...was born in 1848 in the Parish of St Georges Middlesex, son of a wheel wright and saddle maker he initially helped his father with his business as a trainee harness maker.
By 1881 he was married and was residing at 26 Edgeware Road London with his wife Minnie (Mary), five years his younger and was registered as a Musical Instrument Maker working from home.
In 1891 he was still working from home but was now recorded as a Musical Instrument Dealer with four children aged between ten and twenty one.
By 1911 his children had all flown the nest and at 63 years old he was a Piano Tuner living with his wife, youngest daughter Mary who was now thirty and her family in Wandsworth SW London.
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