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Thomas Putnam

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Sir Thomas Putnam of the Darlington Forge Co

c1863 Born at Darlington the son of William Putnam and his wife Elizabeth Pearson

1871 Living at Houghton-le-Skerne: William Putnam (age 35 born Lambeth), Forged Iron Manufacturer Master employing 161 men and 24 boys. With his wife Elizabeth Pearson Putnam (age 34 born Carlisle) and their children Thomas Putnam (age 8 born Darlington); William Putnam (age 7 born Darlington); Mary Putnam (age 5 born Darlington); Isabella Putnam (age 4 born Houghton-le-Skerne); and Florence Putnam (age 1 born Houghton-le-Skerne). One servant.[1]

1881 Living at Thornlea, Darlington: William Putnam (age 45 born Lambeth), J.P. Forged Iron Manufacturer and Iron Plate Maker Employ 944 Men and 41 Boys. With his wife Elizabeth P. Putnam (age 44 born Carlisle) and their children Thomas Putnam (age 18 born Darlington), Analytical Chemistry Student; William Putnam (age 17 born Darlington), Clerk in Iron Works; Arthur Putnam (age 9 born Houghton-le-Skerne); Mabel Putnam (age 8 born Houghton-le-Skerne); Walter Putnam (age 6 born Darlington); Ernest Putnam (age 5 born Darlington); and Bertha Putnam (age 3 born Darlington). Three servants.[2]

1911 Living at Greylands, Darlington: Thomas Putnam (age 48 born Darlington), Managing Director Iron and Steel Works and Employer. With his wife (married 25 years with four children) Minnie Putnam (age 45 born Middlesbrough) and their daughters Gwendolyn Mary Putnam (age 22 born Darlington) and Marjorie Putnam (age 21 born Darlington). Two servants.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1911 Census