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Leon Clerc

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Leon Charles Francois Clerc, refiner, distiller and importer of a range of products, including petroleum.

c.1836 Born in France

1859 Married Phoebe Hannah Elizabeth Iron in Islington

1871 Merchant, living in Dalston with Pheobe H E Clere 30, Pheobe L Clere 10, Elise Clere 8, Leon E Clere 6, Florence E Clere 3, Felix H Clere 5 Months[1]

1871 A lamp manufacturer and Benzoline distiller, of Dalston and of Spitalfields, was naturalised British; he was married with 5 children: Phoebe Louise Clerc, Eliza Clerc, Leon Eugene Clerc, Florence Emilie Clerc, Fellix Harry Clerc[2]

1881 Merchant and manufacturer, living in Stamford Hill, with Irma M. Clerc 36, Leon E. Clerc 16, Florence E. Clerc 13, Bertha L.L. Clerc 6, Yvonne J.K. Clerc 4[3]

Owner of the Pharos Chemical Works, Hackney

1891 Oil and lamp merchant, living in Stamford Hill, with Jane M Clere 48, Betha L E Clere 16, Yvonne T K Clere 14[4]

1895 Sold the Pharos business to Carless, Capel and Leonard

1901 Secretary to French Chamber of Commerce, living in Stamford Hill, with his wife Irma 58[5]

1911 Leon Charles Francois Clerc 75, secretary to French Chamber of Commerce, living in Streatham with Irma Marie Clerc 68[6]

1924 Died in Streatham[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. UK Naturalisation certificate
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census
  7. National probate calendar