Anthony Bunn Johnson

JOHNSON, Anthony Bunn (1808-1858) — Birmingham

Engraver, wood-engraver, lithographer & printer. Engraved Plan of the Grand Junction Railway for “The Grand Junction and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway companion” for James Cornish, 1837; Cornish’s map of the London & Birmingham Railway for “Cornish’s guide and companion to the London and Birmingham Railway” 1839. Also produced games, etc.
Born 10 May 1808 and baptised 5 Jun 1808 at Sunderland, County Durham — the son of Joseph Johnson and his wife Mary Bunn. He married Ann Gething from Wolverhampton at St. Martin Birmingham 4 Jun 1836. Described as employing twenty-one workpeople in 1851, resident with his wife and six children. Died 17 Jun 1858. Probate was granted to his widow 16 Sep 1858, his effects stated at under £1,500. After his death his sons Joseph and Alfred Johnson, originally trading as “Johnson Brothers”, built up the firm which went on to become the famous “Chad Valley” toymaking business.

91 Lichfield Street, Birmingham — 1832-1835
6 Upper Priory, Birmingham — 1837-1843
27 Temple Row, Birmingham — 1845-1850
— Finch Street, Birmingham (home) — 1847-1850
5 Lichfield Street, Birmingham — 1855-1858
¬— 70 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham (home) — 1855
— Wheeler Street, Birmingham (home) — 1858

BBTI. Census 1841-1851.

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