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Elizabeth Dent

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1783 Elizabeth Davis, born in Tenbury, Worcs[1]

1807 Married Richard Rippon in Paddington, London[2]

1808 Birth of son William Frederick

c.1813 Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth who later married Thomas Buckney, Senior.

1817 Birth of son Richard

1843 After the death of Richard, Elizabeth married his cousin and co-worker, Edward John Dent

1852 Edward died. His stepsons, Frederick and Richard, inherited the business

Both Frederick and Richard, died. Elizabeth gained control of the business.

1861 Watch and chronometer maker, lived in Kensington; visited by Thomas Buckney, 62, a timber merchant[3]

1865 of Bayswater, London, when she died; her executors were Thomas Buckney, of The Strand, gentleman, and her daughter, Amelia Lydia Sophia Gardner[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. London Marriages and Banns
  3. 1861 census
  4. National Probate calendar