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Robert Lane

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Robert Lane (1811-71), Ironfounder of R. Lane, Bridge Foundry Taunton

1811 Born the son of John Lane and his wife Mary

1831 July 7th. Married at Taunton to Elizabeth Lock (1809-1872)

1835 Birth of son William Walter Lane

c1843 Birth of son John Lane

1848 Birth of son Charles Lane

1851 Living at White Hall, Taunton Robert Lane (age 32 born Taunton), Iron Moulder, Ironmonger. With his wife Elizabeth Lane (age 42 born Oak, Soms.) and their four children; Walter Lane (age 16 born Taunton), Iron Moulder, Ironfounder; Mary Lane (age 12 born Taunton); John Lane (age 7 born Taunton); and Charles Lane (age 3 born Taunton).[1]

1871 Living at 49 Bridge Street, Taunton: Robert Lane (age 59 born Taunton), Iron and Brass Founder employing 5 men. With his wife Elizabeth Lane (age 62 born Taunton).[2]

1871 May 7th. Died. Of Bridge Foundry, Taunton.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1871 Census