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Charles Cave Williams

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Charles Cave Williams (1813-1873)

1813 September 1st. Born at Bristol the son of Walter Williams, a Coachmaker, and his wife Ann

1837 Married at Bath to Charlotte Ann Reilly

1848 of the London and Bristol Railway Works, Gosnell Street, London.[1]

1850 Became member of ICE

1851 First-class railway carriage in Teak with convenient balanced windows

1851 Sale. 'without reserve, by direction of Mr. Charles Cave Williams, 22 Wharf-road. City Basin, on the completion of his Contract with the Great Northern Railway'[2]

1856 Guest at celebrations for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway

1861 Living at Everly Lodge, East Barnet, Herts: Charles C. Williams (age 47 born Bristol), Railway carriage Builder. With his wife Charlotte A. Williams (age 45 born Bristol) and their 14 children.[3]

1871 Living at Chelsea with his wife, five daughters and a son.[4]

1873 November 22nd. Died at Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, a Railway Contractor.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Practical Mechanics Journal 1949/50
  2. Morning Advertiser - Wednesday 31 December 1851
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census