- Category: Letters
I write in relation to your article on my g.g.grandfather Robert Hamnett.
You have posted a picture of his son James Hamnett who was in the printing and publishing business. The booklet, (we have a copy) actually states that it's a picture of the publisher not the author.
I have many pictures of Robert and have attached one for you.
I have a large amount of material on Robert, his father was a businessman, Edward Hamnett of Stockport.
He was born in Stockport in 1855 and after the death of his mother as a young child he moved to Mottram where he lived with his uncle, James Hamnett, a watchmaker. He spent his early years in Mottram before moving to 44 St Marys Road in Glossop, his occupation being watchmaker journeyman. He remained in Glossop with his family, having a shop at 14a High Street East selling watches/clocks/rings etc, later he became the steward of the Conservative Club in Glossop.
We have gold items in the family with his own hallmark there on.
He was a member of the board of guardians, a Freemason, a prominent member of Glossop Detachment of Volunteers (secretary) amongst other groups.
His half brother William was an Alderman of Stockport, director of Stockport FC and successful businessman.
Bernie Hamnett Wright