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Charles Frederick Terry

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Accountant, machine maker, partner in S. Biggin and Terry, Beverley and Terry

1832 Born in Manchester, son of Frederick and Frances Terry[1]

1861 Boarder in the house of Ann Hall, in Ecclesall Bierlow, a civil clerk[2]

1862 Patent to Charles Frederick Terry, of Sheffield, Accountant in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery for propelling vessels."[3]

1871 Charles T Terry 36, a steel and wire merchant's clerk, lived in Ecclesall Bierlow with his wife Emma Terry 30, sister in law, Mary Hall 31, and children G F Terry 6, Ernest S K Terry 4, Chas J Terry 1[4]

1873 Patent to Charles Frederick Terry, of Sheffield, Accountant, and Samuel Cocker, of the same place, Steel Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus for safely and expeditiously detaching ships' boats or any other suspended weights from blocks, cranes, or similar appliances, being also applicable for detaching locomotive engines, railway, or other carriages or trucks."[5]

At some point formed a partnership Beverley and Terry.

1874 Charles Terry, machine maker, of Sheffield died. His executor was Samuel Cocker, merchant[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. England Select Births
  2. 1861 census
  3. London Gazette 17 Feb 1863
  4. 1871 census
  5. London Gazette 17 June 1873
  6. National Probate calendar