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Henry Brecknell, Senior

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c.1826 Born in Bath

1851 Henry Bracknell 25, brass fitter, lodger in Clifton[1]

1854 Henry Bracknell established his business[2]

1859 Patent to Henry Brecknell, of the city of Bristol, Brassfounder, and John Dyer, of the same place, Gentlemanm for Improvements in cocks and valves[3]

c.1860 presumably founded the business that became H. Brecknell and Son

1880 Buried in Holy Trinity, St Philip, Bristol[4]

  • NB this person seems to have much the same attributes as Job Brecknell, who does appear in the 1861 and 1871 censuses.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. Wabtec website
  3. London Gazette 22 Feb 1859
  4. Parish records