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James Ferrabee

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James Ferrabee (1818-1873) of James Ferrabee and Co

1818 Baptised 13 Dec 1818 the son of John Ferrabee and his wife Esther

1846 Marriage of James the second son of John Ferrabee of Phoenix Iron Works, Stroud to Deborah daughter of John neale of the Knapp, near Minchinhampton. [1]

1851 to 1855 of John Ferrabee and Sons, which he ran with his brother Henry Ferrabee

1861 Living at Phoenix iron Works, Stroud (age 42 born Stroud), Engineer master employing 130 hands. With wife Deborah (age 42) and children Howard (age 13), Florence (age 12), John (age 10), James (age 9), Edward (age 8), Gertrude (age 7), Paul (age 5), Margaret (age 5) and Constance (age 2). Three servants. [2]

1873 Death of James Ferrabee, Consulting Engineer, of Brimscombe aged 54 [3]

1873 Obituary [4]

1876 Marriage of Letitia M. Ferrabee the daughter of the late James Ferrabee, to George H. Edgecombe of Keynsham [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, Saturday, November 7, 1846
  2. 1861 Census
  3. The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, January 25, 1873
  4. The Engineer 1873/01/24, p055
  5. The Pall Mall Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1876