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Charles James Spencer

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1839 Born in Oakhill, near Bath, Somerset[1]

1861 Lodging in Elswick, Newcastle, an engineer's apprentice[2]

1881 Charles J. Spencer 42, manufacturing engineer and iron founder, lived in Westbury on Trym, with Emily Spencer 40, Hy. W. Spencer 8, Kathleen E. Spencer 7, M. C. Spencer 2, Emily M. Spencer[3]

1884 The partnership of Spencer and Gillett was dissolved when John Gillett retired.

1891 Charles J Spencer 52, mechanical engineer, lived in Bath with Emily Spencer 50, Henry H Spencer 18, sugar importer's clerk, Kathleen E Spencer 17, Maurice C Spencer 12, Emily M T Spencer 10[4]

1895 Lived in Bath[5]

1896 Joined I Mech E, of 80 Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.

1901 Consulting engineer, mechanical, employer, lived in Hendon with Emily Spencer 60, Maurice C Spencer 22, Emily M T Spencer 20[6]

1911 Retired engineer, lived in Croydon with Emily Spencer 70, Maurice Charles Spencer 32, Kathleen E Spencer 37, Theodora Spencer 30[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. Kelly's Directory
  6. 1901 census
  7. 1911 census