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Henry William James (1860-1905), Founder of James Cycle Co
c.1859 Born in Handsworth
1871 John James 40, engine fitter, lived in Birmingham with Maria James 39, Elizabeth G James 15, Annie M James 14, Henry W James 12, driller, John T. James 9, William T James 3, Ethel R James 5 Months
c.1880 James started making his cycles about 1880 in a small factory in Constitution Hill, Birmingham.
1881 Henry James 22, machinist bicycle maker, lived in Birmingham with Caroline James 20, Caroline James 10 months
By 1890 he had moved to larger premises in Sampson Road North, Sparkbrook, Birmingham
1891 Henry W James 32, cycle manufacturer, employer lived in Deritend with Caroline James 30, Caroline James 10, Lily James 5, Henry W James 3, Annie M James 1, Frank James 3 months
1897 the James Cycle Company was incorporated.
However, he was a sick man and retired as Managing Director in 1898.
1901 retired engineer, lived in Aston with Caroline James
1905 Harry James died
1908 The Company built new works at Greet.