Frederick Percy Rawson
Born 24/11/1843 in Hill Foot, Sheffield
Settled in Kenbrook, Sharrow, Sheffield
Died 11/07/1909
Father Samuel Rawson
Mother Harriet Skinner

Siblings John Charles Rawson, Samuel Ellison Rawson, Arthur Rawson, Herbert Alexander Rawson, Walter Rawson, Henry Anthony Rawson, Emily Hannah Rawson, Harriet Maria Rawson, Louisa Jane Rawson, Lucy Ellen Rawson, James Harvey Rawson
Notes In 1851 census is aged 6. In 1861 is a warehouse clerk. Note with photograph says he was a Cutlery manufacturer and that he had no family. Owned a cutlery business with Charles Burgon (wife of Louise/Jane (107) and then in partnership with his brother James Harvey. This from 'The Making Of Sheffield': "F. Percy Rawson. Rigid as a line in his principles, a born fighter, and absolutely uncompromising to the end of his busy life, Mr. F. Percy Rawson died at Kenbourne Road. A man tall and very spare in figure, he passed through many phases of local life, and through his candid fearlessness and his fondness for calling a spade a spade made him many enemies, no one could deny him that attribute of honesty of purpose, and he was an honourable fighter. How many political fights were hatched in the upstairs office at his Carver Street warehouse cannot be said; he was almost the head-centre of Radicalism for close on half-a-century so far as Sheffield was concerned. He was Justice of the Peace, on the Education Committee, on the Technical Council of the University, and also a member of the City Council for 12 years; whilst, going out of Sheffield in quest of Parliamentary honours, he contested the Stamford Division, but without success. Born in 1843, he was a member of a very Old Sheffield family which dated back 500 years, Mr. John Rawson being the second Master Cutler of Sheffield. A flash of the native wit which always characterized the Sheffielder gave him a curious nickname, and he became known to many as 'Rawcy Person,' a nickname which tickled the groundlings at any rate." Bodlean Library catalogue includes a book of "Hymns arranged for use at the ordinance of Believers' Baptism, by John Mortimer Stephens and F Percy Rawson, specially designed for strangers", dated 1872.