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Richard Chrimes

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Richard Chrimes (1818-1897)

1818 Born in Rotherham[1] son of Edward (c.1791-1847)[2] and Lydia Grimes[3]

It is thought this Richard Chrimes was one of the founders of Guest and Chrimes

1857 of the Brass Works, Rotherham.[4]

1857 Richard Chrimes, of Brass Works, Rotherham, was elected to membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, proposed by C. W. Siemens and seconded by W. Fairbairn; he remained a member until 1889[5]

1871 Manufacturer in brass and iron, employing 400 hands, At this time he and his wife, Mary, lived 4 doors away from John Guest (of Rotherham), retired iron and brass founder (land owner and shareholder) [6]

1897 Died in Rotherham[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. Free BMD
  3. 1841 census
  4. 1857 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  5. UK Mechanical Engineers, via Ancestry
  6. 1871 Census
  7. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)