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George William Beldam

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George William Beldam (1868-1937), of Beldam Tyre Co and Beldam Packing and Rubber Co

1868 Born in Deptford, Kent, son of Asplan Beldam

Educated at Acton Collegiate School and St John's College, Luton.

1886 Admitted to Cambridge University (PETERHOUSE)

1889 Graduated

1901 George W Beldam 32, engineer - ironfounder, lived in Brentford with Gertrude Beldam 36, Kathleen G Beldam 3[1]

Made a name for himself as a cricketer, playing for the Middlesex XI who won the County Championship in 1903.

He was an artist of some distinction and an inventor. The "Beldam" cover was a pioneer in non-skid tyres in the early days of motoring; another of his inventions were the "Harlequin" cricket and golf balls.

1911 George William Beldam 42, engineer, employer, lived in Ealing, Brentford, with Gertrude Beldam 46, Kathleen Gertrude Beldam 13, and his nephew, Arthur Coopar Stevenson Cottam 21, and visitors, Catherine Harrison 16, Algernon Hamo Binyon 39, consulting engineer[2]

1937 Died Nov. 23, at Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  • Cambridge Alumni