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Charles Stuart

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Charles Stuart (c1836- ) of the Bletchley Ironworks

c1836 Born in Paisley, Scotland, the son of William Stuart, a Draper.

1859 November 21st. Married at Halifax to Ann Akroyd the daughter of Jonathan Akroyd, a Weaver. Charles is shown as a model maker and his father is William Stuart, Draper.

1861 Living at Slant Gate, Kirkburton, Yks: Charles Stuart (age 24 born Scotland), Pattern Maker. With his wife Ann Stuart (age 24 born Halifax) and their daughter Agnes Stuart (age 6 months born Halifax).[1]

1864 Birth of son Herbert Akroyd Stuart

1871 Living at 7 Drakes Building, Halifax: Charles Stuart (age 35 born Scotland), Pattern Maker Foundry. With his wife Ann Stuart (age 34 born Halifax) and their three children; Herbert Stuart (age 7 born Halifax); Florence Stuart (age 5 born Halifax); and Jonathan W. Stuart (age 7 Months born Halifax).[2]

c1873 Birth of son Charles Henry Akroyd-Stuart

1879 April. Advertisement. 'Charles Stuart, Engineer and Machinist...having removed from the Kennet Iron Works, Hungerford, to the above works Bletchley Iron Works lately carried on by Mr. Henry Harrison...Gives long list of 'Stuarts' Paragon Patents'...[3]

1881 Living at New Street, Fenny Stratford: Charles Stuart (age 45 born Scotland), Mechanical Engineer and Ironfounder employing 12 men and 1 boy. With his wife Ann Stuart (age 44 born Halifax) and their four children; Agnes Stuart (age 20 born Halifax); Herbert Ackroyd Stuart (age 17 born Halifax), Engineers Apprentice; Charles Henry Stuart (age 7 born Halifax); and Annie Stuart (age 4 born Halifax). [4]

1883 Charles Stuart states he is an engineer and ironfounder of Bletchley Ironworks, Buckinghamshire, in connection with a case where he was the victim of fraud.[5]

Between 1883 and 1891 it seems that Charles Stuart died

1891 Living at Denmark Street, Fenny Stratford: Anne Stewart (age 54 born Waxley?, Yks), Living on own means - Married. With her four children; Agnes Stewart (age 33 born Halifax); Herbert Akroyd Stewart (age 27 born Halifax), Civil Engineer; Florence Stewart (age 25 born Halifax); Chas H. Stewart (age 17 born Halifax), Civil Engineer Pupil. Also her grandson Cecil S. Cannon (age 8 months born Bicester.[6]

1894 November 19th. Death of Mrs. Ann Stuart at Fenny Stratford.[7]

By 1903 he was recorded as deceased at the wedding of his son Charles.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette - Tuesday 01 April 1879
  4. 1881 Census
  5. South Wales Daily News - Wednesday 18 April 1883
  6. 1891 Census
  7. Northampton Mercury - Friday 23 November 1894