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Ernest Estcourt

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Ernest Rufus Estcourt (1842-1911), early automobile pioneer

1901 Living at 1 Ellesmere mews, Hampstead: Ernest Estcourt (age 59 born Stroud), Retired Builder. With his wife Annie Estcourt (age 55 born Clerkenwell). Two servants.[1]

1904 'ESCOURT, Ernest, The Avenue, Wroxham, Norfolk. Cars: Several Brookes, also owns a 12-h.p. 3-cylinder Brooke petrol launch, and a 12-h.p. houseboat. Was the owner of the first petrol launch used in England. Is a director of the Brooke Motor Co., Lowestoft. Is the inventor of a cooling system used on the Daimler and Brooke cars. Is the oldest motorist in England.'[2]

1911 Living at St Hollies, Hendon Lane, Finchley: Ernest Estcourt (age 69 born Stroud), Retired Builder. With his niece Lillian Estcourt (age 29 born Chelsea). One servant.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1904 Motoring Annual and Motorists Year Book
  3. 1911 Census