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Robert Lucas Chance (1791-1865) of Chance Brothers and Co
1811 Married at Babcary, Somerset, to Louisa Homer
1822 Partnership dissolved. '...Partnership lately subsisting between Robert Lucas Chance and Joseph Dixon, of Paul's-Wharf, in the City of London, Merchants, is this Jay dissolved by mutual consent.— Robert Lucas Chance is to pay and receive all debts due from and to the said Partnership ...'
1841 Robert Chance 55, Glass manufacturer, living in Lady Wood, with Louisa Chance 50, Maria Chance 35, Mary Chance 27, Caroline Chance 21, Frank Chance 14, John Chance 13
1851 Robert Lucas Chance 68, glass and chemical manufacturer, employing 1600 men, lived in Ladywood with Louise Chance 63, Caroline Chance 31, John H Chance 23, and his sister Maria Chance 47
1861 Living at Perivale Street, Lady Wood, Birmingham: Robert Lucas Chance (age 70 born Birmingham), Glass and Alkali (number of hands employed ... by another member of the firm) and Brick maker, 40 (?) men, 13 boys, 19 women, 27 girls. With his wife Louisa Chance (age 73 born Birmingham). Also six servants, three visitors and a boarder, Francis C. Fultin, provided for by R. L. Chance.
1865 March 7th. Died, manufacturer of glass, acid and alkalis
1865 July 13th. Probate granted to Frank Chance and John Homer Chance. Robert Lucas Chance, late of Summerfield House, Birmingham, manufacturer of Glass Acids and Alkalies who died at Northfleet, Kent