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John Chubb

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of Chubb and Sons

1815 Born son of Charles Chubb and his wife Maria[1]

1832 Apprenticed for 7 years to his father, in business as an ironmonger and patent lock manufacturer[2]

1841 Went into partnership with his father.

1846 Took over the business on his father's death.

1849 Elected as an associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers[3]

1851 Read a paper before the Inst. Civil Engineers on the history of locks and keys, including a listing of all relevant British patents.

1853 Patent to John Chubb, of St. Paul's Churchyard, Patent Lock Manufacturer, and John Goater, Lock Maker, in the employ of the said John Chubb, for the invention of "improvements in locks and latches."[4]

1861 John Chubb 45, patent lock manufacturer, lived in Islington with Priscilla Chubb 41, John Chubb 14, George Chubb 12, Priscilla Chubb 10, Harry Chubb 3[5]

1865 Patent. '599. John Chubb, of St. Paul's-churchyard, in the city of London, Patent Lock and Safe Manufacturer, and Henry Mortimer Burton, of John's-place, Holland-street, Southwark, in the county of Surrey, Engineer, for an invention of improvements in apparatus for displaying or exhibiting jewelry and other valuable articles in glass cases/'[6]

1865 Patent lock manufacturer, widower, when he married Eliza Bunting in Manchester[7]

1871 John Chubb 55, lock and safe maker to the Queen, employing 200 men, lived in Lambeth with Eliza B Chubb 33, Priscilla J Chubb 20, Thomas P Chubb 4, Elizabeth D Chubb 3, Edward G Chubb 1, Alice M Chubb 9 Months, George H Chubb 22, lock and safe maker, son and visitor, Sarah V Chubb 21[8]

1872 Died at Brixton-rise, Surrey[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. City of London Admission of Freeman
  3. civil engineer records
  4. London Gazette 4 Feb 1853
  5. 1861 census
  6. [1] The London Gazette Publication date: 17 March 1865 Issue:22949 Page:1576
  7. Parish records
  8. 1871 census
  9. national probate calendar
  • Dictionary of National Biography