THE PRICE FAMILY AND FIRM
Price and Charles Fox Price are brothers.
Their parents were Richard and Mary who
married in 1786 in Bristol.
Price was born on the 27th February 1794 in
Queen Square Bristol. Why he was given the
same first names as a prominent Bristol MP
who also became Mayor has yet to be
confirmed, as there appears to be no family
link between the Price family and Henry
Charles Fox Price is born 4th January 1802.
However, in the
1784 Parliamentary election for Bristol a
Henry Cruger and Charles Fox both stood as
candidates. Henry Cruger was duly elected as
Member for Bristol. Was the Price family so
involved with this election process that
they decided to name two of their sons born
after these two prominent local men.
query is that Henry Cruger Price is the
second child to carry these names. The first
Henry Cruger Price was born on the 6th April
1788 to the same parents Richard & Mary.
It was a common feature in those days if the
first Son died in infancy to give the next
born Son the same name.
the politician returned to his birth country
America in 1790, which is two years after
the first Henry Cruger Price was born.
business is established in 1805 by Edward
Homes in Clare Street Bristol. In 1812 the
firm also has John Price and later in 1821
they are joined in the business by Henry
Cruger Price and then Charles Fox Price. The
firm continues to trade as Ironmongers and
Brightsmiths through the 1820's with Henry
and Charles making their important Patent
application in 1829.
Price then resident in Clifton Bristol
marries Mary Sophia Stephenson at St Mary's
Church Hampstead London in January 1831.
However, the marriage was short lived as he
dies two years later January 1833 in
July 1833 sees
the three person Parnership of Edward, Henry
and Charles being dissolved with the firm
now carried forward in the sole name of
Two years after
the death of Charles in 1833 his widow Mary
Sophia Price marries Henry Cruger Price in
January 1835 at the Parish Church in
Minchinhampton Gloucestershire. They have
one child a daughter named Mary Stephenson
Price born in Clifton Bristol.
The 1851 census
shows the family has moved to the St Pancras
area of London where Henry's niece Frances
and nephew Richard Price are living with
them. It must be assumed that these
two relatives are the children of Charles
Fox Price from his marriage to Mary Sophia.
In the Census Henry gives his occupation as
Price dies aged 62 in the later part of 1856
in St Pancras London. His widow Mary Sophia
moves to Swanage in Dorset where she lives
with Mary her daughter until moving in the
1890's to Dunmow in Essex. She dies there
aged 87 in 1897.