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Richard Spelman Culley

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Richard Spelman Culley (1818-1901)

1818 Born in Norwich[1]

1846 In charge of the Midland Telegraphic District of the Electric and International Telegraph Co (sic)

1851 Married Harriett Robotham in Derby[2]

c.1851 In charge of the North Western Telegraphic District

c.1856 In charge of the Scottish District

c.1859 in charge of the Western District

1861 With his parents in law in Derby, and Harriet Culley and Alice[3]

c.1865 Appointed engineer in chief of Electric and International Telegraph Co

1867 Author of the "Handbook of Telegraphy".

1870 Appointed engineer-in-chief of the Telegraph Department of the General Post Office

1871 Civil engineer; Civil service Engineer-in-Chief (Telegraphs) to the Post Master General, lived in Richmond, with Harriett Culley 44, William Culley 18, clerk in Postal Telegraph Dept, civil service, Alice H. Culley 16, Florence M Culley 13[4]

1881 Superannuated civil servant, living in Weston-super-Mare, with Harriett and Alice[5]

1901 Engineer in chief, GPO, retired, widower, living in Weston-super-Mare[6]

1901 Died in Weston-super-Mare[7]

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Sources of Information

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  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. National probate calendar
  • Civil Engineer Records