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Fred Watkin Page

Born 1858 at Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, son of Samuel PAGE, labourer, and his wife Charlotte SPENCER. He married Harriet PALMER of Great Doddington in 1881 and their children included Fred Bernard PAGE 1886 and Maud Harriet PAGE 1891. Fred first worked in the boot trade as a shoe riveter at Eaton, Northamptonshire and by the age of 30 he had built up his own Wellingborough boot-manufacturing establishment – F W Page & Co. The company specialised in high-grade footwear. He was president of the Wellingborough Manufacturers’ Association and a business associate and shareholder in the Public Benefit Boot Co for many years.  Northampton Mercury 23rd March 1934 Wellingborough people heard with regret of the death of Mr. Fred Watkin Page, at his home, Kent House, Palk road, Wellingborough, who passed away on Saturday, at the age of 75. prominent boot manufacturer, Mr. Page was a native of Wellingborough, he was apprenticed to the trade at Northampton, and for some time was manager for Messrs. K. Rudlen and Co., of Wellingborough. In 1891 he became manager of the Wellingborough Branch of the Public Benefit Boot Co., of Leeds, which business he took over in 1906, and traded as F. W. Page and Co. Mr. Page had been in poor health since December. In his younger days he was a prominent figure in amateur sport in Northamptonshire and the immediate neighbourhood. He won many trophies in the boxing ring, was a difficult man to beat on the cycling track, and was long distance walking champion. A keen cricketer, he kept wicket for the Wellingborough Club, and organised a Factories’ League. Mr. Page took an active part in the organisation of sporting fixtures in the town and district for many years, he was a keen motorist, and a first-class shot with a sporting gun. He did excellent work in other directions, and was a member of the Belief Committee formed during the Boer War. A Freemason of the Wentworth Lodge, he was one of the founders of the Hatton Lodge in Wellingborough. Mr. Page was twice married. His first wife died in 1910. Sympathy will be felt for the widow and one son and one daughter. A sister, Mrs. Capel, lives at Kettering, and a brother, Mr. William Page, Wellingborough. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the Service being at All Saints’ Church, Wellingborough, and the interment at the Doddington-road Cemetery. 

Fred Bernard page portrait

Fred Bernard Page

Born 1886 at Wellingborough, son of Fred Watkin PAGE, boot manufacturer, and his wife Harriet PALMER. He worked in the family footwear manufacturing business – F W Page & Co and was thoroughly competent in all aspects of the manufacturing process. He was a business associate of the Public Benefit Boot Co and well known in the boot trade. F W Page & Co at that time sold footwear under trademarks that included Submarine, Midland, Gaffer, Boss, Swashticker, Skipper and Point-to-Point.

James Ashdown Page
Born 1868 at Northchurch, Hertfordshire, son of Edward George PAGE, bottle and envelope manufacturer and tobacconist, and his wife Emma NICHOLLS. He married Eunice Thersa COOKE in 1897 and they adopted a son Charlie PAGE who was born c1902. He managed the company’s premises on Union Street, Torquay, Devon, from at least 1901 until 1911.

Torquay Times April 1905  J. A. PAGE, THE LOCAL MANAGER of the Public Benefit Boot Company, Union Street, has been awarded the bronze medal in the recent open window-dressing competition organised by the Boot and Shoe Trades’ Journal. There were over 400 competitors, and only four awards

Torquay Times June 1908 Obstruction —Overhanging Boots and James A. Page. 34, manager, of the Public Benefit Boot Company’s shop in Union Street was summoned for obstructing the footpath. P.C. Ridgeway stated that on the 13th. ult., at 6.45, saw a number of pairs of boots hanging from a rod outside the window the shop. They were overhanging the footpath to the extent of seven inches. excerpt form a longer passage consult Torquay Southern Branches P-Z

William Richard Pagett
Born 1868 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, son of Eli PAGETT, boot-maker, and his wife Betsy. He worked initially in local carpet works but by the 1890’s he had followed his father into the boot trade. In the mid-1890’s he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 6 Church Gate, Loughborough. By 1901 he was managing a boot shop in Worthing, Sussex and in 1911 he managed a boot shop at Westbourne, Bournemouth. He married Mary HOUGHTON in 1902 at Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and their children included Dorothy Mary  c1904, Archibald James c1906 and Ellen Muriel  c1908.

Thomas Henry Palmer
Born 1879 at Gloucester, son of Thomas Arthur PALMER, printer compositor, and his wife Mary Ann WILKES. He married Rosa Ethel HILLIER in 1900 he worked at Gloucester branch 5 Eastgate Street as an assistant. 1906 at London where he worked as assistant and they had a daughter Violet Evelyn Mary born 1908. 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 124 Lawrence Hill, Bristol.

Gloucester Journal April 1900 Martha Fryer Seymour Road & Isabella Birch Royal Oak Yard Westgate Street were charged by P.C Collett with stealing a pair of shoes value 4s 11d from the Public Benefit Boot company shop in 5 Eastgate Street. Gloucester Thomas Henry Palmer an assistant at the shop was responsible for hanging several pairs of boots, the pair produced were amongst them, and missed them the same evening. Harry Sevier assistant to Mrs Goldberg pawnbroker informed that the shoes had been pledged for 2s 6d. Fryer and Birch (mother and daughter respectively)  were questioned and later charged, sent to gaol for seven days with hard labour

Mr Ernest Parker 

Manager of 72 Lumley Road Skegness in 1933. Previous service saw him at Wolverhampton branch. This short statement in the:Skegness Standard Nov 1936 “The generosity of local butchers and other tradespeople enables a quantity of really delicious and nourishing soup to be made, and there is no question that it is very greatly appreciated, particularly, perhaps by parents of young children. Anything in the way of vegetable and other ingredients together with money for the purchase of the same will be gratefully received by Mr Ernest Parker (secretary) at the Public Benefit shop in Lumley road. Working off the report below Ernest is still manager of the Skegness Shop 1955

Mr. Anthony Edward Parker 

Skegness Standard April 1955 MARRIED at St James’ Church, Grimsby, on Easter Monday, were Mr. Anthony Edward Parker, of 72, Lumley Road, and Miss Anne Needham, of “Field House.” Goxhill, Grimsby. The bride, who was given away by her step-father Mr. A. Harriman, was dressed in white satin trimmed with pearls, and carried Miss Shirley Needham (sister) and Miss Rosalie ‘ Roberts, wore white taffeta and red lace. Best man was Mr. Alan Miller. A reception followed at the St James’ Church House. The ’groom is the only son Mr. and the late Mrs. D. C. Parker, 72, Lumley Road. Skegness, and is manager of the Grimsby branch of Benefit Footwear he and the best man are members of the ST. James’ church choir.

Mr Parr

Working initially for the Public Benefit Boot Co in Liverpool, he was subsequently moved to Doncaster, Sunderland and finally in 1937 to Stockton where he managed the company’s repair facility at 15 Norton Road. When the Stockton repair business closed in 1961 he started up his own business in Church Street.

Photo: Notts. & Lincs. At the Arboretum Nottingham June 26th 1924

H W Parsisson Rossington Branch Third Row 4th on the left

Photo  H W Parsisson

Rossington Branch from 1924 transferred to new Moorends branch in 2nd QTR 1927

Mr A. J. Pascall

Manager of Pub Ben. Branch in Trowbridge in Fore Street circa 1911 

Frederick Patch

Born 1876 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. He married Emily Tooke in 1905 and they had a daughter Dorothy Violet E born 1907 at Ipswich, Suffolk, He worked as a boot shop assistant in 1901 and was still there in 1907 

James Patch manager of 11 Carr Street Ipswich branch 1908 prosecuted by another boot shop manager 

East Anglian Daily Times Dec 1908 BOOT SHOP MANAGERS AT VARIANCE. James Patch, manager of the Public benefit Boot Company’s shop. Carr Street, was summoned by Ernest Edward Turner, manager of Messrs. Cash and Co.’s boot shop. Upper brook Street, for assaulting him, on November 28th.— Mr. A. S. Leighton prosecuted, and Mr G. C. Vores appeared on behalf of the defendant. Mr. Leighton briefly outlined the case. The prosecutor was manager for Messrs. Cash and Co. It appeared that six or seven weeks ago a customer of Cash’s had a pair of boots on approbation, and sent her son with the boots and a letter. By mistake the boy delivered the boots and the letter at the Public benefit Boot Company’s shop in Carr Street. The defendant received the boots and kept them for six weeks, when the boy called again, and he delivered them up. The prosecutor then went to defendant’s shop and demanded the reason why he had kept the boots, knowing, he must have done, that they were the property of Cash and Co. lost his temper, and pushed prosecutor out of the shop in very violent manner. His hat came off, and he nearly fell down in the street. Arthur Pollard, son of parents living Bramford Lane, stated that about seven weeks ago his mother sent him with a pair of boots and a letter to take to Cash and Co.’s shop in Upper Brook Street. By he mistake delivered both the boots and the letter to the Public Benefit Co. s shop. Defendant was in the shop at the time, and opened the letter, saying it would be all right. The prosecutor then went into the box, and stated that last Monday the boy brought back the boots, and told him they had been returned in error to the Public benefit Company, and that they had retained them for six weeks. Under the circumstances he went to see Mr. Patch, and asked him why he had kept the boots. He replied that the boots had been there for about six weeks. There was no note with thorn, and did not know who they belonged to. Prosecutor then said he could bring the lady who wrote the note forward to prove it. and he should report him (Mr Patch) to headquarters. Defendant then lost his temper, and catching hold of him by the back thrust him ont of the shop. nearly fell to the pavement, and his hat came off.

Henry Patient

Errand boy: Islington Gazette May 1894 THE BIRCH. Henry Patient, aged 15, errand-boy, of Dagmar-terrace, was charged on Tuesday, at the Clerkenwell Police-court, with stealing from the shop, 106, Upper-street, two dozen pairs of mohair laces, value 2s., and 12s. in money, the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company, Limited. Patient was in the employment of the prosecutors and did not turn up to his work on Monday, and the property mentioned in the charge and the money were missed from the shop. Patient was arrested on suspicion, and, when charged, admitted stealing the laces. Mr. Bros ordered the prisoner to receive three strokes with the birch rod. Consult London Islington Southern Branches H-O

Gertrude M Patrick

Born 1916 in Northumberland, daughter of John PATRICK and Margaret HISCOCK, in 1939 she married James NICHOLSON. Known as ‘Pat’, Mrs Nicholson continued to work as 2nd sales in the 1940’s at the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 38 Northumberland Street, Newcastle. Her brother also worked for the firm and managed the Wallsend branch.

John Henry Patrick
In 1885 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at Market Place, Alford, Lincolnshire.

Mr Patrick
The son of John PATRICK and Margaret HISCOCK and brother of Public Benefit Boo Co employee Gertrude M PATRICK, he managed the company’s premises at Wallsend on Tyne, Northumberland c 1950’s/ 1960’s.

Charles Henry Bruce Patterson

Born c1884 at Barnstaple, Devon, son of Henry PATTERSON, labourer and scaffold maker, and his wife Elizabeth Ann SYMONS. He married Florence DENDLE in 1907 and they had a son Peter J B PATTERSON 1916. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 16 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon.

Laura Patterson

Barnstaple North Devon Journal October 1916 Contravention of Lights order at Barnstaple shop. Laura Patterson acknowledged a charge in respect of being in charge whilst the manager was on holiday on the evening of 7th October. A brilliant light was being shone on the pavement. Consult Barnstaple Southern Branches A-G

Caroline Frances PAXTON
Born 1889 at Keynsham, Somerset, daughter of Thomas Henry Paxton, boot dealer, and his wife Emma Berwick CURL. In 1911 she worked as an assistant in the boot shop managed by her father at 212b Hotwell Road, Bristol. She did not marry and died at Bristol in 1969 aged 78.

Frederick Henry Paxton
Born 1883 at Northampton, son of Thomas Henry PAXTON, boot dealer, and his wife Emma Berwick CURL. In 1904 at Bristol he married Mercy May EDWARDS and they had children Maurice Fred PAXTON 1905 and Sydney Frank PAXTON 1911. In 1915 he enlisted at Bristol and served as a Gunner with Royal Regiment of Artillery. After the war he managed the Lennards Ltd branch at 176 City Road, Roath, Cardiff. He died at Cardiff in 1946 aged 61 and his widow Mercy died there in 1953 aged 67.

Lilian Emma Paxton
Born 1880 at Northampton, daughter of Thomas Henry PAXTON, boot dealer, and his wife Emma Berwick CURL. At the age of 20 she worked as an assistant in the boot shop managed by her father at 118 White Ladies Road, Bristol. In 1904 at Bristol she married George Sealy DAWES, a grain merchant. She died at Bristol on 26 August 1935 aged 54.

Percy Thomas Paxton
Born 1876 at Northampton, son of Thomas Henry PAXTON, boot manufacturer, and his wife Emma CURL. He married Kate Helena WESLEY in 1902 at Bristol and their children included Cyril Percy  1904 and Francis Thomas  1906. In 1911 he managed the company premises at 58-60 Oldham Street, Manchester, Lancashire. He was a Lennards Ltd shareholder. He died in 1953 aged 77 and his widow Kate died in 1962 aged 84.

Thomas Henry Paxton
Born 1854 at Bermondsey, London, son of Thomas Joseph PAXTON, boot manufacturer, and his wife Caroline Fisher ROLFE. He married Emma Berwick CURL in 1874 and their children included Percy Thomas 1876, Lilian Emma  1880, Frederick Henry PAXTON 1883 and Caroline Frances 1889. In 1891 he managed the company’s shoe factory at Keynsham. By 1901 he was manager of the boot shop at 118 White Ladies Road, Bristol where Lillian and Frederick assisted. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 212b Hotwell Road, Bristol, where their daughter Caroline continued to work at that branch. All four of his children assisted with the business at some stage. He died at Bristol in 1932 aged 78 and his widow Emma died there in 1935 aged 81.

Arthur George Pearce
Born 1881 at Turnham Green, Middlesex, son of Thomas Pearce, a London metropolitan police constable originally from St Columb Major, and his wife Mary. At the age of 20 he was a Torquay boot dealer’s assistant. He married Emily Matilda Perrott in 1904 at Newton Abbot, where he was likely to have been an assistant. In 1914 he managed the company’s branch at 8 Queen Street, Newton Abbot.

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Mrs W H Pearce & Mr W H Pearce 3rd row 10 & 11 from the left

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

W H Pearce Third Row 9th from the left

Mrs W H Pearce 2nd Row 7th on the left

Photo: W. H. Pearce

District inspector Nottingham District 1924

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925 A. Pearce 2nd row 3rd from the left

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

H A Pearce Third Row 6th on the left

Photo:  North managers at Roundhay Park Leeds July 9th 1924

H A Pearce Front Row last on the right Mrs Pearce Front row third from the right

Photo:  North managers at Roundhay Park Leeds July 9th 1924

Mr Pearson 

Manager for Stockton High Street branch attended the wedding of Brow Dickinson and his bride in 1907

A Pelmear York Branch Back Row 2nd from left

Photo  A Pelmear 

Manager of 53 Hendon Road Sunderland 1932. He is living at 2, Bentinck terrace, Bentinck Road, Newcastle in 1932

William Pendred 

Worker or young person victim of a breach of the factory act In the Wellingborough factory

Northampton Mercury March 1899 The Public Benefit Boot Company, Limited. Wellingborough, was summoned for breach the Factory Act by employing Walter Thompson, Nellie Perkins, and William Pendred during prohibited hours.—Fined 10s. and costs in each case.

George Pepper

Born 1884 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, son of Thomas PEPPER, farmer, and his wife Sarah Ann IRONS. He married Alice WALKER in 1908 and their children included Thomas Edward  1909 and Margaret A.1913. He worked initially as a boot shop assistant at Melton Mowbray and by 1911 managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 36 Westgate, Elland, West Yorkshire, where he died 28 June 1940 aged 56.

Cornelius Paul Perkins
Born 1869 at Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, son of Joseph William PERKINS, shoemaker, and his wife Rebecca RAWLINGS. He married Louisa Nora BIRCH in 1895 and they had a daughter Stella Alexandra PERKINS 1896. In 1901 Cornelius managed the company premises at 12 Green Street, Neath. He died in 1907 aged 38 and his widow Louisa died in 1930 aged 56.

Edward Dart Perkins
Born 1853 at Crediton, Devon, son of William PERKINS, domestic gardener, and his wife Ann DART. He married Agnes RAYMOND in 1882 and their children included Hilda Eliza PERKINS 1884 and Mabel Agnes R PERKINS 1892. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 9 Fore Street, Brixham, Devon. He died at Brixham 1 June 1938 aged 84.

Nellie Perkins

Nellie as a worker or young person is a victim of a breach of the factory act in the Wellingborough factory

Northampton Mercury March 1899 The Public Benefit Boot Company, Limited. Wellingborough, was summoned for breach the Factory Act by employing Walter Thompson, Nellie Perkins, and William Pendred during prohibited hours.—Fined 10s. and costs in each case.

David Levi Perry
Born 1876 at Llawhaden, Pembroke, Wales, son of George Perry, railway labourer, and his wife Mary Sermon. He married Mary Jane PAYNE in 1902 and their children included Vines Levi PERRY 1902, Violet May PERRY 1904 and George Haydon PERRY 1907. In 1901 he worked for the company as a shop assistant in Neath and from at least 1911 until 1918 he managed the company’s premises at Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Joseph Phillips

Illustrated Police news October 1896 A SILVER WATCH AND CHAIN FOR SOLVING A PUZZLE. AT the Swindon (Wilts) Police Court, Ernest Goode, a  Watch and Clock Makers’ at 184, Oxford Street, is charged with having  fraudulently obtained 16s from George Harris Leonard, of 7, Swindon Road, New Swindon, by means of a rebus puzzle advertisement, he was committed for trial at Salisbury Assizes, bail is being accepted. There were several other charges of the same nature against the accused. The puzzles were inserted in London weekly newspapers, and each person who sent a correct solution expected to receive a silver watch on paying 16s for a chain. Witnesses gave evidence that they solved the puzzle, applied for the watch, and forwarded the stipulated sum, but never received either watch or chain. According to expert evidence the trade value of  the watches was 9s or 9s 6d and of one of the chains 2s 6d to 3s. Among the witnesses examined who alleged , they had been defrauded were Joseph Phillips, manager of the Public Benefit Boot Company, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, a lad whose: parents live at Hindon, near Salisbury; an agricultural labourer, of Brettenham, Norfolk; and a painter living in Swindon

Manager of Uttoxeter Branch Firstly in 24 Oct 1896 Ill. Police News and then  managed the 6a Church Street Loughborough branch 1899-1909. He was also the prosecutor in a felony case at loughboro. 

Nottingham Journal Jan 1899 Sarah Ann Barlow, widow, of no fixed abode, was charged on remand with stealing metal teapot, the property of Joseph Cook, Oxford-street, Loughborough, value 3s. 6d This case was taken as a  test, and Mr. Deane therefore offered no defence in the following charges of stealing and receiving a pair of boots, value 5s. 11d., the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company.— Joseph Phillips, manager of the Loughborough branch of the boot company, identified the boots.—The next charge was with respect to a church service book, value 3a., the ‘property of Mr. A. E. Shelton, newsagent, of Church, gate, Loughborough.—Mr. Shelton identified the book as his property —The defendants were convicted on all the charges. Barlow was sentenced to one month’s hard labour on each charge, the sentences run concurrently. Ward was fined 30s., including costs, in each case, or one month, to run concurrently; in all £4 10s. or one month’s hard labour.

 

Mr Pickering 

New manager sent to Simms Cross

Clara Pickles

Born 1862 at Keighley, Yorkshire, daughter of George PICKLES, grinder at a tool works, and his wife Nanny WILD. From 1891 until 1911 she worked as a boot shop assistant at the Driffield premises managed for many years by her uncle and aunt, William and Mary BUTERFIELD. She married in 1913 to Thomas WILSON, a widower, who operated a drapery business in Market Place, Driffield. Clara died at Driffield 21 April 1919 aged 56 and her husband died the following year aged 71.

Mr Pilling 

New manager sent to new Branch Whitchurch 4th Qtr 1927

W. Pitchford

Manager & Window dresser.Gloucester Journal Sept 1931 Col.Lennard held a dinner in Gloucester in order to present to Mr W. Pitchford the manager with a Shield and a certificate for the winner of the best dressed window in their Eastgate premises. W.J.Newman district inspector expressed his wish that the shield would remain in his district for a long time.

T J Pitt 

Manager at 40-41 Smithford Street Coventry found 3rd QTR 1924 -1927

William Pollard

A worker in the Wellingborough factory as set out below

Stamford Mercury dec 1893 William Pollard, for embezzling two pairs of boots, the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company, was sent to prison for a month at Wellingborough Police court.

Charles Polly

Assistant at Parson Street Branch Banbury 1902.

……The Theft of a pair of Boots. Alfred Saunders, of fixed abode, was charged on remand with stealing a pair of boots, value 4s. lid. from the shop of the Public Benefit Boot Co., Parsons’ Street, on January 31st. P.C. Hirons repeated his statement as given on Saturday.—Charles Polly deposed that he was assistant to the Boot Company, and the boots produced were the property of his employers……. To view this case in full consult Southern branches A-G Banbury

Mr Ponter 

Manager at Stratford Road Birmingham Branch found 2nd Qtr 1925

Charles Hamilton Poole

Manager in London

Leamington Spa Courier Jan 1913 LEAMINGTONIAN’S SAD DEATH. A CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY.’ As briefly reported in a portion of our town edition last week, an inquest was held on Friday afternoon at Walworth Coroner’s Court concerning the death Frederick Allwood (25), whose body was recovered from the Thames the previous Monday. The deceased a son of Mr. and Mrs. Allwood, of 7, Queen Street, Leamington, and had of late been manager of the Euston Road branch of the Public Benefit Boot Company. It appears that he mysteriously disappeared about six weeks ago, all trace of him being lost until his body was found, as stated above. At the inquest Mrs. Emma Allwood, who gave her address as 7, Queen Street, Leamington, said that the deceased was her son, and had lived in Upper Porchester Street Paddington. She last saw him in August He had no difficulty or trouble so far as she knew, and he had not complained of ill-health. He was last seen alive the 20th November. She had since heard that he was dismissed at a minute’s notice from his employment which he had been for 10 years. Charles Hamilton Poole, who lodged with the deceased and who was manager of another branch of the business of the same firm, said that he had known deceased for four years. He understood that when the stock was taken in the branch which Allwood was employed, on November 15th, shortage of £12 to £14 was discovered. Allwood was instantly dismissed without any wages.—The Coroner: Is that usual? —Witness: I don’t think so. Mr. Poole said that the deceased was very much upset about his dismissal. stayed at his lodgings until the following Wednesday, spending his time walking about the streets. He was not as far as witness knew, looking for another situation. When he left he said he was going home. He had then only a few shillings in his possession. The jury returned a verdict of “Found drowned.” 

Albert Berry Popplewell

Born 1879 at Pudsey near Leeds, Yorkshire, son of John Alfred POPPLEWELL, woollen waste dealer, and his wife Elizabeth Ann BERRY. At the age of 21 Albert was a boot trade salesman and a shareholder in the Public Benefit Boot Co. He married Lucy CARR in 1903 and they had a son John Alfred POPPLEWELL 1906. In 1911 he was based in Pudsey and worked as a boot store keeper for the Leeds Co-Op Society. On 15 June 1916 he enlisted and served in France as a Corporal in the Army Pay Corps. He died at Roundhay, Leeds, 27 May 1934 aged 55.

William Postle
Born c1825 at Norwich, son of William POSTLE, cordwainer, and his wife Susannah. By the age of 15 he worked in the boot and shoe trade. He married Sarah GRAY of Norwich in 1850 and their children included Emma POSTLE 1850, William James POSTLE 1852 and Henry Walter POSTLE 1854. Following the death of his first wife he married Sarah A SOTHERN in 1866 at Norwich. In 1890 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 8 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich.

