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James Beach

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James Beach (c1845- ) of James Beach and Co

Born the son of Samuel beah, a carpenter and Victualler.

1871 Listed as a Photographer at Coleford, Glos.[1]

1881 Listed as a Bicycle Maker at at 35 Union Street, Plymouth.[2]

1881 Bankrupt. '...Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by James Beach, of the Steam Bicycle and Engineering Works, 39, Union-street and Station-road, Plymouth, in the county of Devon, Bicycle Manufacturer and Machinist....'[3]

1891 Listed as a Cycle Manufacturer in Taunton.[4]

1901 Living at St James Street, Taunton: James Beach (age 56 born Monmouth), Civil Engineer. With his wife Emma M. Beach (age 52 born Monmouth) and their three children; Lilian Beach (age 26 born Coleford, Glos.); Samuel J. Beach (age 23 born Plymouth), Civil Engineer; and Margarette Beach (age 15 born Taunton).[5]

1911 Living at 41 St James Street, Taunton: James Beach (age 66 born Monmouth), Automobile and General Engineer - Employer - Widower. With his children Lilian Beach (age 36 born Coleford, Glos.) and Percy Beach (age 31 born Plymouth), Automobile and General Engineer. Also his grandson Eddie Beach (age 9 born Marylebone). One servant.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. [1] [2] Gazette Issue 25040 published on the 22 November 1881. Page 171 of 192
  4. 1891 Census
  5. 1901 Census
  6. 1911 Census