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John Rabone (1797-1868)

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John Rabone (1797-1868) of John Rabone and Sons

1797 Born in Birmingham the son of John Rabone and his wife Elizabeth Shepherd (or Michael Rabone and his wife Elizabeth)

1819 October 8th. Married in Birmingham to Mary Braggs

1821 Birth of son John Rabone (1820-1892)

1825 Birth of daughter Elizabeth (1825-1905)

1827 Birth of son Samuel Clarke Rabone (1827-1904)

1841 Living at 61 St. Paul's Square, Birmingham: John Rabone (age c40). With Mary Rabone (age c50); Elizabeth Rabone (age c75); John Rabone (age c20); William Rabone (age c15), App Printer; Elizabeth Rabone (age c15); and Samuel Rabone (age c13).[1]

1851 Living at St. Paul's Square, Birmingham: John Rabone (age 54 born Birmingham), Rule Maker employing 10 men, 9 boys and 3 Women. With his wife Mary Rabone (age 63 born Birmingham) and their two children Elizabeth Rabone (age 25 born Birmingham) and Samuel Clarke Rabone (age 23 born Birmingham), Cabinet Case Maker. One Servant.[2]

1868 April 29th. Died, late of 60 Northampton Street and of 61 St, Paul's Square, Birmingham, rule maker. Probate to his widow Mary and to William Hair Hasler, jeweller.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census