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Thomas Woodhouse Ashby

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Thomas Woodhouse Ashby (1806-1870) of Smith and Ashby later T. W. Ashby and Co

Born 1806 at Stamford

1844 Started work at Henry Smith and Co in Stamford

1861 Living at 2 Rutland Terrace, Stamford (age 55 born Stamford), Currier and ? Merchant, Iron and Brass Founder, Agricultural Engineer employing 156 hands. Living with daughters Emma (age 25 born Stamford), Mary (age 23 born Stamford) and Elizabeth (age 22 born Stamford) plus a servant [1]

1870 Died. 'A melancholy death by drowning occurred on the Avon at Warwick late on Monday evening. Mr. Ashby, an engineer of London, who had gone to Leamington to superintend the erection of machinery at tho sewage works, was boating on the river about half a mile above Warwick Castle; his boat capsized, and he and a companion were thrown into the water. Mr. Ashby could not swim, his friend could, and endeavoured to save him, but failed, and swam to shore alone. The deceased leaves a wife and three children.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The Engineer 1870/04/08 page 202