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Henry Daniel Pontifex

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Henry Daniel Pontifex (c1800-1887) of Henry Pontifex and Sons

c.1800 Born in Clerkenwell[1]

1827 Married Sarah Saltmarsh at St Bride's, London[2]

1851 Coppersmith and engineer, living in Islington with Sarah Pontifex 50, Hy S Pontifex 23, brewer, Chas Pontifex 20, coppersmith and engineer, Sarah Pontifex 17, Frederick Pontifex 13, Harriott Pontifex 8[3]

1856 With Charles Pontifex carried on business as Coppersmiths and Back and Vat Manufacturers, in Shoe lane, in the city of London.[4]

1861 Coppersmith etc.[5]

1862 The partnership of Henry Daniel Pontifex and Charles Pontifex, coppersmiths of Shoe Lane, was dissolved[6] [7]

1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between Henry Daniel Pontifex, Charles Pontifex the younger, and Frederick Pontifex, carrying on business at Nos. 55 and 56, Shoe-lane, in the city of London, Coppersmiths, under the firm of Henry Pontifex and Sons[8] [9]

1871 Retired coppersmith living in Islington[10]

1887 Died in Islington[11]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 1 April 1856
  5. 1861 census
  6. Daily News, March 19, 1862
  7. London Gazette 1862
  8. London Gazette 22 June 1869
  9. Liverpool Mercury, June 24, 1869
  10. 1871 census
  11. BMD