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Richard Lee Philpot

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Richard Lee Philpot (c1863-1918)

1876 Married at Sevenoaks to Emily Louisa Barber

1877 Birth of daughter Emily Winifred Lee Philpot

1893 Charles Sangster joined the New Howe Machine Co, taking a position in the Glasgow works under the banner of R. L. Philpot, a leader who was to exercise great influence on the rising young designer.

The "Philpot group" migrated to the Cheylesmore works of the Coventry Machinists Co.

1895 Richard L Philpot won a case for wrongful dismissal against Rudge Cycle Co[1].

1896 'Richard Lee Philpot, Managing Director Coventry Machinists Co'[2]

1896 October. Swift Cycle Co was floated with Richard Lee Philpot as managing director[3].

1898 Bankrupt. '...B. L. Philpot, of 7, Little Park-street, Coventry, in the county of Warwick, Bicycle Manufacturer. Take notice that a Bankruptcy Notice has been issued against you in this Court at the instance of the Greylingstadt Gold Mining and Exploration Company Limited whose registered office is at Bush-lane House, Bush-lane, Cannon-street, in the city of London, and the Court has ordered that the sending of a sealed copy of the Order by registered post addressed to you at the Craven Arms Hotel, High-street, Coventry, and at 7, Little Park-street, Coventry aforesaid, and the publication of this Notice in the London Gazette and Coventry Times newspapers shall be deemed to be service of the Bankruptcy Notice upon you...'[4]

1903 Birth of son Cecil Lee Philpot (mother unknown)

1906 Divorce from his wife Emily Louisa

1911 Living at 109 Riverview Gardener, Barnes: Richard Lee Philpot (age 48 born Sevenoaks), Manager Motor Trade. With his wife Margaret Eleanor Philpot (age 29 born Manchester).[5]

1918 July 08th. Died, of 132 Ealing Road, Wembly. Probate to Margaret Eleanor Barber, spinster.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Morning Post, 16 May 1895
  2. Western Daily Press - Monday 26 October 1896
  3. The Times 26 October 1896
  4. [1] Gazette Issue 26979 published on the 21 June 1898. Page 36 of 70
  5. 1911 Census
  • Cycle and Motor Cycle Trader - March 22nd 1935 and December 6th 1940