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Henry Westrap 1823-1889

1861 Census
1861 Census records Henry Westrap and family living next door to James Walker

Henry was a watch-manufacturer who originally conducted business in Spon End but later resided at Earlsdon Terrace. His home, 'Earlsdon Villa' sat at the top of what is now Mayfield Road. Its garden was landscaped with conifers and monkey puzzle. His house, renamed 'Holly Bank' was later home to Thomas Inger Stevens, son of the inventor of the Stevengraph and successor to his ribbon manufacturing business. Sadly 'Holly Bank' became a victim of redevelopment after the War.

Westrap's daughter who died tragically, married Cope Hoddell, son of prominent watch manufacturer James Hoddell, who was a partner for some time of Joseph Olorenshaw (1814-1863) of 2, Oxford Terrace, Chapelfields. Henry’s grave of pink and white marble is in London Road Cemetery.

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