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Arthur Shippey

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Arthur Shippey (c1841-1914) of Shippey Brothers

Born the son of John Sheppey, a Railway Contractor / Inn Keeper

1874 Married(2) at Diss to Emily Youels, Arthur is a Widower and a Public Accountant.

1881 Living at 95 Ladbroke Grove Road, Kensington: Arthur Shippey (age 40 born Horseheath, Camb.), Accountant. With his wife Emily Shippey (age 29 born Bunwell, Norfolk). Also his MIL Ann Youels (age 64 born Banham, Norfolk), Farmer's Widow.[1]

1882 Bankrupt. Arthur Shippey, 13 and 14, King Street, Cheapside, London, accountant.[2]

1904 SHIPPEY, Arthur, 13 and 14, King Street, Cheapside, London, E.C. Car: Toledo Steam. Is founder of the firm of Messrs. Shippey Bros., Ltd., and has been connected with the motoring and electrical industries for over twenty-five years. Introduced and developed the Crocker-Wheeler Motor-Patents, also the Johnson-Lundell system, and the well-known Riker electric system, which was sold to Mr. Paris Singer. Many broughams now seen running about in London owe their origin to the early work of Mr. Shippey, who is the inventor of many successful electric patents now controlled by his firm, which was founded by him in the year 1885 to develop his inventions. The firm went into the motor business in 1898 and own and control the well-known Toledo and other systems, and is making arrangements to introduce during 1904 several moderate-priced popular American petrol cars, specially suited for doctor's work, and men of moderate means. [3]

1911 Living at 7 Pepys Road, Wimbledon: Arthur Shippey (age 70 born Horseheath, Camb.), Electrical Goods Agent. With his wife Emily Shippey (age 59 born Bunwell, Norfolk). Also his MIL Ann Youels (age 94 born Banham, Norfolk).[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. Western Daily Press - Wednesday 02 August 1882
  3. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  4. 1911 Census