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George Williams Penn

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Superintendent of Lloyd's Bute Proving House, Cardiff.

c.1848 Born in Pontypridd, son of George and Sarah Penn[1]

Apprentice for 2 years at Brown, Lenox and Co's chain, cable, anchor and engineering works, Pontypridd

Spent 3 years in the engineer's office of Bute Docks as civil engineer, followed by 1 yr 8 months as assistant engineer.

c1871 Appointed superintendent of the Lloyds Bute Proving House

1881 Arthur D. Jones 36, civil engineer, George W. Penn, 33, civil engineer, and John Gardiner Penn 28 (presumably George's brother), steam ship broker, were boarders in Cardiff[2]

1884 Superintendent of Lloyds Bute Proving House when he was proposed for membership of I Mech E[3]

1891 George W Penn 43, civil engineer, lived in Cardiff with Marg A Penn 38, Gwendoline M Penn 8, Clifford G K Penn 6, Gwladys M Penn 5, Sarah Penn 70[4]

1931 George Williams Penn died in Cardiff[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. Mech Eng records
  4. 18891 census
  5. National probate calendar