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Thomas Mears

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Thomas Mears, a founder

c.1781 Born in Whitechapel

1803 Admitted into the Company of Founders[1]

1806 Married Matilda Hunt[2]

1810 Master founder at Whitechapel Bell Foundry

1816 Birth of son Charles

1820 Birth of son George

1828 Occupied the Bell Foundry in Whitechapel[3]

1844 His sons, Charles and George, took over at the Foundry

1851 Thomas Mears died in Lewisham[4]

1871 Matilda died in Hackney[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers
  2. Marriage records
  3. Land Tax records
  4. BMD
  5. BMD