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Aubrey Blakiston

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Aubrey Blakiston (1862-1935), Physician and founder of the Central Motor Car Co

1862 August 26th. Born in Giggleswick, Yorkshire

Married Lelia Emily Harris

1889 Patent. '15,847.— Aubrey Blakiston, of Dorset, for invention "Riding and breaking horses," to be called "Dr. Blakiston's patent riding and breaking reins."'[1]

1904 Established Ford's first British agency - the Central Motor Car Co - in Long Acre, London. Percival Perry joined the company as a minority shareholder in 1905, and after Blakiston's departure became managing director in 1906.

1904 'Aubrey Blakiston, 5, Grosvenor-street, London, was summoned for driving a motor car Nateley Scures at a speed exceeding twenty miles an hour, and also for failing to produce his licence.'[2]

1908 'Aubrey Blakiston, of the Castle, St Helen's, was charged with having driven a motor-car in a manner dangerous to the public...stated that he had driven motor-cars ever since the passing of the 1896 Act...'[3]

1935 March 10th. Died. Buried at St Ouen, Jersey.

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Gazette - Friday 25 October 1889
  2. Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 22 October 1904
  3. Isle of Wight Observer - Saturday 18 April 1908