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Francis Mulliner

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Francis Mulliner (c1824-1886), Coach builder

1824 Born in Northampton, son of Francis and Jane Mulliner; Francis was a coach maker, of Bridge Street, Northampton[1] [2]

1840 Coachmaker of Northampton and Royal Leamington Spa; his grandmother (?) died aged 78, she was relict of the late Francis (?) Mulliner[3]

1841 Coachbuilder (age 15); living in the house of Jane Mulliner (mother?) in Northampton[4]

1851 Francis Mulliner (age 27), living with his sister in Northampton; coach maker employing 26 men and 3 boys [5]

1851 Exhibited at the Great Exhibition

1861 Living at Billing Road, Northampton: Francis Mulliner (age 37 born Northampton), Coachbuilder employing 20 men and 6 boys. With his wife Charlotte Agnes Mulliner (age 27 born Northampton) and their three children; Francis Edwin Mulliner (age 5 born Northampton); Agnes Rose Mulliner (age 2 born Northampton); and Augustus Greville Mulliner (age 5 months born Northampton). Three servants.[6]

1862 Showed a Fitzroy phaeton at the London Exhibition.

1867 Exhibited carriage at the Paris Exhibition[7]

1868 Patent in connection with the poles of carriages[8]

Presumably had moved to Liverpool setting up what became Francis Mulliner Ltd there

1871 Carriage builder employing 110 men and 20 boys. Living with his wife Charlotte (age 36) and 4 children in Birkenhead[9]

By 1881 Arthur Mulliner was at 83, Bridge St, Northampton so presumably the business was succeeded by Arthur Mulliner Ltd

1886 Died in Birkenhead[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. Baptism records
  2. Northampton burial records
  3. The Times, Apr 02, 1840
  4. 1841 census
  5. 1851 census
  6. 1861 Census
  7. London Gazette 20 November 1866
  8. London Gazette 27 March 1868
  9. 1871 census
  10. BMD