James Henry came from three generations of File Cutters, a precision engineering task, and he became an Apprentice Watchmaker, and was listed as a watchmaker in 1881.
There are no known examples of his work.
The family lived at 19 Moor Lane Great Bolton, and continued to work as file cutters throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Number 17 – 19 Moor Lane Bolton, home of the Chadbonds.
The Chadbonds file cutting operations.