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1825 Born in Sedgley, son of William, a labourer, and Rose Bradley
1854 A contractor; married Elizabeth Smith in Birmingham
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
1891 Ironmaster, visiting Hampshire with his wife at the time of the census 
1894 Colliery Secretary, of West Bromwich, when he became executor of James Bradley, surgeon