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Edward Murch

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of Bridgwater, Somerset

Ironfounder, at Bridgwater Iron Foundry

1804 Born in Honiton, son of William and Ann Murch[1]

1830 Married Rebecca Criddle in Bridgwater[2]

1831 'PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. W. Browne, J. Browne, T. H. Watson, E. Murch, and E. W. Nias, Bridgewater, iron-founders, so far as regards W. and J. Browne, and E. Murch.'[3]. This was presumably Browne, Watson, Murch and Co. Two members continued at Nias and Watson, ironfounders.

1841 Edward Murch 35, iron founder, lived in Bridgwater with Rebecca Murch 40, Rebecca Murch 9, William Murch 5, Alexander Murch 3[4]

1849 Listed as an iron founder (and Bridgwater agent for Phoenix Fire Assurance Co) [5]

1851 Edward Murch 46, iron founder, employing 30 men, lived in Bridgwater, with Rebecca Murch 52, Rebecca Murch 18, William Edward Murch 15, Alexander Murch 13, Everard Murch 8[6]

1855 Exhibited an apple mill, a thrashing machine, and a couple of horse-hoes at the Bath & West of England Agricultural Society Show [7]

1873 Edward Murch died at his residence, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, 14 November [8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. Bristol Mirror, 3 September 1831
  4. 1841 census
  5. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 28 June 1849
  6. 1851 census
  7. Western Times, 9 June 1855
  8. Western Gazette, Friday 21 November 1873