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John Christy

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John Christy (1781-1873) of Christy and Co

1781 Born the third son of Miller Christy

1804 John Christy joined the family business.

1830 Thomas Christy the elder retired from the Partnership with William Miller Christy, John Christy and Thomas Christy, junior, in the trades of Hat Manufacturers, Furriers, and Skinners, carried on in Gracechurch-Street, in the City of London, in Bermondsey-street in the County of Surrey, at Stockport, in the County of Chester, and at Frampton Cotterell, in the County of Gloucester[1]

1834 Thomas Christy, Junior, John Christy and William Miller Christy of Gracechurch Street, London, were members of the Company of Felt Makers[2]

1851 Living at Aperfield Farm, Cudham, Kent: John Christy (age 69 born London) Lord of manor of Aperfield Farms of 530 acres - 36 labourers - Bailiff. With his wife Sarah Christy (age 56 born Newimngton) and their two sons; Adam Scherne Christy (age 22 born Bedford), Gentleman; and Fredrick Collier Christy (age 29 born Newington), Gentleman. Also other family members. Six servants.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 28 December 1830
  2. London Electoral Register
  3. 1851 Census