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Alderman H R Patenall

Harry Rollins Patenall was born at Higham Ferrers in 1886, son of Thomas and Clara. He married Grace Mary Allen in 1907. Harry was Mayor of Higham five times, and was made a Freeman in 1951.

Grace Mary Allen was born in 1880 in London, daughter of Richard and Annie. Her father was a boot and shoe merchant, and had been born at Irthlingborough. In 1901 she was living in Bristol with her unlce Benjamin Allen, a chemist.

In 1911 the family was living at "Westholme" in Higham, and they now had a daughter, Mary Josephine. They also had a domestic servant.


1946 Mayor & Mayoress
Ald. H R Patenall, C.C., J.P., and Mrs Patenall
Harry Rollins Patenall was Mayor in 1930, 1935, 1936, 1944 & 1945, Freeman 1951

Rushden Echo, 30th July 1920

Bowls—A match, Mr Parker’s factory v. Mr H R Patenall’s factory, was played on Wednesday evening on Mr H Rollins Patenall’s lawn. Scores: J B Partridge, A Beetson, M Tinston, C F Felce (Mr Parker’s factory), 28: W Lawrence, W Gadsby, H O Pashler, J Horsfield (Mr Patenall’s factory), 6. W Gray, W Hales, L Garley, F Twelvertree (Parker’s) 14: H R Patenall, A Pack, J Adams, J Parker (Patenall’s) 7.


Rushden Echo, 1st August 1924, transcribed by Kay Collins

Bowls—Mr H R Patenall’s bowls team played Mr Partridge’s team from Wollaston on Wednesday on a court at “Bron Dinas,” by the kindness of Ald. T Patenall J.P. After an enjoyable game, Mr Patenall’s team won by 17 points.


Rushden Echo and Argus, 9th August 1957, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Mr Patenall
Ald. H R Patenall, who retired recently from the chairmanship of the Rushden Sanatorium House Committee to become vice-chairman, has had a life-long interest in the care of the sick.

He joined the St John Ambulance Brigade as a cadet, became Higham Ferrers’ first ambulance officer and, eventually, president of the men’s division. As chairman of Northamptonshire County Council Health Committee, he was chosen last year to inaugurate the ambulance radio-telephone system. He has done a great deal for the hospitals, and during 1945, raised £3,500 by direct personal effort, mostly for the Northampton Hospital extension fund. Like his father, he has been many times Mayor of Higham.



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