He was christened in 1800 at Miles Walk Presbyterian Chapel, Cannon Street, the son of Richard and Sarah. The 1841 UK Census records him living with his mother Sarah, a widow and optician aged 80 years, and his elder sister Mary at 109 Bishopsgate Street where he was a silversmith.
The 1851 UK Census record for him has not been found.
In 1861 he was living with elder sister Mary and his aunt Mary, a grocer aged 95 years, at 5 Church Street, Stoke Newington where he was a jeweller.
His aunt Mary died in September 1864 leaving an estate of under Â£450. In his declaration to obtain Probate of her Will he had said he was a Gentleman.
On 26th November 1864 as a bachelor he married Selena Brown, a spinster from West Hackney, at West Hackney parish church. His occupation on the marriage record is shown as a jeweller and also shows shows his father had been a teller at the Royal Mint.
His sister Mary died in 1870. In his declaration to obtain Probate of her Will he said he was a general shopkeeper at Church Street, Stoke Newington. Her estate was valued at under Â£50.
The detail on the 1871 UK Census is the same as in the previously noted declaration.
His death in 1880 aged 79 years was recorded in the Hackney register. His widow was granted Probate of his Will. His last address was as previously noted. The value of his estate was under Â£100
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