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William Henry Osborne Taylor

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of Salford Villa, 12 Elm Grove, Peckham Rye, London, S.E.(1885)

1845 Born in Bath, son of John Bianchi and Martha Taylor, musician[1]

1851 Living in Bath with his parents, siblings, etc[2]

Apprenticed with Beyer, Peacock and Co in their locomotive works (3 years)

c.1864 Draughtsman in millwright and engineering works of May and Mountain

Draughtsman at the screw works of Messrs Nettlefold and Chamberlain

Draughtsman at the Steel Pen works of Sir Josiah Mason

Superintended the execution of special machinery and general engineering "at these works collectively"(7-8 years)

c.1871 Assistant manager at Landore Siemens Steel Works (3 years)

c.1874 Managing director of Panteg Steel Works (2 years).

1876 Proposed as member of I Mech E

1880 of Panteg Steel and Engineering Works, Panteg, near Pontypool.

1881 Formerly Steel Manufacturer & Director Of Steel Works, unmarried, lived in Panteg.[3]

1885 Lived in Peckham, London.

1894 Lived in Acton, London[4]

1899 William Henry O. Taylor, aged 53, died in Brentford district[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish register
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. Kelly's Directory
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineering Records