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Benjamin Beale

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of East Greenwich

1810 Born in Whitechapel, London

1851 Benjamin Beale 41, Engineer, living in Greenwich, with Maryann Beale 41, Esther Stuand [1]

1858 Exhibited drawings of an apparatus for paying out and drawing in electric telegraph cables, consisting of an arrangement of machinery that will act as the retarding apparatus when paying out the cable, by forcing or drawing (or by both) air, gas, water, or any other fluid, which apparatus will act as the motive power engine for hauling in the cable, when the pressure of steam, air, gas, water, or any other fluid is applied for such purpose.

1871 Benjamin Beale 61, Mechanical engineer (agent) in Greenwich with Mary A Beale 61, Esther Stuand [2]

1881 Retired engineer, widower, living with Esther Stuand 52 in Dolgelly[3]

1893 Died in Aberystwyth[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. BMD