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William Knighton

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1824 Born in Alfreton

1843 Of full age when he married Hannah Godber (also of full age) in Duffield[1]

1851 William Knighton 27, moulder, lived in Staveley with Hannah Knighton 28, Elizabeth Knighton 6, and his brothers Henry Knighton 16, moulder, Benjaman Knighton 11[2]

1861 William Knighton 37, ironfounder, lived in Eckington, Chesterfield with Hannah Knighton 38, Elizabeth Knighton 16, Joseph Knighton 10, Hannah M Knighton 4, George H Knighton 2[3]

1868 Patent to Charles Markham and William Knighton, of the Staveley Coal and Iron Works, near Chesterfield, in the county of Derby, Engineers, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus for moulding pipes and other cylinders."[4]

1871 William Knighton 47, manager ironworks, lived in Eckington, Chesterfield with Hannah Knighton 48, Elizabeth Knighton 26, Joseph Knighton 19, assistant manager, Hannah M Knighton 14, George H Knighton 12, Harriett Alice Knighton 9[5]

1887 Died; buried on 31 Dec in Stavely, Derbyshire[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. London Gazette 23 March 1869
  5. 1871 census
  6. BMD