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Robert Samuel Thomas Shelley

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Robert Samuel Thomas Shelley (1877-1927) of R. T. Shelley and Norton Motors

1877 June 5th. Samuel Thomas Shelley born at Dodcott-cum-Wilksley, Nantwich, the son of John Weston Shelley, a Farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Cartwright.

1903 Married at Birmingham to Edith Mary Hulley. He is shown as Samuel Thomas Shelley 26, Commercial Traveller

1911 Living at 104 Trinity Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire: Thomas Shelley (age 33 born Butterfield Farm, Cheshire), Motor Car Accessories Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Edith Mary Shelley (age 27 born Aston) and their three sons; Geoffrey Thomas Shelley (age 5 born Edgbaston); Kenneth Charles Shelley (age 2 born Handsworth); and Eric Robert Shelley (age 1 born Handsworth). One servant.[1]

1927 April 4th. Died at The Haven, Stubbington, Crofton.

1927 Will. 'Robert Samuel Thomas Shelley (49). of the Bungalow Station Road, Wylde Green, Warwickshire, manufacturer, of R. T. Shelley (Ltd.), chairman of Norton Motors (Ltd.) (net personalty. £202,605).: gross value £226,547.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. The Scotsman - Thursday 16 June 1927