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Researched by Kay Collins, 2016
George Frederick Packwood
1822 - 1885

George Frederick Packwood, tailor and chemist, kept a shop near the corner of Newton Road/High Street. In 1861 he was the Relieving Officer, and in 1871 Registrar of Births and Deaths, at 77 High Street Rushden. His wife Elizabeth was born in 1822 (nee Eady, daughter of Robert, farmer, and Martha) at Chelveston and they married in 1843. They had three sons, and seven daughters. Their eldest son, George junior, was a schoolmaster, the two eldest daughters were Ellen, a milliner and Mary J, a dressmaker. Their youngest son Robert Eady was born in 1863 and died when he was 19 years old.

George Frederick died in 1885 as the result of an accident, aged 68, and Elizabeth died in 1903 aged 81. Their son George came from Wellingboorough to take over as Rushden's relieving officer, after his father's death, but was taken ill and died.

Their son William was born at the shop, and baptised on 5th October 1845. On 25th September 1870 William was married to Emma Tassell, a dressmaker. He was Parish Clerk, and they lived at 96 High Street, with her father, Samuel. In 1881 William and Emma were living in East Grove, and he was now Inspector of Nuisances. In the Wright's Directory 1884 this was called Grove Villa. They had two children Ellen Mary and Alfred. By 1891 William and Emma lived at 50 Park Road where he kept a grocery shop. William died in 1907.

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