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George Adlam

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George Adlam (1813-1888) of George Adlam and Sons

1836 Birth of son William Adlam

1838 Birth of son Henry Adlam

1841 Birth of son George Adlam

1851 Birth of son Edwin Adlam

1851 Living at ? Street, Bristol: George Adlam (age 38 born Bristol), Brass Founder employing 10? men. With his wife Elizabeth Adlam (age 44 born ?) and their seven children; Jane Adlam (age 17 born Bristol); William Adlam (age 14 born Bristol); Henry Adlam (age 12 born Bristol); George Adlam (age 8 born Bristol); Caroline Adlam (age 7 born Bristol); Elizabeth Adlam (age 5 born Bristol); and Edwin Adlam (age 4 Months born Bristol).[1]

1861 Living at 15 Bishop Street, Bristol: George Adlam (age 40 born Bristol), Brass Founder, Copper Smith, employing 20 men and 14 boys. With his wife Elizabeth Adlam (age 51 born Stogumber?, Soms.) and their five children; Henry Adlam (age 22 born Bristol), Clerk to Brass Founder; George Adlam (age 19 born Bristol), Cashier to Brass Founder; Caroline Adlam (age 17 born Bristol); Elizabeth Adlam (age 15 born Bristol); and Edwin Adlam (age 10 born Bristol). One servant.[2]

1881 Living at 118 Redland Road, Bristol: George Adlam (age 67 born Bristol), Engineer, Ironfounder, Brass Founder and Coppersmith Employing 200 Men and 27 Boys. With his wife Fanny Adlam (age 47 born Bristol) and their two children Ethel Adlam (age 6 born Bristol) and Frank Adlam (age 3 born Bristol). Two servants.[3]


1888 Obituary

It is with regret that we have to record the death of Mr George Adlam, of the firm of Messrs George Adlam and Sons, the melancholy event occurring yesterday morning at his residence, Sunnyside, Stoke Bishop.

The deceased gentleman, who was 75 years of age, was the founder of tbe extensive and important engineering works in Ellbroad street, and his connection with the establishment extends considerably over half a century. Of late years he has left the active management of the business to his two sons, Mr William Adlam and Mr Henry Adlam.

He was a Liberal in politics, and at one time took a prominent part in municipal and Imperial matters. He was highly respected in commercial circles, and regarded with esteem and affection by a large number of friends, who will learn with sorrow the news of bis demise after a short illness.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1881 census