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Charles Lenny

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Charles Lenny (c1816-1874) of Charles Lenny and Co, carriage builders

c.1816 Born the son of Charles Lenny

1869 Married in Lambeth to Hannah Hawkins

1871 Living at North End, Croydon: Charles Lenny (age 55 born Stanaway, Essex), Carriage Builder employing 87 men. With his wife Hannah Lenny (age 35 born Lambeth) and son Thomas C. Lenny (age 2 Months born Croydon). Three servants.[1]

1874 March 15th. Died. Of 10 Park Lane, Croydon. Probate to his widow Hannah.

'Mr. Weston held an inquest at the Wheatsheaf on Monday, touching the death of Charles Lenny, Esq., a hunting gentleman, who kept his horses at the Wheatsheaf. It appeared that on Saturday, while out with the Bicester Hounds near Croughton, the deceased had a fit, and fell from his horse. He was removed to the Wheatsheaf, where he died on Sunday morning'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. Northampton Mercury - Saturday 21 March 1874