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Francis Claude Blake

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Frederick Charles Blake (1867- ) of F. C. Blake

1886-89 Trained at the Nine Elms Works

Joined Fraser and Fraser

1890-97 Draughtsman and Clerk of Works at Poplar Station of the Commercial Gas Co

1897 Commenced in the automotive industry

1901 Living at Brookville, Grove Park Gardens, Chiswick: Francis C. Blake (age 34 born Putney), Mechanical Engineer - Employer. With his wife Flora M. Blake (age 34 born Corsham) and their two children; Claude G. Blake (age 5 born Stoke Newington) and Muriel G. Blake (age 2 born Chiswick). Two servants[1]

1902 Birth of son Bertram Jack Francis Blake. He died 1919

1909 Application to join the IMechE

1911 Living at Hopelands, 13 Kew Gardens Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey: Francis Claude Blake (age 44 born Putney), Marine Motor manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Flora Maria Blake (age 44 born Corsham) and their three children; Claude Hanley Blake (age 15 born Stoke Newington); Muriel Gertrude Blake (age 12 born Chiswick); and Bertram Jack Francis Blake (age 9 born Chiswick).[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1911 Census