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Thomas Watling Short

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Thomas Watling Short (c1834- ), Scientific Instrument Maker

1833 Born in Lambeth the son of Samuel Robinson Short and his wife Sarah

1851 Living at 23 Union Street, Lambeth: Samuel Short (age 50 born Lambeth), No trade listed. With his wife Sarah Short (age 51 born Lambeth) and their six children; Sarah Short (age 21 born Lambeth); Saml Short (age 19 born Lambeth), Apprentice; Thos Short (age 16 born Lambeth), Apprentice; John Short (age 11 born Lambeth); William Short (age 11 born Lambeth); and Elizabeth Short (age 8 born Lambeth).[1]

1861 Living at 12 New Street, Newington: Samuel R. Short (age 60 born Westminster), Scale maker. With his wife Sarah Short (age 61 born Mitcham) and their six children; Sarah Short (age 31 born Lambeth); Samuel R. Short (age 29 born Lambeth), Scale Maker; Thomas W. Short (age 27 born Lambeth), Optician; John Short (age 21 born Lambeth), Optician; William Short (age 21 born Lambeth), Carpenter; Elizabeth F. Short (age 18 born Lambeth). One visitor. One servant.[2]

1864 Establishment of Short and Mason in Hatton Garden, instrument makers

1867 Dissolution of Marratt and Short, instrument makers and opticians of King William St, London

1870 Dissolution of Pitkin and Short, instrument makers of Clerkenwell

1871 Scientific Instrument maker, living in Newington, with Caroline Esth. Short 31 Henry Wm. Short 6[3]

1881 Living at Waggon Road, South Mimms: Thomas Watling Short (age 47 born Lambeth), Scientific Instrument Maker. With his wife Caroline Elizabeth Short (age 41 born Somerset) and their son Henry William Short (age 16 born Lambeth), Apprentice. One servant.[4]

1891 Scientific instrument maker, living in Potters Bar, with Caroline E Short 51 Henry W Short 25, electrician[5]

1901 Dissolution of Short and Mason of Hatton Garden

1906 Died in Barnet, probate granted to Henry William Short, scientific instrument maker[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. 1891 census
  6. National Probate calendar