Samuel Frederick Potter
Born 1888 at Ripley, Derbyshire, son of William POTTER, coal miner, and his wife Harriett BUTLER. He married Elsie PONTER in 1910 at Birmingham and their children included Frederick G.  1911, Thomas H K. 1915, Elsie M. 1917 and Desmond C. 1924. In 1911 Samuel managed the company’s premises at 78 Lichfield Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire.

Mr & Mrs Potter

Lichfield Road Branch announce birth of a son found 3rd Qtr 1924

Edward Potts

Born 1874 at Stockport, Cheshire, son of Samuel POTTS, boot and shoe maker, and his wife Jane Ann JACKSON. In 1911 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 54 Market Place, Malton, Yorkshire.

Frederick Powell

Manager of a Dublin Branch 15 North Earl Street 

Dublin Daily Express Jan 1898 A clever arrest—William Cundy 30, giving an address as Mayor street, and described as a bootmaker, was charged by Detective officers Lonergan and Fawcett with having on the night of the 27th January broken into the boot shop, 15 North Earl street, by breaking a pane of glass, value £4. los, and putting in his hand and stealing £1 4s worth of boots, the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company. He was also charged with having the boots illegally in his possession , and offering them in pawn.. Other charges were preferred against the prisoner by the same detective Mr. Frederick Powell, manager of the Boot Company establishment identified the stolen boots.

William Tom Griffiths Preece
Born 1894 at Sutton, Herefordshire, son of John Charles PREECE, brewery horse-keeper, and his wife Emma Elizabeth GRIFFITHS. At the age of 16 he worked as a boot shop assistant at the company’s Worcester premises. He served in World War I and in 1921 at Worcester married Lilian HAMLETT.

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Mrs Price & Mr H. Price South Elmsall branch seated at the back in the charabanc

Photo: Mr Price 

Manager began working for Benefit in 1924 at South Elmsall

H Anthony Pritchard 

Manager 1918 of 16 Cannon Street Aberdare

Robert Prowse

The story winds on with more boys involved …..William Taylor, Frederick Taylor (cousins) both of Calenic Street and Albert Garrod of Charles Street  were charged with stealing and receiving two pairs of India Rubber heels value 2s from Public Benefit Boot Company. Robert Prowse an assistant at the P.BBCo shop said William Taylor was an errand boy at the shop. All the lads were fined and one was birched and fined. Excerpt only consult Truro Southern Branches P-Z

Charles Metcalfe Prudence

Born 1863 at Aberford, Yorkshire, son of Thomas PRUDENCE, grocer, and his wife Mary. He married Alice Gertrude BONE in 1889 and their children included Ernest Charles PRUDENCE 1890, Mabel Frances G PRUDENCE 1892 and Gladys May PRUDENCE 1897. He carried on his father’s grocery business in Main Street, Aberford and by the turn of the century he had expanded the business and sold footwear; in the 1897 Public Benefit Boot Co list of shareholders he was noted as a boot and shoe dealer. Both he and his wife Alice died at Knaresborough, West Yorkshire in 1943 aged in their 80’s.

Frederick Frank Puddicombe
Born 1890 at Torquay, Devon, son of Philip PUDDICOMBE, farrier, and his wife Alice Jane WEST. At the age of 21 he worked as a shop assistant, along with his cousin Horace John RUGG, at the Public Benefit Boot Co premises, 74 King Gardens, Plymouth, Devon. He died in 1914 aged 24.

Archie Henry Pullen

Born 1888 at Petworth, Sussex, son of John PULLEN, stableman and groom, and his wife Elizabeth Drew WOODS. Prior to enlisting in WWI he worked for Lennards as a boot shop assistant. He married Frances E FOSTER in 1921 and they had a daughter Joyce PULLEN 1923.

Thomas Frederick Pursehouse
Born 1869 at Sheffield, son of Henry Pursehouse, edge tool forger, and his wife Mary A. In 1882 he worked as an errand boy for William Henry Franklin at his Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 175 South Street, Moor. A felony case is set out below.                               Sheffield, Daily Telegraph  Dec 1882  at 175 South Street, Moor, 1882 (William Henry Franklin, proprietor A BAD CASE Mary Lambert 43 widow, charwoman and John William Clapstone 23 furnace-man were charged with having feloniously received from Thomas Frederick Pursehouse seven pairs of Boots the property of  William Henry Franklin boot and shoe dealer South Street, Park, Sheffield on the 30th Nov each prisoner were sentenced to hard labour for 18 calendar months consult P-Z northern branches

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Manager A Quartermaine Derby Road Nottingham front row last on the right

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

A Quartermaine Nottingham Branch Third Row 3rd from the last

Reginald Radclift 

North Devon Journal 22nd Feb 1912 The funeral of Mr. Reginald Radclift, manager of the Barnstaple branch of the Public Benefit Boot Co., whose death we recorded last week, took place on Thursday, the interment being made at Bideford. Members of the Barnstaple Tent of Rachabites attended, while members of the Bideford Tent awaited the procession at East-the-Water, and all proceeded to the Cemetery, where the funeral service was impressively conducted by the Rev. N. D. Thorp. The widow and her mother were unable to be present at the funeral, at which, the chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Radclift (father and mother); Miss L Radclift and Mr. H. Radclift sister and brother),  F. Isaacs, G. Morrish,  (Public Benefit Boot Company) . The floral tributes included handsome wreaths : —For my own dear Reg., from bis loving Ethel, from the widow From dear daddy’s boy, from the little son, Ellis ; From dear father and mother, Lil. and brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Radclift and family; In loving remembrance of dear Reg., from father, mother and Nellie, Porthill; From brothers and sisters in Ireland; Herbert, Lucy, and aunt Emily ; Uncle George and family. London ; Uncle Charlie, Aunt Let. and family ; Uncle John and Aunt Sarah. Barnstaple; Wesleyan Choir Barnstaple; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Barnstaple ; the staff of 26, High-street, Barnstaple; and Mr. Smith (Public Benefit Boot Company, Bide ford). 

Mr Ralph 

New manager sent to John O’ Groats Lincoln 1st QTR 1926

Mr Randall 

Sent to Ryhope Branch 1st Qtr 1926 still there in 1928

E G Rastrick 

Of Sleaford Branch found 1st QTR 1927

Mr Ratherham 

Manager of Boston found 4th QTR 1927

Francis Parker Ravenor

Born 1875 at Lymington, Hampshire, son of Henry Charles RAVENOR, house decorator, and his wife Elizabeth PARKER. He married Emma Louise WOOD in 1900 and their children included Frank Charles  1900, Alec Stanley 1903, Ethel Freda  1905 and Muriel Ellen  1907. At the age of 17 he worked as a boot shop assistant in Newbury, Berkshire, and from at least 1901 until 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 82 Old Town Street, Plymouth, Devon. He died at Plymouth in 1939 aged 65.

Photo: A. Redhead 

As seen in 1924 Repairs manager at St. Pauls, Street factory Leeds

Photo: N. Redhead 

 1926 assistant manager at Templar Street Repair factory.

Photo  The North Party at Middleton One Row July 22nd 1925

Mr Redhead front row last on the right

Photo:  North managers at Roundhay Park Leeds July 9th 1924

A R Redhead Second Row 1st in the left

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Mr G L Reed in the charabanc standing fourth from the left from Woodlands Branch

Mrs Reed in the charabanc seated at the back 4th (in front of the trio)

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

G L Reed Back Row last on the right

Mr G L Reed 

Newly appointed manager of Woodgate’s 2nd Qtr 1924 sent to manage Doncaster Branch 1st QTR 1926

Joseph Reed

Assistant at Penzance shop Green Market:     The Cornish Telegraph March 1902 A married woman Hester James of 8 Coulson Place & Beatrice Ellis aged 17 fined for stealing  two pairs of ladies boots and two pairs of childrens boots from the Public Benefit shop in Green Market property of Thomas Lennard and others. Assistant in the shop Joseph Reed of number 4 ST.Clare Street found empty boxes in the shop after he had served the two women. He was able to identify two pairs which he missed and two pairs of childrens’ shoes which he didn’t miss! (A long winded account but elder woman was fined £1 and costs and the other 2/6d in each case)

Frederick James Reed 

Assistant at the Yeovil branch at 7, High Street cited in 27th January 1899 Western gazette for embezzlement

William Burnell Rees

Born 25 May 1873 at Swansea, son of David Burnell REES, copper worker, and his wife Mary JONES. He married Irenia OXENHAM 5 June 1904 at Truro and their children included Burnell Oxenham REES 1908 and Rona REES 1912. For many years he and his wife managed the company’s boot retail premises in Market Square, Camborne, Cornwall. His wife Irenia died in 1941 aged 67 and he died at Camborne 17 March 1959 aged 85.

Edwin Reeves 

Born 1876 in London, son of Edwin Reeves a scientific instrument maker, and his wife Eliza Butcher. At the age of 14 Edwin Jr worked as a boot maker’s assistant in Hampshire and when he was 21 he married Anne Lennard at Gloucester. By the turn of the century he was living in High Street Bromley and managing one of Lennards Ltd shops.

Frank Reeves 

Manager of 21 Castle Street Hinckley from 1940’s to 1960’s

Richard Retallick 

Manager of Penryn Branch Lower Market Street 1893

Emily Reynolds

Born c1870 at Batheaston, Somerset, the daughter of William Reynolds, market gardener, and his wife Anna. From at least 1901 until1911 she worked as a shop assistant at the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 125 Edgware Road, West London.

John Reynolds
Born c1875 at Batheaston, Somerset, the son of William Reynolds, market gardener, and his wife Anna. In 1903 at London he married Agnes Maud Lye ANSTICE and their children included Douglas REYNOLDS c1904 and Cyril REYNOLDS c1906. From at least 1901 until1911 he managed the company’s premises at 125 Edgware Road, West London. His sister Emily REYNOLDS worked as an assistant at the same boot shop.

Ernest Edward Rhodes

Born 1887 at Gravesend, Kent, son of Richard Thomas Rhodes, steam tug engine driver, and his wife Caroline Lamburn Raspison. In 1911 he worked as an assistant at the company’s premises at 25 Whitley Street, Reading, Berkshire. At the time his brother Richard managed the store.

Richard Charles Rhodes
Born 1876 at Gravesend, Kent, son of Richard Thomas RHODES, steam tug engine driver, and his wife Caroline Lamburn RASPISON. He married Margaret Jane FREEMAN in 1906 and their children included Richard Thomas 1908, Martha E 1912, Ralph  1919 and Bernard Wilfred  1920. In 1901 he is a lodger in Ashdown Road Kingston on Thames, Surrey listed as single and a Boot salesman. and by 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 25 Whitley Street, Reading, Berkshire. His younger brother Ernest at the time worked as an assistant in the same store. Richard died 15 July 1924 at Sydney, Australia, aged 48.

Leonard Thomas Riches
Born 1862 at London, son of Francis Bloye RICHES and his wife Lucy GOODWIN. In 1889 at Windsor he married Edith Mary Cordelia HARRIS, the daughter of a publican. They had a son Lionel Victor RICHES 1901 who died as an infant. In 1901 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises in conjunction with his mother at 143-143 Peascod Street, Windsor, Berkshire. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 30 Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He died in 1917 aged 55 and his widow Edith died in 1926 aged 62.

Windsor & Eton Express Sept 1905  SOME CURIOUS REVELATIONS. at the Windsor Bankruptcy Court on Saturday last, before Mr. Registrar O. W. Last, Leonard Thomas Riches and his mother, Lucy Tow (widow), the former lately trading in partnership with his mother at 142, Peascod-street, as boot retailers, came up for public examination in bankruptcy, under a receiving order dated July 29th last, the petitioning creditors being the Leicester Slipper Company, of Leadenhall-street, Leicester, boot and shoe manufacturers. Excerpt only consult Windsor for full story Southern branches P-Z

Photo  The North Party at Middleton One Row July 22nd 1925

J B Richardson Hylton Road Sunderland Branch Back row standing 2nd on left

Photo  J B Richardson

Hylton Road Sunderland 1925 to 1928

Frederick James Rickard

Born 1857 at Hereford, he married Ellen Augusta Rich in 1899 and they had no children. During the period 1911-14 he managed the company’s premises at 39 Gloucester Road, Bishopton, Bristol. He was also a shareholder in Lennards Limited.

