Henry Vincer Haslam's Father Luke was an agent for NE Railway in the area from 1850, whilst his Mother, Sarah, was manager of the Crystal Palace around 1858. However, it was Henry Vincer who moved the family onwards and upwards, listing himself as a 'property owner' in the census of 1901, and further moved on to become an 'income tax expert' and an Estate Agent with Haslam and Vinycombe.

His eldest son, Henry Augustus, started off his working life as a Clerk in a Ship Owners office and latterly a Merchant in the same office. Second son, Edward Vincer, was an apprentice in Marine Engineering and, after serving in WW1 as a Warrant Engineer on the battleship 'Temeraine', set up as a Consultant Marine Engineer and was also involved with Patents of a 'bicycle stand' in 1925 and an 'engine coupling device' in 1935.

The third son, Charles John, was also involved with the house agent side of the family business as an assistant to his Father and younger brother, Noel Deakin, with the Ship Owners office.

After Henry Vincer's death in 1920, his wife, Emily Ann, seemed to hold the family and the Estate Agency together, with three unmarried daughters in the family home in Burdon Terrace; the house remained in the family until the death of Constance Irene in 1987.

Details provided by Mr Danny Henderson (aka Raymond Haslam), who can be contacted via e-mail on danhendo@hotmail.co.uk. Danny would be very interested to hear from anyone who has knowledge or photographs of the Haslam family.

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