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1834 born in Camberwell son of Freeman Roe (1808-1870), hydraulic engineer
1871 William Freeman Roe was an assistant to a hydraulic engineer; lived in Lambeth with his wife Louisa Roe 38; also in the same house was William Bobby 19, apprentice to a hydraulic engineer. Presumably he was soon running the business built up by his father Freeman Roe
1881 he was a hydraulic engineer
1891 died in South Norwood.