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John Archibald Kenrick

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John Archibald Kenrick (1869-1933), of Archibald Kenrick and Sons

1869 Born in King's Norton, son of John Arthur Kenrick[1]

1886 Educated at City and Guilds Institute, London, under Professor Parry

1888 Apprenticed at Kitsons, Leeds

1890 Joined Archibald Kenrick and Sons

1902 John Archibald Kenrick was a director of Kenricks and of Elliotts Metal Co, Selly Oak

1902 Member of I Mech E

1911 Archibald J. Kenrick, managing director of a cast iron holloware foundry, living in Edgbaston with his wife Grace 40, Joan Kenrick 11, Frances Kenrick 9, Albyun Kenrick 8, Rebecca Kenrick 5, Barbara Kenrick 3, Peter Kenrick 1[2]

1919 Chairman of E. G. Wrigley and Co[3]


1933 Obituary [4]

JOHN ARCHIBALD KENRICK was chairman of Messrs. Kenrick and Jefferson, and a director of Messrs. Archibald Kenrick and Sons, of West Bromwich, and of several other companies.

He was born in 1869 and received his education at Giggleswick Grammar School and at the City and Guilds of London Institute, Finsbury.

He served an apprenticeship from 1888 to 1890 with Messrs. Kitson and Company, Leeds, and subsequently entered his father's firm of Archibald Kenrick and Sons.

In 1902 he became a director. Mr. Kenrick's career was very largely concerned with West Bromwich municipal affairs, particularly with regard to education, and his work in this direction received recognition when he was presented with the Freedom of the Borough. He was Mayor of the County Borough of West Bromwich for 1912-13.

Mr. Kenrick had been a Member of the Institution since 1902.

His death occurred in London on 31st July 1933.


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census
  3. The Times, Jun 19, 1919
  4. 1933 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  • Mechanical Engineer Records