John BINNS  (I6223)
Surname: BINNS
Given Names: John

Gender: Male Male

Birth: 14 December 1809
Death: 11 May 1880 Cowling - YKS

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 14 December 1809
Christening 27 June 1811 (Age 18 months) Ickornshaw Wesleyan Methodist

Marriage 13 July 1835 (Age 25) Ann Driver - St Andrews, Kildwick

MarriageReligious Marriage
22 March 1854 (Age 44) Alice Battersby - Bradford, Yorks

Universal Identifier 90827474FF70304EA94EA6C3123AA01447A3
Death 11 May 1880 (Age 70) Cowling - YKS

Last Change 31 August 2018 - 04:55:30 - by: binnsadmin


Biography in: Weaving a Century - The Centenary Celebration of Binns Factory: " John Binns was a carrier as well as a small farmer and he had contact with a wider world as he delivered the hand-woven goods to the cloth markets at Bradford and Colne. He had already entered public life, for amongst other duties he had undertaken, he was now a parish overseer, a guardian of the poor, and a pre-Peelite village constable. With all this, he was a robustly religious man, being a Leader at the Bar Chapel of the Methodist community. John Binns and his partner William Marchbank, trading as Binns & Marchbank,
started with 80 looms. They sub-let part of the mill to
William Watson, who also had 80 looms, and to John Snowden who had 50. The first loom was started in 1852 by Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, whose grand daughter retired from the same firm and the same occupation in 1951. In 1865, the tenants of the mill were given notice to leave. Binns and Marchbank became sole occupiers and, in 1867, they had 260 looms running. In 1872 the partnership between John Binns and William Marchbank was amicably dissolved. By this time, John and Thomas Binns, the founder's two sons, were old enough to enter the business which then took the name of John Binns & Sons."
1811 Jun 27 Christening at Weslyan Methodist, Ickornshaw of John Binns, born 14 Dec 1809, father Thomas Binns, mother Elizabeth
1841 Census at Starmire Top Farm (10 acres), age 30
1848 Dec 14 and 15 Poll for Knight of the Shire;Keighley, Cowling, John Binns of Ickornshaw voted for Sir Culling Eardley Eardley, Liberal and friend of John Bright
1851 Census married head at Gill, Cowling, age 40, farmer of 10 acres
1852 Built weaving mill in Cowling
1859 Mar 24 Bradford Observer: Marriage on Tuesday at the parish church Mr John Binns to Mrs Alice Fort, both of Bradford.
1859 Mar 26 Leeds Times: Marriage on Tuesday Mr John Binns to Mrs Alice Fort, both of Bradford.
1859 Mar Q Marriage of John Binns and Alice Fort registered in Bradford
1861 Census married [Alice] head at Road Side, Cowling, age 50, manufacturer employing 91 persons. Also present are; Smith Fort, stepson age 12, scholar and warehouse man; and Jonas Fort, stepson age 10 scholar.
1871 Census married head at Spring House, Stott Hill, Cowling, age 60, worsted and cotton manufacturer employing 220 hands
1872 Firm named John Binns & Sons
1880 May 11 Keighley News: Death of John Binns in 80th year
1880 Findagrave: John Binns, manufacturer of Cowling who died 11 May 1880 in 70th year, burial at St Andrew Churchyard, Cowling
1880 Jun Q Death of John Binns registered in Skipton age 69
1880 Aug 3 Will of John Binns late of Cowling, Kildwick who died there 11 May 1880 proved at Wakefield by his sons John Binns and Thomas Binns, both manufacturers of Cowling. £3000
> > Died 11-May-1880 in Cowling, YKS. Bindex Origin Code S0068.
> > Died 11-May-1880 in Keighley - See Notes, YKS. Notes/Ideas - Extract from Keighley News. Bindex Origin Code S0290.
2018 For sale on ebay: Rare ARP lapel button hole badge. Made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent Street Birmingham. Made for John Binns and Sons Ltd of Cowling Yorkshire. This was a textile mill near Crosshills, manufacturing for the war effort shirt fabric for the RAF, barrage balloon fabric and parachute fabric. Beautiful blue colour of the enamel.

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Family with Parents - [View Family (F6937)]

Family with Ann Driver - [View Family (F1541)]
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Marriage: 13 July 1835 -- St Andrews
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Family with Alice Battersby - [View Family (F3463)]
9 years

Marriage: 22 March 1854 -- Bradford