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Henry Stephenson

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Sir Henry Stephenson (c1827-1904), type founder, of Stephenson, Blake and Co.

c.1827 Born in Sheffield son of John Stephenson (1791-1864)

1841 John Stephenson 50, type founder, lived in Sheffield West with Henry Stephenson 14[1]

1861 John Stevenson 70, type founder, employing 100 hands, and Henry Stevenson 34, type founder, employing 100 hands, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow[2]

1862 Married Emma Parker[3]

1881 Henry Stephenson 54, magistrate, type founder, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow with Emma Stephenson 44, Catherine M. Stephenson 14, Emma Stephenson 9[4]

1891 Living at The Glen, Endcliffe Road, Nether Hallam: Henry Stephenson (age 64 born Sheffield), Typefounder, Magistrate and Employer. With his wife Emma Stephenson (age 54 born Sheffield) and their two children Henry K. Stephenson (age 25 born Sheffield), Typefounder, and Emma Stephenson (age 19 born Sheffield). Also a visitor and eight servants.[5]

1901 Living at 47 Endcliffe Vale road, Hallam: Henry Stephenson (age 74 born Sheffield), Typefounder and Employer. With his wife Emma Stephenson (age 64 born Sheffield). Also a visitor and six servants.[6]


1904 Obituary [7]

The death or Sir Henry Stephenson - Stephenson, Blake and Co., typefounders, Sheffield - is a severe loss to the city. Sir Henry, who had served in the office of mayor, had been foremost in the educational, municipal, and social life of Sheffield for many years, and no man had laboured more diligently and ably, or contributed more generously, to the great schemes of public enterprise which had been so marked a feature of Sheffield history during the last twenty-five or thirty years. Sir Henry's partner - Major Blake, of Eccleshall - died only a week or two ago.



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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 Census
  6. 1901 Census
  7. The Engineer 1904/09/02