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Charles Edward Botley

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Charles Edward Botley (1848-1913)

1881 Living at Goldsmith Road, Acton: Chas. Edw. Botley (age 33 born Marylebone), Engineer of Gas Works Co. With his wife Mary Ann Botley (age 30 born Walstead) and their three children; Charles Frederick Botley (age 10 born Camden Town); Herbert Thomas Botley (age 7 born Thornton heath); and Helen Louisa Botley (age 5 born Acton). Also his brother Frederick Botley (age 30 born Marylebone). [1]

1914 Obituary [2]

CHARLES EDWARD BOTLEY, born in London on the 13th March, 1848, died at Hastings on the 22nd October, 1913.

Having served a pupilage to the late Mr. C. Farrand at Croydon Gasworks, he was later employed at Wormwood Scrubs Gasworks as Assistant and as Chief Engineer, and in the Locomotive Department of the Great Western Railway as engineer in charge of the gasworks and of train-lighting work.

In 1887 he was appointed Engineer-in-Chief to the Hastings and St. Leonards Gas Company, and retained the position until his death, the works being reconstructed and new works built during his tenure of office. He also acted as Consulting Engineer to various gas and other undertakings.

Mr. Botley was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 6th February, 1877, was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 2nd March, 1897.

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