Surname: BINNS
Given Names: LEEDHAM

Gender: Male Male

Birth: 7 January 1837 Queensbury - YKS
Death: 25 January 1910 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 7 January 1837 Mother37 Queensbury - YKS

Christening Queens Head Baptist, Clayton, Bradford

MarriageReligious Marriage
8 June 1866 (Age 29) MARY ALICE Hillam - Bradford, Yorks

Universal Identifier 0B953024B698C2428751F6E3DFD458050724
Death 25 January 1910 (Age 73) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Burial Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery

Last Change 31 July 2018 - 10:19:32 - by: binnsadmin


1841 Census at Queens Head [Queensbury], Northowram, Halifax, age 4
1851 Census son in law [step son] age 14
1861 Census Leedham Hodgson, unmarried son age 23, pattern designer carpenter. Head was Samuel Hodgson
1866 Jun 16 Manchester Courier: Marriage on 8 Jun at Holy Trinity church, Low Moor, Leedham Binns Esq, manufacturer, Queensbury to Mary Alice, only daughter of David Hillam Esq, Brunswick House, Low Moor
1868 May 22 London Gazette: Patent to Leedham Binns, of the firm of Binns, Hillam, and Company, of Brighouse, in the county of York, Worsted Manufacturers, for the invention of " improvements in looms for weaving."
1869 Oct 19 London Gazette: Partnership of Binns, Hillam & Co worsted manufacturers of Oakenshaw, Low Moor, Bradford between Leedham Binns and Joseph Garside Hillam is dissolved by mutual consent and becomes Leedham Binns and Company
1871 Census married head at Wesley Place, Raw Nook, North Bierley, age 33, manufacturer
1874 Dec 17 Belfast News-Letter: Good account of Binnss Patent Endless Band Company and its flotation on the stock market. [See also 19 Dec Manchester Times]
1875 Aug 23 Bradford Observer: Detailed advertisement for endless bands including prices. Testimonials from Messrs Swithen Anderton and Sons, Bradford; Braithwaite and Co., Kendal; and companies in Keighley, Wakefield, and Kidderminster
1875 Dec 9 Bradford Observer: Testimonial for quality of endless bands supplied by Messrs Binns Patent Endless Band Co., Low Moor, from Anchor Thread Works, Seedhill, Paisley
1876 Jan 22 Leeds Times: Important case for managers; Mr Dearlove Ellison of Low Moor, sued Mr Leedham Binns of Leedham Binns and Co., Oakenshaw, for £50 wages in lieu of notice of termination of employment. Judgement for Ellison.
1876 Nov 3 London Gazette: Patent to Leedham Binns of Grove House, Oakenshaw Low Moor, Bradford, for improvements in the manufacture of cords or ropes
1877 Jan 6 Applies for UK Patent for " improvements in the manufacture of endless and other bands, cords, or ropes." Address Grove House, Oakenshaw, Low Moor. [1877 Feb 2 London Gazette]
1877 Mar 24 Leeds Mercury: Nisi Prius Court, Leeds; Firth and Co v Binns; Plaintiffs were worsted spinners, defendant was formerly stuff manufacturer of Oakenshaw, Cleckheaton, as well as manager of a company formed to operate Binnss Patent Endless Bands. Binns owed plaintiffs £2300 of which £1062 was due for payment 18 March. Binns told Firth he could not pay the bill and if arrangements were not made he would destroy his machinery and emigrate to America. He suggested that Firth should take his machinery (worth £5000 according to Binns), but since they were spinners and not manufacturers they were unwilling to do so. Binns had no money because he was heavily in debt to several others.
In the end a solicitor acting for both parties persuaded them to settle for £300
1878 Jan 30 Patent protection for "improvements in the means of and apparatus to be employed in the manufacture of ribbon, fringe, and chenille."
1878 Mar 4 Leedham Binns of Bradford, England applied for patent for "improvement in machine for manufacturing bands, cords, or ropes; granted 22 Oct 1878; US Patent 209,106
1878 Apr 2 Leeds Mercury: Patent by Leedham Binns, of Oakenshaw, near Bradford, for endless bands had £50 duty paid.
1878 Jul 19 London Gazette: The Binns' Patent Endless Band Company Limited wound up at a meeting of shareholders on 18 Jul 1878 at Oak Mill, Low Moor.
1878 Oct 22 Leeds Mercury: Paris Exhibition Awards; Leedham Binnss Endless Band Company, Oak Mills, Low Moor, won a Bronze Medal, for endless band; also honourable mention for trimmings.
1879 Jun 30 New York Times: Account of a visit made by a correspondent to the mill at Oakenshaw
1879 Jul 15 The Times: Leedham Binns of Oak Mills, Oakenshaw, patentee and manufacturer, bankrupt
1879 Dec 9 Filed for voluntary bankruptcy; late of Oak Mills, Oakenshaw; now of Victoria Mills, Low Moor, trading as Binns Patent Endless Band Company
1881 Feb 26 Leeds Times: Detailed account of his mill and machinery for making endless bands at Oakenshaw, near Low Moor. His bankruptcy is for £3,500
> > 1881 Census. Age 44. Living in Wesley Place, North Bierley, YKS. Occupation - Endless Band Manufacturer. Bindex Origin Code N8020.
1885 Philadelphia City Directory; Leedham Binns, spindle bands, 1711 Randolph, h 2150 N 11th
1886 Nov 24 Leedham Binns of Philadelphia applied for patent for a "thread guard for cap spinning and twisting machines" granted 8 Mar 1887; US Patent 359,007
1890 Philadelphia Directory: Leedham Binns, spindlebands, Manor c Berks, h 2428 N 6th
1892 Mar 28 Invoice on letterhead of Binns Patent Band Co, Randolph Mills, 1711& 1713 Randolph Street order of The Eaton Rapids Woolen Mills, Eaton Rapids, Michigan; 740 yards $7.40. Issued from Philadelphia, Fifth and Berks, Philadelphia, Penn.
1895 Philadelphia Directory: Leedham Binns, pres, 428 Berks, h 2410 N 6th, Binns Patent Band Co., cordage, 428 Berks
1900 US Census at North Broad Street, Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania, married head age 63, married 34 years, immigrated 1883, merchant
1900 Philadelphia Diectory: Leedham Binns, pres, 428 Berks, h 2312 N Park av.
1900 Aug 14 Invoice on letterhead of Binns Patent Band Co, order of The Eaton Rapids Woolen Mills, Eaton Rapids, Michigan; Issued from Philadelphia, Fifth, Berks and Manor Streets, Philadelphia, Penn. Shows several medals and awards had been won by the company.
1910 Jan 25 Death Certificate: Married manufacturer, born in England, son of Richard Binns. Living at 1842 Germantown Ave. at time of death. Died of angina pectoris. Informant Charles Binns

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Marriage: 23 January 1831 -- Halifax
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Family with MARY ALICE Hillam - [View Family (F131)]
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Marriage: 8 June 1866 -- Bradford
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