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Charles Stroud Williams

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Charles Stroud Williams (1849-1901)

1867-9 Pupil under James Easton in the shops and drawing office of Easton, Amos and Anderson[1]

1870-3 Assistant to Mr T H Head

1874 Entered partnership with Thomas Howard Head, the firm becoming Head, Williams and Co who, among other works, obtained the contract for the iron roof of the New National Gallery.

1875 Member of Inst Civil Engineers

1891 Civil engineer[2]

1901 Living on own means[3]

1901 Obituary [4]

CHARLES STROUD WILLIAMS, born on the 8th August, 1849, was the son of the late Mr. James Williams, Architect and Surveyor, of 12 Montague Street, Russell Square, London.

After being educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at King's College, London, he became an articled pupil to the firm of Messrs. Easton and Amos, of Southwark and Erith.

Subsequently he joined the firm of Messrs. Shaw, Head and Company, of Cannon Street, constructive engineers, and on the dissolution of that firm, entered into partnership with Mr. Thomas Howard Head, and eventually succeeded to the business, carrying it on under the style of Charles Williams and Company, of Millwall and Westminster, in partnership with Mr. Hugh Stanton.

This firm was dissolved in 1889, since which date Mr. Williams ceased to have any connection with the engineering profession.

He died at Ingoldsby Mansions, Avonmore Road, Kensington, on the 11th April, 1901.

Mr. Williams was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 4th May, 1875.

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Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer Records
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1901 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries