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Brentford Councillors - George Lamb

Introduction

Janet McNamara has researched details of the men who served as Brentford Local Board Members and Councillors, see intro page for more details of early local government structure.

George Henry William Lamb

Mr Lamb was a member of Brentford Council in 1909 when the Monument was erected and his name is recorded there.

He had been born in Brentford on June 6th 1863. His parents were George (a baker) and Elizabeth who had been born in Devon. He was baptised at St George’s Church on June 28th 1863.

By the 1871 census his mother was a widow aged 38 with a Grocers shop.
George had an elder sister aged 14. He was 7 and had 2 sisters aged 5 and 3. These children are all scholars and there is another child aged 8months.
The address is Cliff Cottages between Paradise Place and Wellington Place.

By 1881 his mother and elder sister were Grocers and George was an 18year old apprentice Stone Mason. His 2 younger sisters are resident at 8, Back Lane but there’s no entry for the baby.

In 1891 George was living at 65, Hamilton Road, was married to Rosina aged 30 with 2 daughters aged 5 and 3 and a son aged 1.
He was a mason and an employer.
It seems that he had started in business in 1882 with Henry Hewett and after Mr Hewett’s death had continued in business with his son.

In 1901 the family’s address was 147, Ealing Road and George was a General Mason and an employer aged 38. His wife Rosina was 40, daughter Rosina 15, daughter Elizabeth 13 and son George 11.

He died aged 46 in 1909 with his death recorded in the July quarter (Brentford 3a 63).

The report of his funeral in the Middlesex Independent on August 11th 1909 shows his connections with a number of other local families.

He had also been a director of Brentford FC and the treasurer of Brentford Philanthropic Society.

Other material

Janet has also provided an 1896 advert for 'Hewett & Lamb, Monumental and General Masons' published in the County of Middlesex Independent directory; also newspaper accounts from August 1909 of his death and funeral. To be added as time permits.

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Page published March 2012; updated April 2020