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Francis North Clerk

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Francis North Clerk (1829-1874)

of Ann Street, Birmingham

1875 Obituary [1]

Francis North Clerk was born in 1829, being the son of a naval officer and grandson of the celebrated Scotch judge, John Clerk, afterwards Lord Eldin.

He was articled to a civil engineer in Exeter, where he was engaged in the construction of railways in that neighbourhood.

Afterwards he became connected with Messrs. Morewood and Rogers, galvanised iron manufacturers, London; and subsequently established himself at Wolverhampton in that manufacture, which he carried on there successfully for a period of twelve years, including the manufacture of screws, nails, wire-netting, and buckets, &c.

He took an active part in the Gospel Oak Iron and Wire Works, Tipton, for several years up to the time of his death, which took place at Sutton Coldfield on 17th May 1874 in his 45th year.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1869.

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