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C. R. Garrard

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November 1912.

Charles Riley Garrard (1856- ) of Blumfield and Garrard and Garrard Manufacturing Co

1856 Born in London

Educated in Uxbridge

1882 of Coventry and late of Paris. Age 26

1891 Living at Embersley Road, Kings Norton: Charles R. Garrard (age 35 born London), Foreman - Cycle Factory. With his wife Ellen F. (age 31 born Buckinghamshire) and their children May (age 11 born Uxbridge), Ellen (age 10 born Uxbridge), Charles (age 9 born London), and Ernest (age 8 born Coventry).[1]

1896 Described as the manager of the Simpson Lever Chain Co.[2]

1900 Standard sizes of autocar chains.[3]

1901 Living at 6 Oliver Road, Ladywood, Birmingham: Charles R. Garrard (age 45 born London), a Mechanical Engineer and Employer. With his wife Ellen F. Garrard (age 41 born Fulmer, Bucks.) and their children May Garrard (age 21 born Uxbridge); Ellen F. Garrard (age 20 born Uxbridge); Charles G. Garrard (age 19 born London), an Assistant Manager - Cycle Engineer; and Ernest Garrard (age 18 born Coventry), Forman - Cycle Engineer. One servant.[4]

1904 'GARRARD, C. R., M.I.M.E., 12, St. Charles Square, London, W. Cars: Clement-Garrard's. Is past-president of the Cycle Engineers' Institute; constructed an electric carriage in 1893; produced the Gladiator motor tricycles in 1894-3. Is managing director of the Garrard Co., makers of the Clement-Garrard motors. Superintended the erection of the Clement-Talbot Automobile Works in 1903.' [5]

1911 Living at 45 Saint Kilda Road, West Ealing, London W.: Charles Riley Garrard (age 56 born London), a Consulting Engineer (Automobile) on Own Account. With his wife (married 33 years with four children - three living) married Ellen Francis Garrard (age 52 born Fulmer, Bucks) and their daughter Ellen Garrard (age 30 born Uxbridge).[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. Derby Daily Telegraph - Thursday 09 January 1896
  3. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  4. 1901 census
  5. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  6. 1911 Census