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Robert Moffat Ford

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Robert Moffat Ford (c1875- ) of the Motor Car Co

c1875 Born in Brixton the son of Charles Ford, Banker's Cashier, and his wife Harriett

1898 Long letter published.[1]

1899 November. Resigns as MD of the Motor Car Co.[2]

1901 Managing Director of Automobile Co.[3]

1904 'FORD, R. Moffat, 168, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C. Cars: 10 and 20-h.p. Decauville. Was assistant secretary of the original "Motor-Car Club" prior to and during the Imperial Institute Exhibition, 1896. Is managing director of the Motor-Car Co., Ltd. Originator of "nonstop" runs, and directed the 1,000-mile and Edinburgh-London non-stop runs of Decauville cars.' [4]

1911 Visitor at Froghole Farm, Mayfield, Sussex: Robert Moffat Ford (age 36 born London), Journalist - Motor - Employer - Single.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1899/01/14
  2. The Autocar 1901/11/23
  3. 1901 Census
  4. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  5. 1911 Census