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Henry Persehouse Parkes

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Henry Persehouse Parkes (c1832-1900) of Henry P. Parkes and Co

c.1832 Born in London son of Henry Pershouse Parkes and his wife Charlotte

1851 Hy P Parkes 57, iron and chain merchant, lived in Dudley with Charlotte Parkes 42, H P Parkes 19, Charlotte P Parkes 13, Pershouse Parkes 10, Eliza P Parkes 9[1]

1865 Married Elizabeth Anna Dudley in Edgbaston[2]

1881 Henry P. Parkes 49, chain and anchor manufacturer, lived in Bromsgrove with Eda Parkes 55[3]

1900 Died in Malvern[4]

1900 Obituary [5]

HENRY PERSEHOUSE PARKES died very suddenly at Malvern on May 17, 1900, at the age of sixty-eight years. He was the head of the firm of Henry P. Parkes & Company of Tipton, chain, anchor, and cable manufacturers; director of the Staffordshire Proving House Company; director of Rollason & Company, wiredrawers, of Birmingham; and a member of the employers' section of the Chain and Anchor Wages Board.

He was well known in Staffordshire and Birmingham business circles, and took an active part in the commercial and social affairs of the district. He was a prominent member of the Dudley Chamber of Commerce, and was a Justice of the Peace for the county of Stafford. By his will, after providing for relatives, he left the residue of his estate to found the "Persehouse Pensions for aged and distressed persons of the middle and upper classes resident for ten years in the counties of Stafford and Worcester."

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1882.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. parish records
  3. 1881 census
  4. National Probate calendar
  5. 1900 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries