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of James and Frederick Howard of Bedford
c1828 Born at Bedford,the son of John Howard and his wife Elizabeth
1861 Living at 24 Potter Street, Bedford (age 33 born Bedford), Agricultural Implement Manufacturer, number of hands employed returned by partner. With wife Elizabeth (age 35 born Cople, Bedfordshire) and children Helen (age 9), Agnes A. (age 8), Mary E. (age 6), John H. (age 5) and Madeline (age 2). Three servants. 
1871 Living at 26 Potter Street, Bedford (age 43 born Bedford), J.P. for Bedford. Agricultural Engineer and employer with my brother James Howard M.P. for Bedford who is my partner in the Britannia Iron Works, 616 men and boys, and at the Britannia Farms, Bedford 40 men and boys as Agricultural Labourers. With wife Elizabeth (age 45 born Cople) and children Helen (age 19), Agnes Adeline (age 18), Madeline (age 12), Clara (age 9), Kate Alexandra (age 8) and Grace Evelyn (age 6). Three servants. 
1881 Living at 13 Potter Street, Bedford (age 53 born Bedford), Agricultural Implement Manufacturer employing 600 men and 50 boys. With daughters Madeline (age 22), Clare (age 19) and Kate A. (age 18). Four servants 
1891 Living at 17 Cardington Road, Bedford (age 63 born Bedford), Agricultural Implement Maker. With Elizabeth (age 67 born Cople) and children Kate Alex. (age 28) and Grace Eveline (age 26). Four servants.  Note: At the next house 15 Cardington Road is John Howard Howard (age 35 born Bedford), Agricultural Implement Maker with his wife from Argentina and children
1901 Living at 17 Cardington Road, Bedford (age 73 born Bedford), Agricultural Engineer and Employer. Living with wife Elizabeth (age 77) and daughter Kate A. (age 38). Six servants.  Note: At the next house 15 Cardington Road is John Howard Howard and family