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Charles Pontifex, Junior

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1831 Born in the City of London, son of Henry Daniel and his wife Sarah Pontifex[1]

1851 Coppersmith and engineer, living in Islington with his parents[2]

1861 Coppersmith, manager of business, living in Clerkenwell with Lucy Pontifex 24, Lucy Pontifex 2, William Pontifex 3 months[3]

1871 Coppersmith and engineer; member of a business employing 72 men and 8 boys, living in Islington with Lucy Pontifex 34, William Pontifex 10, Lucy Pontifex 11, Ada Pontifex 4, Eva Pontifex 2, Kate Pontifex 1[4]

1881 Engineer, employing 70 men and 7 boys, living in Islington with Lucy Pontifex 44, Lucy Pontifex 21, William Pontifex 20, Ada Pontifex 14, Eva Pontifex 12, Kate Pontifex 11, Maud Pontifex 3, Frank Pontifex 2 months[5]

1884 Bankruptcy of Charles Pontifex, of the Albion Works, 34, York-road, King's Cross, and of 4, Alwyne-road, Canonbury, both in the county of Middlesex, trading alone under the style of Henry Pontifex and Sons, formerly trading in copartnership with Frederick Pontifex, under the same style, at the Albion Works aforesaid, Engineer and Coppersmith.[6]

1891 Coppersmith, brewers' engineer, living in Islington with Lucy Pontifex 54, Kate Pontifex 21, Maud Pontifex 13[7]

1901 Retired coppersmith, living with his wife Lucy in Hackney[8]

1906 Admitted to Bexley institution[9]

1906 Died in Dartford

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 181 census
  6. London Gazette 19 September 1884
  7. 1891 census
  8. 1901 census
  9. Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912