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Henry Robinson Palmer (c1816-1869)

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Henry Robinson Palmer (c1816-1869)

c1816 Born, the son of John Palmer

1840 Q2. Married at Weymouth to Emma Gillingham. (Father is John Palmer)

1850 His wife Emma Palmer and Frances Caroline Gillingham, trading as Palmer and Gillingham, milliners and dressmakers, insolvent [1]

1850 Henry Robinson Palmer, late of No. 33, Hercules-buildings, Lambeth, Surrey, Engineer. — In the Debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex.[2]Henry Robinson Palmer, late of No. 33, Hercules-buildings, Lambeth, Surrey, Engineer, Lathe and Toolmaker, wife Dressmaker and Milliner, in partnership with Caroline Gillingham.[3]

1857 Patent. '2814. And to Henry Robinson Palmer, of Lambeth, in the county of Surrey, Engineer, for the invention of "an improved stamping and endorsing machine."'[4]

1859 Advert: H. R. Palmer of 181 Waterloo Bridge Road. Patent Parallel Motion Endorsing Machine.

1861 Henry R. Palmer living at 308 Albany Road, Camberwell (age 46 born Islington), an Engineer Master. With his wife Emma (age 46 born Weymouth) and their children George (age 19 born Lambeth), Julia (age 12 born Lambeth) and Emma L. (age 5 born Lambeth). One servant. [5]

1869 Q1. Henry Robinson Palmer died aged 54 at Camberwell

1869 March 27th. Buried in the Norwood Cemetery. Age 54 years and of 235 Albany Road, Camberwell.

1871 Emma Palmer is living at 235 Albany Road, Camberwell (age 56 born Weymouth), a Widow. With her son George H. (age 29 born Lambeth), a Machinist and Emma E. (age 13 born Lambeth). Also two servants. [6]

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