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William Henry Avery (1812-1874) of W. and T. Avery
1812 Born in Birmingham the son of William Avery and his wife Elizabeth
1814 His father inherited the scale-beam making business from Joseph Balden
1843 By the time that his father died, both William and his brother Thomas were working in the scale-making business.
1851 William Henry Avery 38, manufacturer of scales and weighing machines, employing with partner 154 men and boys, lived in Kings Norton, with his sister Sarah Avery 25
1853 August 4th. Married in Edinburgh to Maria Richmond Beilby
1865 William Henry took sole charge of William and Thomas Avery
1871 Living at Norfolk Road, Edgbaston: William H. Avery (age 58 born Birmingham), Land Owner. Manufacturer employing 233 men and 71 boys and women. With his four children; William B. Avery (age 16 born Edgbaston); Edith E. Avery (age 13 born Edgbaston); Henry J. Avery (age 10 born Edgbaston); and Alice M. Avery (age 9 born Edgbaston). Also his sister-in-law Mary A. Beilby (age 36 Born Edinburgh). Four servants.
1874 Died in Birmingham
1879 The distribution of his assets took place