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Russell Pontifex

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of 15 and 16 Upper St Martin's Lane, London

c.1776 Russell Pontifex was born in Beaconsfield

1825 Russell Pontifex, coppersmiths, of Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London[1]

1841 Millwrights

1841 Russell Pontifex 66, of independent means, lived in Newington with Sarah Pontifex 55, Edwin Pontifex 19, apprentice, John Pontifex 17 apprentice, and 2 other apprentices[2]

1851 Russell Pontifex 75, retired coppersmith, lived in Newington with Sarah Pontifex 65[3]

1853 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Russell Pontifex and Henry Mallory, as Coppersmiths, Brass Founders, Copper, Steel and Brass Plate Makers, at Upper St. Martin's-lane, in the county of Middlesex, has been dissolved by mutual consent.[4]

1868 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us, at No. 14, Upper St. Martin's-lane, in the county of Middlesex, in the trade or business of Hot Water Engineers, Brass Furnishers, Coppersmiths, and Copper Plate Makers, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. Russell Pontifex Senior, Russell Pontifex junior[5]

1872 Dissolution of the Partnership between Russell Pontifex the younger, of No. 14, Upper Saint Martin's-lane, Middlesex, and Alfred Pontifex, of No. 12, Park-road, Clapham, Surrey, carrying on business as Coppersmiths, at Upper Saint Martin's-lane, in the county of Middlesex, and Ironmongers, at 12, Park-road, Clapham, was dissolved[6].

1892 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Russell Pontifex and Herbert Russell Pontifex, carrying on business as Coppersmiths, Cock Founders, and Plate Makers, Hot Water and Gas Engineers, at 14, Upper St. Martin's-lane, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in the county of London, under the style or firm of R. Pontifex and Son, has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 30th day of September, 1892. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Russell Pontifex, who will in future carry on the business under the style or firm of R. Pontifex and Co.[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1825 Pigot´s Directory
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 8 March 1853
  5. London Gazette 30 June 1868
  6. London Gazette 3 Jan 1873
  7. London Gazette 18 October 1892