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Richard Charles Braithwaite

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1832 Born son of John Braithwaite and his wife Caroline[1]

1838 Baptised in Paddington

c.1846 Started work with his father, John Braithwaite C.E., in London

1850 Pupil at Fox, Henderson and Co, working on the building for the 1851 Great Exhibition, Birmingham station roofing and roofing for some London stations.

1851 Living in London with his parents, an engineering student[2]

1854 Moved to Mr. Broad, Horseley Iron Works

1867 General manager of Old Park Works, Wednesbury of Lloyds, Fosters and Co

1875 Became a Member of I Mech E

1875 of Norfolk House, Handsworth, Birmingham.

1881 Richard Braithwaite 48, civil engineer, lived in West Bromwich, with Lucy Braithwaite 42, Robert Braithwaite 19, draughtsman, Clara C. Braithwaite 17, Frances E. Braithwaite 16, Albert E. Braithwaite 11, John W. Braithwaite 10, Lucy R. Braithwaite 6[3]

1884 With Walter Kirk started the firm of Braithwaite and Kirk in West Bromwich Works, manufacturing bridgework for the Home and Colonial Railways.

1891 Richard Braithwaite 58, civil engineer (bridge work), employer, lived in West Bromwich , with Lucy Braithwaite 52, Frances Braithwaite 26, Albert Braithwaite 21, bridge work draughtsman, John Braithwaite 20, Lucy K Braithwaite 16[4]

1901 Roland (sic) Braithwaite 68, engineer (contractor), living on own means in West Bromwich with Lucy Braithwaite 62, Lucy Braithwaite 26[5]

1911 died in Solihull[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. National probate calendar
  • Mechanical engineer records