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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.
1873 October. He sells Petches Farm with all stock.
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).
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.