Henry Jnr had been born on 23 May 1844 and by the age of 16 was a Banker's Apprentice, living with his family in Lundin Mill. However, his banking career was short-lived, as he soon followed in his father's footsteps. By the age of 26, the time of the 1871 census, Henry was lodging in Dunbar, where he was a road surveyor. While based in Haddingtonshire (now East Lothian) he met Anne MacLeod and married her in 1874 in Belhaven.
By 1875, Henry and Anne had moved to St Andrews and had their first child. Henry was now working in St Andrews District, as an assistant to his highly-experienced father. When Henry Snr died in 1886, Henry Jnr was unanimously appointed to succeed his father. However, some debate ensued around the salary that Henry Jnr was to be paid. His father had been paid £300 but the District Committee had looked to pay the less experienced son a lower amount. Discussion around the appropriate amount had taken place, including whether this would include an element to cover the cost of keeping a horse (thought to be no less than £50 per annum). Ultimately, a salary of £250 was agreed (Fife Herald, 22 Sep 1886).
Sadly, Henry Jnr would not have the longevity of his father and died at the age of 51 on 2 October 1895. The St Andrews Citizen at the time commented upon his death, as follows...
"Deceased was of a retiring disposition; but was an enthusiastic curler, and always took an active part in promoting the interests of the game. Mr Petheram has been taken away in the prime of his life. He had suffered for months from a painful complaint for which he had been unsuccessfully treated in Edinburgh Infirmary. He leaves a widow and family, for whom in their bereavement much sympathy is expressed."
The register of death shows that Henry Petheram suffered from diabetes, for which at that time there was no effective treatment - the discovery of insulin came many years after Petheram's death. As yet, I have not found photographs of either of the Henry Petherams, however, to give a feel for the work of a surveyor in days gone by, below are some surveyors with their equipment.