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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Tweedie (1821-1874)

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William Tweedie (1821-1874), Publisher and Quaker

1821 July 09th. Born at Haddington, East Lothian.

1848 May 19th. Married at Edinburgh to Mary Tapper (1816-1883) and had six children

1849 Birth of son William Tweedie

1850 Moved to London

1851 Living at 18 Upper Wellington, Covent Garden: William Tweedie (age 29 born Scotland), Bookseller. With his wife Mary Tweedie (age 29 born Chudleigh, Devon) and their son William Tweedie (age 2 born Skelton, York).[1]

1853 Published first on many books from 337 Strand, London. His books included the ABC Railway Guides. The business ceased in 1875 after his death.

1857 Birth of son George Richard Tweedie

1861 Living at 21 Victoria Road, Chelsea: William Tweedie (age 39 born Scotland), Publisher. With his wife Mary Tweedie (age 40 Born Devon) and their five children; William Tweedie (age 12 born York); Annie J. Tweedie (age 9 born London); Mary Tweedie (age 7 born London); Henry Tweedie (age 5 born London); and George R. Tweedie (age 3 born London).[2]

1874 October 27th. Died at 4 Campden Hill Road, Kensington. 'Mr. William Tweedie, the well-known publisher of temperance works, died on Tuesday morning at Kensington, at the age of 53.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Reading Mercury - Saturday 31 October 1874