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Robert Tasker

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Robert Tasker (c1785-1873) of Tasker and Fowle

c1785 Born at Stanton, Wiltshire

1809 Robert Tasker took over the forge owned by Thomas Maslen at Abbotts Ann, near Andover

1811 November 17th. Married Martha Fowle

1830 Machinery valued at £2,000 was demolished at Tasker's Waterloo Foundry at Upper Clatford in the 'Swing Riots'

1833 Robert Tasker retired from the iron foundry business which was continued by William Tasker and George Fowle and traded as Tasker and Fowle

1851 Living at Waterloo House, Upper Clatford, Andover: Robert Tasker (age 66 born Stanton, Wiltshire), Retired Iron Founder. With wife Jane (age 38 born Bullinton, Hampshire). Two servants. [1] Note: Same / adjoining house to George Fowle, his brother-in-law

1871 Living at Bartholomew Street, Newbury: Robert Tasker (age 86 born Stanton, Wiltshire), Retired ironfounder. With his wife Elizth Jane Tasker (age 59 born Bullington, Hants.). Two servants.[2]

No children known from Robert

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1871 Census