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Edward Kennard

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February 1903.

Edward Kennard (c1843- )

1870 April 19th. Married at Brighton to Mary Eliza Laing

1901 Living at The Barn, Kettering Road, Little Bowden, Market Harborough: Edward Kennard (age 58 born Theobald, Cheshurst), Iron Founder - Employer. With his wife Mary E. Kennard (age 57 born Kent). One Visitor and five servants.[1]

1904 KENNARD, Edward, J.P., "The Barn", Market Harboro', Leicestershire. Cars: 3.5-h.p. motor-bicycle, 12 h.p. Darracq, 18-h.p. Napier. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: Many thousands of miles since 1899. Hobbies: Hunting, shooting, fishing, golf, billiards, tennis, racquets, ping-pong, skating, curling foreign travel, painting - oils, water-colours, and china — photography, drawing; is author of several well-known books, and is a frequent contributor to the motoring Press. Considers motoring combines the pleasures of steeple-chasing and a fast run to hounds, and that it is bound to be the locomotion for all in the near future. Owned the first Napier ever built, which was placed before all other English made cars in the 1,000 miles' trial, 1901: Is J.P. for Monmouthshire and Northamptonshire, High Sheriff, 1876. Clubs: Junior Carlton, Prince's, Union (Brighton), St. Andrew's, and other golf clubs. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904