Avery, Thomas

MANUFACTURER, POLITICIAN (ENGLAND)
BORN 1813 - DIED 17 Feb 1894, Birmingham: Edgbaston
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley

Yogether with his brother William Henry Avery, Thomas Avery inherited a weighing machine business from his father William Avery in 1843. Their busines expanded and they became an important employer in Birmingham.

In 1866 he left the business and devoted himself to improving local government. He was elected alderman and mayor in 1868 and in 1881 he was again elected mayor. He was an alderman for 25 years. He was also justice of the peace for Birmimgham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

He died a few months after his wife Mary Ann Beilby. They had no children and his nephews inherited his estate.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Avery

Images

The grave of Thomas Avery at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2017)

 

The grave of Thomas Avery at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2017)

 


Avril, Jane

Published: 25 Jun 2017
Last update: 25 Jun 2017