Joshua Bury

land agent, surveyor
Place of Birth
Ainsworth Bury
  • Birth date            1858
  • Marriage              July-Sept 1883 to Lucy Annie Taylor
  • Death date          8 August 1935 at Washway Road, Sale
  • Burial                 10 August 1935 at Weaste Cemetery following funeral at Manchester Cathedral

The son of William Bury, builder, of Bury Fold, Darwen, Joshua Bury was born at Ainsworth, near Bury, in 1858. The family had moved to Hulme, Manchester, by 1861, and Joshua was educated at Cavendish High School and Owens College. He was variously land agent and surveyor to Captain H. A. Clowes' Estates in Salford, and the counties of Derby and Stafford; Lloyds' Manchester Estates in Moss Side, Withington, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, and Chorlton-on-Medlock, the Manley Park Estate in 1898; the Manchester Racecourse Company; and in 1909 the Dean and Canons of Manchester Cathedral.

In 1920 Joshua Bury took his only son, William Neville Broadbent Bury and Robert Edgar Stephenson into partnership under the style Joshua Bury Son and Stephenson. William Neville Broadbent Bury retired from the partnership on 1 April 1935. Following Joshua Bury’s death in August of that year, the firm was continued under the same style by R E Stephenson until his own death in 1955. In 1956 the firm of Joshua Bury, Earle and Company was established and continued till 1980.

 Joshua Bury died suddenly on 8 August 1935 at his residence, Washway Road, Sale, and was buried in Weaste Cemetery  after a funeral service at Manchester Cathedral.

1883-1919    Joshua Bury, Clowes Estate Office 8 John Dalton Street, Manchester
1920-1930    Joshua Bury Son and Stephenson 8 John Dalton Street, Manchester
1931-1955    Joshua Bury Son and Stephenson 7 Brazennose Street, Manchester
1956-1961    Joshua Bury, Earle and Company, 7 Brazennose Street, Manchester2
1961-1980    Joshua Bury, Earle and Company, 61 Brown Street, Manchester2

1861    Hulme Manchester (census)
1871    Hulme Manchester (census)
1879    152 Eccles New Road Salford (directory entry for William Bury builder)
1881    Joshua Berry (sic) surveyor, Pendlebury    
1883    Ash Cottage Singleton Road, Kersal
1895    Ash Cottage Singleton Road, Kersal
1911    Ash Cottage Singleton Road, Kersal
1935    Stoneleigh, Washway Road, Sale (probate)

Reference    Manchester Guardian 10 August 1935 page 10 BMD
Reference    Pike page 226