The Sherratt Family

SHERRATT FAMILY HISTORY
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This line has now been connected to the main Sherratt line this site covers. You may view this line here: http://sherrattfamily.com/sherratt35.htm start by clicking on William Sherratt (1754)

Note: Variations of spelling of Sherratt on official doccuments including: Sharratt, Sherratt, Sherrott, Sharret, Sherrett have been combined for ease - most often using Sherratt.

Sources:
Gerald Sherratt re: Smith Sherratt
Jim Sherratt - Sherratt.org

Staffordshire Parish Records
Family Search Org. IGI
British Isles Vital Records Index, Edition 2

The Mainprice papers state that William Sherratt (1754-1822), the grandfather of John Sherratt, was an iron founder in Salford, a manufacturing town located on the opposite side of the River Irwell from Manchester, England. Previously he had been a mining engineer and is mentioned in Smile's "Lives of the Engineer." In an obituary published in the Manchester Chronicle dated December 14 1822 he was described as a gentle man who-"possessed a very superior mind, and has long been known as the successful rival of the late Mr. Watt (James Watt, the Scottish engineer) in the construction of the steam engine.
Sherratt Org

On 1 January 1826 John Wright withdrew from direct connection with the collieries when he sold his share of the lease to William Clayton for 2300 per year. Clayton also paid 6039 11s for Wright's share of the plant and equipment, this being one half of a valuation made by Thomas Sherratt of Manchester, Iron Founder and son of William.
Poynton Collieries

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronical - June to December 1822, Volume XCII
Lancashire - Dec. 6. In his 69th year, William Sherratt, esq. of Manchester. He has been long known as the successful rival of the late Mr. watt in the construction of the steam-engine, and the early application of its powers through the country.

"Concerning Mr Bedson, we have the authority of Mr William Sherratt, the elder, of Milton, (the father of the gentleman, who in 1790, in company with Mr Bateman, erected the extensive Iron Foundry, in Salford, Manchester, ) in a memorandum , that the first attempt at grinding flint in a slop or wet state, was at the Ivy house, by a small water wheel." - History of the Staffordshire Potteries" written by Simeon Shaw and published in 1829 -- confirms connection of William Sr. to William Jr. Iron Founder

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