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John Gillett

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John Gillett (c1827- )

Pre-1866 Became a partner in the Atlas ironworks, Gloucester with Samuel Fielding

1861 Living at North Street, Gloucester: John Gillett (age 34 born Fairford), Engineer employing 12 men and 3 boys. With his wife Floyce Gillett (age 29 born Painswick) and their children Anny E Gillett (age 2 born Gloucester); and Ada A. Gillett (age 10 months born Gloucester). Also an apprentice and one servant.[1]

1866 End of the partnership with Fielding at the Atlas Ironworks

1871 Living at Union Street, Melksham: John Gillett (age 44 born Fairford), Engineer and Founder employing 10 men and 3 boys. With his wife Kezia Gillett (age 39 born Painswick) and their children George E. Gillett (age 9 born Gloucester); Herbert E. Gillett (age 7 born Gloucester); Amy E. Gillett (age 11 born Gloucester); and Ada Ann Gillett (age 10 born Gloucester). One servant.[2]

1881 Living at Union Street, Melksham: John Gillett (age 54 born Fairford), Engineer and Ironfounder of the Firm Spencer and Gillett Employing 70 Men. With his wife Caroline C. Gillett (age 43 born Ilfracombe) and their children George Ernest Gillett (age 20 born Gloucester), Engine Fitter; and Herbert Edward Gillett (age 17 born Gloucester) Apprentice. One servant. [3]

1884 Retired from the partnership of Spencer and Gillett

1891 Living in Penarth as a Superintending Engineer.[4]

1901 Living in Penarth as a Retired Engineer.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1891 Census
  5. 1901 Census