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Protherough, Jerry

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Gender: Male

Gwilym Davies visited Jerry Protherough at his house in Grange Walk in Charlton Kings on 18 May 1977 when he sang Buff Blow, The German Clockmender and The Thrashing Machine.

Jerry Protherough came from a well-established Charlton Kings family. One of the earliest Protheroughs in Charlton Kings was James Protherough, a cordwainer, who came from Upton Upon Severn and his wife who came from Merthyr Tydfil. Their first child was born in Charlton Kings in 1829 when James was working as a a shoemaker. Their children were John, Charles, Jane, George, Mary Ann and Frances. James’ descendants lived in Brevel Terrace and Pruens Terrace and were mainly labourers and gardeners and the women were laundresses. It is not clear which branch of the family Jerry Protherough was descended from. He was a keen gardener but towards the end of his life he was wheelchair-bound.

Notes by Carol Davies June 2015