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Richard Potter Pearn

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Richard Potter Pearn (c1817-1890)

1851 Living at 11 Cooper Street, Manchester: Richard Pearn (age 35 born Teignmouth), Tailor employing 5 men. With his wife Elizabeth Pearn (age 32 born Leigh) and their four children; Fredrick Pearn (age 7 born London); Emma Pearn (age 4 born London); Sinclair Pearn (age 2 born Manchester); and Frank Pearn (age one month born Manchester). Also a visitor and a servant. [1]

1861 Living at Moss Lane, 8 Hutton Street, Manchester: Richard Pearn (age 44 born Dawlish), Tailor employing 12 men and 2 boys. With his wife Elizabeth Pearn (age 44 born Handcross, Sussex) and their two children; Lousia Pearn (age 8 born Manchester) and William Pearn (age 2 born Manchester). Also an apprentice and one servant.[2]

1890 April 4th. Died

1890 Settlement of his estate. '...the estate of Richard Potter Pearn, late of No. 96, Mosley- street, in the city of Manchester, and of Rock Villa, Hereford-street, Sale, in the county of Chester, Tailor and Draper, deceased (who died on the 4th day of April, 1890, and whose will, with a codicil thereto, was proved in the District Registry at Chester of the Probate Division attached to the High Court of Justice, on the 11th day of October, 1890, by Sinclair Pearn, of Burnage House, Burnage, near the said city of Manchester, Engineer, and Frank Pearn, of Willow Bank, Heaton Chapel, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer, the executors named in the said will)...'[3]

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