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Henry Henry b1813 Mogilov Belarus to Manchester England

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The History of Henry Henry

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Henry Henry & Ann Alice Milner
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6 children including
Mary Alice Henry m Arthur Denham Finch

Henry Henry was born in Mogilov in 1813. On his marriage certificate 18th May 1840, his father is shown as Phineas Henry, Silk manufacturer. His father was born in 1789.

Phineas became a naturalised British citizen in 1845 at the age of 56, having lived here for 25 yrs. His naturalisation papers were signed by the mayor of Manchester and said he was a native of Mogilov.

The 1851 census shows Phineas him living at 'Parkfield' , Withington, Manchester. He is a widower age 63, his occupation is merchant & he was born in Russia. There are 2 servants.

He died on 30th Oct 1857 @ Kersal cottage, Great Warford (in the Cheshire countryside, a few miles from Manchester). The cause of death is serous apoplexy. He is a gentleman aged 68. His son, Henry Henry is in attendance, his address is 149 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester.

A book by Bill Williams about the Jews of Manchester says that Phineas Henry had a seat at the Halliwell St synagogue from 1825-1827. In 1827 he was the 1st Jewish resident in the Southern suburbs at Clarendon St, Chorlton Row.

Philip Harts (my source) uncle told him that his mother (nee Emma Mason, b. 1875) said the Henry family came from a Russian Jewish background. Phineas was widowed (we dont know when) & married an English woman (no record of it). The story is "his own family came over from Russia & drove round his home in a black carriage, a custom which showed 'he was dead', to his family." The family were said to have connections with the Tsar & cut off any inheritance to the English side.


Henry was married in the parish church of St. Michaels Appleby in Westmorland to Ann Alice Milner. His occupation is pattern designer. His residence is shown as Cheetham Hill, Manchester. His wife is living in Battleborough, Westmorland, where her father, James Milner, is a school master.

In the 1841 census the family is living at 169 Medlock St, Hulme. His occupation is pattern designer, aged 25, Ann Alice 25 & Mary Milner 50 (her mother!) Plus a house servant (Nb- rounded ages are shown on the 1841 census)

I have no 1851 census record at the moment.

After his father's death he owned a cigar store in a prestigious location in Picadilly, Manchester.
He was widowed on 6th Feb, 1862 when living at 114 Chatham St. Ann Alice Henry died aged 45 of rheumatism. Henry was present at her death and was a tobacconist at the time. I believe you have his details on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.

I haven't looked for him on the 1891 census.

He died aged 81 at 461 Edge Lane, Droylsdon, a suburb of Manchester. His cause of death was senile decay. His son, Alfred Henry, was present at his death on 17th August 1894.

Ann Alice Henry (nee Milner) was christened at St Mary's Nottingham on 25th Nov 1813 (IGI). The 1861 census shows her place of birth in an illegible beginning, it should read Nottingham. Her mother was probably Ann Hirst.

Her father, James Milner was probably christened at the same church on 18th Feb 1786, the son of Robert and Mary Milner (see IGI)

Phineas and Peter Henry (brothers) came to Manchester from Mogilov (now in Belarus). Their parents were Jews. They established a successfulsilk factory in Fountain Street.

Surnames: FINCH HART HENRY HIRST MILNER WILLIAMS
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Dibbles , from Brisbane Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2006. is researching the following names: PIETSCH, MUNN, HOATH and 56 other(s).

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