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Louis Francois de Peyrecave

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Louis Francois de Peyrecave (1883-1944) of the Depford Co

1883 May 08th. Born at Lambeth the son Gaston de Peyrecave, a General merchant born in Germany.

1891 His mother is shown as widowed.[1]

Three years at University College, London

Worked for Thornycroft

Private assistant to Dugald Clerk

1910 Claims that he was the first to develop a cyclecar.[2]

Manager of Ernest Lyon

1913 Leaves as Director of Duo Cyclecars and sets up the Depford Co using the works of his former employer.[3]

1911 Living at 40 Brunswick Terrace, Hove: Augusta Caroline de Peyrecave (age 65 born Newington), a Widow with private Means. With her three children; Caroline de Peyrecave (age 31 born Lambeth); Gaston de Peyrecave (age 30 born Lambeth), Civil Engineer; and Louis de Peyrecave (age 27 born Lambeth), Electrical and Mechanical Engineer. One servant and her two children.[4]

1939 Private Address: Temple Lodge, Moor Park, Rickmansworth. Age: 55. Career: St. Georges Coll., Weybridge; Univ. Coll., London; Asst. to the late Sir Dugald Clarke; Manufacturer of Motor cars on own account; Director of Aircraft production for British Government in Italy, during the War.

1939 Living at Temple Gardens-Temple Lodge, Rickmansworth, Surveyor. With Eileen (wife?) and Rene (son?).[5]

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