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Robert West (1826-1901)

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Robert West (1826-1901)

1826 Born in Oldham, son of Thomas West

1845 Presumably took over his father's gas meter business on his death - Robert West of Oldham

1847 Married Mary Horsfall in Lymm, Cheshire[1]

1851 Robert West 24, Gas meter maker, mechanist and proprietor of houses, lived in Royton, Oldham with Mary West 22, E M West 2, Thos West 5 Months[2]

Presumably left the business of West and Gregson

1853-60 Birth of several children in Guildford, Surrey

1861 Robert West 34, gas engineer, lived in Latchford, Warrington, with Mary West 32, Elizabeth M West 12, Sarah West 8, Robert West 6, Henry West 4, John F West 1[3]

1881 Robert West 54, Gas engineer (fitter), lived in Lichfield with Mary West 52 Mary West 28, John Fred. West 21, commercial clerk, Alfred West 17, gas manager's assistant[4]

1901 Died in Lichfield[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD