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Samson Barnett

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April 1870.

Samson Barnett of 23 Forston Street, Hoxton, London N.

1808 Born in Marylebone[1]

1841 Machinist, living in London Within the Walls, with Elizabeth Barnett 25, Rosetta Barnett 8 Mo[2]

1852 Patent to Samson Barnett, of 23, Forston-street, Hoxton, in the county of Middlesex, Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in helmets for divers."[3]

Senior partner in the firm Barnett and Foster, alongside F. Foster.

1871 Living in Islington, Samson Barnett 63, mechanical engineer, with his son Samson Barnett 23, mechanical engineer, Rosetta Barnett 26, Frederick Foster 30, son in law, mechanical engineer[4]

1888 Died at the age of 82.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1841 census
  3. London Gazette 16 May 1862
  4. 1871 census
  5. The Engineer 1888/02/24, p160.