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Thomas Bradley (1825-1897)

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1825 Born in Sedgley, son of William, a labourer, and Rose Bradley[1]

1854 A contractor; married Elizabeth Smith in Birmingham[2]

Partner with his brother Isaac in Thomas and Isaac Bradley makers of pig-iron and other castings at Caponfield furnaces.

1871 Iron master, living in Bilston; although an "employer", the number of employees was to be returned on the census by the "senior partner"; living with Elizabeth Bradley 44, Walter Smith Bradley 16, Albert Smith Bradley 12[3]

1881 Ironmaster, in West Bromwich, with Elizabeth Bradley 51, Walter S. Bradley, ironmaster, 26, William Henry Bradley 17, ironmaster, Annie L. Bradley 14[4]

1891 Ironmaster, visiting Hampshire with his wife at the time of the census [5]

1894 Colliery Secretary, of West Bromwich, when he became executor of James Bradley, surgeon[6]

1897 Died[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. Marriage register
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. London Gazette 27 April1894
  7. BMD