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Franklin Prestage

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Franklin Prestage (1830-1897)

1830 Born in London the son of John Thomas Prestage, Engineer and Lockmaker, and his wife Augusta Wilson

1841 With John Prestage (age c.35) and Augusta Prestage (age c.35)

1851 Living in High Street, Deptford: Franklin Prestage (age 22 born Westminster), Engineer.[1]

1860 Married in Jessore to Eliza Amelia Hawes

1863 Birth of son Donald Llewellyn Prestage

1870s Franklin Prestage was the Agent of the Eastern Bengal Railway

Formed the Darjeeling Steam Tramway Co

1878 Proposed the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

1881 Member of the Legislative Council of Bengal

1891 Living in Trewern, Montgomeryshire, a retired civil engineer, with his wife.[2]

1897 Died at Simla Maulana, Haryana, India

  • Extended information in 'Indian Railways - Glorious 150 Years' by R. R. Bhandari. 2005

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1891 Census