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Thomas Peard

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Thomas Peard (1834-1907) of Hart, Son, Peard and Co

1834 Born in Frithelstock, Devon

1853 Joined Joseph Hart in his art metal business - Hart and Son

1860 Peard began his own business

1861 Thomas Peard 27, Metal worker employing 16 men and 7 boys, lived in Bloomsbury with Jane Peard 23, Mary Jane Peard 2, William James Peard 7, Thomas Peard 1, and his sister Mary Peard 26[1]

Frederick Jackson joined Peard, forming Peard and Jackson.

1866 Merger of the two businesses: Hart and Son and Peard and Jackson to form Hart, Son, Peard and Co.

1870 Peard gained a patent giving his address as Wych Street, London

1871 Thomas Peard 38, ironmonger, lived in Kentish Town, with Jane Peard 33, Mary J Peard 12, William J Peard 10, Emma M Peard 6, Anna L Peard 4, George W Peard 3, Edward I Peard 2, Robert B Peard 1, Grace I Peard 1 months[2]

1881 Thomas Peard 47, manufacturer, lived in Kentish Town with Jane Peard 44, Mary J. Peard 27, W.I. Peard 20, E.I. Peard 12, R.B. Peard 11, Grace I. Peard 10, Alfred H. Peard 8, Charles T. Peard 7, Oliver L. Peard 5, Helen B. Peard 3, Philip F. Peard 2[3]

1893 Director of Hart, Son, Peard and Co when it was incorporated as a limited company.

1901 Thomas Peard 67, iron monger, director of a limited company, lived in Kentish Town with Mary J Peard 42, Grace J Peard 30, Alfred H Peard 28, Charles T Peard 27[4]

1907 Died in Finchley[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. National Probate calendar
  • [1] Sydney Living Museums