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Edward Tenney Bousfield

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Edward Tenney Bousfield (c1830-1916), 45 years working for James and Frederick Howard

1853 Married(1) to Charlotte Eliza Collins

1861-79 He files a number of patents concerning agricultural machinery, most with James Howard

1891 Living at 44 Ampthill Road, Bedford: Edward T. Bousfield (age 61 born Newark on Trent), Barrister and Consulting Engineer. With his wife Charlotte F. Bousfield (age 29 born Bedford) and daughter Harriet M. Bousfield (age 26 born Bedford). Also his grandson George Bousfield (age 11 born Cricklewood). One visitor. Two servants.[1]

c1906 Married(2) to Ida Rose

1911 Living at 44 Mapperley Road, Nottingham: Edward Tenney Bousfield (age 81 born Newark on Trent), Barrister. With his wife Ida Rose Bousfield (age 32 born Switzerland - British subject), Teach of languages. Married five years. Two servants.[2]

1916 June 29th. Died. 'The death has occurred at Nottingham, at an advanced age, Mr. Edward Tenney Bousfield, the inventor of the first English sheaf-binder.'[3]

1932 July '...Mrs. Charlotte Eliza Bousfield, Nottingham's oldest resident, yesterday celebrated her 104th birthday at her daughter's home, East Dene, Alexandra Park....A native of Braunton, Devon, Mrs. Bousfield is the daughter of the Rev. Robert Collins, Congregational minister. She was married in 1853 to Mr. Edward Tenney Bousfield, an engineer and later a barrister, who came from Newark. They resided at Bedford for many years after their marriage, coming to Nottingham in 1903 to live retirement with their daughters, Mrs. W. R. Hamilton and Mrs. Morton. Mrs. Bousfield was one of the oldest temperance workers in the country...'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Western Mail - Saturday 01 July 1916
  4. Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 11 July 1932