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Frederick Smith (Dudley)

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Leading engineer (Chief agent) at the Round Oak Works.

1824 Born in Tipton, son of Richard Smith and his wife Elizabeth.

1851 Agent, living in Brierley Hill, Kingswinford[1]

Succeeded his father as the manager of the Round Oak Works, assisted by Mr. Smith Casson[2]

1870 Living at The Priory, Dudley

c.1870 he adopted the surname Shenstone after he inherited an estate at Shenstone in Staffordshire from his father in about 1870.[3]

Moved to Sussex

1916 Died in Sussex

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. The Engineer 1868/03/20
  3. [1]