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1877 Listed as a manufacturer of Leicester 
1881 Living at The Frith, Knighton, Leicestershire (age 38 born Leeds), Leather and Boot and Show Manufacturer employing about 1,000 hands. With wife Ella (age 32 born Tonbridge) and children Ernest E. S. (age 10), Ethel M. (age 9), Harry P. (age 7), George C. G. (age 5), Beatrice E. (age 2) Mabel Violet (age 5 months) and Elinor Bruns Gorman (age 28), Sister-in-Law plus six servants 
1883 Death of Ella age 34 the wife of Harry Simpson Gee at Knighton Frith, near Leicester 
1884 Marries Mary Blanche 
1897 Director of Richard Hornsby and Sons
1924 July. Died. Honorary Treasurer of University College, Leicester