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Charles John Chubb

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1843 Born in Islington[1], son of Harry Chubb

1859 Became a pupil of James Campbell of Westwood, Baillie and Campbell, iron ship builders, iron roof and bridge contractors

1861 Drawing office of L. and N. W. Rwy. Co. under W. Baker M Inst C E. Worked on the City branch of the North London Railway for 3.5 years

1864 Manager of the works of A. M. Perkins and Son

1865 Employed by Powell Duffryn Colliery Co in South Wales on developing machinery to compress small coal to make fuel.

1865-8 Resident engineer in charge of construction of the East London Railway from New Cross to the Thames Tunnel.

1868 Engaged in working a machine of his own design to extract coal without use of gunpowder.

1873 Married Mary Davies in Cheltenham[2]

1874 Proposed as Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers.

1875 of 33 Bedford Row, John St, London W; also at this address: Harry Chubb[3]

1891 Charles J Chubb 48, civil engineer, lived in Kensington with Mary A Chubb 44, Gilbert C Chubb 14, Claude H Chubb 13, Geoffrey A Chubb 8[4]

1897 Died in Notting Hill; probate was to his widow, Mary Agnes Anne Chubb[5]


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  4. 1891 census
  5. national probate calendar