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Henry Brown (3)

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1805 Born in Sheffield son of William and Margaret Brown[1]

Formed partnership with David Flather as Brown and Flather, joiner's tool makers.

1841 Henry Brown 35, maker of joiner's tools, lived in Solly Street, Sheffield North, with Mary Brown 35, Samuel Brown 10, William Brown 8, Henry Brown 6, Thos Brown 2[2], next door to David Flather age 35; James Flather, warehouseman, lived close by in Red Hill.

1850 The partnership was dissolved; presumably he then set up Henry Brown and Sons

1851 Jointer's tool manufacturer, employing 27 men and women, lived in West Sheffield with Mary Brown 45, William Brown 18, Thomas Brown 12, Kershaw Brown 5, Herbert Brown 3[3]

1871 Henry Brown 65, joiners tool maker, lived in West Sheffield with Mary Brown 65, Kershaw Brown 25, clerk, Herbert Brown 23, clerk[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Baptism record
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1871 census