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Alexander Wilson (5)

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Alexander Wilson (1840-1902) of Alexander Wilson and Co, of Vauxhall iron-Works, of Abbott and Co

1840 Alexander Wilson, born Swinton, Berwick, Scotland

1861 Lodger at 1 Manchester Buildings, Westminster: Alexander Wilson, (age 21 born Berwickshire, Scotland), civil engineer. In the house of Henry Richards, a Carpenter and Joiner. Also lodging in the same house is Charles G. Reichell (age 35 born Marylebone), Civil Engineer. [1]

1860s In partnership as Brown Wilson and Co

1868 The Brown, Wilson partnership was dissolved; Wilson was responsible for the debts.

1869 'Mr. Wilson, London agent to Mr. Graham, of Glasgow, the maker of the exploded boiler....Alexander Wilson, engineer, of the Vauxhall Iron Works, disposed that he knew of the boiler in question, as being agent for the maker of it in Glasgow.'[2] John Graham, of Glasgow, The boilermaker, was then called...'[3]

1871 Living in Enmore Lodge, Jeffreys Road, Lambeth: Alexander Wilson, (age 30 born Berwick Leverton, Scotland) mechanical engineer, employing 43 men and 6 boys With his mother Margaret Wilson (age 60 born Scotland). One servant.[4]

1875 Alexander Wilson carried on a separate business as an Engineer, at the Vauxhall iron-Works, No. 92, Wandsworth-road, in the county of Surrey[5]

1875 Wilson was also in partnership with Thomas Abbott as Abbott and Co, of the Northgate Iron Works, Northgate, Newark-upon-Trent, when this company was put into liquidation.

1881 Living at 82 Jeffreys Road, Lambeth: Alexander Wilson, (age 30 born Swinton Berwick), Engineer Master employing 95 men and 24 Boys, Unmarried. One servant[6]

1895 'Mr. Alexander Wilson, engineer, of Fenchurch-street, writes that his connection with the Vauxhall Ironworks Company entirely ceased in November, 1895, and that the present co-partnery has only been in existence since March, 1895'[7]

1898 Alex Wilson is shown as of 172 Fenchurch Street, formerly of the Vauxhall Ironworks.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. London Evening Standard - Tuesday 17 August 1869
  3. Glasgow Herald - Friday 20 August 1869
  4. 1871 census
  5. [1] The London Gazette Publication date:2 November 1875 Issue:24262 Page:5250
  6. 1881 census
  7. London Evening Standard - Friday 06 August 1897