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Thomas Mayhew Bear

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Thomas Mayhew Bear (c1832-1910) of Britannia Sewing Machine Co

1831 November 10th. Born in Colchester the son of Daking Bear, a Butcher, and his wife Marianne Mayhew

1864 January 7th. Married in London to Alice Ann De Carle Hudson

1891 Living at Oldbury House, St. Mary at the Walls, Colchester, Essex: Thomas M. Bear (age 59 born Colchester), Maker of Engineer's Tools - Employer. With his wife Alice A. Bear (age 51 born Tolleshurst D'arcy, Essex). One servant.[1]

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  1. 1891 census