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    Thomas W George 1842-1914

    I would like to find out some more about this man, he was a draper in Islington, and for some reason he and his brother were left money from Grace Hendy Lugg in her will - and no other family members. He actually dies before he inherited as I have found a newspaper article with them both in it. He then leaves his money to a farmer (gorge surname - not sure who he is) and a Hotel owner.

    those with Ancestry can see him here:
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tr...10638953/facts

    in 1881 hahes is a draper and hosier in 118 Upper Street, Islington with his sister and cousin working for him, 1891 with just his sister. In 1901 says he is still an employer but has moved to Lambeth - I assume he still has business, but now got a property away from the business ready for his retirement.

    all a long way from Cornwall and the farming that he grew up with.

    I fell that there should be some news about the business somewhere.

    He is in some trade journals as a glover, hosier and fancy draper. Just found 1885 PO directory where he only has 118 and 116 is a hosier Yates & sons, then in later directories he lists both properties

    He isn't helping me by having a surname that is a popular first name!

    Maybe I have all there is to know about him.
    Carolyn
    Family Tree site

    Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

    #2
    Originally posted by cbcarolyn View Post
    I would like to find out some more about this man, he was a draper in Islington, and for some reason he and his brother were left money from Grace Hendy Lugg in her will - and no other family members. He actually dies before he inherited as I have found a newspaper article with them both in it. He then leaves his money to a farmer (gorge surname - not sure who he is) and a Hotel owner.
    Have you seen the actual will rather than the probate? The two people mentioned in the probate are simply the executors, they may not have received anything at all.

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      #3
      Originally posted by teasie View Post
      Have you seen the actual will rather than the probate? The two people mentioned in the probate are simply the executors, they may not have received anything at all.
      Ordered will yesterday, so waiting to see.

      tried searching for address in newspapers, sadly 115 has been read as 116 so many times and they were always advertising! Been using the exclude in the BNA for that name and still not found anything.
      Carolyn
      Family Tree site

      Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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        #4
        I haven't turned up anything either, except that in 1880 he is sharing No. 116 by the look of it (Kelly’s Directory)
        Yates & Sons, Dyers
        George Thos. William Hosier

        At 118 is John Maxfield & Co, Sewing Machine Makers

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          #5
          Originally posted by teasie View Post
          I haven't turned up anything either, except that in 1880 he is sharing No. 116 by the look of it (Kelly’s Directory)
          Yates & Sons, Dyers
          George Thos. William Hosier

          At 118 is John Maxfield & Co, Sewing Machine Makers
          Thanks for trying - he just seemed interesting - Was hoping for a few snippets to flesh him out.
          Carolyn
          Family Tree site

          Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
          Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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            #6
            I have his will now, interesting that he was running the drapers shop but owned the farm in Cornwall. Guess he was bequeathed it in parents will, and his sister I think was running it. will look at it in depth later.

            No interesting facts on the drapery, only skim read it.
            Carolyn
            Family Tree site

            Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
            Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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