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John Bates (c1803- )
1850 Listed as John Bates, Iron Dealer, Oxford Street, Bilston. 
1851 Living at Oxford Street, Bilston: John Bates (age 48 born Bilston), Iron Merchant. With his wife Hannah Bates (age 47 born Willenhall). Also three nieces.