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Charles Neale May

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1830 December 7th. Born at Reading the son of Charles May, Chemist and Druggist and his wife Jane Neale

1857 September 25th. Married Charlotte Philbrick in St.Giles', Reading, Berks, daughter of John Philbrick and ? Hooper

1859 To Charles Neale May, of Devizes, in the county of Wilts, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in sluice valves." [1]

1861 Living at Spittlecroft House, Devizes (age 31 born Reading), Engineer (non Foundry) 81 men employed. With wife Charlotte (age 24) and children Annie E. (age 1). Two servants. [2]

1868 Mayor of Devizes

1871 Living at Spittlecroft House, Devizes (age ? born Reading), Agricultural Engineer. Living with wife Charlotte (age 34) and children Ellen Isabel (age 12), Emily Neale (age 6), John Neale (age 5) and Mabel Anna (age 2). Two servants. [3]

1878 Q1. Married in Devizes district to Martha ? [4]

1881 CNM is a lodger in a house in Seaton, Devon (age 52 born Reading), Justice of Peace. John N. May (age 15 born Devizes) is a boarder in Radipole. Mabel A May (age 12) is a boarder at school in Weston-super-Mere. At Elm Lodge, Devizes are Martha May (age 44) with daughter Hilda M. (age 8) and Montague A. (age 6). Also a servant. [5]

1891 CNM is a lodger in a house in Seaton, Devon (age 62 born Reading), J.P. in Devizes, Engine Maker. Also there are Mabel A. May (age 22) and children Hilda M. C. May (age 18) [6]

1901 Living at Swallowcliff, Seaton (age 72 born Reading), Retired Mechanical Engineer. With wife Martha (age 64 born Winterbourn) and daughter Hilda May (age 28). Two servants. [7]

1908 Q4. Death in Axminster area [8]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazzette, January 28, 1859
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. BMD
  5. 1881 Census
  6. 1891 Census
  7. 1901 Census
  8. BMD