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Samuel Griffin

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of S. Griffin and Co and Griffin Engineering Co

c1847 Born

Samuel Griffin served an apprenticeship in Taunton

Designed the six-stroke I/C engine

1871 Living at 2 Lambridge Street, Bath (age 24 born Taunton), Engineering Master employing 7 men and 2 boys. With his parents John (age 60 born West Pennard, Somerset), Gardner and Elizabeth (age 50 born Taunton). [1]

1881 Living at 2 Walcot Terrace, bath (age 33 born Taunton), Mechanical Engraver employing 15 men and 2 boys. With wife Charlotte (age 33 born London). One servant, a lodger and a visitor. [2]

1891 Living at Weston View, Bath (age 43 born Taunton), Engineer (Civil) and Employer. With wife Charlotte (age 43 born London). One servant. n[3]

1901 Living at Monk Rosa Villa, Bath (aged 52 born Taunton), Mechanical Engineer and Employer. With wife Charlotte (aged 52 born London). One servant. [4]


Samuel Griffin retired in 1922

1929 Died at Bath aged 82


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census