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Thomas KEEN
( - 1867)
(1810 - 1862)

Married: 2 Sept 1858; Smethwick Chapel (CofE)
Arthur KEEN
(1835 - 1915)
 bd.  23 Jan 1835; Cheshire
 dd.  8 Feb 1915, age 80 [64]
 occ.  Engineer, industrialist
 res.  UK
 src.   [8]
 dd.  Deceased, age not recorded
 res.  UK
 src.   [8]

Children (?):

[8 other children] KEEN
Arthur T KEEN
Emilie KEEN

Family notes for Arthur KEEN and Hannah ASTBURY

His marriage, as a report in the Birmingham Gazette & Express noted, improved his worldly prospects very notably. It is said of him that a scene in a play where a shrewd Scotsman made successful love to his master's daughter gave him the line upon which he was soon to act with such excellent results.

Notes for Arthur KEEN

1856: partnership with Francis Watkins, makers of fasteners
1864: Patent Nut & Bolt Company
1902: Guest Keen & Nettlefold, engineers of Birmingham
Director Birmingham & Midland Bank (later Midland Bank, now HSBC)
Estate in excess of £1m


8.  Document, Evelyn GOODMAN research
64.  Book, Edgar Jones, A History of GKN, MacMillan Press, Volume 1 ISBN 0-333-34594-0

Family record last updated: 21 March 2023

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