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Lewis Rendel

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Lewis Rendel (1831-1851), civil engineer

1831 Born at Plymouth, the second son of James Meadows Rendel and his wife Catherine Jane Harris.

1851 Living at 8 Great George Street, Westminster: Jas. M. Rendel (age 50 born David's Staunton, Devon), Civil Engineer. With his wife Cathe J Rendel (age 47 born David's Staunton, Devon) and their children; Alex M. Rendel (age 21 born Plymouth), B. A.; Lewis Rendel (age 20 born Plymouth), Civil Engineer; Fanny Rendel (age 15 born Plymouth); Edith Rendel (age 12 born Plymouth); Emily Rendel (age 11 born Plymouth); and Hamel C. Rendel (age 7 born London, Mddx). One visitor, a governess and seven servants.[1]

1851 August 29th. 'On Friday, the 29th ult., at Porth-y-Felm, near Holyhead, Lewis, second son of James Meadows Rendel, C.E., of 8, Great George-street, Westminster, aged 21 years.'[2]

1851 Funeral report. 'The funeral of Mr. Lewis Rendel, son to Mr. James Meadows Rendel, FRS, government engineer, took place at Holyhead, on Wednesday last. As a token of respect all the government works were stopped. A larger concourse of people was never witnessed in the churchyard.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Morning Chronicle - Monday 01 September 1851
  3. North Wales Chronicle - Thursday 11 September 1851