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Charles Edward Chrimes

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Charles Edward Chrimes (1839-1914) of Guest and Chrimes

1839 Born Rotherham, son of Edward Chrimes (plumber) and his wife Hannah. His brother Edward had been born c.1838, and sister Ellen (b 1841).[1]

1861 Clerk in a Brass and iron founders[2]

1881 Cashier of brass founders[3]

1888 Elected to associate membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, proposed by Richard Chrimes[4]

1891 Brass and iron founder[5]

1901 Employer[6]


1915 Obituary [7]

CHARLES EDWARD CHRIMES was born at Rotherham in September 1839.

He was the principal of the firm of Guest and Chrimes, Foundry and General Brass Works, Rotherham, and for over sixty years had been associated with the firm, of which he was sole proprietor for a number of years previous to his death. It was due to his efforts that the works maintain their high reputation. He took a great interest in any improvement introduced to the various inventions and articles produced at his works, and devoted much time to the care of his employees, many of whom had been employed by the firm during the whole of their working career.

His death took place at Rotherham on 28th November 1914, at the age of seventy-five.

He was elected an Associate of this Institution in 1888.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. UK Mechanical Engineers, via Ancestry
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. 1915 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries