1-20 of 50 results  for:

  • Church of England x
  • road transport x
Clear all

Image

Daniel Albone (1860–1906) by unknown photographer, c.1902 © Biggleswade History Society

Article

Albone, Daniel [Dan] (1860–1906), cycle and motor tractor manufacturer, was born at the Ongley Arms inn, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on 12 September 1860, the fourth son and youngest of eight children of Edward Albone (d. 1864), publican and market gardener, and his wife, ...

Article

Bartlett, Sir Charles John (1889–1955), motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 12 December 1889 at Bibury, Gloucestershire, the son of George Bartlett, a miller journeyman, and Elizabeth, née Stevens. After attending the village school in Bibury he completed his formal education at Bath Technical College...

Article

Baxendale, Joseph (1785–1872), transport entrepreneur, was born at Lancaster on 28 September 1785, the eldest child in a family of two sons and two daughters of Josiah Baxendale (1761–1835) of Castle Hill, Lancaster, surgeon, and his wife, Mabella (1756–1829), daughter of Thomas Salisbury...

Article

Baxendale, Lloyd Henry (1858–1937), road transport entrepreneur, was born on 3 February 1858 at Totteridge, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Lloyd Baxendale, gentleman, and his wife, Ellen, née Turner. Although born into an active transport dynasty, his education was that of a member of the upper class, ...

Article

Bowden, Sir Frank, first baronet (1848–1921), cycle manufacturer, was born on 30 January 1848 in Bristol, the son of William Bowden (d. 1866), a Bristol manufacturer, and his wife, Louise (d. 1879), daughter of Henry White of Bath. Bowden's grandfather had also been engaged in manufacturing in the ...

Article

See Bowden, Sir Frank, first baronet

Article

Chaplin, William James (1787–1859), transport entrepreneur, was born at Rochester, Kent, the son of William Chaplin, a coach proprietor on the Dover road, and his wife, Eleanor. Chaplin was educated at Bromley, and on 11 July 1816 married Elizabeth Alston at St Nicholas, Rochester...

Article

Cook, Sir Frederick Charles (1875–1947), highway engineer and advocate of motorways, was born at Switzerland House, Kingston Crescent, Portsea, Hampshire, on 22 April 1875, the second child of Charles Christopher Cook (bap. 1840), contractor, and his wife, Fanny, née Bailey (b...

Article

Crane, Sir Edmund Frank (1886–1957), cycle manufacturer, was born on 21 November 1886 at 55 Cape Hill, Smethwick, Birmingham, the eldest of two sons in a family of six children of Edward John Crane, then a clerk, and his wife, Edith Maude Willmott...

Image

Henry Croft (1861–1930) by unknown artist, c.1930 © Mary Evans Picture Library

Article

Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St Pancras Way), Somers Town, London, the son of Henry Croft (1828/9–1871?)...

Article

Engelbach, Charles Richard Fox (1876–1943), motor engineer, was born on 20 May 1876 in Kensington, London, son of Lewis William Engelbach, a clerk in the War Office, and his wife, Jessie Bryan. He left Sandringham School at Southport, Lancashire, when he was sixteen and was apprenticed at the great armaments manufacturer ...

Image

Philip Godsal (1747–1826) by Alexander Pope, 1802 by courtesy of Philip C. Godsal

Article

Godsal, Philip (1747–1826), coach builder, was born in London on 5 November 1747, the only child of Thomas Godsal (1716–1763) of Tewkesbury and his wife, Susannah (1723–1786), only child of Henry Lake, a London coach builder. Thomas Godsal took over his father-in-law's business but, following his own early death in 1763, ...

Article

Heaton, Sir (John) Frederick (1880–1949), road transport administrator, was born on 18 October 1880 in Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of a warehouseman in the woollen trade, and his wife, Mary Ellen, née Speight. He attended Bradford Technical College and studied accountancy, taking eighth place in the examinations of the ...

Image

Thomas Hobson (1545–1631) by unknown artist [original, 1629] © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Thompson Cooper

revised by Dorian Gerhold

Hobson, Thomas (1545–1631), carrier, was the elder son of Thomas Hobson and his wife, Elinor. His birthplace has been stated as Buntingford, Hertfordshire, on the strength of his father's having been born there, but a note on the back of a contemporary petition relating to ...

Article

Johnson, Claude Goodman (1864–1926), motor vehicle manufacturer, was born at Datchet, Buckinghamshire, on 24 October 1864, the sixth child and fourth son of William Goodman Johnson and his wife, Sophia Fanny Adams. His father worked in the Department of Science and Art of the ...

Article

Johnson, Denis (1759/60–1833), manufacturer of velocipedes and coachbuilder, is of unknown parentage. There is no record of his life until his marriage to Mary Newman, by licence of the archbishop of Canterbury at St Anne's Church, Soho, on 17 February 1792; the couple, who lived in ...