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Walter Brown Harvey Drayson

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1852 Born in Framfield, Sussex,[1] son of Frederick Drayson, civil engineer, and his wife Frances[2]

1861 With his widowed mother and siblings in the house of his grandmother in Lincoln[3]

1881 An engineer, living with his mother in Chislehurst, Kent; nearby was living William Tyler 29, brassfounder[4]

1884 Engineer, of Hyde Park, London, married Helen George in Bradford[5]

1890 Partner in J. Tylor and Sons at the time it became a limited company

1891 Walter B H Drayson 39, sanitary engineer and brass founder, employer, lived in Barnet with Helen Drayson 31, Walter F Drayson 4, Donald Drayson 3, George Drayson 1 month[6]

1911 Walter Brown Harvey Drayson 59, mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Stevenage, with Helen Drayson 51, Donald Drayson 23, engineering student, George Drayson 20, engineering pupil , Helen Drayson 18[7]

1922 Died in Fowey[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1911 census
  8. BMD