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Robert Nicol Reid

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Robert Nicol Reid (1829-1908), telegraph engineer

1829 Born St Pancras, London, son of William and Jane Reid; baptized as Old Church, Saint Pancras, London.[1]

Presumably worked for his father - William Reid

1851 William Reed 53, Engineer, lived in Tottenham Court Road, with Jane Reed 48, Jane H Reed 28, William Reed 26, Helen W Reed 23, Robert N Reed 21, Mary A Reed 19, James Reed 17, Matilda Reed 15, Hannah Reed 12[2]

1861 William Reid, 37, contractor, lived at 25 University St, London, with Emma Reid 25, his brother Robert N Reid 27, contractor, William G Reid 3, and his brother James Reid 25, contractor[3]

1881 Telegraph engineer, employer of 26 men and 2 boys, lived in Islington, with his widowed sister in law, Emma, 41, and his nephew Edwin J. Reid, articled to an architect[4]. Presumably a partner in Reid Brothers, Engineers

1901 Telegraph engineer, employer, lived in Holloway with Emma Reid, widow, and his niece, Gladys E. Reid, 18[5]

1908 Died in Islington[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. BMD