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Philip Henry Muntz

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Merchant, presumably partner in G. F. and P. H. Muntz, of Birmingham, maker of Muntz's Metal for sheathing ships

1811 Philip H. Muntz, born in Northfield, Worcestershire, second son of Philip Frederick Muntz and his wife Catharine nee Purden

1839 Was the first mayor of Birmingham after its incorporation[1]

By 1843 P. H. Muntz was deputy chairman of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce[2]

1851 Merchant and magistrate, living in Harborne with Wilhelmine Muntz 39, Maria M Muntz 19, Henry A Muntz 18, Frederic A Muntz 17, Emma L Muntz 14, Rosalie Muntz 13, Maria E Muntz 11, Phillip N Muntz 10, Laura Muntz 8, Florance A Muntz 4, George A Muntz 2, John R Munty 6 months[3]

1861 Living in Wooton Wawen, Stratford on Avon, with Wilhelmine age 49 (b. Germany), Henry A, age 28, Philip M age 20, Florence A age 15, George A age 12, John A age 10, Charles O age 8, Clara Alice age 9, Cathrine A age 5[4]

1866 P. H. Muntz and Co, Rolling Mills, Water Street, Birmingham[5]

1868 A merchant and manufacturer in Birmingham. Returned as a Liberal MP for Birmingham[6]

1885 Retired from Parliament

1888 Philip died at Somerset House, Leamington; executor: his son Frederick Augustus Muntz (1834-1891), a merchant and manufacturer[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent, December 27, 1888
  2. Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, August 19, 1843
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1866 Morris's Directory of Warwickshire with Birmingham
  6. The Times, Dec 05, 1868
  7. National Probate Calendar