William John Rickard

In 1929 he lived at 33 Albany Road, Redruth, Cornwall, when, in conjunction with Lennards Ltd of Bristol, he applied for a patent relating to improvements in boot and shoe makers’ foot gauges.

Albert Ridge

Assistant at Ilfracombe branch 1897 consult newspaper report in surnames P-S

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette Ilfracombe Jan 1897 an account from  January 1897 Colin Stewart manager Ilfracombe girl accused of theft. CHARGE OF FALSE PRETENCE AT ILFRACOMBE. Petty Sessions Eliza Joslin, 17 yearn of age a domestic servant of Fortescue Hotel, was charged with obtaining by false pretences from Colin Stewart on January 11th three pairs of boots and two pairs of slippers of the value of £1.4s.6d the property the Public Benefit Boot Company, with intent to defraud. Defendant, who pleaded not guilty was defended by Mr. A.F Seddon. . Mr. Colin Stewart, manager of the Public benefit Boot Company, said that on Monday 11th defendant came and asked’ tor some boots for miss Weedon of High Street , Knowing that to be an old established house, he consented to let the defendant have them.The transaction was entered into the approval book and an assistant passed the boots over to her.Albert Ridge assistant also gave evidence, and added that the defendant said she would pay for the boots and slippers when she came back.Miss Weedon owner of the Fortescue Hotel said defendant worked for her for seven months and found her very honest, she left through illness. I confirm I did not send her to the Public Benefit Boot company shop for boots.The girl told P.C. Pike she had not sold the boots and intended to return the boots on Tuesday by a Mrs Pugsley. After much pleading from her representative, Mr seddon the bench dismissed the case on the belief that she had become guilty of falsehoods and gave her the benefit of the doubt

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

E Riley Barnsley Branch Back row 4th from the left

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

E.Riley In the charabanc seated 6th from the left from Barnsley branch

In the charabanc, seated Mrs Riley (pointy hat) seated next to her husband

Albert John Rixson

Born 1881 at Galley Hill, Kent, son of Henry RIXSON, coal labourer, and his wife Emily CHERRY. He married Matilda Beatrice BLACKMORE in 1900 at Cardiff and their children included Violet Eveline RIXSON 1900, Edith Marion B RIXSON 1902, Helen RIXSON 1910 (adopted) and Phyllis B RIXSON 1913. Albert worked as a boot repairer with Lennards prior to enlisting in WWI. He died in 1971 aged 89.

Thomas Roberts

Born 1832 at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, son of Thomas ROBERTS, victualler, and his wife Catherine. In 1856 at Northampton he married Elizabeth Corby LOVELL and their children included Charles Henry  1859, Harry 1863, Anne  1865, Emily 1869 and Kate  1873. He worked firstly as a leather cutter in Worcester and in 1872 founded the Portland Shoe Co in Leicester. Until the firm’s amalgamation with the Ward-White Co in 1979, it was the oldest private limited company in the shoe trade in Leicester still controlled and managed by descendants of the founder. Thomas and his sons Charles and Harry were all shareholders in the Public Benefit Boot Co.

Mr Titus Roberts 

Burnley Express March 1932 BURNLEY SHOP MANAGER. DEATH OF MR. TITUS ROBERTS. The death took place last Saturday, at his residence, 51, Rectory-road, of Mr. Titus Roberts, formerly well-known in the town as a shop manager for the Public Benefit Boot Company. Mr. Roberts was 71 years of age, and died following a short illness. native of Yeadon, Yorkshire, came to Burnley from Huddersfield about a quarter of century ago, and acted as shop manager until his retirement some few years ago. Mr. Roberts was man of quiet disposition, and took no part in public life, devoting his energies to his business pursuits and to gardening. At one time he held the position of treasurer to the local branch of the Shop Assistants’ Union. Roberts, who leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters, will be buried at Wheatley Lane Cemetery this afternoon.

Arthur Thomas Robinson
Born 1873 at London, son of William ROBINSON, bricklayer, and his wife Mary Jane PANNELL. He married Anne Elizabeth WALKER in 1894 at Kensington and their children included Arthur F ROBINSON 1896 and Harold C ROBINSON 1900. At the turn of the century he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 3 Lavender Hill, Clapham.

Joseph Robinson

Born 1847 at Brafield on the Green, Northamptonshire, son of David ROBINSON, shoemaker, and his wife Anne FAIRY. He married Mary Ann STENSON in 1880 at Nottingham. At the age of 14 he worked as a shoemaker, as were other members of his family from a young age. He later worked as a boot-maker in Nottingham and was a shareholder when the Public Benefit Boot Co was incorporated in 1897.

Martha Robinson

Assistant at Corporation Street Chesterfield 1901 consult Northern Branches A-G for details

Walter Robinson 

Manager High Street Brierley Hill 1889 consult Northern Branches A-G for details

Robert Rowland Rodwell
Born 1862 at Putney, Surrey, he married Clara SUTLIFF in 1898 at Cardiff. Their children included Frank Sutliff RODWELL 1899, Ethel Florence RODWELL 1901 and Dorothy RODWELL 1905. He worked for some time at Sunderland, Co Durham and 1905-11 managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 152-154 Hessle Road, Hull, East Yorkshire. He became a branch inspector for the company and died in 1939 aged 77.

Charles Bagnall Roe
Born 1866 at Birmingham, the son of Charles ROE, boot-maker, and his wife Susannah. In 1889 he married Rose Anne HAZLEBY of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, and they had a daughter Rose Dorothy M ROE 1892. From 1891 to 1895 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at Market Street, Abergavenny he was also the proprietor.

1st may 1896 Abergavenny Chronicle reported a fire breaking out at the branch at 11-15 p.m. on the Saturday night after Mrs Roe had locked up the shop for the evening. Her husband was at the Abertillery branch. 3 men contained the fire and the fire brigade put the fire out before it spread to four nearby old houses. Consult Southern branches A-G 

Miss Rogers

sent to manage Firth Park Sheffield from Hyde Park 1928

John George Rollston  

Born 1870 at Whittington, Derbyshire, son of John ROLLSTON coal miner. He married Harriet WHYATT in 1892 and their children included George Edward  c1893, Doris Edna  c1898, John George  1904, Vera Kathleen  c1908 and John Clifford  c1910. From the turn of the century until at least 1911 John was a boot-maker and clothier on High Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire, and a shareholder in Lennard Bros of Leicester.

Jonathan Rose
Born 1855 in Louth, son of Jonathan ROSE, groom, and his wife Frances REED. By the age of 15 he and his twin brother William were working as errand boys. In the early 1880s Jonathan worked as a boot dealer’s assistant with the Public Benefit Boot Co. He went on to manage the large and prestigious Wakefield branch for many years. He married Emily Jane SHACKLETON of Wakefield in 1887 and they had two daughters Nellie May ROSE 1887 and Kathleen Edna ROSE 1901. He died at Wakefield 24 December 1940 aged 84 and his widow Emily died there in 1953 aged 84.

Mr Ross 

Manager of Hetton Le Hole Branch 1927/8

Mr Rothwell 

New manager sent to the South Shields Branch 3rd QTR 1928

Mrs Mary H. Rowlands 

Manageress 1891 41 Neath Road Briton Ferry

Photo  The North Party at Middleton One Row July 22nd 1925

R Rowntree Byker Branch Back row standing 1st on left

Photo:  North managers at Roundhay Park Leeds July 9th 1924

R Rowntree Byker Branch Second Row 9th from the left

Robert Rowse

Manager of Loughborough. Nottingham Evening Post Nov 1910 A MISSING COAT. LABOURER SENT FOR TRIAL FOR THEFT AT LOUGHBOROUGH. Charles Bates, labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged at loughborough to-day with stealing a jacket, value 11s. 6d, the property of J. A. Broughton, on November 25t’h. Robert Rowse, manager of the Public Benefit Boot Company s shop, which is next door to the. prosecutor’s premises, said about 5.45 o’clock on the. date named he saw the prisoner take the jacket from outside the shop in Church-gate and walk away with it. Witness told Mr. Broughton, and information was given to the police. Prosecutor said he missed the jacket from a hook outside the shop after the last witness had spoken to him. Police-Constable Jesson said he received a complaint of the loss of the coat, and proceeded with Police-Constable Potterton to a lodging-house in The Rushes, where he saw the prisoner. The latter at first denied taking the coat, but afterwards admitted the theft. The coat, they found, had been pawned at Mr. Quails for 2s. 6d. When arrested the prisoner said he was hard up and wanted something to, eat. The pawn-ticket was found upon him. J. W. Quail, pawnbroker, said the prisoner called at his premises  on November 25th and pawned the coat. ‘ witness asked him if the coat was his own property, and he said, “Yes, if it wasn’t I shouldn’t have brought it, he asked for 2s. 6d., and witness let him have that sum. Prisoner, who had nothing to say.was formally committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions

Horace John Rugg

Born 1891 at Exeter, Devon, at the age of 19 he, along with his cousin Frederick PUDDICOMBE, worked as shop assistants at the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at Plymouth, Devon.

William John Runyard
Born 1878 at Crichel, Dorset, son of Michael RUNYARD, general labourer, and his wife Elizabeth STEELE. He married Anne Eliza Rose PHILPOTT in 1900 and they had a son Graham Henry RUNYARD 1903 at Bournemouth, Hampshire. From 1901 to at least 1911 William worked as a boot repairer at the company’s premises on Wimborne Road, Winton, Hampshire.

William Edward Rush
Born c1869 in London, Kensington. son of Edward David RUSH, plasterer, and his wife Esther WILD. At the age of 13 he worked as an errand boy for a tallow chandler and ten years later he worked as a draper’s assistant in London. In 1897 he married Alice May KIRBY in Hertfordshire and their children included William Henry E RUSH 1897, and Gladys Nellie M RUSH 1903. William Edward RUSH managed Lennards Ltd boot shop at Southampton and then the company’s premises at 99 High Street, Winchester. In 1911 he was based 28 London Road  Enfield, Middlesex, and working as a boot shop assistant.

William Sandle
Born 1850 in London, son of Joseph SANDLE, shoemaker, and his wife Naomi NEWTON. He married Mary Jane BLAKE in 1871 at Bethnal Green, London, and their children included Naomi Harriet SANDLE 1876 and William Joseph SANDLE 1878. William and his brothers George SANDLE and Thomas SANDLE were all shoemakers and by the age of 30, William was employing 29 staff in his Hackney boot and shoe manufacturing business. In 1897 he was a shareholder in the initial float of the Public Benefit Boot Co.

Frederick James Sansome
Born 1878 at Southampton, son of Edward SANSOME, grocer, and his wife Fanny. He married Lillian Mildred ANNETT in 1900 and their children included Lillian May SANSOME 1901 and Freda Annette SANSOME 1906. He worked firstly as a Southampton boot shop assistant and in 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 7 High Street, Yeovil, Somerset. He died at Yeovil in 1960 aged 81.

Ada Emily Sarbutt
Born c1873 at Lincoln, daughter of Charles SARBUTT, boot maker, and his wife Sarah. She was a sister-in-law of William Henry FRANKLIN, founder of the Public Benefit Boot Co. In 1896 she worked as a shop assistant at the Doncaster premises of the company. In 1909 she married Richard Thomas KIMBER, a gold mining company clerk and registrar. They had two children Robert Thomas KIMBER 1910 and Constance Mary KIMBER 1912. Ada died in April 1956 aged 76 and her husband Richard died a few weeks later 

Mary E Sarbutt
Born c1866 at Lincoln, daughter of Charles SARBUTT, boot maker, and his wife Sarah. She was a sister-in-law of William Henry FRANKLIN, founder of the Public Benefit Boot Co. From at least 1901 to1911 she worked as a shop assistant at the Hull premises of the company.

Walter Charles Sarbutt
Born c1870 at Lincoln, son of Charles SARBUTT, boot maker, and his wife Sarah. He was a brother-in-law of William Henry FRANKLIN, founder of the Public Benefit Boot Co. In 1901 he worked as a bookkeeper for the company at Hull and in subsequent years he handled the company’s advertising. He died at Hull in 1936 aged 67.

Edwin Pearce Saunders
Born 1866 at Stoke Lane, Somerset, son of Thomas SAUNDERS, police constable, and his wife Elen Ann BISHOP. He married Lydia POWELL in 1887 at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, and their children included Beatrice Ellen 1887, Nelson Powell  1894, Rosetta  1895 and Phyllis Mildred  1901. Edwin originally manufactured boots from a small building in Cross Street, Kingswood, but later moved to Alsop Road where he bought several small cottages, had them demolished and erected his factory. He also bought two cottages on Downend Road and converted them into Kilvie House (now Kilvie Guest House). When his parents died, Edwin took his brothers Thomas, Charles and Harry into the business, trading as Saunders Brothers. They remained partners until 1910 when Edwin bought out his brothers – they continued working for the firm as paid employees. Edwin’s son Nelson came into the business and continued footwear manufacturing when his father retired in the 1930s. Edwin was a Lennards Ltd shareholder. His wife Lydia did at Kingswood, Gloucestershire, in 1944 aged 76 and he died there in 1950 aged 83.

Nelson Powell Saunders
Born 1894 at Kingswood, Gloucestershire, son of Edwin Pearce SAUNDERS boot manufacturer and his wife Lydia POWELL. He married Effie Alice Watts in 1915 at Bath and they had a sons Keith SAUNDERS and Terry SAUNDERS. Nelson built the house ‘Myrtle Glydd’ and lived there, almost opposite the Saunders Brothers factory in Kingswood. His sons, Keith and Terry, were the last in the firm that ceased production in 1957.

William George Saunders
Born c1876 at Bristol, in 1903 he married Frances Mary HILES and they had a son William George Hiles SAUNDERS 1904. Frances died in 1911 and in 1916 William married Anne Marie MARLEY. Their children included Arthur M Saunders 1917, Peter Alan SAUNDERS 1920 and Robert B SAUNDERS 1925. He managed company branch shops at Bristol and Bath and during WWI served as a lorry driver with the British Army. He was a Lennards Ltd manager and shareholder. He died at Bristol in 1953 aged 77

William Shepherd

Manager of the Oxford branch. Excerpt from a court case:    Oxfordshire Weekly News Jan 1909  Thomas Chillingworth. labourer, no fixed home, was charged with stealing from outside the shop No. 39, Queen street, at 7 p.m., on Saturday, a pair of men’s nailed boots, value 6e. 11d., the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company —William Shepherd, manager to the Public Benefit Boot Company….Consult Oxford Southern branches H-O for the full story

Frederick Schofield

Born 1866 at Gravesend, Kent, son of James SCHOFIELD, baker, and his wife Elizabeth. He worked as a boot salesman and buyer in Derby and later managed the prestigious Public Benefit Boot Co Metropole branch in Derby. He married at Derby in 1902 and by the 1920s he was living at Birmingham and a director of the Public Benefit Boot Co. He was also a district manager as was proven by this 1901 case at Retford

Long Eaton Advertiser  Aug 1901 At Retford Edward Wall late manager of the Retford Branch of the Public Benefit Boot co. was charged on remand with embezzling certain sums of money.A. Charles (Charles and Terry) prosecuted, and prisoner was undefended.—Mr. Charles, said they were dealing.with three sums, which were alleged to have been paid to the accused on June 8, 13, and 21. They came to 9s. in each ease. At the end of each week it was the duty of the manager to fill in certain forms showing what money had been paid, and to send this to the head office at Derby.— Frederick Schofield, the district manager, said he engaged the accused local manager, at a salary of 32s 6d. per week and commission, which averaged 2.5 per cent, out of £40. every week. On June 10 ‘ he received the account produced, signed by the prisoner and subsequently similar transactions the following two weeks. The accused took charge of the takings, out of which he had to pay the assistant, Ada Stevens, 9s. per week, and to send the account to him. On June 10th he received the account produced. signed by the prisoner. and subsequently similar accounts on June 17 and 21. In these accounts prisoner charged 9s. paid to t he assistant. Ada Stevens said she was taken ill in May, and had to stay away from the shop. Whilst away she received her wages up to June 1st, but had had nothing since. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was- sentenced to six seeks’ hard labour. Consult P-Z Northern branches Retford. & Ada Stevens in surnames P-S along with Edward Wall T-V 

William  Scott

Assistant. Portsmouth Evening News Sept 1904 Arthur Wright 22 a printer admitted being drunk on Commercial Road on Saturday evening.He did not remember assaulting Mr Scott of the Public Benefit Boot shop in Commercial road when asked why he was loitering outside the shop. He swore and struck him under the chin. Fined 10s

William Scott

Born c1859 at Pensher, Co Durham, son of George Atkinson SCOTT, grocer’s assistant, and his wife Margaret MARRINER. He married Sarah Jane PATTERSON in 1882 and they had six children including Bertrand Patterson SCOTT 1883, Ruby SCOTT 1886, Mabel SCOTT c1888, Claude William SCOTT 1890 and Walter SCOTT 1894. He worked in boot shops in Bishop Auckland, Bristol and in 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 155-157 Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

William  Scott 

Assistant. Portsmouth Evening News Sept 1904 Arthur Wright 22 a printer admitted being drunk on Commercial Road on Saturday evening.He did not remember assaulting Mr Scott of the Public Benefit Boot shop in Commercial road when asked why he was loitering outside the shop. He swore and struck him under the chin. Fined 10s

Joseph Sherriff Scudamore
Born 1866 at Llangarren, Herefordshire, son of George SCUDAMORE, farmer and butcher, and his wife Sarah Jane SHERRIFF. In 1893 at Bath, Somerset, he married Charlotte Elizabeth ISAACS and they had a son George Sherriff SCUDAMORE 1895. He was a Lennards Ltd shareholder and managed boot and shoe retail businesses in Bath and later in Taunton where he was a Borough Councillor in the 1920’s.. His wife Charlotte died at Taunton 17 September 1930 aged 70 and he died there 15 September 1932 aged 67.

Harry Seagrove
Born 1871 at Leeds, son of Samuel SEAGROVE, carter, labourer and later a green grocer, and his wife Priscilla WEBSTER. He married Helen Annie WORSLEY in 1898 at Dewsbury and they had a daughter Florence Marion SEAGROVE 1904. 1890 Harry was a boot shop assistant in Leeds and a decade later he was a Public Benefit Boot Co shareholder. He managed the company’s premises at Morley, Yorkshire 1897-1911. He died 20 May 1938 aged 66 and his widow Helen died in 1958 aged 91.

Pat Sharpe 

Assistant Babbington Buildings Derby 1950’s/60’s

Herbert Brand Sharman

Born 1887 at Northampton, son of Henry SHARMAN, boot manufacturer, and his wife Emma BRAND. In the 1920’s he served as a director of Lennards Limited.

Roland Withers Shelton
Born 16 September 1906 in Shropshire, son of Robert Henry SHELTON, saddler, and his wife Minnie PEPLOW. He was Export Manager for Lennards Ltd 1906-49. He died in 1974 aged 67.

William Sheppard
Born 1850 at Ipswich, Suffolk, son of William Sheppard, sawyer, and his wife Susan POLDON. He married Sarah ROBERTS in 1871 and they had eight children: Alice Kate  1872, William Henry  1874, Florence Sarah 1875, Alfred Charles  1878, Frederick John  1880, Edith Annie 1883, Ernest Edward  1885 and Herbert Stanley  1890. From 1891 to 1901 William managed a boot dealership on High Street, Brentwood, Essex, where his son William assisted in the business. In 1911 he was still managing the company’s premises at 67a High Street, Plumstead, London, where his son Herbert worked as an assistant.

Kentish Independent Oct 1906  SHOP PILFERING. MONTH FOR A PLUMSTEAD MAN. Shop pilfering was the cause of a Plumstead man’s appearance before Mr. Baggalley at Woolwich Police Court on Tuesday. His name was given as Charles Cook, 27, labourer, of 98, Mabyn Road, Plumstead, and he was charged with stealing two Pairs of gents’ boots, value 9s. 11d., from 67a, High Street, Plumstead, the shop of Messrs. Lennard and Co., ltd., queen’s Road, Bristol. William Sheppard said he was the manager for the Public Benefit Boot Company……For the complete story consult London, Plumstead, Southern branches H-O

Mr Shields 

Bolsover branch found 4th QTR 1927

H.Silk

Manager of 88 Osmaston Road repairs factory Derby

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

In the charabanc standing 2nd from the end (Right) J Shields Bolsover Branch

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Manager R. Simmonite (Sherwood branch –Nottingham) Front row seated fourth from left

Mr Simmonite 

Assistant at Chesterfield made manager of Sherwood Forrest new branch found 3rd Qtr 1924

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Mrs Simons in the charabanc seated 5th from the back

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

Manager F. J. Simpson of the Doncaster region Front row first on the left.

Mrs Simpson 3rd row 4th from the right

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

F J Simpson Doncaster Branch Back row 3rd along from the left

Mrs Simpson 2nd Row 9th along from the left

Mrs Sarah Ann Simpson,

Manageress, 1911 of 123 Anlaby Road Hull branch

E O Sinclair 

Assistant 1937 and into the 1940’s 32 Station Road Ashington

Thomas Singlehurst

Born 1860 at Northampton, son of Thomas SINGLEHURST, a shoemaker from Bedfordshire, and his wife Mary Ann STARMER. He married Mary Ann Elizabeth BRITTEN in 1882 at Northampton and their children included Elizabeth SINGLEHURST 1883 and Arthur SINGLEHURST 1885. Thomas followed his father into the footwear business, trading as Thomas Singlehurst and Son in Northampton. In 1923 his company was manufacturing 2,000 pairs per week for the wholesale and export market. He was a director of Lennards Limited.

Harry Slaney
Born 1878 at Pleasely, Nottinghamshire, son of Henry SLANEY, Pleasely Hill publican, and his wife Eliza LUCAS. By the turn of the century he managed a boot shop in Worksop where he lived with his first wife Minnie. He secondly married Alice BIRCHENOUGH in 1910 and they had a son Henry Victor SLANEY c1908. From 1910 to 1917 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 97-99 Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He died in 1947 aged 68. consult Northern branches H-O Nottingham to view Harry as a witness to prosecute a felon

Emma Harvey Smalley

Born 2 March 1910 at Blyth, Northumberland, daughter of Thomas Henry SMALLEY, telephone linesman, and his wife Ellen. Her father died when she was aged 10 and at the age of 16 she commenced work at the Blyth branch of the Public Benefit Boot Co where the manager was George Marmaduke FREAR and the first sales lady was Miss THOMAS. In 1936 she married Arthur JOHNSON and they had children Elsa JOHNSON 1942 and Arthur Harvey JOHNSON 1946. She died in 2004 aged 94.

James Smeatham
Born 2 September 1914 in County Durham, son of James SMEATHAM and his wife Nora CATCHPOLE. He worked for Public Benefit Boot Co branches in the North East, served in the air force during WWII and on his return took over management of the Whitley Bay branch. In 1952 he married another Benefit Footwear employee, Olive GOSPELL and they both continued to work for the company for more than 20 years, their last branch being Carlisle, Cumberland. James died at Carlisle in 1973 aged 58. The following year Olive retired from Benefit Footwear and married James’ brother John S SMEATHAM.

