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Humphrey Chamberlain, Senior

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June 1872.

Humphrey Chamberlain (c1824-1892) of Round Green, near Barnsley

c.1824 Born[1], St Michaels, Worcester

1846 manager of a pottery works at Worcester

1849 of the Tything, Worcester; joined I Mech E[2]

His eldest son Humphrey was a locomotive engineer

Subsequently became agent for many years to Messrs. Bradley and Craven, of Wakefield.

1865 of Wakefield, Engineer.[3] Resigned from IMechE[4]

1868 Referee for Hoffman's Patent Kiln.[5]

1872 Agent for Hoffman's (sic) patent kiln.

1881 A civil engineer - at the time of the census he was lodging in Bangor, Wales, with his wife[6]

1891 Living in Barnsley, Brick and Carbon manufacturer, with his wife Mary A Chamberlain 61 and brother Francis Chamberlain 46[7]

1892 Brick and Carbon manufacturer of Wakefield; died[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD death index
  2. Mechanical Engineer records
  3. The Engineer 1865
  4. Mechanical Engineer records
  5. Image 1868.
  6. 1881 census
  7. 1891 census
  8. National Probate Calendar