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Joshua Biram
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25 NOV 1759 Kirkheaton, Huddersfield
Benjamin Biram
Mary Hall
25 NOV 1759 Kirkheaton, St John the Baptist, Huddersfield
Mary Kedman 15 OCT 1795 Worsborough, West Yorkshire
Elizabeth Biram
Born: 1796
Died: 1802
Mary Biram
Born: 1799
Died: 1841
Sarah Biram
Born: 1801
Benjamin Biram
Born: 10 FEB 1803 Wentworth, Yorkshire
Died: 31 JAN 1857 Wentworth
Ann Biram
Born: 1805
Died: 1825
Eliza Biram
Born: 1808
Died: 1808
John Biram
Born: 1809
Died: 1826
7 JUN 1835 Wentworth, West Yorkshire aged 75
Joshua Biram was trained, in Huddersfield, by a Mr Crossley, circa 1783. Joshua, who was described as 'of Wentworth, gentleman' in 1804, was the son of Benjamin Biram who had been the fulling miller at Bradley Mill in the 18th century.

In 1805, Joshua Biram succeeded his uncle, Benjamin Hall, a native of Golcar, as steward at Wentworth Woodhouse and also managed the Estate's industrial and mining interests.

On his retirement his son took over his duties. Father and son steered the Estate into becoming an extremely wealthy one. The Earl Fitzwilliam thought so much of Ben Biram, one of the 19th Century’s greatest mining engineers, that he began his letters to him with "My dear Ben".

Joshua and his son Benjamin share a family tomb, a table model, beside the entrance to Wentworth Old Church.

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