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Thomas Francis (1829-1915)

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1829 Born, son of Thomas and Harriet Francis, iron founder, of Edgbaston[1]

1838 Baptism of Thomas[2]

1849 Operated an iron foundry at 287 Bradford St, Birmingham; living at Priory Villa, Edgbaston[3] (NB this may apply to the father)

1861 Thomas Francis (b 1830 Edgbaston), was a malleable iron manufacturer, living in Aston with Emily Francis 22[4]

1868 (Malleable) iron founder of Liverpool St, Birmingham[5]

1871 Manufacturer, age 40, living in Kings Norton with Emily Francis 30[6] - Thomas Francis and Co

1881 Iron founder, age 48, boarding in Aston[7]

1891 Malleable iron founder, age 58, living in Kings Norton with Emily Francis 45, Cyril G Francis 19[8]

1911 Thomas Francis 78, malleable iron founder, lived in Edgbaston with Emily Francis 65[9]

1915 Thomas Francis, age 86, of Lion Nail Works, Sparkbrook, and Carpenter Road, Edgbaston, died in Kings Norton[10][11]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms
  2. BMD
  3. 1850 White's Directory
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1868 Kelly's Directory
  6. 1871 census
  7. 1881 census
  8. 1891 census
  9. 1911 census
  10. BMD
  11. National Probate Calendar