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John Walsh Walsh (1805-1864)

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1805 Born in Bulwell, Notts

He claimed that his strange name came about because the sponsors at his baptism were rather nervous and instead of saying just the Christian name John, said John Walsh, which made him John Walsh Walsh for the rest of his life. Church registers of the period, however, do not support his story. The name was continued for his son and his grandson.

1850 Walsh was already well-known as a businessman in Birmingham when he bought an established glass factory in Lodge Road, Winson Green - see John Walsh Walsh

1851 John Walsh Walsh 46, soda water maker, mustard maker, Kent glass maker, patent glue maker, dealer in cigar tobacco, etc, etc, lived in Kings Norton, with Jane Louisa Walsh 27, Ellen Eliza Walsh 9, Mandle Walsh 8, John Walsh 1 3 Mo[1]

1861 John Walsh Walsh, flint glass manufacturer, employing 49 men, 10 women and 12 boys, lived in Lodge Road, All Saints, Birmingham with Jane L Walsh 38, Mary A Walsh 20, Ellen E Walsh 19, Edward Maud Walsh 18, glass manufacturer, John W Walsh 11, Esa Walsh 7[2]

1863 Lived in Lodge Road, Birmingham (which is where his glass works was located)[3]

1864 Died in Birmingham

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. Marriage of his daughter Ellen