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William Toward, Junior (c1797-1865)
Steam engine manufacturer
c1797 Born the son of William Toward
1827 December 28th. Married at North Shields to Mary the daughter of Jonathan Peile and his wife Ann. William Toward, Junior, Engineer, is of East Ballast Hills, the son of William Toward and his wife Ann. Quaker marriage.
1839 Advert. 'William Toward, Jun., Respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public that he has taken into Partnership his Brother NICHOLAS, who has bad several Years' Experience in Millwright Work. The Business in future will be conducted under the Firm of WM. TOWARD, JUN., & CO., Steam Engine Builders, Millwrights, Metal-Founders, &c.'
1842 Sale of steam engines and machine tools. Apply William Toward's Factory, Ouseburn.
1851 Living at 5 St Anns Row, Newcastle: William Toward (age 54 born Durham), Engineer and Metal Founder. With his wife Mary Toward (age 55 born Cumberland). Also his mother Ann Toward (age 73 born Durham) and his mother-in-law Ann Peile (age 86 born Cumberland). Also his daughter Mary Ann Angus (age 31 born Newcastle). One visitor and one servant.
1861 Living at at 5 St Anns Row, Newcastle: William Toward (age 64 born Durham), Civil Engineer employing 24 men and 17 boys. With his wife Mary Toward (age 65 born Cumberland). Also his nephew Stodard Peile (age 17 born Cumberland), Apprentice Engine Fitter. One servant. Note: In adjoining house is John Toward.
1865 April 5th. Death of William Toward of St. Anns Row, age 68.