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Robert Charles May (1802-1881)

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Robert Charles May (1802-1881), watchmaker, surveyor and photographer

c1802 Born in Deptford, son of William and Sarah May[1]

1841 March: Robert Charles May of 10 Union Street, Deptford, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]. He was particularly involved in surveying, as well as mechanical engineering more broadly; he presented a paper to the Institution on setting out railway curves.[3]

1841 Robt May 39, watchmaker, lived in Deptford with Elizth May 42, Oliver May 29[4]

1851 Oliver May 37, lived in Chelsea with his sisters Mary May 59, Elizabeth May 52, Catherine May 39 and brother Robert C May 49, surveyor[5]

1861 Robert Chas May 59, photographer, lived in Chelsea with his sister Catherine Fabor May 49[6]

1871 Robert C May 69, retired photographer, lived in Chelsea with Mary S May 55 and a visitor Hant E Stewart 22[7]

1881 Robert C. May 79, retired civil engineer, lived in Chelsea with his wife Mary S. May 65[8]

1881 Died in Brighton[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish record
  2. 1841 Institution of Civil Engineers
  3. Proposal to Inst Civil Engineers
  4. 1841 census
  5. 1861 census
  6. 1861 census
  7. 1871 census
  8. 1881 census
  9. national probate calendar