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Henry Doo Rawlings

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Henry Doo Rawlings (c1837-1904) of H. D. Rawlings

c1837 Born the son of Henry Doo, a Corn and Coal Merchant.

1857 October 21st. Married(1) at Marylebone to Sarah Rawlings (nee Potter), a widow. He is Henry Doo. Sarah's first husband was John Rawlings

Changes his name to Henry Doo Rawlings (also note his sister in 1901 has changed her name)

1864 Estate of his first wife. 'Pursuant to Sarah Doo. . .lately carrying the business ginger-beer and mineral water manufacturer, under the name or style of S. Rawlings, Nassau-street and Charles-street, Marylebone, in the county of Middlesex, wife of Henry Doo, now Henry Doo Rawlings, of Nassau-street aforesaid (who died on the 21st day of September, 1863, and Probate of whose Will, limited therein mentioned, was on the 23d day of December, 1863, granted to the said Henry Doo Rawlings, the husband of the said deceased, and George Powell Miles, of Marlborough-street, in the county of Middlesex, tea dealer, two of the Executors named in the said will...'[1]

1881 Living at Chalk Hill House, Sammon Street, Kingsbury, Mddx: Henry Doo Rawlings (age 44 born Sidenham, Kent), Mineral Water Manufacturer. With his wife Eliza Rawlings (age 44 born Berkhampstead) and their two children Florence Rawlings (age 13 born Wandsworth) and Charles G. Rawlings (age 11 born Wandsworth). Two visitors. Six servants.[2]

1901 Living at 53 Holland Park, Kensington: Henry D. Rawlings (age 64 born Sydenham), Living on own means. With his wife Phina Rawlings (age 56 born London) and their two children Charles Rawlings (age 31 born Putney), Brewer, and Florence Rawlings (age 30 born Putney). Also his sister Carrie D. Rawlings (age 58 born Sydenham). Four servants.[3]

1904 July 19th. Died, of 59 Holland Park, Mddx. Died in Paris. Probate to Harry George Rawlings and Charles Gerard Rawlings.

1904 Will. Mentions his father Henry Doo of Padstow.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Globe - Friday 05 February 1864
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1901 Census
  4. Morning Post - Friday 22 July 1904