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John Hare Leonard

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John Hare Leonard (1823-1895) of Carless, Capel and Leonard

1823 Born in Brislington, Somerset, son of Alderman Robert Leonard, ironmonger and involved in coal mining, and his wife Martha Ann (nee Hare)[1] [2]

1851 Ironmonger in Brislington

Married Ellen (b.1829)

1857 Birth of son William John Leonard

1861 Iron Merchant, living in Clifton with Ellen Leonard 32, Arthur G Leonard 2, Charles H Leonard 4 mo., and servants[3]

1871 Director of Bristol Wagon Works Co Ltd; living in Clifton with Ellen Leonard 42, Samuel H Leonard 16, William J Leonard 14, Arthur G Leonard 12, Robert N Leonard 6, Ellen M Leonard 4, and servants[4]

1872 Became a partner in Hope Chemical Works, Hackney, which became Carless, Capel and Leonard

1881 Living in Islington; importer and refiner of petroleum, etc[5]

1891 Living Highbury, petroleum importer and refiner and naptha distiller[6]

1895 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. bmd
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census