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George Maberly

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George Maberly (1798-1883)

1798 September 17th. Born in London the son of John Maberly and his wife Elizabeth Hensley

1830 Married at Westminster to Bethia Blades Palmer

1836 Birth of son George Henry Maberly

1841 George Maberly was coachmaker in Welbeck St, Cavendish Sq[1]

1851 Living at 44 Abbey Road, St. Marylebone, London: George Mably (age 54 born Marylebone), Coach Builder. With his children Marianne Mably (age 17 born Marylebone); Ellen P. Mably (age 16 born Marylebone); George H. Mably (age 14 born Marylebone); Agnes Mably (age 12 born Marylebone); Alice H. Mably (age 10 born Marylebone); and Clara Mably (age 9 born Marylebone). Three servants.[2]

1883 April 10th. Died. 'On the 10th inst., at Victoria Park, Elms Park, Ramsgate, George Maberly, Esq., in his eighty-sixth year.'[3]


John Maberly and his brother Stephen were born into a family of leatherworkers; they also became curriers, preparing hides for use.

Sometime around 1760 they set up a curriers business in Little Queen Street, Holborn, an extension of Longacre, which runs east from Leicester Square and was a well-known centre of luxury trades.

A coachpainting business was also established at the same address.

1780 the premises were burnt down in the Gordon Riots after which the coachpainting business moved across town to Welbeck Street in Marylebone, and the curriers business to nearby Castle Street.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Post Office London Directory
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Morning Post - Saturday 14 April 1883