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Stephen Samuel Lewin

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Stephen Samuel Lewin (1822- ) of William Henry and Stephen Lewin, Lewin, Wilkinson and Co and Stephen Lewin

1822 Born in Whitechapel, London the son of William Lewin, Civil Engineer, and his wife Sophia. (Stephen baptised 6th October 1822)

1844 Mention of Stephen Lewin, Architect, Boston.[1]

1845 Married at Burnham, Norfolk, to Elizabeth Porritt

1851 Living at South Street, Boston: Stephen Lewin (age 28 born London), Architect and Timber Merchant. With his wife Elizabeth Lewin (age 25 born Burnham, Nfk.) and their two sons Stephen Lewin (age 2 born Boston) and David Lewin (age 7 Months born Boston). Two servants.[2]

1859 Critical article. '...the appointment of Mr. Wm. Lewin by the Boston Harbour Trust Surveyor to the Harbour in that borough. He already holds the situation Surveyor to the Drainage of your district, and also of the Black Sluice....He is called C.E. Where did he receive his education, and what body conferred on him that degree? Or does he consider himself justified in assuming it because took a leap from being time-keeper one of the dockyards under Sir John Rennie to the Surveyorship of the Black Sluice? Yet this reputed C.E. is lauded and held up as the only person fit for filling the office of Surveyor to the Harbour Trust...'[3]

1860 Appointed Mayor of Boston.[4]. Appointed for second year.

1861 Living at South Street, Boston: Stephen Lewin (age 38 born London), Mayor of Borough of Boston and Timber merchant. With his daughter Annie Lewin (age 5 born Boston). One servant.[5]

1867 Mentioned. Stephen Lewin, now of Poole (formerly Mayor of Boston).[6]

1871 Living at Market Street, Poole: Stephen Lewin (age 43 born City of London), Timber and Iron Merchant employing 81 men and 18 boys. With his wife Elizabeth Lewin (age 43 born Burnham, Nfk.) and their three children; Stephen Lewin (age 22 born Boston, Lincs.), Clerk at Timber Yard; David Lewin (age 20 born Boston, Lincs.), Clerk at Foundry; and Jessie Lewin (age 8 born Boston, Lincs.). One visitor. Three servants.[7]

1881 Living at Branksome Wood Road, Armathwaite, Christchurch, Hants: Stephen Lewin (age 56 born London), Timber Merchant. With his wife Elisabeth Lewin (age 58 born Norfolk) and their daughter Jessie L. L. Lewin (age 18 born Boston). Two visitors. Two servants.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Stamford Mercury - Friday 05 April 1844
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Stamford Mercury - Friday 23 September 1859
  4. Stamford Mercury - Friday 09 November 1860
  5. 1861 Census
  6. Stamford Mercury - Friday 24 May 1867
  7. 1871 Census
  8. 1881 Census