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George Bidder

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George Bidder (c1821-1874)

1821 born son of John and Ann Bidder; baptised at Presbyterian meeting house,Moreton Hampstead, Exeter,Devon,England

1841 John Bidder 40, mason, lived in Moreton Hampstead with Ann Bidder 45, George Bidder 20, mason's apprentice, John Bidder 15, Henry Bidder 11, Sally Bidder 8, Edwin Bidder 3[1]

1851 Ann Bidder 59, lived in Moreton Hampstead, with George Bidder 30, builder, William Henry Bidder 20, builder, Sarah Loper Bidder 18, Edwin Bidder 13[2]

1858 George Bidder, engineer married Elizabeth Gray in St Mary, Newington, Southwark; his father had been a builder[3]

1871 George Bidder 49, contractor, general, lived in Southwark, with Elizabeth Bidder 42, milliner, George Bidder 12, Samuel E Bidder 8 and his cousin George P Bidder 52, a civil engineer[4]

1874 Engineer of 34 Blackman Street when he died aged 53[5]; his wife Elizabeth was an executor.[6]

He is included on the tombstone in Moreton Hampstead of his brother, Edwin Bidder C.E. who died in Lahore in 1872 age 35[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. Parish records
  4. 1871 census
  5. The Engineer 1874/07/17
  6. National probate calendar
  7. Find a grave