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George Hamilton Kenrick

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George Hamilton Kenrick (1850–1939)

of A. Kenrick and Sons, Spon Lane, Westbromwich ; and Whetstone, Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

1850 Born in Edgbaston, son of Timothy and Maria Kenrick[1]

Worked for 2 years with Nettlefold and Chamberlain

Then joined the family firm, Archibald Kenrick and Sons, as an assistant manager.

1873 Became a managing partner of the firm; he was a cousin of the two senior partners, John Arthur Kenrick and William Kenrick; he became responsible for the day-to-day commercial management.

1875 Joined I Mech E

George had a strong interest in education for many years and was responsible for several significant initiatives.

1904 Elected to the City council

1908-9 Lord Mayor of Birmingham (a position previously held by 3 of his brothers-in-law and a cousin).

1909 Received a knighthood[2]

By 1930 Sir George Hamilton Kenrick was chairman of the company.

1939 Died in King's Norton[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. The Times, Jul 08, 1909
  3. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer Records