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Joseph Savery

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1839. Waterwheel.
1839. Waterwheel (Detail).

Joseph Savery (c1801-1879)

c1801 Born at Taunton the son of William Savery and his wife Jane Morse

1842 Iron and Brass Founder of North Street, Taunton.[1]

1847 Supplied chiming apparatus for St Mary's Church, Taunton[2]

1851 Living at St. James Street: Joseph Savery (age 50 born Taunton), Iron and Brass Founder employing 14 men and 3 Apprentices. He is a widower with his three children. One servant. [3]

1852 Iron and Brass Founder of St. James Street.[4]

1861 Living at St. James Street: Joseph Savery (age 60 born Taunton), Iron and Brass Founder employing 17 men and 6 boys. With his wife and five children. Adjoining abode is Alfred Savery[5]

1871 Living at 44 South Street, Taunton: Joseph Savery (age 70 born Taunton), Retired Engineer. With his wife and six children and two grandchildren.[6]

1879 August 25th. Died at Taunton.

1879 Sale of 42 freehold and copyhold dwelling houses, gardens and premises as instructed by his will.[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1842 Pigot's Directory: Taunton
  2. Dorset County Chronicle - Thursday 28 May 1846
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1852-53 Slater's Directory: Taunton
  5. 1861 Census
  6. 1871 Census
  7. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 08 October 1879