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George Jervis Worssam (1814-1879)

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George Jervis (or Jarvis) Worssam (1814-1879) of George Jervis Worssam and G. J. Worssam and Son

1814 Born in Newington, the son of John Worssam and his wife Ann Jarvis. Brother of Samuel William Worssam and Charles Worssam.[1]

1839 An engineer, married Louise Harriet Taylor in London; John was a timber merchant[2]

1851 Millwright, lived in Old Street, London, with Louisa Worssam 32, Louisa Worssam 10, Eveline Worssam 6, Henry Worssam 5, Arthur Worssam 1[3]

1851 Samuel William Worssam (who appeared before Mr Commissioner Law) was known, sued, and committed as Samuel Worssam, formerly of Holland-street, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, Proprietor of Saw-mills, then of Bath, Somerset, Journeyman Engineer, then of Bathwich, Wiltshire, Engineer, then of Kingsland-road, Middlesex, Journeyman Engineer, then of Great Mitchell-street, Saint Luke's, Engineer, in partnership with George Worssam, as George Worsam and Co. residing at the same time at Bartholomew-square, London, then of George-street, Spitalfields, Journeyman Engineer, then of Wentworth-street, Whitechapel, then of the Manor Iron Works, Manor-street, Chelsea, Engineer, residing at the said time at Caversham-terrace, Chelsea, and late of No. 2, Hortlam-place, King's-road, Chelsea, all in Middlesex, part of the time Engineer on his own account, and the latter part of the time Journeyman Engineer, now a Prisoner for debt in the Debtor's Prison for London and Middlesex.[4]

1861 Engineer, living in Old Street[5]

1871 George J Worssam 56, engineer, employing 9 men and 3 boys, lived in Islington, with Louisa H Worssam 51, Henry J Worssam 24, engineer, Louisa S Worssam 26, Eveline A Worssam 23, Arthur G Worssam 21, Ernest T Worssam 17, Ada J Worssam 16, Edith A Worssam 10[6]

1879 George Worssam of 58 Oakley Road[7]

1879 George Jarvis Worssam died in Islington; Henry John Worssam of Wenlock Road, engineer, was one of the executors[8][9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 7 November 1851
  5. 1861 census
  6. 1871 census
  7. London Electoral Registers
  8. BMD
  9. National Probate Calendar