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Edward Pellew Plenty (1818-1898)

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Edward Pellew Plenty (1818-1898) of James and Edward Plenty, Plenty and Pain and later of Plenty and Son

c1818 Born in Newbury, son of William Plenty

1841 Married Caroline Simmonds in Kingsclere[1]

1844 Entered a plough at Southampton show that was commended for lightness of draught[2]

1851 Edward P. Plenty 33, Millwright, iron founder and blacksmith, employing 12 men, lived in Thatcham with Caroline Plenty 27, Fanny Plenty 9, Edward P Plenty 6, Kate Plenty 4, Alice E Plenty 2, Jane Plenty 73, unmarried sister (born Southampton)[3]

1861 Edward Pellow Plenty 44, agricultural engineer, employing 45 men and 6 boys, lived in Newbury with Caroline Plenty 38, Fanny Plenty 19, Edward Pellew Plenty 16, Kate Plenty 14, Emily Alice Plenty 12, Mary Elizabeth Plenty 9, Bertha Amelia Plenty 5, Florance Ada Plenty 1[4]

1865 Dissolution of Plenty and Pain

1866 Mayor of Newbury.[5]

1871 Edward P Plenty 54, engineer and farmer, employing 3 labourers, lived in Kingsclere with Caroline Plenty 48, Fanny Plenty 29, Alice Plenty 22, Ada Plenty 11, Blanch Plenty 5[6]

1874 Edward Pellew Plenty, Senior and Edward Pellew Plenty, Junior lived in the same property at Cheap Street, Newbury[7]

1891 Living at Budd's Farm, Burghclere, Hants: Edward P. Plenty (age 74 born Newbury), Retired Steam Engine Maker. With his wife Caroline Plenty (age 68 born Alresford) and their two daughters Bertha Plenty (age 35 born Newbury) and Blanche Plenty (age 25 born Newbury). One Visitor. One servant.[8]

1898 Died in Kingsclere[9].

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. The Engineer 1879/07/18
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1861 census
  5. London Gazette Publication date:13 February 1866 Issue:23069 Page:830
  6. 1871 census
  7. Electoral register
  8. 1891 Census
  9. BMD