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George Kent (1806-1890) of George Kent
1806 Born in Bloomsbury
Worked in the wire trade in Chelsea ?
1826 December 25th. Married(1) at Limehouse to Hannah Turtle Nyman
1841 Living at Cumberland Row, Grays Inn Lane, St. Pancras: George Kent (age c35), Blind Maker. With his wife Hannah Kent (age c25) and their children; Eliza Kent (age c10); Mary Kent (age c7); George Kent (age c3); Sarah Kent (Age 17 months).
1851 Living at Milton, Gravesend: George Kent (age 45 born Bloomsbury), Patentee and Manufacturer of Rotary Knife Cleaning Machine employing 25 Men and 9 Boys. With his wife Hannah Kent (age 43 born Chatham) and their children; Eliza Kent (age 16 born Limehouse); George Kent (age 12 born St. Pancras); Emily Kent (age 8 born St. Pancras); and Henry Kent (age 2 born St. Mary Le Strand).
1855 Described as 'Mr. Kent, master carpenter, of 199, High Holborn'
1857 August 26th. Married(2) at Camden to Maria Udall Harcourt (1831-1906)
1861 Living at Rose Villa, Hammers Lane, Hendon: George Kent (age 54 born London), Machinist. With his wife Maria Kent (age 21 born London) and their children; Henry Kent (age 12 born London); Walter George Kent (age 2 born London); Alice Kent (age 1 born London). Also a visitor and five servants.
1864 Patent for his knife cleaning machine - see Kent's Knife Cleaner
1871 Living at 11 Bloomsbury Square: George Kent (age 65 born London), Manufacturer of Dom. Machine - 72 men and 12 boys. With his wife Maria Kent (age 31 born London) and their three children; Herbert H. Kent (age 7 born Brighton); Henrietta A. Kent (age 5 born London); and Charles H. Kent (age 1 born London). Also one dependant Amelia Hammond, Widow (age 62 born Bursted, Essex. Three servants.
1890 May 23rd. Died at Highgate, of High Holborn and Southwood, Highgate, aged 84.