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Richard Beck (1827-1866) of R. and J. Beck
1861 Living at Pear Tree Cottage, Islington (age 33 born London), an Optician employing 40 men, and 35 boys and girls. With his wife Harriet (age 33 born Ampthill, Beds) and their children Richard (age 3 born Islington) and Harriet (age 1 born Islington). Plus three servants.