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George Pilkington

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George Pilkington (1861- ) of Allard and Co and Rex Motor Manufacturing Co

1861 Born in Birmingham

1891 Living at Earlsdon Street, Coventry: George Pilkington (age 30 born Birmingham), a Cycle Maker. With his sister-in-law Eveline Smith (age 43 born Birmingham), Single.[1]

1896 Listed as 'Pilkington, George, Earlsdon Terrace, Earlsdon'[2]

1911 Living at 14 Palmerston Road, Earlsdon, Coventry: George Pilkington (age 50 born Birmingham), a Motor Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife (married 21 years with none children - eight living) Fanny Pilkington (age 45 born Birmingham) and their children Florance Pilkington (age 20 born Coventry), Typist in Motor Manufacturer; George Pilkington (age 18 born Coventry), an Engine Fitter - Motor Works, and Employer; Harold W. Pilkington (age 13 born Coventry); Arthur Pilkington (age 11 born Coventry); Fred L. Pilkington (age 9 born Coventry); Kenneth Pilkington (age 6 born Coventry); Frank Pilkington (age 4 born Coventry); and Muriel Pilkington (age 1 born Coventry).[3]

1912-13 Listed as 'Pilkington, George, Ladywood, 14 Palmerston Road, Coventry'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1896 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  3. 1911 Census
  4. 1912-13 Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District