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John Tunner Rubery

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c.1849 Born in Darlaston

1861 Living in Darlaston: Samuel Rubery 40, iron merchant, Mary Rubery 42, Samuel Rubery 16, clerk in iron merchants, John T Rubery 12, Jane Rubery 8, Alina Rubery 6, Thomas William Rubery 4[1]

1871 Civil engineer, living in Darlaston with Samuel Rubery 50, iron merchant employing 4 men, Mary Rubery 52, Samuel Rubery, clerk, 26, and Alma Rubery 18[2]

1881 Iron merchant, lodging in Great Crosby, Lancs[3]

1881 Married Catherine Mary Anne Wilkes in Rushall, Staffs[4]

1884 Partnership formed with his 2 brothers as an ironworks manufacturing gates and fences - see Rubery and Co

1891 Manufacturer of iron roofs, visiting Thomas W Rubury 34, iron merchant, in Tettenhall Staffs; also in the household were Thomas's sisters Jane Rubury 38, Alma Rubury 36; other visitors were Catherine M A Rubery 38, Mary E Rubery 7[5]

1901 Manufacturer of steel or iron roofs, living in Darlaston with Catherine Mary Rubery 48, Jennie Marquerite Rubery 12[6]

1910 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, John Tunner Rubery and Alfred Ernest Owen, carrying on business as Manufacturers of Bridges, Roofing, Motor Frames, Fencing, and General Iron and Steel Work, at Darlaston, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of RUBERY, OWEN AND CO., has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 30th day of June, 1910. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Alfred Ernest Owen, who will continue to carry on business at the late firm's premises at Darlaston aforesaid, on his own account, under the style of Rubery, Owen and Co. "[7]

1911 Retired steel and iron constructional engineer, living in Walsall with Catharine Mary Ann Rubery 58, Kathleen Eliza Rubery 25, Gladys Alma Rubery 25[8]

1920 John Tunner Rubery died in Walsall[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. BMD
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. London Gazette 30 December 1910
  8. 1911 census
  9. National Probate Calendar