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Robert Sorby

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Robert Sorby (1787-1857) of Robert Sorby and Sons

1811 Married at Sheffield to Sarah Mycock

1823 Birth of son Thomas Austin Sorby

1829 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership formerly existing between us the undersigned, William Lockwood, Robert Sorby, and John Lockwood, as Manufacturers of Files, in Sheffield, 'in the County of York, was dissolved on the 31st day of December 1826, by mutual consent...'[1]

1841 Living at Sheffield with his wife and a Merchant.[2]

1851 Visitor at Darley Dale: Robert Sorby (age 63 born Sheffield), Merchant and Magistrate. With his wife Sarah Sorby (age 64 born Sheffield).[3]

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