and at the Crystal Palace, at Sydenham, in the county of Surrey, and at Pope-street, in Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, and at No. 3, Hanover-street, in the city of Edinburgh, under the firm or style of Newton Wilson and Company...'[18]

1894 Died aged 67

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. [1] Gazette Issue 22183 published on the 17 September 1858. Page 54 of 64
  3. [2] Gazette Issue 22102 published on the 26 February 1858. Page 10 of 50
  4. [3] Gazette Issue 22102 published on the 26 February 1858. Page 10 of 50
  5. [4] Gazette Issue 22275 published on the 17 June 1859. Page 13 of 42
  6. [5] Gazette Issue 22362 published on the 2 March 1860. Page 12 of 48
  7. [6] Gazette Issue 22369 published on the 23 March 1860. Page 19 of 42
  8. [7] Gazette Issue 22407 published on the 27 July 1860. Page 4 of 40
  9. [8] Gazette Issue 22480 published on the 15 February 1861. Page 19 of 60
  10. [9] Gazette Issue 22545 published on the 6 September 1861. Page 20 of 48
  11. [10] Gazette Issue 22557 published on the 18 October 1861. Page 7 of 48
  12. [11] Gazette Issue 22736 published on the 15 May 1863. Page 20 of 60
  13. [12] Gazette Issue 22844 published on the 15 April 1864. Page 17 of 62
  14. [13] Gazette Issue 22959 published on the 18 April 1865. Page 7 of 32
  15. [14] Gazette Issue 23064 published on the 30 January 1866. Page 42 of 56
  16. Gazette Issue 23129 published on the 22 June 1866. Page 12 of 58
  17. [15] Gazette Issue 23243 published on the 19 April 1867. Page 15 of 62
  18. [16] Gazette Issue 23647 published on the 19 August 1870. Page 26 of 40