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James Williams Arrowsmith

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c.1840 Born son of Isaac Arrowsmith

1861 James W Arrowsmith 21, a house carpenter, boarding in Weston super Mare[1]

1871 James Williams was managing of a printing office, living in Bristol with his parents and siblings[2]

1871 James Williams took over his father's printing business when he died, which became J. W. Arrowsmith

James Williams developed the publishing side of the business, with great success.

1881 James W. Arrowsmith 41, printer and publisher, lived in White Ladies Road, Bristol with his nephew Harry Arrowsmith 23 and niece Catherine J. Tree 16[3]

He became a leading figure in Bristol public life.

1891 James W Arrowsmith 51, printer and publisher, employer, lived in Westbury on Trym with his wife Kate Arrowsmith 36[4]

1893 Organised the Bristol Exhibition of Industrial and Fine Arts[5]

1911 James William Arrowsmith 71, printer and publisher, widower, lived in Clifton[6]

1913 On his death in 1913 his nephew, J.A. Arrowsmith-Brown succeeded to the business.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. [1]
  6. 1911 census
  • [2] National Archives