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Offline bertroid

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Re: William Ashby, millwright and inventor of Westerham
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 09:38:04 PM »
William Ashby
Believe this was him in 1861 census. Born about 1780 Frant, living at Addington rd, Croydon
He was a widower with a housekeeper Sophia Richardson, widow. His occupation was milli(x)igrit, also another unreadable word.
The page is very faint to read.

In 1851, with his wife Susanna at Barrack Fields,  Croydon. Also a married daughter & her 2 children, & a servant
He was a Millwright.
He had married Susanna Latter 1798 Lamberhurst. She died 1855

Believe he was buried 22.7.1866, Islington.


That's the chap.  I wrote a large chapter in my book about him.  Not sure he was buried in Islington, but probably unmarked in a Quaker burial ground.  Sussex would make more sense.


One of his sons, Adam, was also a professional millwright, who died in 1899 in Gravesend.


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Re: William Ashby, millwright and inventor of Westerham
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 08:02:36 PM »
William Ashby
Believe this was him in 1861 census. Born about 1780 Frant, living at Addington rd, Croydon
He was a widower with a housekeeper Sophia Richardson, widow. His occupation was milli(x)igrit, also another unreadable word.
The page is very faint to read.

In 1851, with his wife Susanna at Barrack Fields,  Croydon. Also a married daughter & her 2 children, & a servant
He was a Millwright.
He had married Susanna Latter 1798 Lamberhurst. She died 1855

Believe he was buried 22.7.1866, Islington.

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William Ashby, millwright and inventor of Westerham
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 03:02:14 PM »
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