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George Edward Wythes

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George Edward Wythes (1841-1875)

Son of George Wythes

1866 Married Catherine S. Jemmett in Kingston[1]

1867 Birth of son George E Wythes

1868 Birth of son Ernest James Wythes[2]

1871 George E Wythes 32, civil engineer, lived in Epping with Catherine S Wythes 25, George E Wythes 3, Ernest J Wythes 2[3]

1871 Death of Catherine Wythes

1875 Death of George Edward Wythes

1875 Obituary [4]

MR. GEORGE EDWARD WYTHES, only son of Mr. George Wythes, Assoc. Inst. C.E., the eminent contractor, was born at Portslade, near Brighton, in the year 1841, when his father was constructing the branch line of railway from Brighton to Shoreham.

He was educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and subsequently served a pupilage of three years to Mr. R. J. Hood, M. Inst. C.E. After this he assisted in carrying out some of his father’s works on the Midland railway at Alfreton, Derbyshire, and in other places.

Mr. G. E. Wythes was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Brighton Railway Company, and shortly after his decease his colleagues recorded in eulogistic terms their appreciation of his services to the company; he was also one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the county of Essex, a Poor Law Guardian, and a Verderer of Epping Forest.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the 7th of February, 1865, and he died at his residence, Copt Hall, Essex, on the 2nd of March, 1875.

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