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Alfred Charles Cossor

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c.1834 Born in London, son of George F Cossor and his wife Sarah

Married Elizabeth

1851 Glass blower[1]

1859 Established a business in Clerkenwell to make scientific glassware - see A. C. Cossor

1861 Living in Islington, a glass thermometer maker, with Elizabeth Cossor 35, Emily Cossor 11, Alfred Cossor 10, Lizzie Cossor 8, Alice Cossor 6, Ada Cossor 3, Frank Cossor 1[2]

1870 Thermometer maker[3]

1881 Glass blower, living in Islington, with Elizabeth Cossor 48, Emily Cossor 21, Alfred Cossor 19, glass blower's assistant, Lizzie Cossor 17, Alice Cossor 15, Ada Cossor 13, Frank Cossor 11, Kate Cossor 7, Florence Cossor 7[4]

1891 Meteorological glass blower, living in Islington, with Elizabeth Cossor 58, Emily Cossor 31, Lizzie Cossor 27, Ada Cossor 23, Frank Cossor 21, meteorological glass blower, Kate Cossor 17, Florence Cossor 17[5]

1901 Meteorological glass blower, employer, living in Islington with Elizabeth Cossor 68, Emily Cossor 40, Kate Cossor 26, Florence Cossor 26[6]

1909 Left the partnership with his son Frank, Alfred Cosser and Son

1910 died in Finchley[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. Baptism of his son Frank
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. BMD