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William Henry Foster

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William Henry Foster MP (1846-1924)

1846 Born in Himley, Staffs, son of William Orme Foster

1881 William H. Foster 34, MP, JP, lived in London with Henrietta G. Foster 31, Grace E. Foster 5, Mabel Foster 3, Unchristened infant[1]

1899 After his father's death William Henry Foster took on John Bradley and Co.

1901 William H Foster 54, magistrate, proprietor of collieries, worker, lived in Shifnal with Henrietta G Foster 51, Dorothy F Foster 12[2]

1911 William Henry Foster 64, landowner, colliery proprietor, employer, lived in Shifnal with Henrietta Grace Foster 61[3]

1913 Preferring other pursuits, William sold the company's collieries.

1919 William Henry Foster sold the Bradley business to Edward J. Taylor of Wollescote Hall near Stourbridge for £15,000[4].

1924 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. Agreement re: Sale of the Business of John Bradley & Co[1]