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John Chaplin Willsher

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John Chaplin Willsher (1841-1909) of Willsher and Co

1841 Born at Finchingfeild, Essex, the son of Charles Willsher, a farmer.

1861 Patent 2505. 'Construction of combined thrashing and dressing machines'

1871 Living at Petches Farm, Finchingfield: John C. Willsher (age 29 born Finchingfield), Farmer of 314 acres employing 24 men. With his sister Mary E. Willsher and his father Charles W. Willsher. One servant.[1]

1873 October. He sells Petches Farm with all stock.[2]

1881 Boarding at London Road, Maidstone: John Chaplin Willsher (age 39 born Finchingfield), Consulting Mechanical Engineer. With his wife Louisa Willsher (age 41 born Maidstone) and their son Charles Garrett Willsher (age 14 born Finchingfield).[3]

1901 Living at 70 Perry Vale, Lewisham: John Chaplin Willsher (age 59 born Finchingfield), Consulting Mechanical Engineer - Employer - Widower. With his son Charles Carrel Willsher (age 34 born Finchingfield), Pharmaceutical Chemist. Also his aunt Mary Elizabeth Willsher (age 58 born Finchingfield). One servant.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 17 October 1873
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1901 Census