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Henry James Hogg King

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Henry James Hogg King (1844-1895 ) of H. J. H. King and Co

1845 Born at Kings Stanley, the son of Peter King, corn merchant and flour miller and Susanna Hogg (1805-1891).

An excellent history of King, the company and its innovative products is available on-line [1]. From this we learn that Henry James Hogg King was born in Kings Stanley in 1845. He initially worked for James Apperley and Co of Dudbridge, then Brassey, Wythes and Co of Glasgow. By 1869 he had established an engineering company, H. J. H. King, in St Rollox, Glasgow. Products included instruments, such as an early hand-held micrometer, which he called a 'Linemeter', reading to 0.001" (see illustration). In 1874 he was in America, and by 1875 he had settled in Nailsworth.

Had a son Henry James Hogg King, Junior

1881 Living at Newmarket House, Horsley, Stroud: Henry James Hogg King (age 36 born Rodborough, Glos.), Engineer and Civil Master employing 8 men and 1 boy. With his wife Sarah Ann Evans King (age 39 born Stonehouse, Glos.) and their three children; Margaret E. King (age 9 born Glasgow); Henry J. H. King (age 7 born Boston, USA); and Charles E. King (age 3 born Horsley). Two servants.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Nailsworth Engineers' by Tony Youles (GSIA)
  2. 1881 Census