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George William Holtzapffel

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George William Holtzapffel (formerly Budd) (1857-1924) of Holtzapffel and Co

He was the nephew of John Jacob Holtzapffel (1836-1897)‎. Born as George William Budd, he adopted the Holtzapffel name and became head of the firm in 1896.

He enjoyed sharing admiration and advice for the art of ornamental turning and was a skilled artist himself. He was also a Justice of the Peace, a Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Turners, and a constant Judge at that Company's Exhibition. His son, John George Holtzapffel succeeded him

1911 Listed at 83 King Henry's Road, NW (age 53 born Brighton), a Civil Engineer and Employer. With his wife Florence Amy (age 54 born London) and their son John George (age 22 born London). Two visitors and two servants. [1]

1915 'London County Council Representative. Mr G. W. Holtzapffel, who has been elected a representative of the London County Council on the Governing body of University College School, is, in spite of his name, an Englishman born and bred. His was indeed Budd, and he only assumed his present name on becoming the proprietor of business established in the year 1790 by his great-grandfather, John Jacob Holtzapffel, an Alsatian. Holtzapffel served the office of Mayor of Hampstead for two years in succession'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 03 February 1915