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Henry Brecknell

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Henry E. F. Brecknell (1856-1916)

1856 Born in Bristol, son of Henry Brecknell, Senior

1870-1877 Apprentice in his father's works at Lawrence Hill

1877 Presumably became a partner in his father's foundry

1880 His father died

1878 Married Augusta Demer in Barton Regis[1]

1901 Henry Brecknell 44, mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Stapleton, Bristol with Augusta Brecknell 48, Minnie Brecknell 21, Henry Brecknell 19, Willie Brecknell 11, Katie Brecknell 9, Elora Brecknell 15, Beattie Brecknell 14[2]

1916 Obituary [3]

HENRY BRECKNELL was born in Bristol on 6th September 1856.

He was educated at the Trade School, now merged into the Merchant Venturers' College, and commenced in 1870 an apprenticeship of seven years in his father's works at Bristol.

On the death of his father in 1877 he became sole proprietor of the firm under the name of H. Brecknell and Son.

In 1896 he was joined in partnership by Messrs. Munro and Rogers, carrying on the business under the style of Brecknell, Munro and Rogers, Ltd., first at Lawrence Hill and later at Thrissell Street, Bristol, as mechanical, electrical, and tramway engineers.

His death took place at Bath, after he had been suddenly taken ill while travelling in his motor-car, on 23rd August 1916, in his sixtieth year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1910.

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