Leonard Vivian Smee
Born 25 March 1894 in Cambridgeshire, son of Herbert SMEE, master boot maker, and his second wife Bertha Jane DART. At the age of 17 he was a shop assistant in the boot trade at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In 1920 he married Annie Elizabeth GOODWIN and they had a son Peter Goodwin SMEE in 1922 who immigrated to the US in 1946 to work as a communications engineer for General Electric. He joined the Public Benefit Boot Co in 1931 as Inspector and shops supervisor of a group of shops in the Midlands. He specialised in staff management and staff control. His outstanding ability and energy quickly earned him promotion within the company and in the 1940’s he took charge of the entire retail staff and Inspectors as well as the company’s transportation system. His keen devotion to duty won him the respect of all members of the company’s staff and there were many managers who gained promotion due to his early training and advice. His wife died in 1946 aged 51, he retired from the company in the 1950’s and he died in 1979 aged 84.

Mr Smith 

New manager from Brunswick road Liverpool branch to John O Gaunt branch in Lincoln 4th QTR 1926

Cyril Smith 

Worker at St. Pauls’ Street skidded on his motor cycle 16th June 1928 and fell unconscious, he died three days later

Alfred Smith

Frederick Smith

Born 1827 at Leicester, son of Samuel SMITH, shoemaker, and his wife Sarah. At the age of 14 he worked with his father in the boot trade. He married Rhoda IRELAND in 1846 at Leicester and their children included Edward SMITH 1848, Alfred SMITH c1850, Sarah Ann SMITH 1855, Betsey Maria SMITH c1860, Frederick SMITH c1861, Eliza SMITH c1863 and Walter Henry SMITH 1866. In 1883 Alfred senior managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 4 North Street, Kings Lynn. Two sons, Frederick and Walter Henry, assisted their father, working for some years as boot salesmen. His wife Rhoda died 1900 aged 75 and Alfred died 1904 aged 77.

Eastern Evening News Sept 1895 Mary Ann Ellmer (28), of Austen Street. was charged on remand with stealing three dress shirts, the property of Samuel Best, draper, Norfolk Street; and one pair of shoes, the property of Alfred Smith, of the Public Benefit Boot Company, Norfolk Street. She was sent to prison for fourteen days each case. 

Eastern Daily Press Dec 1907 Frederick Smith, of the Public Benefit Boot Company. Norfolk Street, was summoned for obstructing the footway on December 5th. Police-constable Haigh stated a box was standing practically in the centre of the pavement in front of defendants shop, People had to go round it on to the road. The box remained there for over two hours, although defendant was asked to remove it. Upon further pressure he reluctantly removed it into the passage. Police-sergeant Boliston said scores of people were obstructed by the box. It was left to be taken away by the railway company. Defendant said he unpacked the box as soon as it was delivered, and asked the drayman to call for the empty case. He promised to do so, but did not return as quickly as usual. promising to put 2s & 6d in the poor box defendant escaped a conviction

George Edward N Smith
Born c1876 at Bath, Somerset, he married Ada Blanche L HOWELL in 1901 and they had a daughter Gladys SMITH born c1904 at Cardiff. In 1908 he managed the company’s premises at 79 High Street, Bideford, Devon.  Mr & Mrs Smith and daughter  Exeter and Plymouth gazette Dec 1908 SEVERE GALE. CHIMNEY COLLAPSE AT BIDEFORD. REMARKABLE ESCAPES. During the early .hours of yesterday morning the district was visited by a severe gale. At, intervals rain fell in torrents, while lightning was frequent, and the wind blew a hurricane. AT Launceston, in addition to- heavy rain, thunder and lightning were experienced. Unusually rough weather prevailed over Barnstaple and the neighbourhood during the early hours of yesterday morning. excessive damage has, however, been reported. During a heavy squall at Weymouth a sailing pinnace, going to shore, capsized, and two naval seamen were drowned, seven being rescued. A wiple chimney at the rear of the premises of the Public Benefit Boot Company High-street. Bideford, was blown down The manager and his wife, Mr. and Mrs Smith, with their little girl, were sleeping in the top storey. The debris fell through the roof and ceiling onto the bed, pinning them underneath. Neighbours awakened by screams, succeeded after considerable difficulty, in getting to the premises. It is estimated 3-4cwt of debris fell onto the occupants. No bones were broken but the family were suffering from internal injuries of a serious nature

Mary Smith
Born 1860 at Ystalyfera, Glamorgan, Wales, daughter of William SMITH, boot manufacturer, and his wife Margaret THOMAS. In 1881 she married Richard Hughes ROWLANDS, a music teacher and later a schoolmaster at Broxwood Independent Chapel Boys School. Their children included William Hayden  c1883, Sarah Ceridwin  1884, Anita Mary c1887, Joan Barry  c1888, Richard H.1889, Margaret Smith  1889, Catherine  1891, Rosa c1895 and Frederick G. 1900. Her father and her six brothers all worked in the boot trade and in the early 1890’s Mrs Mary ROWLANDS was listed as manageress of the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 41 Neath Road, Briton Ferry.

Thomas S. Smith Born c1881 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, he married Gertrude Clara CECIL in 1901 at Birmingham and their children included Edward Thomas SMITH c1903 and Cecil SMITH 1907. In the early 1900’s he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 1 Stafford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire and from 1904 to 1912 he managed the company’s premises at Market Place, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. A couple of incidents are shown below

Staffordshire Advertiser Nov 1907 Mr. E. Idris Lewis, solicitor for Mr Smith. manager of the Public Benefit Boot Company, the Market place, Uttoxeter, wrote stating that damage amounting to about £50 had been done to the premises & stock etc owing to the flooding of the basement with “sewage by a recent storm on account of the new sewers not being large enough to take the storm water which had been connected to them

Burton Chronicle April 1914 Accident Whilst Playing with other boys in the vicinity of the station on Tuesday morning, Edward Smith son of Mr T.S.Smith manager of the Uttoxeter branch of the Public Benefit Boot Company met with a nasty accident. He was endeavouring to climb the fence bordering the `hockley brook wen he slipped and the calf of his leg was pierced by an iron spike an ugly wound resulting. The injured las attended by Dr Wilkins who found it necessary to insert several stitches.  

Photo: The Smith Family:

Mr Smith described as being of a quiet, genial nature he managed East Hartlepool for many years followed by management in the Birmingham area and currently at Bradford found in 3rd QTR 1925

Photo North Managers at Roundhay Park Leeds 9th July 1924

H Smith Whitley Bay Branch Third Row 5th from the left

Photo:  North managers at Roundhay Park Leeds July 9th 1924

Miss Smith 2nd to last Front Row

Harry Smith 

Manager of 12 Hamilton road Felixstowe 1909

Walter Henry Smith

Born 17 November 1866 at Attercliffe, Yorkshire, son of Alfred SMITH, Public Benefit Boot Co manager, and his wife Rhoda IRELAND. In 1900-01 he worked as a boot maker’s assistant at the company premises managed by his father at 138 Norfolk Street, Kings Lynn. He married Priscilla Mary GARNER on 26 March 1903 at Grimsby and their children included Vernon Henry SMITH 1904 and Eva Mary SMITH c1906. In 1911 he operated as a boot factor from the premises at 359 Cleethorpes Road, Grimsby. His wife Priscilla died at Grimsby 6 March 1954 aged 78.

Ernest Alfred Snow
Born 1867 at Bristol, son of Thomas SNOW, grocer, and his wife Maria HERNIMAN. He married Elizabeth Hannah MAY in 1891 at Barton Regis, Gloucestershire and their children included Kathleen Elizabeth SNOW 1892 and Harold Ernest SNOW 1897. Aged in his 20’s and 30’s he managed Bristol boot shops  and by 1914 he was a shareholder in Lennards Ltd and managed the company’s substantial retail premises at 90 Queens Street, Cardiff. He died at Gabalfa, Glamorganshire 12 February 1921 aged 54.

Robert Solcombe 

Manager of Newquay:…..Prisoner was further charged with obtaining a brown leather pair of boots, value 16s. 6d., and £1.18s. 6d. in money from Robert Solcombe, of the Public Benefit Boot Company. Newquay, 2nd April. The cheque for £2 15s. was drawn by John Runnalls on the same bank in favour of John Lee, signed by accused as John lee and he received the boots and money after the banks were closed.—Defendant was committed for trial on this charge also…….An excerpt from a long court case involving fraud consult Newquay Southern branches H-O for the complete story 

J N Sorrenson
For a time he lived a 8 Downs Cote Drive, Westbury-on-Trym and in the 1960s he was Ladies Buyer for Lennards Ltd, Bristol.

Aubrey Churchill Spencer

Assistant at 82 Old Street Plymouth.    Western Evening Herald June 1909 MAN REMANDED AT PLYMOUTH. George Gibbons, described as of no occupation and no fixed abode, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, valued at 4s 11d the property of the Public Benefit Boot Company, 82, Old Town Street, on Friday….Consult Plymouth Southern branches P-Z for the full story

George Matthew Spicer
Born 1848 at Saffron Walden, Essex, son of Matthew SPICER, brazier, and his wife Jane. George was educated in Royston, Cambridgeshire and he married Mary RAYNHAM in 1876 at London. He worked initially as a warehouseman in Hammersmith before going in to boot and shoe manufacturing in Islington. 

Alfred James Spittle

manager of Newport shop Monmouthshire 1901 embezzlement case

Gloucester journal May 1901 At Newport on Monday Alfred James Spittle manager for the Public Benefit Boot Supply company was remanded charged with embezzlement. The evidence showed that an inspector from the company’s head office visited the defendants shop and found £119 worth of stock missing as compared with the books. J.A. Chapman district manager from 90 Queen Street Cardiff found the discrepancies when he examined the books. Three months imprisonment. Consult Newport Monmouthshire Southern branches H-O

Mr Spokes

Inspector for Lennards Ltd. West London Observer June 1927 STAFF OUTING.—On June 19th, the managers and staff of Lennards, Ltd., together with the London factory staff , held their annual outing, Box Hill being the place chosen. ‘The party left Hammersmith Broadway in three charabancs about 100 strong)at 1.30, and after a delightful ride, arrived at Box hill about 11 o’clock, when full justice was done to a substantial lunch, followed at 5 o’clock by tea. After exploring this well-known beauty spot for a considerable time, the party returned to the Broadway About 9 o’clock. Great credit is due to Mr. Spokes, the London inspector, and also to the committee for their arranging a perfect day’s enjoyment. Consult London Hammersmith for full story

Mr Spraggs 

Temporary manager of Bromsgrove Branch found 3rd Qtr 1924

Emily Spurle

Born 1848 at Bristol, daughter of Eliza Marks SPURLE, in 1866 she married Henry George FACEY, a shoemaker, shoe riveter and machinist. Their children included Ernest FACEY 1870, Eliza Ellen FACEY c1873, Henry George FACEY 1874 and Albert FACEY 1877. Her husband died 18 April 1878 aged 36 and she worked in the boot trade to support her children. By 1891 she was operating as a Bristol boot and shoe dealer. In 1914 she was a Lennards Limited shareholder and she died at Bishopton, Bristol, 25 September 1936 aged 88.

Photo:  North Managers at Roundhay Park Leeds 9th July 1924

R. W. Stangroom junior Middlesboro Back Row 2nd from the right

Photo  The North Party at Middleton One Row July 22nd 1925

B Stangroom Hendon Road Sunderland Branch Back row standing 4th from the right

Photo:  North Managers at Roundhay Park Leeds 9th July 1924

R W Stangroom senior  West Hartlepool Third Row 6th from the right

Robert William Stangroom

Born 1877 at Middlesborough, Yorkshire, son of William STANGROOM, furnace engine driver, and his wife Maria BARWICK who were both originally from Burnham, Norfolk. At the age of 13 he worked as an errand boy in Middlesborough and by 1901 he was a Sunderland boot dealer’s assistant. He married Isabella Elizabeth WATSON on 26 December 1904 and their children included Robert William STANGROOM 20 January 1911 and Isabella STANGROOM 11 March 1915. In 1907 he attended the wedding of Brow Dickinson as manager of the Middlesbrough branch. From 1908 to 1911 he managed Public Benefit Boot Co premises in West Hartlepool and later went on to become an Inspector for the firm. During WWI he served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. He retired from the company as manager of the branch at Ashington and died in 1957 aged 79.

