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Robert Masefield

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Robert Masefield (1845-1926) of R. Masefield and Co, Manor Iron Works, Manor Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.

Born at Ledbury in 1845.

He was a pupil of Ordish and Le Feuvre, civil engineers of 18 Great George St and was subsequently employed in their drawing office for four years.

c.1868 Became sub-manager at Holbrook and Co.

c.1870 Became managing partner at Manor Iron Works

1871 Iron founder, living in Chelsea[1]

1881 Civil and mechanical engineer, employing 99 men[2]

1882 He was managing partner at the Manor Iron Works when he was proposed for membership of I Mech E, a position he had held for 12 years.

1890 of Manor Iron works

1891 Civil engineer, living in Chelsea[3]

1911 Civil engineer, working on own account, living in Chelsea[4]

1926 Died in Ledbury

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1911 census
  • [1] National Portrait Gallery: British bronze sculpture founders and plaster figure makers, 1800-1980 - M.