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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Henry Wilson (1825-1901)

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Henry Wilson (1825-1901), pioneer in woodworking machinery.

Manager for Powis, James and Co for many years.

1825 Born at Houghton-le-Skerne, Durham, the son of Thomas Hodgson Wilson and his wife Elizabeth Wilson

1851 Living at 4 Brunswick Street, Darlington: Thomas Wilson (age 48 born Bentham, Yks.), Mechanic. With his wife Elizabeth Wilson (age 50 born Commiscliffe, Durham) and their children Henry Wilson (age 26 born Houghton-le-Skerne), Mechanic; Robert Wilson (age 24 born Houghton-le-Skerne), Mechanic; Catherine Wilson (age 19 born Houghton-le-Skerne); and Thomas Wilson (age 16 born Houghton-le-Skerne), Mechanic. [1]

1855 Married at Easington, Durham, to Jane Gardner

1861 Living at Victoria Iron Works, Southwark: Henry Wilson (age 36 born Darlington), Engineer. With his wife Jane Wilson (age 24 born Midlesboro) and their children Mary E. Wilson (age 6 born Middlesboro) and Thomas Wilson (age 3 born Lambeth). Also a Boarder Thomas Wilson (age 59 born Yks), Engineer. [2]

1871 Living at 2 Richmond Terrace, Southwark: Henry Wilson (age 46 born Houghton-le-Skerne, Durham), Engineer's Manager. With his wife Jane Wilson (age 34 born Middlesboro') and their son Thomas Wilson (age 13 born Blackfiars Road, Surrey).[3]

1891 Living at 80 Boyson Road, Newington: Henry Wilson (age 66 born Haughton), Saw Mill Engineer. With his wife Jane Wilson (age 54 born Middlesboro) and their two daughters and Lilian Wilson (age 15 born Lambeth) and Catherine Wilson (age 13 born Camberwell).[4]

1901 November 4th. Died. 'We regret to have to announce the death of one of the "old time" engineers. Mr. Henry Wilson died at an advanced age on November 4th at Walworth. Mr. Wilson was one of the pioneers in wood-working machinery in England, and was for many years manager for the late firm of Powis James and Co., Victoria Works, Lambeth. He introduced numerous improvements and new machines, including mortising, tenoning, and boring machines.'[5]


1901 Obituary.[6]



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