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Samuel Robinson Short

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Samuel Robinson Short (c1801-1882) of De Grave, Short and Fanner

c.1801 Born in Lambeth.

1823 Admitted into the company of Clothworkers[1]

1839 Birth of son, John.

1851 Living at 23 Union Street, Lambeth: Samuel Short (age 50 born Lambeth), No trade listed. With his wife Sarah Short (age 51 born Lambeth) and their six children; Sarah Short (age 21 born Lambeth); Saml Short (age 19 born Lambeth), Apprentice; Thos Short (age 16 born Lambeth), Apprentice; John Short (age 11 born Lambeth); William Short (age 11 born Lambeth); and Elizabeth Short (age 8 born Lambeth).[2]

1861 Living at 12 New Street, Newington: Samuel R. Short (age 60 born Westminster), Scale maker. With his wife Sarah Short (age 61 born Mitcham) and their six children; Sarah Short (age 31 born Lambeth); Samuel R. Short (age 29 born Lambeth), Scale Maker; Thomas W. Short (age 27 born Lambeth), Optician; John Short (age 21 born Lambeth), Optician; William Short (age 21 born Lambeth), Carpenter; Elizabeth F. Short (age 18 born Lambeth). One visitor. One servant.[3]

1881 Retired scale maker, living in Newington with Sarah Short 51, John Short 41, mathematical instrument maker[4]

1882 Concerning his estate. '... the estate of Samuel Robinson Short, late of 22, New-street, Kennington, in the county of Surrey, Gentleman, and who formerly carried on business as a Scale Maker at No. 59, St. Martin's-le-Grand, in the city of London (who died on the 8th day of July, 1882, and whose will was duly proved on the 1st day of August., 1882, by Sarah Short, of No. 22, New-street aforesaid, Spinster, Thomas Watling Short, of No. 40, Hatton-garden, in the city of London, Aneroid Barometer Maker, and William Strutt, of No. 43, Noble-street, in the city of London, Warehouseman, the executors named in such will...'[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930 for John Short
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1881 census
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:1 September 1882 Issue:25143 Page:4089