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Tom Swift Peacock

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Tom Swift Peacock (c1869-c1946) of GKN and other companies

c1869 Born in Huddersfield the son of James peacock, Draper's Manager, and his wife Martha.

1911 Living at New Mills House, Walsall: Tom Swift Peacock (age 42 born Huddersfield), Nut and Bolt manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Elizabeth Amy Peacock (age 42 born Barrow-in-Furness) and their three children; Kenneth Swift Peacock (age 9 born Walsall); Audrey Wootton Peacock (age 6 born Walsall); and Natalie Peacock (age 4 months born Walsall). Married 14 years with four children. Three servants.[1]

1946 Deputy chairman of Singleton and Cole.[2]

1946 February 16th. Died.

1946 Probate. 'Mr. Tom Swift Peacock, J.P., of Summerhill Grange, Kingswinford, Staffs., deputy chairman of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds Ltd., and a director of the British Screw Co., Ltd., of Leeds., John Lysaght and Co., of Newport, Exors of James Mills Ltd., of Stockport, and other companies, who died on February 16 last, aged 77 years, left £239,476 gross, with net personalty £207,473. (Duty paid £72,615). Probate has been granted to his widow, his son Kenneth S. Peacock, of Lower Coscombe, Temple Guiting, Glos., Maurice H. Tollit, of Lanswood, Wordsley, Stourbridge, and Archibald F. Gadsby, of Zoyland, The Holloway, Alvechurch, Worcs.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 22 May 1946
  3. Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 10 December 1946