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Bailey Sherwood

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Bailey Sherwood (1802-1861) of B. and N. Sherwood and Vigra and Clogan Copper Mining Co

Born the son of Peter Sherwood and his wife Jane Lewin Spencer

1856 '...Bailey Sherwood, one of the bankrupts, was examined and stated that had been in business since 1825, and had been largely engaged in railway contracts, both in England and France. They constructed thirty miles of the Eastern Counties, the Croydon line, and the Great Western terminus. They had contract for fifty miles on the Great Northern of France, in 1847...'[1]

1861 Living at 24 St. James Place, Deptford: Bailey Sherwood (age 58 born Lambeth), a Builder, with his wife Ann Sherwood and their son Charles Sherwood (age 21 born Lambeth) Civil Engineer, and three other children.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Globe - Monday 11 February 1856
  2. 1861 Census