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Henry Hughes (c1834- ) was a timber merchant engineer
1857 Making Thrashing Machines at Falcon Works, Loughborough
1861 Living at Regent Street, Loughborough: Henry Hughes (age 27 born St. James, London), Timber Merchant. With his wife Emma Hughes (age 22 born Loughborough) and their two daughters Frances M. S. Hughes (age 2 born Loughborough) and Eleanor Hughes (age 1 born Loughborough). Also one orphan (Herbet Gibson age 7) and one servant.
1861 Making wagons at Falcon works as Hughes and March
1862 of Regent Street, Loughborough, exhibited beehives at the 1862 London Exhibition
1862 of Falcon Works, Loughborough, exhibited models of plant used by railway contractors at the 1862 London Exhibition
1865 He began building horse-drawn tramcars and railway rolling stock - see Henry Hughes and Co.
1871 Living at 70 Regent Street, Leicester: Henry Hughes (age 37 born St. Geo., Mddx.), Mechanical Engineer employing two partners, 120 men and 55 boys. With his wife Emma Hughes (age 32 born Loughborough) and their seven children; Frances M. S. Hughes (age 12 born Loughborough); Eleanor Hughes (age 11 born Loughborough); Henry Hughes (age 9 born Loughborough); Emma C. A. Hughes (age 7 born Loughborough); Leonard C. Hughes (age 5 born Loughborough); William E. Hughes (age 3 born Loughborough); and Margaret A. Hughes (age 1 born Loughborough). Four servants. 
1881 Living at Falcon Cottage, Loughborough: Henry Hughes (age 47 born London, St. Geo. Han. Sq.), Civil Engineer. With his wife and their ten children; Emma Hughes (age 42 born Loughborough); Eleanor Hughes (age 21 born Loughborough); Emma C. A. Hughes (age 17 born Loughborough); Leonard S. Hughes (age 16 born Loughborough), Engineer's Apprentice; William E. Hughes (age 13 born Loughborough); Margaret A. Hughes (age 11 born Loughborough); Sybil M. Hughes (age 10 born Leicester); True G. Hughes (age 9 born Leicester); Jasper J. C. Hughes (age 6 born Leicester); Dorothy S. Hughes (age 4 born Leicester); and Harold G. Hughes (age 3 born Leicester). Two servants. Note: next abode is Albert Wootton, Manager at the Hughes Engine Works, with his family.
Later the business became Hughes's Locomotive and Tramway Engine Works