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John Poulton Whitehead

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John Poulton Whitehead (c1804-1886) of Bow Street, Bilston

1804 Born at Bridgnorth the son of John Bickerton Whitehead and his wife Nancy Poulton

Married Mary Ann

1850 Listed as John Poulton Whitehead, manufacturer of every description of blank trays and waiters, Bow Street.[1]

1881 Living at 4 Bow Street, Bilston: John P. Whitehead (age 77 born Bridgnorth), Blank Tray Manufacturer employing 3 men and 7 boys. Widower. Two servants.[2]

1886 Died and the business passed to Joseph Sankey and Sons

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Sources of Information

  1. 1850 Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire
  2. 1881 census