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Thomas Christy, Junior

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Thomas Christy (1801-1877), of Christy and Co, hat maker.

1801 Born in London son of Thomas Christy and his wife Rebecca[1]

1829 Married Jane Sandwith Wakefield daughter of Thomas Christy Wakefield in Ireland[2]

1830 Thomas Christy the elder retired from the Partnership with William Miller Christy, John Christy and Thomas Christy, junior, in the trades of Hat Manufacturers, Furriers, and Skinners, carried on in Gracechurch-Street, in the City of London, in Bermondsey-street in the County of Surrey, at Stockport, in the County of Chester, and at Frampton Cotterell, in the County of Gloucester[3]

1831 A hatter, at the birth of his son Thomas in Lambeth[4]

1834 Thomas Christy, Junior, John Christy and William Miller Christy of Gracechurch Street, London, were members of the Company of Felt Makers[5]

1835 Joseph Vinicombe, of Exeter, in the County of Devon, Hatter, assigned all his estate and effects to Thomas Christy the younger, of Gracechurch-Street, in the City of-London, Hat-Manufacturer, and William Wilson, of Walbrook, in the said City of London, Hat-Manufacturer, in trust, for the benefit of all the Creditors of the said Joseph Vinicombe ... [6].

1841 Thomas Christy 41, hat maker, lived in Brixton with Jane Christy 35, Thomas Christy 9, Louisa Christy 7, Wakefield Christy 5, Ellen Christy 3, Stephen Christy Infant[7]

1851 Thomas Christy 49, hat manufacturer, lived in Brixton, Lambeth, with Jane Christy 40, Thomas Christy 18, Louisa Christy 17, Ellen A Christy 13, Hausisse Christy 10[8]

1861 Thomas Christy 60, gentleman, lived in Writtle, Chelmsford[9]

1877 Died in Chelmsford; Stephen Christy of Stockport was the sole surviving executor[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. Quaker register, Gracechurch Street meeting
  2. Belfast Newsletter
  3. London Gazette 28 December 1830
  4. Quaker register
  5. London Electoral Register
  6. London Gazette 18 Dec 1835
  7. 1841 census
  8. 1851 census
  9. 1861 census
  10. National Probate calendar