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Thomas Christy

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Thomas Christy (1776-1846) of Christy and Co

1776 Born son of Miller Christy

1790 Apprenticed to his father as felt maker for 7 years[1]

c.1797 Became a partner in the family business

1800 Married Rebecca Hewlings in Westminster[2]

1830 Thomas Christy the elder retired from the Partnership with William Miller Christy, John Christy and Thomas Christy, junior, in the trades of Hat Manufacturers, Furriers, and Skinners, carried on in Gracechurch-Street, in the City of London, in Bermondsey-street in the County of Surrey, at Stockport, in the County of Chester, and at Frampton Cotterell, in the County of Gloucester[3]

1846 Died in Chelmsford[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Freedom of the City Admission papers
  2. Quaker records
  3. London Gazette 28 December 1830
  4. BMD