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John B. Higgs

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John Birch Higgs, of Coven, Wolverhampton (1881).

1835 Born in Alvechurch, Warwickshire

1861/2 Patents with John Smith of Coven

1864 Dissolution of partnership Smith and Higgs

1868 Steam Thrashing Machine Proprietor, of Coven, Brewood, Staffs[1]

1881 Exhibited at the 1881 Royal Agricultural Show a land cleaner and pulveriser.

1881 Machine proprietor, living in Coven, with Mary A. Higgs 52, Edith M. Higgs 13, Minnie G. Higgs 11[2]

1902 Died[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1868 Post Office Directory
  2. 1881 census
  3. National Probate Calendar