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George Scammell (1817-1874)

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George Scammell (1817-1874) born 25th December 1817 at Donhead, Wiltshire, the son of William Scammell and Mary Horder his wife

George is the founder of G. Scammell and Nephew the company that later span-off Scammell Lorries

1851 George Scammell was listed as proprietor of the business in Fashion Street, Spitalfields

1852 George Scammell, Wheelwright of 46 Fashion Street, Spitalfields [1]

1861 George Scammell of 51 Wellington Road, Bromley Bow, aged 43. Born at Dorihead, Wiltshire. A Wheelwright employing 22 men and 5 boys. Living with wife Naomi (aged 41). No children listed. [2]

1874 George died aged 56 in the district of St Pancras in the 2Q. [3]

1881 Naomi is shown as a widow aged 61 living with servants at 9 Mercers Road, Islington. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Post Office London Directory (Small Edition), 1852
  2. 1861 Census
  3. BDD
  4. 1881 Census