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Cornelius Pettet (c1821-1853) of Edinburgh
Built a few steam engines. One survives at Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum, Victoria, Australia (2016)
c1821 Born at Corstorphine
1841 February 5th. Married at Edinburgh to Margaret Bell (1818– )
1841 Living at 6 Ingleston Street, Edinburgh: Cornelius Pettet (age c20), Engineer. With Margaret Pettet (age c20).
1842 November 16th. Birth of son John Bennett Pettet (1842–1910). In 1866 he was married in Edinburgh to Alice Lawson and is shown as a commercial traveller.
1845 Birth of son Walter Bell Pettet (1845–1918)
1849 Birth of daughter Isabella Murray Pettet (1849–1885)
1849 Listed as 'Pettet, Cornelius, engineer and mill-wright, Greenside lane, Edinburgh'.
1850 Listed as 'Pettet, Cornelius, engineer and mill-wright, Greenside Lane - house 27 Greenside Row.'
1851 Living at Greenside Row, Greenside, Edinburgh: Cornelius Pettet (age 30 born Corstorphine), Engineer Millwright Employing One Man and 2 Apprentices. With his wife Margaret Pettet (age 32 born Edinburgh) and their three children; John Pettet (age 9 born Edinburgh); Walter B. Pettet (age 5 born Edinburgh), and Isabella M. Pettet (age 2 born Edinburgh).
1852 January 2nd. Birth of daughter Ann Maber Pettet (1852– )
1852 Listed as Cornelius Pettet, Greenside Lane, Millwright.
1853 Died (date to be confirmed but his wife, presumably widowed, and his children are living with her mother in 1861 - see below)
1861 Living at St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh: Isabella Bell (age 71 born Edinburgh). With her daughters Mary M. Bell (age 29 born Edinburgh), a Draper, and Margaret Pettet (age 42 born Edinburgh), a Draper. Also her grand-children; John Pettet (age 19 born Edinburgh); Walter Pettet (age 12 born Edinburgh); Anne Pettet (age 9 born Edinburgh); and Isabella Pettet (age 12 born Edinburgh).Also one boarder.
From the above we can make the following assumptions (these need to be confirmed):
John Pettet (c1882-1837) and his wife Ann Maber (c1881-1854) and had children: