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1820 January: Born in Middlesex, son of Thomas Mears and his wife Matilda.
1841 Admitted into the Company of Founders
1858 After the cracking of the first Great Bell for the Parliament in London (Big Ben), it was recast by George Mears at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry using the reclaimed bell metal. The second bell was cast on 10 April 1858.
John Mears, brother of George, was manager of the foundry
1860 The highlights of the law-suit between Mears and Denison about the disaster of the Big Ben bell can be seen at The Engineer 1860/01/06, page 11.
1873 A George Mears (b.1820) died at Portsea Island