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George Jeffries (1820-1896)

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George Jeffries (1820-1896), Gun Maker of Norwich

1841 Listed as a gunmaker.[1]

1841 Married Agnes Coleman

1847 Birth of son George Lincoln Jeffries

1849 Advertising as a gunmaker of Golden Ball Street, Norwich and mentions the support his business has received over the past seven years.[2]

1860 Patent. '1900. To George Jeffries, of the city of Norwich, Gunmaker, for the invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus for filling cartridges."'[3]

1861 Living at Golden Ball Street, Norwich: George Jeffries (age 41 born Forncett, Norfolk), Gun Maker. Agnes Jeffries (age 42 born Longford, Ireland) and their seven children; Emma M. Jeffries (age 17 born Norwich); George L. Jeffries (age 14 born Norwich); Arthur G. Jeffries (age 12 born Norwich); Alice Jane Jeffries (age 10 born Norwich); Randle John Jeffries (age 8 born Norwich); Robert F. Jeffries (age 5 born Norwich); and Mary G. Jeffries (age 2 months born Norwich). One nurse.[4]

1862 Patent. '22. And to George Jeffries, of Golden Ball-street, Norwich, Gun Maker, for the invention of "improvements in breech-loading firearms"'[5]

1862 Patent. '3300. To George Jeffries, of Golden Ball-street, Norwich, Gun Maker, for the invention of "improvements in breech-loading fire arms."[6]

1867 Patent. '1381. And to George Jeffries, of Orford-hill, Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for turning or closing central fire sporting cartridges."'[7]

1874 Patent. '3442. To George Jeffries, of the city and county of Norwich, Gun Maker, for the invention of "Improvements in double barrelled sporting breech-loading fire-arms."'[8]

1891 Living at 8 Orford Hill, Norwich: George Jeffries (age 71 born Forncett St Mary, Norfolk), Gun Maker - Employer, Widower. With his daughter Georgiana Emms (age 35 born Norwich) and her husband John Henry Emms (age 28 born Norwich), Corn merchant, and their daughter Philes Emms (age 1 born Norwich). One servant.[9]

1896 May 31st. Died. Of 8 Orford Hill, Norwich, gunmaker. Probate to John Henry Emms, storekeeper, and his wife Georgina Mary.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. Norfolk News - Saturday 01 September 1849
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:17 August 1860 Issue:22414 Page:3050
  4. 1861 Census
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:31 January 1862 Issue:22594 Page:532
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:19 December 1862 Issue:22691 Page:6437
  7. The London Gazette Publication date:31 May 1867 Issue:23258 Page:3116
  8. The London Gazette Publication date:23 October 1874 Issue:24143 Page:4894
  9. 1891 Census