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Arthur Coventry

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1836 Born in Wandsworth

1850s Joined William Ford Smith in business as Smith and Coventry

1861 Married Caroline Helen Bagshaw in Manchester; his father, Millis Coventry, was a corn factor[1]

1881 Master engineer, lived in Chapel-en-le-Frith, with Caroline Helen Coventry 46, Helen Coventry 15, Arthur Coventry 11, Hilda Coventry 10, Charles Coventry 9[2]

1891 Arthur Coventry 55, engineer (machine tool manufacturer), employer, lived in Barton upon Irwell, with Caroline Coventry 56, Theodore Coventry 26, engineer draughtsman, Marian Coventry 24, Hilda Coventry 21, Charles Coventry 19[3]

1895 of Smith and Coventry; lived in Chapel-en-le-Frith[4]

1901 Retired mechanical engineer, lived in Macclesfield with Emily Georgina Coventry 38, Theodore Coventry 36, mechanical engineer, employer, managing director, Mary Ivan Coventry 5, Margaret Eva Coventry 4, Irene Theodora Coventry 7 months[5]

1911 Retired engineer (machine tools), lived in Eastbourne, with his wife, Emily Georgiana Coventry 48, Irene Thodora Coventry 10, Winifred Edith Coventry 9, Grace Eileen Coventry 6[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. Slater's Directory
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census