Charles Staniforth
Employed by the Public Benefit Boot Co in Birmingham to drive one of the large horse-drawn boots used for advertising the company and delivering merchandise to customers. In September 1887 he was summonsed to the Birmingham Police Court “for having driven a certain vehicle in the shape of a boot, for the purpose of an advertisement, and contrary to the bye-laws. Mr Bickley (Buller, Bickley, and Cross) defended. Inspector Jeffries stated that he saw the defendant driving a horse and vehicle in Moseley Street on the 19th inst. The body of the vehicle was shaped like a big boot. Mr Bickley argued that there was no intention to break the bye-laws, as the vehicle was being legitimately used for the purpose of delivering goods, and not for the purpose of advertising. Mr Cook said that when the case came before the magistrates a few weeks ago it was admitted by Mr Bickley’s client that the vehicle was constructed as an advertisement, and that similar vehicle were used in other towns. In Birmingham, however, they had their own bye-laws. The only difference between the arguments then used and now was that it was not stated that the vehicle was used for delivering goods. Mr Bickley stated that what his client wanted was an expression from the Bench as to whether they were of opinion that notwithstanding that the vehicle was used for commercial purposes it yet came within the spirit of the bye-laws. The Bench said they considered that the vehicle was a violation of the bye-laws – namely, that it was intended for an advertisement. The Bench would only inflict a fine of 5s. and cost in this case, as they presumed the intention of the defendants had been to raise the point. In future cases, however, a heavier fine would be inflicted.” 

Samuel Frederick Staniforth
Born 1860 at Cromford, Derbyshire, son of Samuel STANIFORTH, tailor and draper, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret STORER. Samuel Jr married Sarah Annie BOWLER of Belper in 1884 and their children included Arthur  1887, Roland 1889, Mabel  1893 and Anne  1897. Samuel commenced his working life as a salesman in his father’s tailor shop. In the 1880’s and 1890’s he managed Public Benefit Boot Co premises at 109 Bath Street, Ilkeston and from 1901 he managed company premises at Birmingham.

George Henry Standeven
Born 1869 at Hanley, Staffordshire, son of George STANDEVEN, coal miner, and his wife Ann GARSIDE. At the age of 22 he was a boot and shoe salesman and eleven years later managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 4 Gaolgate, Stafford.

Nellie State 

Nottingham Evening Post 30th December 1915 Nellie State aged 17 a shop assistant fell down 15 steps at the derby road branch injuring her head-taken to hospital

Percy Steadman

Born 1870 at Bristol, son of Henry Jonathan STEADMAN, wholesale boot manufacturer, and his wife Harriette Sarah BUCHANAN. Along with his brother Clifford STEADMAN, he worked in the family business and by the early 1900’s they were trading as Clifford and Percy Steadman and Company. He was a director of Lennards Limited in the 1920’s and served as a governing director of the British American Leather 

A Stevens

Taunton Courier & Western Advertiser Sept 1895 Taunton council ordered P.B. to remove their sign on their 39 Fore Street shop. Mr A.Stevens of Public Benefit Boot in a series of letters pointed out there were many such signs all around the town. Where is the fairness in that he asked. Full story consult the newspaper account under Taunton

Ada Stevens 

Assistant in the Retford branch was on sick but still receiving wages. Her manager Edward Wall was embezzling the company by pocketing her sick pay. He was found out by the district manager Frederick Schofield consult P-Z of Northern branches & T- V of surnames Edward Wall for the full story

William Henry Stevens

Born 1850 at Shoreditch, Middlesex, son of William STEVENS, cheesemonger and grocer, and his wife Mary Ann WOODLAND. He married Helen Florence LEAVESLEY in 1878 at Leicester. He was a boot manufacturer and shareholder in the Public Benefit Boot Co.

Miss Stevenson 

Assistant at 11 & 40 Northumberland Street, 1940’s/450’s

Edward Stringer

Born 1879 at Marylebone, London, son of John STRINGER, builder’s foreman. In 1901 when he married Marie Eva BOULDEN, he managed the company’s premises at 121 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, Middlesex, continuing there until at least 1911.

Collin MaCallum Stewart

Born 1867 at Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia, the son of John STEWART, shoe merchant and his wife Ann WREN. He married Florence Mary CLEMENT on 3 July 1894 at Brixton, London. Their children included Albert MaCallum STEWART born 9 November 1896 at Ilfracombe, Devon. In the 1890’s he worked as a shoe salesman and by 1901 he managed the company’s premises in Walthamstow, Essex. In 1911 he managed Lennards premises at 379 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He died in Bristol in 1929 aged 61 and his widow Florence died there in 1942 aged 74.

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette Ilfracombe Jan 1897 an account from  January 1897 Colin Stewart manager Ilfracombe girl accused of theft. CHARGE OF FALSE PRETENCE AT ILFRACOMBE. Petty Sessions Eliza Joslin, 17 years of age a domestic servant of Fortescue Hotel, was charged with obtaining by false pretences from Colin Stewart on January 11th three pairs of boots and two pairs of slippers of the value of £1.4s.6d the property the Public Benefit Boot Company, with intent to defraud. Defendant, who pleaded not guilty was defended by Mr. A.F Seddon. . Mr. Colin Stewart, manager of the Public benefit Boot Company, said that on Monday 11th defendant came and asked’ tor some boots for miss Weedon of High Street , Knowing that to be an old established house, he consented to let the defendant have them.The transaction was entered into the approval book and an assistant passed the boots over to her.Albert Ridge assistant also gave evidence, and added that the defendant said would pay tor the defendant said she would pay for the boots and slippers when she came back.Miss Weedon owner of the Fortescue Hotel said defendant worked for her for seven months and found her very honest, she left through illness. I confirm I did not send her to the Public Benefit Boot company shop for boots.The girl told P.C. Pike she had not sold the boots and intended to return the boots on Tuesday by a Mrs Pugsley. After much pleading from her representative, Mr seddon the bench dismissed the case on the belief that she had become guilty of falsehoods and gave her the benefit of the doubt

Percy James Stinton
Born 1896 in Worcester, son of Ashley STINTON, bricklayer, and his wife Agnes Matilda ROWE. In 1911 at the age of 15 he worked as a boot shop assistant in the company’s Worcester premises. In WWI he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) 435512 Private 21st Field Ambulance, attached to the 7th Division. After the war he married, had two daughters and worked as a senior taxman in Wolverhampton.

 

Miss Stones

Manageress of the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 19 Bridge Street, Goole, Yorkshire, 1913-1914.

John Stone

Born circa 1912 assistant at 715 Attercliffe Road Sheffield Branch 1935   18th May 1935 Suicide of store manager of 715 Attercliffe Road Sheffield. John Stone aged 23. George Albert Crossland aged 15 assistants at the branch and Mr Percy Powell shop inspector Sheffield Independent news paper

Photo:  Nott’s & Lincs ‘on their tour 1925

F Stoton Manager Goldthorpe Branch 2nd row 5th from the left

Photo: Notts.& lincs.at Arboretum Nottingham 26th June 1924

F Stoton Goldthorpe Front Row 1st on the left

G. Strange 

Manager of Doggerbank House Gt. Malvern 1908-9

Sydney Walter Strange

Born 1870 at Notting Hill, London, the son of Samuel STRANGE, who for many years managed a London boot and shoe shop. In the 1890s, Sydney, as well as two of his sisters, Florence Johnson STRANGE and Gertrude Maria STRANGE assisted their father in the boot shop. He married Lucy USHER in 1893 and their children included Sidney Vivian STRANGE 1894, Doris STRANGE c1900 and Marjorie STRANGE c1905. Around the turn of the century he managed Public Benefit Boot Co premises in London, Bristol and Gloucester. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 90 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, London. He died 16 July 1933 aged 63 and his widow Lucy died 21 July 1945 aged 77.

Archer Stubbs

A photograph of a man standing outside a single window shop is a young man Archer Stubbs. He was appointed manager of the Congleton shop at what we now believe is 16 High Street and the windows advertise Wood Milne Revolving heels as does the doorway and one of the pillars, On the facia is Benefit Boot Company. Reflections in the windows of this shop reveal clues to what is opposite, an extensive town hall with an added Market hall and Meeting rooms. Archer’s nephew Chris Thompson sent the image of the shop in the High Street and also of a P.B.B.co shop from a postcard in Bridge Street in the 1930’s

Arthur Robert Stubbs
Born 1870 at Leeds, son of George STUBBS, woollen pattern man, and his wife Elizabeth. Arthur and his brother Christian Frederick STUBBS were both boot salesmen. By 1891 Arthur managed a boot shop in Leicestershire and ten years later managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises in Normanton. He married at Wakefield in 1909.

Christian Frederick Stubbs
Born 1864 at Leeds, son of George STUBBS and his wife Elizabeth. He married firstly at Huddersfield in 1885, and secondly in 1891 to Elizabeth WORFOLK of Dewsbury. Their children included Frederick STUBBS 1892, David STUBBS 1893 and Elizabeth STUBBS 1898. The family for some time lived at Brighouse and at the turn of the century Christian managed a boot shop in Wakefield.

E.C.Surridge 

Lennards Ltd manager    Uxbridge Gazette 23rd July 1937 Claude Dampier on Friday night presented to Mr. E. C. Surridge. manager of Messrs. Lennards, 41 Station Road, Hayes, his trophy as winner of the Hayes Gala Week Window Dressing Competition. Between them is Billy Carlisle (whom I assume actually produced the winning window but it was presented to the manager mr Surridge?) There is a photo in the newspaper Consult London Hayes Southern branches H-O

Arthur Sutton
Born 1871 at Rodborough near Stroud, Gloucestershire, son of Edward SUTTON, grocer’s assistant, and his wife Emma BRINKWORTH. He married Anne CORDWELL in 1894 at Stroud and their children included Anne SUTTON born 1895 at Cheltenham and Emily SUTTON born 1897 at Taunton. He worked firstly as a shoemaker’s assistant and by the turn of the century managed the Public Benefit Boot Co premises a 35 Pandy Square, De Winton Street, Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at Gloucester.

Harry William Sutton
Born 1884 at Wimbledon, Surrey, he married Mabel Florence L RICHARDS in 1908 at Southampton. They had a daughter Gwendoline Ena M SUTTON 1909 at Southampton. In 1911 he managed the company’s premises at 102 High Street, Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, West London.

