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James Kirkaldy

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of John Kirkaldy and Son

1860 Born in Wapping, son of John Given Kirkaldy

1881 Marine engineer, living with his parents in Poplar[1]

1886 Dissolution of the partnership between John Kirkaldy, Thomas Kirkaldy, and James Kirkaldy, at West India Dock-road, Limehouse, and the Engine Works, Royal Albert Dock, and elsewhere, as Marine Engineers, Manufacturers of Fresh Water Distilling Plant, Feed Water Heaters, and Condensers, also as Boilermakers, Iron and Brass Founders, Ship Repairers, Coppersmiths, Tin and Iron Plate Workers, Blacksmiths, and Wholesale and Export Ironmongers, under the style of John Kirkaldy.[2]

1891 Isabella Kirkaldy 59, lived in Poplar, with Margaret Kirkaldy 32, James Kirkaldy 30, engineer, Patrick H Kirkaldy 20, student of chemistry[3]

1893 Was a partner in John Kirkaldy and Son, paint manufacturer and plumbers.

1906 Married Rose Edith Owen in Lambeth[4]

1911 James Kirkaldy 50, retired paint manufacturer, in Eastbourne with Rose Edith Kirkaldy 44, John Francis Kirkaldy 2[5]

1939 Retired paint & Anti-Fouling Compositions Manufacturer, lived in Sutton and Cheam, with Rose E Kirkaldy[6]

1942 Died in Surrey

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. London Gazette 23 Oct 1888
  3. 1891 census
  4. BMD
  5. 1911 census
  6. 1939 register