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Frederick William Slaughter

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Frederick William Slaughter (1863-1899)

1863 December 16th. Born the son of William Edmund Slaughter, Assurance Clerk, and his wife Emma Cooke

1871 Living at 38 Grafton Square, Clapham: Wm. Edwd. Slaughter (age 57 born London), Assurance Clerk. With his wife Emma Slaughter (age 43 born Lambeth) and their five children; Emma M. Slaughter (age 10 born Lambeth); Frances E. Slaughter (age 8 born Lambeth); Fredk Wm. Slaughter (age 7 born Lambeth); Mary Ann Slaughter (age 5 born Lambeth); and Charlotte Slaughter (age 4 born Clapham). Two servants.[1]

1881 Living at 97 Manor Road, Deptford: Emma Slaughter (age 53 born Kennington), Independent. With her children; Emma M. Slaughter (age 20 born Brixton); Frances E. Slaughter (age 18 born Brixton); Frederick W. Slaughter (age 17 born Brixton), Marine Engineer; Mary A. Slaughter (age 15 born Brixton); and Charlot Slaughter (age 14 born Brixton). One servant.[2]

1886-1891 Worked for J. Stone and Co

1891 Living at 76 Breakspears Road, Deptford: Emma Slaughter (age 63 born Kennington), Living on own Means and a Widow. With her children; Frederick W. Slaughter (age 27 born Brixton), Engineer's Draughtsman; Mary A. Slaughter (age 25 born Brixton); and Charlotte Slaughter (age 24 born Clapham). Two servants.[3]

1891 Chief assistant to Mr. W. T. Douglass

1897 Patent for a Gun Cotton Signal - one know remaining at Tiritiri Island, New Zealand.

1899 December 28th. Died in India. Of 7 Government Place, Calcutta. Probate to William Capel Slaughter, solicitor.


1900 Obituary [4]

FREDERICK WILLIAM SLAUGHTER, born at Brixton on the 16th December, 1863, was educated at Vale Academy, Ramsgate, and at the City Guilds Technical College.

He served an apprenticeship to J. and G. Rennie, of Blackfriars, afterwards gaining some experience as a sea-going engineer for one year on board the 'SS Plymothian.'

In the year 1885 he was engaged as a draughtsman at Messrs. Stones’ Brass and Iron Works, New Cross, on leaving which firm in 1891 he obtained the post of Chief Assistant to Mr. W. T. Douglass, under whom he was engaged in designing lighthouses, optical apparatus, fog signals, life-boat launching slips, bridges, etc.

In June 1899 he proceeded to Calcutta.

His death took place on the 28th December following, from enteric fever.

Mr. Slaughter was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 6th December, 1892.



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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1900 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries