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Thomas Amies

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Born c1833

1841 Listed as pupil resident at school in Culmington, Shropshire [1]

1851 Living in home of Joshua Cooper, Castle Street, Ludlow, (age 18 and born at Ludlow), Apprentice Ironmonger. [2]

1856 Q4 Married

c1860 Formed Amies and Barford with William Barford

1861 Living at Longcauseway, Peterborough (age 28 and born at Ludlow), Ironmonger employing 37 men and 12 boys. With wife Mary J. (age 27) and children Thomas A. A. (age 3), Andrew (age 1) and St C. (age 4 weeks) plus seven staff. [3]

1863 Thomas Amies of Peterborough wins award for his Greyhounds at the Birmingham Cattle Show [4]

1871 Living at 16 Broad Street, Peterborough (age 38 and born at Ludlow), Ironmonger. No wife shown but not listed as Widower. With children Caroline Jane (age 8), Charles Edward (age 2) plus three boarders (all assistant ironmonger's) and two servants. [5]

1876 Q4. Death of Thomas Amies age 44 at Peterborough

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. Berrow's Worcester Journal, Saturday, December 05, 1863
  5. 1871 Census