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John Thomas

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John Thomas of Bayliss, Thomas and Slaughter

1833 Born in Banbury

Worked for Coventry Machinists Co

1874 Set up as Bayliss, Thomas and Slaughter

1881 Living at Abbots Lane, Coventry (age 50 born Banbury), a Bicycle Manufacturer employing 180 hands. With his wife Sarah A. Thomas (age 52 born Banbury) and their children Frederick J. Thomas (age 25 born Banbury), Eliza M. Thomas (age 21 born Coventry), Emily L. Thomas (age 19 born Coventry), William R. Thomas (age 17 born Coventry), Sarah A. Thomas (age 15 born Coventry), and Edith H. Thomas (age 10 born Coventry).[1]

1891 Living at Highbury Place, Coventry (age 60), a Cycle Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Sarah A. Thomas (age 62 born Banbury) and their children Frederick Jno. Thomas (age 35 born Banbury), Eliza M. Thomas (age 31 born Coventry) and Edith H Thomas (age 20 born Coventry). One servant. [2]

1896 July. Listed of Hawarden Lodge, Coventry. JP and a Director of Bayliss, Thomas and Co.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Saturday 25 July 1896