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Henry Stephenson

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Sir Henry Stephenson (c1827-1904), founder of Stephenson, Blake and Co.

1891 Living at The Glen, Endcliffe Road, Nether Hallam: Henry Stephenson (age 64 born Sheffield), Typefounder, Magistrate and Employer. With his wife Emma Stephenson (age 54 born Sheffield) and their two children Henry K. Stephenson (age 25 born Sheffield), Typefounder, and Emma Stephenson (age 19 born Sheffield). Also a visitor and eight servants.[1]

1901 Living at 47 Endcliffe Vale road, Hallam: Henry Stephenson (age 74 born Sheffield), Typefounder and Employer. With his wife Emma Stephenson (age 64 born Sheffield). Also a visitor and six servants.[2]


1904 Obituary [3]

The death or Sir Henry Stephenson - Stephenson, Blake and Co., typefounders, Sheffield - is a severe loss to the city. Sir Henry, who had served in the office of mayor, had been foremost in the educational, municipal, and social life of Sheffield for many years, and no man had laboured more diligently and ably, or contributed more generously, to the great schemes of public enterprise which had been so marked a feature of Sheffield history during the last twenty-five or thirty years. Sir Henry's partner - Major Blake, of Eccleshall - died only a week or two ago.



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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1901 Census
  3. The Engineer 1904/09/02