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Walter George Kent

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Sir Walter George Kent (1858-1938) of George Kent

1838 Born at Bloomsbury the son of George Kent

1861 Living at Rose Villa, Hammers Lane, Hendon: George Kent (age 54 born London), Machinist. With his wife Maria Kent (age 21 born London) and their children; Henry Kent (age 12 born London); Walter George Kent (age 2 born London); Alice Kent (age 1 born London). Also a visitor and five servants.[1]

1879 Assisted passage to Melbourne, Australia

1882 March 22nd. Married at Bloomsbury to Alice Louisa Tebby. WGK gives his address as 199 High Holborn and that his father George Kent is a merchant. ALT's father is William Tebby, a merchant.

1890 Patent for a rotary water meter. Residing at 199, 200 and 201 High Holborn

1911 Living at Ben Hale, Green Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex: Walter George Kent (age 52 born Bloomsbury), Engineer and Manufacturer of Hydro and Aerometric Apparatus and of Domestic Labour Saving Machinery - Employer. With his wife Alice Louisa Kent (age 51 born Paddington) and their daughter Alice Kathleen Kent (age 22 born Hampstead); and their grandson Wilfrid Robin Leigh Kent (age 1 born Radlett). One visitor and three servants.[2]

1929 Knighted for political services

1938 November 11th. Died

1938 Obituary [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Engineer 1938 Jul-Dec: Index