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Henry J. Avery

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1861 Born in Birmingham the son of William Henry Avery and his wife Maria Richmond Beilby

1871 Living at Norfolk Road, Edgbaston: William H. Avery (age 58 born Birmingham), Land Owner. Manufacturer employing 233 men and 71 boys and women. With his four children; William B. Avery (age 16 born Edgbaston); Edith E. Avery (age 13 born Edgbaston); Henry J. Avery (age 10 born Edgbaston); and Alice M. Avery (age 9 born Edgbaston). Also his sister-in-law Mary A. Beilby (age 36 Born Edinburgh). Four servants.[1]

1874 His father died but it was not until 1881 that William Beilby Avery and his brother, Henry J. Avery, took control of the business of W. and T. Avery.

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  1. 1871 Census