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Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis (1831-1908) of MacIlwaine and Lewis

1831 Born in Flintshire, Wales

1853 Married at Everton, Lancashire, to Martha Gee and had six sons and three daughters. He is listed as a Boiler Maker and his father Joseph as an Engineer..

1863 Birth of son Albert James Lewis (father of C. S. Lewis)

1901 Living at 40 Parkgate Avenue, Victoria, Down, Ireland: Richard Lewis (age 69 born Flintshire), Retired Engineer. With his wife Martha.[1]

1908 April 02nd. Died at Belfast. 'The death was announced yesterday of Mr. Richard Lewis, of M'Ilwaine and Lewis, shipbuilders, of Belfast; Mr. Lewis, who was native of North Wales, served his apprenticeship in Liverpool sixty years ago, and after carrying on business for some years in Cork and Dublin, went to Belfast in the latter fifties, starting the firm named. It was then the leading shipbuilding establishment on the Lagan, the Queen's Island yard being at the time a much smaller concert.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Lloyd's List - Saturday 04 April 1908