George William Swaffield
Born 1875 at Newington, Surrey, son of George William SWAFFIELD, zinc worker, and his wife Emma COATES. Around 1898 he married Lizzie HANSON, widow of John Edward BENN and they had a daughter Edna Bernhardt SWAFFIELD 1899. He worked firstly as an office lad in Brighton, Sussex and in 1901 he managed the Public Benefit Boot Co branch at 58 High Street, Hornsey. From at least 1901 to 1916 he managed the company’s large premises in the Albert Buildings, 21-23 Derby Road, Nottingham. His wife Lizzie died at Derby in 1946 aged 84 and he died at Nottingham in 1954 

Albert William Swain

Cornish and Devon post June 1902 Albert William swain was fined for leaving his pony and trap unattended at Lewence he was fined 1 shilling and costs. He was the delivery driver. He might have been delivering in ‘Big Boot’

Mr Sykes manager of Shipley Branch moved to Batley Branch in 1925

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS P-S SOUTHERN LENNARDS LTD & NORTHERN

 Fred Watkin PAGE, 14 Palk Road, Wellingborough,

Ernest Robert PALMER, 34 Hyde Park Terrace, Leeds, Gentleman

John Thomas PALMER, 34 Hyde Park Terrace, Leeds, Gentleman

Francis William PANTHER, Holmwood, Clarence Avenue, Northampton, Traveller

Maria PARKER, 453 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, Spinster

William PARKER, 149 Killinghall Road, Bradford, Yorks, Undertaker

Edward PARKIN, 31 Marlborough Road, Sheffield, Silver Plate Manufacturer

Frank PAWSON, 172 Burley Road, Leeds, Traveller

Mary Hannah PEARCE, 32 Albany Road, Sheffield, Wife of William

Mary Charlotte PEEL, Hopewell House, Lightcliffe nr Halifax, Yorks, Wife

Grace Elizabeth PEERLESS, 5 Dorset Road, Merton Park, Wimbledon, Surrey, Married Woman

Vernon PEGLER, London & Midland Bank, Clerk

Thomas PERCIVAL, Ash Grove, Knottingley, Surgeon

Robert Benjamin PERKINS, 2 York Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Gentleman

Thomas Probert PERKS, 15 East Parade, Leeds, Barrister at Law

Richard Albert PFUNGST, Stock Exchange London, Gentleman

Edward PICKARANCE, 67 Bridge Street, Warrington, Leather Merchant

Mary PICKERSGILL, 13 Reginald Terrace, Chapel town Road, Leeds, Spinster

John PINDAR, Scunthorpe, Draper

Edward PLATTS, 7 Virginia Road, Leeds, Cloth Manufacturer

Jabez Screaton PLUMB, 59 Lyons Street, Sheffield, Engineer

Joseph Humble POLLOCK, 30 Northumberland Road, Sheffield, Agent

Sophia E J C POND, 17 Street, Stephens Square, Bayswater London W, Widow

Albert POPPLEWELL, 157 Stanningley Road, Bramley, Boot Salesman

Alfred POTTER, 16 Park Row, Leeds, Stockbroker

Anne Maria POTTER, Heather Bank, Ilkley, Spinster

Caroline POTTER, Heather Bank, Ilkley, Spinster

William Furniss POTTER, Arundel Lodge, Ilkley, Gentleman

Joseph Thomas POTTS, 13 Henthorne Road, New Ferry, Cheshire, Chemist

Henry Simcox PRATT, 24 Waterloo Road, South Wolverhampton, Solicitor

Samuel PRICE, 5 Pakenham Road, Birmingham, Gentleman

William Henry King PRICE, 5 Tottenham Place, Clifton, Bristol, Merchant

Elizabeth PRIESTLEY, Ovenden House, Ovenden, Halifax

James Turner PRIESTLEY, 20 Church Place, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, Assistant

Charles PROCTOR, 7 De la Pole Avenue, Hull

Charles Metcalfe PRUDENCE, Aberford nr Leeds, Boot & Shoe Dealer

Abraham PYATT, 29 Redcliffe Road, Nottingham, Timber Merchant

Howard Taylor RATCLIFF, New Summer Street, Birmingham, Brass Founder

Arthur Jones RAYBOULD, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, Insurance Manager

Anne REDMAYNE, Grove House, Grosvenor Road, Headingley, Leeds, Married

William RENWICK, Church Street, Whitby, Grocer

Harriet REVILL-JOHNSON, Skeltonthorp, 189 Chippinghouse Road, Leeds, Married

Thomas REVILL-JOHNSON, 14 Bow Street, Sheffield, Insurance Manager

Alfred REVITT, 3 Witham Road, Sheffield, Tea Dealer

William RHODES, Grosvenor House, Newton Park, Leeds, Hackle Pin Manufacturer

Arthur RICHARDSON, 16 Grange Crescent Road, Sharrow, Sheffield, Surgical Instrument Maker

Edith Mary RICHARDSON, Paddington House, Warrington, Spinster

Thomas Foxcroft RIDGE, Bank House, Elland, Bank Manager

Fred RILEY, Bilton House, Harrogate, Butler

Martha RILEY, Linburn, Grove Road, Harrogate, Married

Thomas Shann RILEY, Grove Road, Harrogate, Gentleman

Catherine RIMMER, 23 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington

Phoebe Wade RIMMER, 23 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington

Edwin RIPPON, 47 Wicker, Sheffield, Watch Maker

Charles Israel RISHWORTH, Sandywood, Horsforth, Corn Miller

John ROADHOUSE, 267 Intake Road, Sheffield, Collector

Charles Henry ROBERTS, Portland Shoe Works, Leicester, Gentleman

Harry ROBERTS, Portland Shoe Works Leicester, Bank Manager

Neriah Simpson ROBERTS, Westfield, Stanningley nr Leeds, Gentleman

Thomas ROBERTS, Portland Shoe Works, Leicester, Boot Manufacturer

Edward Samuel ROBINSON, Sunny Bank, Sheffield, Commercial Traveller

Ellen ROBINSON, Heatherleigh, 9 Empire Road, Sheffield, Married

Joseph ROBINSON, 60 Union Road, Nottingham, Boot & Shoe Maker & Repairer

Samuel ROBINSON, 34 Chippingham Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield, Manager

William Haddock ROBINSON, 49 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington, Secretary

Alphons Henry ROBOTHAM, The Limes, Derby, Solicitor

Emma ROBOTHAM, Nuns Field, Boulton nr Derby, Wife

William Blews ROBOTHAM, Nuns Field, Boulton nr Derby, Solicitor

Harry RODGERS, 46 Gt Russell Street, Bradford, Manager

Joseph ROEBUCK, 38 Carlyle Street, Sheffield

Alfred Clarence ROGERS, Woodlands, Stockton on Tees, Bank Manager

George William ROPER, Newton Road, Chapel town Road, Leeds, Manufacturer

Jonathan ROSE, 124 Kirkgate, Wakefield, Boot Factor

Jonathan ROSE, 16 Peterson Road, Wakefield, Manager

John ROSS, Hull Brewery Co Ltd, Hull, Secretary

Sarah Ann RUSHWORTH, 107 South Street, Huddersfield, Milliner

Joseph Proctor RUSSELL, Wharncliffe Chambers, Bank Street, Sheffield, Solicitor

Thomas Addison RUSSELL, Eastcote, Solihull

Herbert RYDER, Trent House, Newark on Trent, Brewer

Joseph Alfred SANDERS, 5 Blenheim Square, Leeds, Gentleman

William SANDLE, 3 Mentmore Terrace, London Fields, London NE, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer

May SARBUTT, 9 Newland Avenue, Queens Road, Hull, Spinster

Elizabeth SAWER, Brierfield House, St Mary’s Avenue, Harrogate, Widow

Riley SAWYER, Ashfield, East Keswick nr Leeds, Gentleman

F SCHOFIELD, Metropole, Leeds, Boot Factor

Walter SCISSONS, 49 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, Chartered Accountant

Arthur George SCRASE, 54 Old Broad Street, London EC, Stockbroker

Harry SEAGROVE, 9 Fountain Street, Morley, Boot Trade

Francis Edmund SEALEY, N P Bank of England, Stockton on Tees, Bank Accountant

George SEAVERS, 34 Lofthouse Place, Leeds, Clerk

William SEAVERS, Spofforth nr Harrogate, Station Master

Emma SHAW, 18 Ridgeway Terrace, Delph Lane, Leeds, Wife

Henry Calverley SHAW, 18 Ridgeway Terrace, Delph Lane, Leeds, Cashier

William Dale SHAW, Holmfield, Longwood, Huddersfield, Trustee

Walter SHEARD, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, Tobacconist

James Ernest SHELDON, 263 School Road, Crookes, Sheffield, Bank Clerk

Frederick SHERBURN, 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Dental Surgeon

Frederick SHERWOOD, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Artist

Emily SHILLITOE, 29 Ash Terrace, Headingley, Leeds, No Occupation

George SHILLITOE, 29 Ash Terrace, Headingley

Thomas SHIRES, George Street Mills, Milnsbridge, Timber Merchant

Thomas SHOESMITH, 13 St Johns Lane, Halifax, Retired Tradesman

Samuel Edward SHORT, 31 Gluman Gate, Chesterfield, Accountant

George SIDDELL, 38 Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Park, Sheffield, Gentleman

Margaret Bland SIDDELL, 38 Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Park, Sheffield, Wife

Alfred Pybus SIMPSON, 24 Parliament Street, Harrogate, Draper

George SIMPSON, London Yorkshire Bank, Sheffield, Bank Manager

George SIMPSON, 17 Endcliffe Rise Road, Sheffield

Margaret Colville SIMPSON, The Lindens, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, Wife of G S

Arthur SKAIFE, The Acacias, Waterloo Road, Sutton, Surrey, Gentleman

Henry SLACK, 79 Peel Street, Hull, Clerk

Christopher SLINGER, Sunny Bank, Bentham, Lancaster, Retired Builder

George Arthur SMALLWOOD, 18 Pakenham Road, Edgbaston, Clerk in Holy Orders

George SMART, 63 Baltic Road, Attercliffe, Superintendent of Associated Companies

Thomas SMIDDY, Killinghall, Leeds, Inland Revenue Officer

Arvan Brittlebank SMITH, 6 Dixon Lane Sheffield, Merchant

Charles Walker SMITH, 24 Kearsley Road, Sheffield, Tea Dealer

Eliza SMITH, 59 Albert Road, Heeley, Sheffield, Widow

Eliza Coldwell SMITH, 19 Northumberland Road, Sheffield, Married Woman

Ferdinando Dudley Lea SMITH, Halesowen Grange nr Birmingham, Gentleman

Frank SMITH, Oakfield nr Bromsgrove, Land Agent & Surveyor

Isaac SMITH, Girlington nr Bradford, Trustee

Jane Ann SMITH, High Lea, Pedmore, Stourbridge, Spinster

John SMITH, 346 Camden Road, London N, Chartered Accountant

John Lea SMITH, 41 Bryanstone Square, Hyde Park, London W, Merchant

William Hubert SMITH, High Street, Sheffield, Chartered Accountant

Walter Lawson SMITHSON, 21 Scale Lane, Hull, Solicitor

Mary Ann SOMERS, 98 Bankside Street, Leeds, Widow

James SOUTHAM, 22 Anlaby Road, Hull, Wine Merchant

Solomon Humphrey SPEAKE, 73a Bath Row, Birmingham

Rowland SPEED, 141 Cleethorpe Road, Gt Grimsby, Draper

Mary Ann SPENCER, Summergate, 105 Parkinson Lane, Halifax, Wife

Ada SPETCH, 11 Gladstone Street, Hull, Married Woman

George William SPETCH, 145/6 High Street, Hull, Wine Merchant Manager

George Matthew SPICER, 3/4 Halliford Street, Islington London N, Boot & Shoe Manager

Catherine Mary SPILMONT, 122 Belle Vue Road, Leeds, Married

Timothy Louis Eugene SPILMONT, 122 Belle Vue Road, Leeds, Manager

Charles ST JOHNSON, 8 Summerhill Terrace, Birmingham, Surgeon

Jane STAINFORTH, King Street, Belper, Married

Harry STAMP, 42 Wrawby Street, Brigg, Lincolnshire, Grocer

Charles STANFIELD, Red House, Ilkley, Gentleman

Alexander STANNARD, 1 Wilberforce Road, Southsea, Gentleman

Stephen STEPHENS, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, Chemist & Druggist

William Henry STEVENS, Springfield Road, Leicester, Boot Manufacturer

Leonard STEVENSON, 313 Alfred Road, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, Grocer

John STEWART, Line Hall Street, Limavady, Ireland, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer

Charlotte Mary STIFF, 75 Hayley Road, Birmingham, Widow

Harry James STILL, 2 Beauchamp Road, Clapham Junction, London SW, Agent

Percy STOCK, 14 East Parade, Leeds, Insurance Manager

Arthur Ernest STOTT, 15 East Parade, Leeds, Solicitor

Harry STRANGE, 20 Rothesay Road, Luton, Beds, Clothier

A Robert STUBBS, 12 Market Place, Normanton, Shop Manager

William SUNLEY, 149 Upper Wortley Road, Upper Wortley, Leeds, Grocer

William SWAN, 14 Kelvin Grove, Liverpool, Timber Merchant

Joseph SWANN, Gasworks, Newton le Willows, Manager

Marshall Harvey SWANN, 11 Wadboro Road, Eccleshall Road, Sheffield, Married

George Octavius SWIFT, 4 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nott’s, Brewers Manager

Arthur SYKES, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, Designer

Charles Frederick SYKES, Grove House, Dalton, Huddersfield, Manufacturer

John Henry SYKES, Cawthorne nr Bramley, Gentleman