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Maxwell Maberly-Smith

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Maxwell Maberly-Smith (1869-1934)

1869 Born in Tunbridge Wells

1887 Attended Cambridge University; BA 1891

1901 An architect, working on his own account, living with his parents in Penshurst[1]

1901 Designed the Maberly car for John Marston Ltd

1908 Married Ellen Tillard

1908 May. Details of his Hope-Maberly variable gear.[2][3][4]

1911 An architect, living in Henley, with Ellen Maberley Smith 31, Kathleen Mary Maberley Smith 1[5]. Practiced at Berners Street, London.

1922 Announcement of engagement to Mary Katherine Gripper. [6]

1934 Died

Maxwell MABERLY-SMITH (1869-1934) [7]

Maxwell was born in Kent in 1869, the only son of George Maberly Smith, the Rector of Penshurst, Kent who was descended from Mary Pellatt née Maberly. Like his father he was educated at Cambridge University and in 1896 set up in practice as an architect.

He was also a designer and designed in 1901 for John Marston Ltd their first production model, the unusual 4-wheeled cycle-car produced under the name of the Sunbeam-Mabley.

He married Ellen Tillard in London in 1908 and Mary Katherine Gripper in 1922. He had two daughters, Kathleen and Stephanie with his first wife and Elizabeth with his second.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Automotor Journal 1908/05/09
  3. Automotor Journal 1908/05/16
  4. Automotor Journal 1908/05/23
  5. 1911 census
  6. The Times, Monday, Mar 06, 1922
  7. [1] Mabely web site
  • Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900