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Joseph Offord (c1825-1896), coach builder
1842 Advertisement. Step Piece Barouche carriage. Offord's (Late Leader's established 65 tears), 79 Wells Street, Oxford Street.
1852 Married in Marylebone to Sally Milton
1876 Patent. '1008. And Joseph Offord,of Wells-street, Oxford-street, in the county of Middlesex, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus for opening and closing the heads of carriages."'
1878 Patent. '3478. And Joseph Offord, of 79, Wells-street, 28, Brook-street, and 92, Gloucester-road, in the county of Middlesex, Carriage Builder, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in the construction of omnibuses and similar vehicles."'
1880 Showed an Omnibus at the 1880 Engineering Exhibition.
1881 Living at 31 Hereford Square, Kensington: Joseph Offord (age 56 born Boston, Lincs.), Coachmaker employing 62 hands - Widower. With his son John M. Offord (age 20 born Kensington), Coachmaker, and Marie J. M. Offord (age 17 born Kensington). Also a visitor Charlotte Offord (age 57 born Epping, Essex), Widow. One servant.
1996 November 20th. Died, of 6 Boundary Road, St. John's Wood.