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Eardley Delorney Billing

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1900. Joint patent with Mr. J. Burns.
1910. Flying trainer at Brooklands.

Eardley Delorney Billing (1873-1915)

1873 Born at Kensington the son of Charles Eardley Billing

1881 Living at 6 College Villas Road, Hampstead: Charles E. Billing (age 40 born Birmingham), Gas Stove Manufacturer employing 1 man and 8 boys. With his wife Annie A. Billing (age 35 born Coventry) and their children Eardley D. Billing (age 7 born London), Mabel B. Billing (age 6 born London), Hilda W. Billing (age 4 born London), Claribel M. Billing (age 3 born London), Adeline A. Billing (age 1 born London), and Noel P. Billing (age born London). Five servants.[1]

1891 Living at 100 Abbey Road, Hampstead: Charles Eardley Billing (age 50 born Birmingham), Gas Stove and (?) Burner Manufacturer. With his wife Annie Amelia Billing (age 45 born Coventry) and their children Eardley Delorney Billing (age 17 born South Kensington), Mabel Barrow Billing (age 16 born South Kensington), Hilda Westley Billing (age 14 born South Hampstead), Noel Pemberton Billing (age 10 born South Hampstead), and Mary Claribel Belling (age 13 born South Hampstead). Also two boarders. Three servants.[2]

1896 Employed at the Motor Mills and involved with E. J. Pennington and Ernest Courtis

1898 Formed the Endurance Motor Co with Arthur Hallett

1899 Married in Coventry to Ada Millicent Marston, the daughter of a Coventry watch maker

1900 Produced the Billings automobile

1901 In partnership with William Charles Birney as the Central Motor Co

1911 Living at Woodland, Byfleet Road, Weybridge Road, Byfleet: Eardley Billing (age 37 born West Kensington) Aeronautical Engineer. With his wife Ada Billing (age 31 born Coventry) and their daughter Louie Billing (age 7 born Regent St., London). Four servants.[3]

Eardley and his wife Ada also ran the Blue Bird Cafe, Brooklands until its closure at the outbreak of war.

1915 Died age 42

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. 1911 Census
  • Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley. 2012. ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1