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c.1830 Born in London, son of John Chidley, gentleman, and Mary Hannah Chidley
1861 Concertina maker, lived at 28 Store St., Finsbury, with Jane E Chidley 25, Con Chidley 2, Eugenie Chidley 2 months
1871 Musical instrument maker, lived at 29 Conduit St., Jane Chidley 39, Georgina Chidley 16, Eugenie Chidley 10, Percy Chidley 8, Amy Chidley 4, Horace Chidley 1 - this was the address of Wheatstone and Co, concertina makers.
1881 Musical instrument maker, employing 3 men and 3 boys, lived in Chelsea, with Jane C. Chidley 48, Georgiana Chidley 26, Edward Chidley 22, musical instrument maker, Eugenia Chidley 20, Rosey Chidley 17, Amy Chidley 14, Florance Chidley 11, Arthur Chidley 9
1891 Concertina maker, lived in Fulham with Jane C Chidley 58, Georgina Chidley 31
1899 Musical instrument maker, died in South Norwood; probate granted to Ellen Jane Chidley widow and Edward Chidley, musical instrument maker