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Frank Frederick Wellington

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1897. Charles Stewart Rolls accompanying Mr F. F. Wellington in an early Peugeot.
1900. Mr F. F. Wellington on his "Phebus Aster" 7 h.p. Racing Tricycle.

Frank Frederick Wellington (1868-1917) of Frank F. Wellington

1868 Born in Clifton the son of James Russell Wellington (1844–1907), a Timber Merchant, and his wife Frances Elizabeth Newcombe

1897 March. Reports of his 300 mile journey in a Peugeot.[1]

1894 May 24th. Married at Chiswick to Ellen Maude Bailey

1901 Living at 36 St. George's Square, London: Frank F. Wellington (age 31 born Bristol), Motor Car Engineer. With his wife Ellen M. Wellington (age 29 born Leyton) and their son Roy H. Wellington (age 2 born Hampstead). Three servants.[2]

1904 WELLINGTON, Frank F., 151, Wardour Street, London, W.; Caswell House, London Road, Isleworth. Car: Pick. Hobbies: Shooting, fishing. Commenced motoring before the passing of the 1896 Act, and has handled over seven hundred cars of different makes. Has won four gold, two silver, and two bronze medals, and seven other prizes and certificates. Has built both electric and petrol cars. Drove the first electric car one hundred miles on one charge without a stop in 1898. Was judge of motor-racing for two years. Is managing director of Frank F. Wellington, Ltd., who are agents for the Pick cars.

1911 Living at 15 Cecil House, High Street, St. Marylebone: Frank Frederick Wellington (age 42 born Clifton, Glos.), Motor Engineer - Employer. With his wife Ellen Maude Wellington (age 40 born Clapton) and their son Roy Newcombe Wellington (age 11 born Hampstead).[3]

1917 Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1897/04/10
  2. 1901 Census
  3. 1911 census