Frederick William Delaunay

Place of Birth
Crumpsall Manchester
Manchester Bradford

  • Born                      about 1818
  • Died                      27 April 1864
  • Buried                   Blackley 4 May 1864

Frederick William Delaunay was born about 1818, the son of George William Delaunay, silk dyer of Crumpsall near Manchester.  The family were of French extraction, his grandfather, Angel Raphael Louis Delaunay, (1753-1811) having come from Rouen to Crumpsall, four miles north of Manchester, in 1787 or 1878. Here he established a dye-house on the bank of the River Irk from where, in 1788, he advertised his ability to successfully dye cotton that brilliant fiery red known as "Turkey Red", which previously could only be dyed in India and the near east

Frederick William Delaunay is understood to have been educated in France before being articled to one of the first architects in Manchester (name unknown).He moved to Bradford about 1839-40 where he joined William Andrews (1804-1870) in partnership at 5 Leeds Road, later moving to 2 Aldermanbury. Among their earliest commissions were the stations along the Bradford - Colne Railway (eg Keighley). Following Delaunay’s death in 1864, Andrews took Joseph Pepper into partnership under the style of  Andrews and Pepper. William's son, Thomas Garlick Andrews (1838-1886) later became a partner