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Henry Stothert

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H. Stothert cast iron lamp post in Bathwick, Bath
Cast iron lamp post in Bathwick, Bath

Henry Asprey Stothert (1797-1860) of Bath

1797 Born the son of George Stothert Senior and Elizabeth Asprey. There were three other brothers (John, William and Richard). They also had a brother by their father's first marriage, George.

By 1823 Henry was in partnership with his half brother George.

1826 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, George Stothert and Henry Stothert, of the City of Bath, Iron Founders, was dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

1827 Henry Stothert took control of Stothert's Philip Street foundry. In that year he took out Stothert's first patent (no. 5481), relating to ploughs.

1829 Birth of his son John Lum Stothert

By 1830 the foundry in Philip Street had been named the Newark Foundry

c.1834 Took on Robert Pitt as an apprentice

1836 or early 1837: Henry Stothert established another works in Bristol. This became Henry Stothert and Co

1844 Henry Stothert took into partnership his then managing engineer, George Rayno, and also Robert Pitt, the firm becoming Stothert, Rayno and Pitt.

1851 The shipbuilding yard of Lunell and Co was taken over by Stothert, Slaughter and Co and Henry Stothert was placed in charge as a separate undertaking.

1851 Living at Perrymead, Lyncombe, Bath: Henry Stothert (age 54 born Bath), Engineer. With his wife Bessy Stothert (age 50 born Stockport, Ches.) and their daughter Fanny Stothert (age 20 born Bath). Three servants.[2]

1852 Henry retired from the Stothert, Rayno and Pitt business and his share in the firm passed to John Lum Stothert

1860 Henry died

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Sources of Information

'The Evolution of a Family Firm - Stothert and Pitt of Bath' by Hugh Torrens, Stothert & Pitt, 1978