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Thomas Pilgrim

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Thomas Pilgrim (c1800-1871) of Parson and Pilgrim

Married Ann Shafto

1861 Living at 17 Carlisle Terrace, Bow: Thomas Pilgrim (age 60 born Sedgeford, Norfolk), Engineer. With his wife Ann Pilgrim (age 59 born King's Lynn) and their son Frederick C. Pilgrim (age 29 born Reading), Engineer.[1]

1862 Patent. '2889. And to Thomas Pilgrim, of 17, Carlisle-terrace, Fairfield-road, Bow, London, E., Engineer, for the invention of "an improvement in locks, bolts, latches, and other fastenings."'[2]

1871 October 6th. Died. 'The death is announced of Mr. Thomas Pilgrim, engineer, aged seventy-one years, on the 6th inst, at his son’s residence, Plumstead, Kent, who for the last thirty years was intimately associated with Mr. Francis Petit Smith and the introduction of the screw propeller. It may be remembered by some that Mr. Pilgrim acted as chief engineer of the Archimedes, celebrated in the history of steam navigation as the first ship ever sent to sea propelled by screw.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:28 November 1862 Issue:22685 Page:5940
  3. Saunders's News-Letter - Thursday 12 October 1871