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Lang Bridge Ltd Accrington Plaque at the Manchester Science Museum

Lang Bridge
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23 NOV 1835 St James Church, Accrington
Jacob Bridge
Margaret Jane Whitaker
26 DEC 1836
Mary Hannah Swain 11 OCT 1856
John Bridge
Born: 18 DEC 1857 Accrington, Lancashire
Died: ABT 1891 N/Australia
Jacob Bridge
Born: 28 MAY 1864 New Jerusalem Church, Accrington, Lancashire
Died: 6 OCT 1900 Accrington, Lancashire
14 JAN 1889 aged 53
Baptised at the New Jerusalem Church, LAN Accrington [C1836: GRO Reference RG4/1977]; aged 4 years (born in LAN) (living with his parents) [C4]; labourer at a calico print
works, aged 14 years (born in LAN New Accrington) (living with his parents) [C5]; cotton mill overlooker of Burnley Road, LAN Accrington, aged 19 years [M1856]; overlooker of
Alma Terrace, LAN Accrington [C1858]; ironmonger employing 8 men & 1 boy, of 96 Abbey Street, LAN New Accrington, aged 25 years (born in LAN Accrington)
[C6:RG9/3063/150/36]; tin plate worker of 48 Church Street, LAN New Accrington, aged 33 years (born in LAN Accrington) [C7:RG10/4144/120/2]; master tin plate worker and
coppersmith, employing 86 men & 16 boys, of 46 Church Street, LAN Accrington, aged 44 years (born in LAN Accrington) [C8:RG11/4141/106/16]; GRO: LAN Haslingden 8e
112, aged 52 years [D1889Q1]; 9 February 1889: The Will with a codicil of Lang BRIDGE, late of Church-street, Accrington, in the County of Lancaster, Tin-plate worker and
Brass Founder, who died 14 January 1889 at Church-street, domiciled in England, was proved at Lancaster by Jacob BRIDGE of 46 Church-street, Tinplate worker and Brass
Founder, the son, the surviving executor. Personal estate in the United Kingdom £ 19,532 15s 7d, Net Value £ 14,676:3:0½ [W1889: Lancashire CRO Reference WLa'/51]
Accrington Men of Mark (1924): "Lang Bridge, died Jan 14 1889, aged 52. 'Hail-fellow well met,' Mr Lang Bridge was a popular man in Accrington. A member of a very old
Accrington family, he was founder of the works in Paradise-street (later Spring Hill), perpetuating his name , was a successful man of business, and a good sport. In his early
days he worked in a cotton mill, and subsequently was an overlooker at Park Mill, at which his father, Jacob Bridge, was cashier. Still later he entered the ironmongery trade,
and when he began the business of tin-plate worker in the cellar of his shop he had a solitary workman. A devoted angler, he was 'full of life' and humour, and was 'excellent
company.' His son, Mr Jacob Bridge ('Jake'), who died at the age of 37, left his wealth to be divided between the Blackburn Orphanage, the Accrington Technical School and the
Swedenborgian Church."

Source: Alan Whiteley
1869 Directory

Newspaper announcement of death

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