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Alfred Hitchon

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Alfred Hitchon (c1848-1944), Vice Chairman of Howard and Bullough and founder of Hitchon Gear and Automobile Co

1867 Married at Padiham to Mary Lord

1881 Living at 51 Steiner Street, Accrington: Alfred Hitchon (age 33 born Simonston, Lancs), Mechanic. With his wife Mary Hitchon (age 32 born Sawley, Yks) and their three children; Ughtred Hitchon (age 10 born Padiham); Edwin Hitchon (age 6 born Barrowford?, Lancs); and John R. Hitchon (age 4 born Barrowford?, Lancs).[1]

1911 Living at Clayton Manor, Clayton Le Dale, Lancashire: Alfred Hitchon (age 63 born Simonstone near Whalley, Lancs), Director and Works Manager - Textile Machinery. With his wife Mary Hitchon (age 62 born Sawley, Yks.). Also his niece. One servant.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  • Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1903