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Robert Hempsted

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Robert Hempsted (1826-1885)

1826 Born in Eaton, Beds (Lincs), the son of Henry Hempsted, a carpenter, and his wife Mary

1841 Living in Huntingdon with his father, Henry, a carpenter, and mother Mary[1]

1844 Married in Oundle to Ann Colyer[2]

1851 Living at Foundry Street, Horncastle: Robert Hempsted (age 27 born Eaton Socon, Beds), Moulder in Iron Foundry. With his wife Ann Hempsted (age 30 born Duddington, Leic.) and their three sons; Josiah Hempsted (age 5 born Elton, Hunts); George Hempsted (age 4 born Horncastle); and Nathaniel Hempsted (age 2 born Horncastle).[3]

Presumably worked for Richard Hornsby and Sons of Spittlegate Ironworks, Grantham

1861 Living at 53 Norton Street, Spittlegate, Grantham: Robert Hempsted (age 36 born Eaton, Beds), Iron and Brass Moulder. With his wife Ann Hempsted (age 40 born Duddington, Leic.) and their two sons George Hempsted (age 14 born Horncastle) and Nathaniel Hempsted (age 12 born Horncastle).[4]

1871 Living at 4 George Street, Grantham: Robert Hempsted (age 45 born Eaton, Beds), Engineer and Ironfounder. With his wife Ann Hempsted (age 50 born Duddington, Leic.) and his son Nathaniel Hempsted (age 22 born Horncastle), Engineer's Clerk.[5]

1881 Living at 13 West Parade, Grantham: Robert Hempsted (age 55 born Eaton, Beds), Brick Manufacturer and Engineer. With his wife Ann Hempsted (age 60 born Duddington, Leic.).[6]

1882 The business of brick makers of Robert Hempsted was in Dysart Road, Grantham[7]

1885 March 12th. Died in Grantham

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1861 Census
  5. 1871 Census
  6. 1881 census
  7. 1882 White's Directory