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James W. Flavell

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Nephew of William Bown

1871 Living at 388 Summer Lane / Brearley St, Birmingham: William Bown (age 31 born Birmingham), a Manufacturer of Sewing Machine. With his wife Emily Bown (age 34 born Birmingham). Also his nephew James Flavell (age 6 born Birmingham). Two servants.[1]

1881 Living at Melton House, Park Road, Handsworth: William Bown (age 46 born Birmingham), a Manufacturer employing 96 men and 60 females - and a Widower. With his nephew James W. Flavell (age 16 born Birmingham), a Clerk.[2]

1893 Director of William Bown. Of Holly Lawn, Beech Lane, near Birmingham. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 census
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 15 July 1893