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William Percy Costain

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1874 Born in West Corby, Lancs[1], son of Richard Costain, Senior


1911 A building contractor, 37, living in Great Crosby, Lancs, with Maud May Costain 34, his wife and sons Richard Rylandes Costain, 8, and Albert Percy Costain 9 months[2]

1922 W. P. Costain decided to move to London, leaving his brothers to continue with the building activities in Liverpool.

1929 Died in London

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census