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Henry Berry (1853-1919)

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of Croydon Works, Leeds.

1853 Born in Sowerby Bridge, Yorks[1], son of Francis Berry, iron founder, and his wife Esther.

1871 Francis Berry 47, master engineers tool maker, employing 143 hands, lived in Sowerby Bridge, with Esther Berry 49, Harriet Berry 22, George Berry 19, engineers tool fitter, Henry Berry 18, mechanical draughtsman, Walter Berry 16, Arthur Berry 14, Esther Berry 11, and his mother Elizabeth Berry 83[2]

c.1880 His brothers George and Arthur, their wives and sister Mary emigrated to Australia[3]

1880 Death of his father in Halifax[4]

1881 Birth of his daughter Ethel in Gloucester[5]

1883 Henry founded his company Henry Berry and Co

1891 Henry Berry 38, engine and machine maker, employer, lived in Whitkirk, Hunslet, with Sarah Ann Berry 31, Ethel M M Berry 10, Frances E Berry 6, Constance Berry 3, Esther Berry 69[6]

1893 Joined I Mech E

1901 Henry Berry, hydraulic engineer, in Oulton with Woodlesford, Yorkshire[7]

1911 Hydraulic Engineer (employer), lived in North Leeds, with Sarah Ann Berry 50, Ethel Maude Mary Berry 30, Frances Evelyn Berry 26, and his nephew Walter Berry 23, manager of an engineering works[8]

1919 Died in Leeds[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. Victoria Passenger List
  4. BMD
  5. 1911 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1901 census
  8. 1911 census
  9. National Probate Calendar