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Henry Lee (1817-1904)

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Henry Lee (1817-1904) of Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co

1817 Born in Chorley

1846 Married Harriet Pearson in Salford[1]

1861 Cotton, silk and woolen merchant and manufacturer, living in Chorley with Hannah Lee 44, William D Lee 12, Edith Lee 11, Harold Lee 9, Arthur H Lee 8, Walter Lee 6, Lennox Lee 5, Florence Lee 3, Rosalie K Lee 1[2]

1869 of the firm of Tootal, Broadhurst, Lee and Company, of Manchester, applied for patent in respect of the invention of "certain improvements in looms for weaving."[3]

1904 Obituary [4]

HENRY LEE, a life director of the Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co., Limited, cotton spinners and manufacturers, of Manchester, died on December 27, 1904, at his residence in Salford, aged eighty-seven. Until the last he had continued to take an active part in the management of the firm.

He was associated with Cobden and Bright in the agitation for the repeal of the Corn Laws. In 1880 he was returned as senior Liberal member for Southampton, but lost his seat at the election five years later. In 1886 he contested North-west Manchester against Sir William Houldsworth, M.P., but was defeated. He had been president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. He was a director, and formerly chairman, of Bolckow, Vaughan & Co., Limited, and a director of Williams Deacon's Bank, Limited.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1889.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. London Gazette 11 May 1869
  4. 1904 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries