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Henry John Cubitt Keymer

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Henry John Cubitt Keymer (1849-1924) of the Fisheries Iron Works, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.

1849 December 9th. Born in Drayton, Norfolk, the son of Phillip Keymer, Millwright, and his wife Frances Cubitt

1851 Living at Drayton, Norfolk: Phillip Keymer (age 36 born Salthouse, Norfolk), Millwright. With his wife Frances Keymer (age 38 born Salthouse, Norfolk) and their six children; Maryann Keymer (age 15 born Salthouse, Norfolk); Phillip Keymer (age 13 born Salthouse, Norfolk); Charlotte Keymer (age 11 born Salthouse, Norfolk); William Keymer (age 8 born Salthouse, Norfolk); Elizabeth Keymer (age 5 born Salthouse, Norfolk); and Henry Keymer (age 1 born Drayton, Norfolk).[1]

1869 December 13th. Married in Lakenham to Fanny Page

1881 Patentee of brush and broomhead boring machine. [2]

1885 Joined I Mech E

1894 News item. 'Mr. H. J. C. Keymer, member of the Yarmouth Town Council, is now prospecting in South Africa, and hopes treating the crushed quarts from the mines in Oates to obtain there from £1,000 per cent profit in gold. Mr. Keymer was for many years the proprietor of the Fishery Iron Works, Gorleston, and was appointed manager when the works ware taken over some little time ego by Messes. Davis and Co., of London. He severed his connection with the Company about twelve months ago. Mr. KJeymer was also the proprietor of several of the passenger steam boats which ply up end down the Norfolk and Suffolk waterways during the summer.'[3]

1911 Living at 34 Blackwall Reach, Gorleston: Henry John Cubitt Keymer (age 61 born Drayton Nfk), Consulting Engineer - Mining and General Mechanical. With his wife Fanny Keymer (age 61 born Long Sutton, Lincs) and their four children; Charles Henry Keymer (age 32 born Gorleston), Draper, Buyer, Disengaged; Lilian Keymer (age 27 born Gorleston); Oliver Milton Keymer (age 22 born Gorleston), Grocer's Assistant; and Sidney Leslie Keymer (age 19 born Gorleston), Engineers Apprentice.[4]

1924 June 3rd. Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Engineer 1881/04/01
  3. East Anglian Daily Times - Monday 01 January 1894
  4. 1911 Census