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Richard Chrimes

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Richard Chrimes (1818-1897)

1818 Born in Rotherham[1] son of Edward (c.1791-1847)[2] and Lydia Grimes[3]

It is thought this Richard Chrimes was one of the founders of Guest and Chrimes

1857 of the Brass Works, Rotherham.[4]

1857 Richard Chrimes, of Brass Works, Rotherham, was elected to membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, proposed by C. W. Siemens and seconded by W. Fairbairn; he remained a member until 1889[5]

1871 Manufacturer in brass and iron, employing 400 hands, At this time he and his wife, Mary, lived 4 doors away from John Guest (of Rotherham), retired iron and brass founder (land owner and shareholder) [6]

1897 Died in Rotherham[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. Free BMD
  3. 1841 census
  4. 1857 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  5. UK Mechanical Engineers, via Ancestry
  6. 1871 Census
  7. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)