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Vincent Sydney Woods

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Vincent Sydney Woods (1856- ) of Ransome, Josselyn and Woods

1922 J.P.. Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Manufacturing Engineering Works, A. Ransome and Co., Ltd., Stanley Works, Newark, and Maryfield, Retford. T. A.: "Woods, Retford." T. N.: 51 Retford. b. 1856; third s. of Edward Woods (one time President, Institution of Civil Engineers); m. 1888, M. A. Fry of Hornchurch, who died in 1906; second, m. in 1914 to A. M. Cossey of Retford. Ed. Repton School and University College, London. In t 88o went into partnership with the late Allen Ransome and Frederick Josselyn in their saw-mill and woodworking machinery business in Chelsea and Battersea. Became Director later when the business was formed into a Limited Company. In 1900 the present works were started in Newark. Became Director and Chairman of the Ransome and Marles Bearing Co., Ltd., at same address in 1916. Mayor of Retford, 1918-19, and again in 1919-20.

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