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Charles Sweet Willshire

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Charles Sweet Willshire (1837-1889) of the Barnstaple Foundry

1837 Born the son of Thomas Lamb Willshire

1861 Living at 2 Nelson Terrace, Newport Road, Barnstaple: Thomas L. Willshire (age 57 born Bristol), Retired ironfounder. With his son Charles S. Willshire (age 23 born Barnstaple), Ironfounder and his wife Mary Willshire (age 21 born Filleigh). Two servants.[1]

1871 Living at Victoria Road, Barnstaple: Charles S. Willshire (age 33 born Barnstaple), Alderman and Ironfounder. With his wife Mary Willshire (age 31 born Filleigh, Devon). Also his aunt Mary S. Sweet (age 55 born North Tawton), Spinster. Two servants.[2]

1881 Living at 7 Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple: Charles Willshire (age 43 born Barnstaple), J.P. Barnstaple, and Iron Founder Employing 30 Men and Boys. With his wife Mary Willshire (age 41 born Filleigh). Also his aunt Mary Sweet (age 67 born North Tawton). Also his niece William E. Brewer (age 9 born Barnstaple), Banker's daughter. Two visitors (newspaper proprietor's family) and two servants.[3]

1889 October 16th. Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 Census