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William Edgcumbe Rendle

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Born in 1820 at Compton Giffard, near Plymouth.

1851 William E Rendle 31, Commissioner of Improvement, Nurseryman, head of manure merchants, employing 24 men, 2 women and 4 boys, lived in Plymouth with Fanny Rendle 31, William E Rendle 9, Fanny Rendle 7, Emilie J E Rendle 6, John E Rendle 4, Rosalie Rendle 2[1]

1861 A gentlemen, boarding at the Great Western Hotel, Paddington[2]

1870 Patent granted to William Edgcumbe Rendle, of No. 68, Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, in the county of Middlesex, Librarian, for the invention of "improvements in glazed structuresfor horticultural purposes,"

Connected with William Edgcumbe Rendle and Co

1871 William E Rendle 50, merchant, lived in Esher with Fanny Rendle 50, Emilie J Rendle 26, John E Rendle 24, merchant, Kate Rendle 19, Frank B Rendle 15 , Florence Rendle 11[3]

1878 William Edgcumbe Rendle of 3, Westminster-chambers, Victoria-street, Westminster, has applied to the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions to alter certain parts of the specification[4]

1881 William Rendle 61, manufacturer, was in Brighton with Fanny Rendle 61, Florence Rendle 21[5]

1881 A railway contractor, died at Eastbourne[6] after illness. [7] His sons were John Edgcumbe Rendle and Frank Bullen Rendle, contractors.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. London Gazette 10 Sept 1878
  5. 1881 census
  6. National probate calendar
  7. The Engineer 1881/09/09, p182.