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Joseph Drown Rigby

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of J. and C. Rigby, public works contractor

1809 Born, son of Joseph Francis and Eleanor Rigby; christened in Westminster[1]

1840 Married Marianne Nicholson in Brentford[2]

1851 Elected Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers[3]

1861 Joseph D Rigby 52, contractor for government and public works and builder, lived in Richmond, with Marian Rigby 49, Marianne Rigby 20, Ada E Rigby 17, Joseph E Rigby 14, Henry W Rigby 11, Florence A Rigby 6[4]

1866 Dissolution of the partnership of J. and C. Rigby

c.1867 Lived in Kew

1878 Died in Kingston district[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. Civil Engineer lists
  4. 1861 census
  5. BMD