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John Palmer (c1835-1905) of John Palmer and Sons
c1835 Born the son of John Palmer
1841 Living in Hagley Road, Harborne, Staffs.: John Palmer (age c35), Steel Toy. With his wife Mary Palmer (age c40) and Charlotte Palmer (age c14), Mary Palmer (age c12), Thomas Palmer (age c12), Harriet Palmer (age c8), John Palmer (age c6), Eliza Palmer (age c4).
1851 Living in Harborne Lane, Harborne, Staffs.: John Palmer (age 47 born Chew Magna), Hammer Manufacturer employing 7 men and 2 boys. With his wife Mary Palmer (age 52 born North Fields, Worcs.) and their four children; Thomas Palmer (age 20 born Halesowen); Harriet Palmer (age 18 born Halesowen); John Palmer (age 16 born Halesowen); and Eliza Palmer (age 14 born Halesowen). 
1960 Married Mary Ann Brown
1901 Living in Hagley Road, Harborne: John Palmer (age 66 born Harborne), Heavy Steel Toy Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Mary A. Palmer (age 61 born Birmingham) and their three daughters; Edith A. Palmer (age 34 born Smethwick), Jewellers Clerk; Florence B. Palmer (age 32 born Smethwick), Dressmaker; and Elsie E. Palmer (age 21 born Birmingham),School Board Teacher. Note that the adjoining house is his brother Thomas Palmer.