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George Barnsley (1810-1874)

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George Barnsley (c1810-1874) of George Barnsley and Sons

ca.1837 Birth of son George Barnsley

Birth of son Joseph Barsley

1847 Birth of son Henry Barnsley

1851 Living at 249 Upper Allen Street, Sheffield: George Barnsley (age 41 born Sheffield), File Manufacturer, Steel Refiner employing 43 men. With his wife Elizabeth Barnsley (age 41 born Sheffield) and their seven children; George Barnsley (age 13 born Sheffield); Charlotte Barnsley (age 11 born Sheffield); Joseph Barnsley (age 9 born Sheffield); William Barnsley (age 9 born Sheffield); Elizabeth Barnsley (age 7 born Sheffield); Ann Barnsley (age 5 born Sheffield); and Henry Barnsley (age 3 born Sheffield).[1]

Birth of son Arthur Barnsley

1874 May 27th. Died. '...we have to record the death of Mr, George Barnsley, of the firm of George Barnsley and Sons, Cornish Works, who for period of years has carried on business as a manufacturer of files and other tools, in which branches of business his practical knowledge was the means of bringing the quality of these goods such perfection as to add to the reputation of his native town, of which he was ever proud. Anything that he undertook was done thoroughly...'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Saturday 30 May 1874