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Francis 'Frank' (Charles) Lanchester was the middle of the three brothers who founded the Lanchester Engine Co and the Lanchester Motor Co. The others were Frederick Lanchester and George Herbert Lanchester.
c1871 Born the son of Henry Jones Lanchester
1891 Living at 31 Lister's Avenue, Battersea: Henry J. Lanchester (age 57 born Islington), Architect and Surveyor. With his wife Octavia Lanchester (age 56 born St. James) and their children Henry F. Lanchester (age 27 born at St John's Wood), Architect; Eleanor C. Lanchester (age 24 born Lewisham), Fashion Artist; Frederick K. Lanchester (age 22 born Lewisham), Patentee; Francis Lanchester (age 20 born Brighton), Bank Clerk; Edith Lanchester (age 19 born Hove), Teacher in Training School; Edward M. Lanchester (age 17 born Hove), Auctioneer's Clerk. Three servants.
He ran the London sales office and was later the Sales Director of the company.
1919-21 President of the SMMT