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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– )
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: