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Ernest Courtis

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Ernest Courtis (1875-1940), chief tester at Rover

1875 Born in Greenwich the son of Charles Henry Courtis

1902 Married at Coventry to Alice Maud May Knight

107 Won the 1907 Tourist Trophy Race in a Rover

1911 Living at 46 Somerville Road, Small Heath, Birmingham: Ernest Courtis (age 35 born London), Engineers Fitter - Motor Car - Own Account. With his wife Alice Courtis (age 33 born Coventry) and their two children Norman Courtis (age 6 born Coventry) and Edith Courtis (age 4 months born Birmingham).[1]

1911 April. Letter in which he recalls working for E. J. Pennington and describes some of the motors they made. Signs as 1907 Tourist Trophy winner.[2]

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