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    Default Ezard & Sykes, Manchester, 1870s

    In the 1870s, Charles EZARD was in partnership with Isaac SYKES and traded as Ezard & Sykes. They were iron founders, based at Wellington Iron Works, Bradford, near Manchester. He applied to register the design of numerous small household items, e.g. trivet, ashpan etc. These can be found at The National Archives in series BT/ 43, 44, 45. Many of the items might have been registered 'just in case' but never manufactured. I do not know.

    A third man, Richard Rowbotham, had originally been in the partnership too, but he left the business in July 1871 - see London Gazette, July 25 1871, p3323.

    I have been searching, fruitlessly, for more info about this Charles, Ezard & Sykes, and the Wellington Iron Works. Whichever way I approach it, nothing is showing up. Can anyone help, please?

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    Starters
    1871 census
    RG10; Piece: 4059; Folio: 76; Page: 17;
    Beswick and Bradford Lancashire
    Charles Ezard 31 iron founder Kilham, Yorkshire, England
    Sarah Ezard 30
    Harry Ezard 8
    Maria Ezard 6
    Alfred Ezard 5

    https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Bradford/

    The area you looking at is now known as Eastlands where Man City have there football ground

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    Main course

    1871
    RG10; Piece: 4060; Folio: 44; Page: 27

    Beswick and Bradford

    James Ezard 56
    Sarah Ezard 54
    Alfred Ezard 24
    George Wm Ezard 19
    Sarah E Ezard 13
    Mary Ann Ezard 10
    George Ezard 21
    Isaac Sykes 38 master ironfounder Holbeck, Yorkshire, England
    Frank H Sykes 6

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    Have you tried Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry?

    https://www.mosi.org.uk/

    Manchester Council

    https://www.manchester.gov.uk/familyhistory

    They have various directories and maps which might help.

    This is another site that might be useful:
    https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Main_Page

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    Richard Rowbotham 29 Scarboro, Yorkshire, England
    Rachael Rowbotham 26


    next door to the starter!!!! Just have a look at the entry's on the page

    RG10; Piece: 4059; Folio: 76; Page: 17

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    Hopefully this may help you to locate

    https://manchester.publicprofiler.org/

    Manchester trade directory

    https://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/c.../period/page/2

    Failing which Manchester Central Library

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    From The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, April 12 1874 Partnerships Dissolved from Tuesday night's Gazette
    Charles Ezard and Isaac Sykes, ironfounders, Bradford, Manchester

    Not connected but on the same notice... a coal merchant called Lancelot Tulip Penman - great name!

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    Default Rowbotham, Ezard & Sykes

    Richard Rowbotham, Charles Ezard and Isaac Sykes were from the East Riding of Yorkshire. They went into partnership c1867 at Wellington Iron Works, Bradford, Lancashire. Rowbotham and Ezard were the designers, so it looks as if Sykes might have been the technical member of the team, i.e.possibly the one who understood the metals, the processes and machinery. Certainly, the names of Richard Rowbotham and Charles Ezard come up many times at TNA - because they lodged so many designs with the Board of Trade - but that of Isaac Sykes does not.

    Richard and Charles were brothers-in-law - Richard had married Charles's sister Rach(a)el in 1866. In 1871, James Ezard, Charles's father, was 'Manager, Iron Foundry' and lived at 16 Hampton Street, Bradford, with his family; there were also two boarders - Isaac Sykes (one of the bosses), 38 and a widower, with his 6-year-old son.

    In 1871, Richard Rowbotham left the partnership, amicably (?), and set up on his own or took over(?) running the Providence Iron Foundry, Palmerston Road, Ancoats, Manchester. In 1874 Isaac Sykes also left the partnership. Charles Ezard continued on his own. At first, he seems to have been very successful - he lodged designs with the Board of Trade some patents were granted. However, in May 1883 he went into voluntary liquidation and disappears from the records in England.

    Meanwhile, Richard Rowbotham seems to have been successful with the Providence Iron Foundry for many years. I have found records through to the 1890s.

    I have also noticed that there was a Scotia Iron Foundry just outside Manchester, so perhaps there was a great deal of competition in this field and that might have been why Charles Ezard went under. This is just speculation - no proof whatsoever.

    I think I will leave Ezard & Sykes here, because I wish to concentrate on Charles - please see the next post I am making to this thread.

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    Default Charles EZARD: Family and background

    Charles EZARD was born in 1840, at Kilham near York. He was the second child/son of James and Sarah Ezard. The family moved around a bit during his childhood. In 1851, they were in Grimsby and James was a coal merchant (HO 17 Pce 2113 Folio 302 p9); in 1861, James was a boot & shoemaker in Scarborough (RG9 Pce 3616 Folio 90 p8). Significantly, in that census, three of the Ezard sons were involved in metalwork in some way - Charles (21) was a moulder, Henry (19) and whitesmith, and Alfred (14) a blacksmith.

    It looks as if Charles married Sarah SALTMER in 1861. The first reference to the business venture in Manchester (Rowbotham, Ezard & Sykes) is in 1867.

    In 1871, Ezards and Rowbothams were living within a few doors of each other in Bradford Road, Manchester. William Ezard (my gt x 2 grandfather) was at No 195 with his family; Charles and family were at No 201, and Richard and Rach(a)el Rowbotham at No 203. (All very cosy?)

    Fast forward to 1881....Charles, Sarah and their brood of eight children are living at Cliff Grove, Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Norris. These are the family details from the census (RG 11 Pce 3474 Folio 43 p 26 ); surname is EZARD:

    Charles Head 41 Holloware Manufacturer b Yorksh. Kilham
    Sarah 40 b Scarbro'
    Harry 18 Learning the trade (holloware etc) b Scarbro'
    Maria 17 b Scarbro'
    Alfred 16 b Scarbro'
    Lily 10 b Manchester
    Lucy 9 b Manchester
    Wilfred 7 b Heaton Norris
    Ernest 4 b Heaton Norris
    Elsie 2 mths b Heaton Norris

    Charles then disappears from the records - or perhaps I have not looked hard enough. Whichever, I have a hunch that he and family may have emigrated - possibly to Australia, possibly to Victoria. (There are 'a lot' of EZARDs, which is an unusual surname, in Victoria - particularly round Melbourne.)

    So I would be very grateful if anyone can shed a light on what happened to Charles Ezard and his family.

    The hunt continues....

    A big 'thank you' to everyone who has taken an interest in this seemingly rather niche thread. It could be leading anywhere and everywhere!

    Owl

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    An offering!

    LONDON GAZETTE
    30 March 1877
    Re:RICHARD SALTMER, Deceased. N OTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Richard. Saltmer, late of Scarborough, iu the county of York, Livery-ttable Keeper, deceased (who died on the l?th day of November, 1876, and whose will was proved by Charles Ezird and Henry Merry Cross, in the District Registry at York of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, Probate Division, on the Gth day of January, 1877), are hereby required, pursuant to the 29th section of the Act. of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Vic., c. 35, intituled " An Act to further amend (he Law of Property, and to relieve Trustees," to send, in writing, particulars of .their claims or demands to the undersigned, William Benson Richardson, the Solicitor of the said Charles. Ezird acd Henry Merry Cross, at his office, No. 7, Queen-street, in Scarborough aforesaid, on or before the 21st day of April next. And notice is hereby also given, that after the said last-mentioned day the said Charles Ezard and Henry Merry Cross will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Richard Saltmer among the paities entitled thereto, having regard to the debts, claims, and .demands of which they, the said Charles Ezard and Henry Merry Cross, have then had notice ; and that they will not be answerable or responsible for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person or persons of whose claim or demand they, the said Charles Ezard and Uenry Merry Cross, hive not had notice at the time of such distribution. Dated this 21st day of March, 1877. W. BENSON RICHARDSON, 7, Queen--,treet, Scarborough, Solicitor to the Executors of the late Richard Saltmer

    1 May 1888

    The Bankruptcy Act, 1869. In the County Court of Lancashire, bolden at Manchester. In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Charles Ezard, of Philips Park-road Iron Works, Philips Park-road, in Bradford, in the county of Lancaster, Iron Founder and Tinned Cast Iron Hollow Ware Manufacturer.

    Harry 18 Learning the trade (holloware etc) b Scarbro' = Charles Henry

    NOT SURE IF THIS IS CORRECT

    marries Emily AYRES Aust
    Tuesday 31 January 1933
    The Horsham Times
    Last W\ednesday night the death occurred at the Warraeknabeal Hospitalof Mr. Charles Henry Ezard at the ageof 70 years. Deceased came to Victorist with his parents when five yearsIold, and. Gippsland was their home formhhy years. The late .Mr. Ezard'sfather was the successful tenderer forbuilding the old post otlice in Warraeknabeal in IS90, his son assisting. Fora long period Mr. Clras. E:zard was employed by Messrs Dally & Co. Heoleaves a widow and a f:amily of foursons and two daughters. They are:Rosamond, Alice (Mrs. II. E. Mann.West 3Ielbourtne), \\ililaum. S8tanley,Normtan and Richard. The funeral tookplace on Frida


    Maria 17 b Scarbro' nothing found

    Alfred 16 b Scarbro'
    Can be found on the
    1911 census Stanwix Cumb
    1901 Scotland in a hotel
    1901 wife : RG13; Piece: 3770; Folio: 142; Page: 45
    also UK USA records as a commercial traveller
    Grant Of Probate 1925
    ISSUE
    Wilfrid Norbury Ezard
    BIRTH: 23 Jul 1895
    DEATH: Mar 1978 - Blackpool and Fylde, Lancashire, England

    Clarence Norbury Ezard
    BIRTH: 7 Oct 1896
    DEATH: Nov 1986 - Uckfield, Sussex, England

    Clarence Norbury CBe Ezard
    Age: 90
    Birth Year: 1896
    Death Date: 8 Nov 1986
    Published Date: 11 Nov 1986
    Spouse's Name: Olive Ezard

    Clarence worked for the Foreign Office

    Nothing found for parents or other children

    Lily 10 b Manchester
    Lucy 9 b Manchester
    1) Wilfred 7 b Heaton Norris
    2) Ernest 4 b Heaton Norris
    3) Elsie 2 mths b Heaton Norris
    Cheshirebmd
    1) Wilfred Ewart EZARD
    2) Charles Ernest EZARD
    3) Elsie EZARD

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