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Robert Fowler

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c1825 Born at Melksham, Wiltshire the son of John Fowler, Senior and his wife Rebecca

1841 Living with his parents at Corsham, Wiltshire (age 15) [1]

1851 A visitor at Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick (age 26 born Melksham), Tea Merchant. [2]

1861 A lodger at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 36 born Melksham), Baltic Merchant [3]

1864 Became a partner in John Fowler and Co on the early death of his brother John Fowler, Junior

1871 Living at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 46 born Melksham), Manufacturer of Locomotive Engines. Inmarried. With three servants. [4]

1881 A lodger at 22 St. James' Square, London (age 56 born Melksham), Partner is Steam Plough Works. Unmarried. Three servants. [5]

1888 November 30th. Died. At 22 St. James' Street, London in his 64th year. A leading member of the firm of Fowler and Sons. [6] [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. 1881 Census
  6. The Leeds Mercury, Monday, December 3, 1888
  7. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, December 8, 1888