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David Hulett

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of D. Hulett and Co of Holborn, gas engineer

1812 Born in St Martin's, London

1836 Set up a gas undertaking in Barking

1841 David Hulett 25, gas fitter, lived in Clerkenwell with Martha Hulett 30[1]

1851 David Hulett 36, engineer at gas manufactory, lived in 55 High Holborn with Martha Hulett 40[2]

1853 Patent on Improvements in the manufacture of ornaments for lamps, chandeliers,and architectural purposes[3]

1861 David Hulett 43, brass founder, lived in Hornsey with Martha Hulett 52 and cousins Maria Robins 17, Emily Robins 11, Walter Benson 10[4]

1871 David Hulett 59, gas engineer and owner of woodland, lived in Bexley, Martha Hulet, 53, and visitor Walter Benson, gas engineer[5]

1874 Patent on "improvements in street and other lamps or lanterns; and in apparatus for regulating, the supply of gas thereto and to other gas burners."[6]

1874 Gas engineer, of 55 and 56, High Holborn, petitioned to wind up the Foreign and Colonial Gas Co[7]

1877 Letters Patent granted to Thomas Nesham Kirkham, David Hulett, Samuel Chandler, junior, and Josiah Chandler, for the inventions of:

  • "improvements in apparatus for the purification of gas" of March 1877
  • "improvements in apparatus for the purification of gas" of May 1877

and to Thomas Nesham Kirkham, David Hulett, Samuel Chandler, senior, and Samuel Chandler, junior for:

  • "improvements in apparatus for condensing, washing, and purifying gas and other vapours" of Dec 1877

which were subsequently amended by application of Kirkham, Hulett, and Chandler Limited, of Palace-chambers, Bridge-street, Westminster, in 1884[8]

1881 David Hulett 68, Gas Engineer, Gas Apparatus Fitter & Manufacturer, lived in Dartford, with Martha Hulett 72[9]

1889 Died in Dartford[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. London Gazette 23 May 1856
  4. 1861 census
  5. 1871 census
  6. London Gazette 5 Jan 1875
  7. London Gazette 15 Dec 1874
  8. London Gazette 17 March 1884
  9. 1881 census
  10. BMD