Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,518 pages of information and 233,949 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Reid (1824-1868)

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

William Reid (1824-1868), telegraph contractor

c.1824 Born in Glasgow, presumably son of William and Jane Reid.

Presumably worked for his father - William Reid

1851 William Reed 53, Engineer, lived in Tottenham Court Road, with Jane Reed 48, Jane H Reed 28, William Reed 26, Helen W Reed 23, Robert N Reed 21, Mary A Reed 19, James Reed 17, Matilda Reed 15, Hannah Reed 12[1]

1861 William Reid, 37, contractor, lived at 25 University St, London, with Emma Reid 25, his brother Robert N Reid 27, contractor, William G Reid 3, and his brother James Reid 25, contractor[2]

c.1864 Birth of son Edwin J. Reid

1868 A William Reid, age 43, died in Pancras in 1868[3]. In the 1871 census his wife Emma was recorded as a widow[4].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1871 census