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Born 1876 at Coventry
1910 Set up Coventry Motor and Sundries Co
1911 Living at 45 Highfield Street, Coventry: Alfred Robert Grindlay (age 35 born Coventry), a Foreman Motor Car Fitter. With his wife (married fifteen years with two children) Emma (age 40 born Leicester) and their children Reginald Robert Grindlay (age 11 born Coventry) and Alfred Stephen Chaplin Grindlay (age 1 born Coventry). Also mother-in-law Emma Chaplin (age 65 born Foleshill) a Widow. 
1923 Set up Grindlay-Peerless
His son Reginald Robert Grindlay joined him at Grindlay-Peerless
1939 Formed Coventry Engineering Co
1941 Elected Mayor of Coventry