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Henry Pershouse Parkes

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1799 Born

c.1820 Started business in Dudley - see Henry P. Parkes and Co

1844 H. P. Parkes patented a flat chain used for mine winding [1]

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[2]

1865 Died in Dudley[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Black Country Pits' by A. J. R. Hickling, 1989
  2. 1851 census
  3. BMD