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James Mather

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James Mather (c1820-1863)

c.1820 Born in Scotland

1851 James Mather 31, millwright, lived in Woolwich Dockyard with Margaret Mather 34, Isabella H Mather 7, Alexander Mather 4, Margaret Mather 2, James Mather 3 Months[1]

1858 With Thomas Richards proposed a machine for paying out the Atlantic Cable without damage.[2]

1861 James Mather 41, pattern maker H.M. Dockyard, lived in Woolwich Dockyard with Margaret Mather 44, Isabella N Mather 19, Alexander Mather 14, pattern maker apprentice H.M. Dockyard, Margaret Mather 12, James Mather 10, David M Mather 5[3]

1863 Died in Greenwich[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. The Engineer 1858/07/30
  3. 1861 census
  4. BMD