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George Worrall Esquire

Married to Mary Buxton, George Worrall was a Derbyshire born hacklemaker who had 7 children. (A hackle is a steel comb for separating flax fibres). He was a keen sportsman as well as being an involved person at his Methodist church.

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Personal details and history

Full name

George Worrall

Date of birth


Place of birth

Frogatt, Derbyshire[2]



Marital status


Name of spouse

Mary Buxton (b.1816)[2]


Samuel (b.1841); Jason (b.1845); George (b.1847); Mary Ann (b.1851); Hannah (b.1853); Alexander (b.1855); Georgina (b.1860)[2]

Home address

14 Fleuchar Street, Dundee.[3]

Age at death:


Place of death:


Date of death:



Western Cemetery, Dundee.[5]

Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers

Religious affiliation

Methodist, Member of Ward Road Wesleyan Church.[1]

Political affiliation

Not known

Clubs / societies

Lieutenant, Dundee Cricket Club, 1850.[6]

Public offices

None known

Related subscribers

Career and worklife





Place of work

Hacklemaker & Card Cloth Manufacturer

Work address

5 Blinshall Street, Dundee.[7]

Career to date:

George Worrall was a part of the firm of Worrall, Hallam & Co., hackle and gill makers, Willison Street, Barrack Street, Dundee, before he set up in business on his own in Blinshall Street. He occupied a house in Fleuchar Craig/Fleuchar Street for many years.[3]

More information

George Worrall’s sons, George junior and Samuel, followed him into the hacklemaking business, while another son, Jason, became an engineer.[8]

George died from complications following a fall on the stairs in his house in 1892.[1] He was a keen sportsman who enjoyed cricket, bowling, fishing and other sports.[1]


  1. Dundee Courier, Friday, 16 February 1894, p.5. British Newspaper Archive website.
  2. 1861 Census Scotland. Liff and Benvie, Dundee Second District. 282/2 ED42 p.3.  Ancestry Website.
  3. Dundee Directories, 1861-1894. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  4. Statutory Registers. Dundee, St. Mary. Death. 282/2 101. ScotlandsPeople website.
  5. Western Cemetery index. Friends of Dundee City Archives. p35 of 37. Friends of Dundee City Archives website.
  6. Dundee Directory, 1850. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  7. Dundee Directories, 1856-1894. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  8. Dundee Directories, 1888-1894. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.

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