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Isaac Arrowsmith

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Isaac Arrowsmith of Worcester

1802 Born in Birmingham

1841 Isaac Arrowsmith printer lived in Worcestershire with Louisa Arrowsmith, Phoebe Arrowsmith, William Arrowsmith, Ann Arrowsmith, Isaac Arrowsmith, Jas Arrowsmith[1]

Mid 19th century: Arrowsmith was a leading figure in Worcester Political Union

Founder member of Worcester Typographical Society

Proprietor of the Worcester Chronicle.

1851 Isaac Arrowsmith 49, newspaper proprietor, lived in Worcester with Louisa Arrowsmith 48, Elizabeth Arrowsmith 22, William Arrowsmith 19, printer's apprentice, Ann B Arrowsmith 16, Isaac M Arrowsmith 13, James W Arrowsmith 11, Anna M Arrowsmith 9, Catherine Arrowsmith 4[2]

1854 Isaac Arrowsmith moved to Bristol, where he entered into partnership with Hugh Evans, stationer and bookseller, of Clare Street. Their first joint venture was a penny "Time Table of Steam Packets and Railways", which appeared in July 1854.

The partnership ended in 1857, when Isaac Arrowsmith moved to 11 Quay Street. The Arrowsmith business expanded, including much printing work for the Great Western Railway.

1861 Isaac Arrowsmith 59, printer, lived in Bristol with Louisa Arrowsmith 59, Catherine Arrowsmith 14[3]

1871 Isaac died; the business passed to his son James Williams Arrowsmith

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  • [1] National Archives