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George Vincent ENNEVER

George Vincent ENNEVER

Male 1854 - 1902  (48 years)

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  • Name George Vincent ENNEVER 
    Born 1854  St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871 
    Lawyer's clerk 
    Census 1 Apr 1871  18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881 
    Clerk (solicitor's) 
    Census 1 Apr 1881  Station House, Mollington Road, Lea by Backford, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 2 Apr 1883  3 Craddock Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1883 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Misc 1890 
    G. Vincent Ennever of Hammersmith, London proposed a tuner's association 
    • In 1890, G. Vincent Ennever of Hammersmith, London proposed a tuner's association, and issued a circular to tuners which read as follows:
      The entrance fee to be paid on joining the Association is 2/6, Annual subscription 5/-. AIMS: to form a representative body of the profession to speak with authority on behalf of same.
      To take such measures as shall lead to the registration of duly qualified tuners and promote the thorough training of apprentices and others.
      To endeavour by all lawful means to get rid of the class of incompetents who having received a form of lessons without any practice, are going about doing serious injury to the profession and to the public, who before engaging them have no means of distinguishing them from practical men.
      To establish an employment registry whereby employers and tuners can be brought together according to their requirements without publicity.
      To do all such other lawful things as may conduce to the welfare of the profession and the benefit of the public. [79]
      Tuners were aware, therefore, of interlopers and frauds within their profession, but little seems to have come of it until 1913, when The Pianomaker announced that the Central YMCA Buildings in London had seen the inaugural meeting of An Association for Tuners in the United Kingdom. [80] 'One of the founders' penned an article in the following issue (signing himself only as 'Lancashire') entitled 'Why We Formed a Tuners' Association'. He swiftly asserts that 'I hope manufacturers and dealers will not run away with the idea that our Association is in the nature of a Trades Union ... ' but later states, ' ... we wish to obtain a fair wage for our labour, but we also desire to see that the manufacturer gets value for his money'. Because The Pianomaker was aimed at manufacturers, 'Lancashire' was at pains to point out all the benefits of the Association to the trade; however, the customer would also benefit: 'we want to clear out the incompetent man and put in his place a man who can use his tools in a practical manner'. 'Lancashire' goes on to argue that the bad tuners were happy to accept a low weekly wage and therefore dragged prices down in general. 'To my own knowledge there are certain "slave drivers" amongst the dealers who offer 25/- a week to tuners and expect to get the same value as if they were paying 60/-.' He goes on to argue that these dealers undercut those paying fair wages and therefore take business away from them.
    Occupation 1891 
    Piano tuner 
    Census 1 Apr 1891  39 Cambridge Road, Hammersmith, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 24 Oct 1894  10 Cambridge Road, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misc 24 Oct 1894 
    An Appeal to the Charitable 
    An Appeal to the Charitable
    An Appeal to the Charitable
    Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 27 October 1894
    Benefit Concert
    Benefit Concert
    Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 02 June 1894
    Living 14 May 1898  5 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 14 May 1898 
    • This is the last Will and Testament of me George Vincent Ennever now residing at 5
      Crescent Road Margate in the Isle of Thanet. I do hereby give and bequeath all and
      everything I have and am possessed of to my wife Mary Ennever and I hereby appoint
      her sole Executrix of this my Will -- George Vincent Ennever --

      Signed sealed and delivered by the above named George Vincent Ennever in the
      presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto
      set our hands and seals this fourteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and
      ninety eight. Witnesses -- Teresa Ann Ennever -- Sophia Brown

      On the 8th day of March 1902 Probate of this Will was granted at Canterbury to Mary
      Ennever Widow the sole Executrix.


      Calendar of Wills states that Effects were valued at 146 pounds, that George lived
      and died at 14 Crescent-road Margate, that he was a pianoforte-tuner, and that he
      died 20 February 1902.

      Transcribed by Dale Halliday.
    Occupation 1901 
    Piano repairer & tuner 
    Census 1 Apr 1901  5 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Feb 1902  14 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Also recorded as Rockliffe, Crescent Road.
    Deaths
    Deaths
    The Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
    George Vincent Ennever
    George Vincent Ennever
    Saturday 22 February 1902 ,  Thanet Advertiser ,  Kent, England 
    Probate 8 Mar 1902 
    • ENNEVER George Vincent of 14 Crescent-road Margate pianoforte-tuner died 20 February
      1902 Probate CANTERBURY 8 March to Mary Ennever widow Effects £146 (age 46)
    Person ID I134  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2016 

    Father William Joseph ENNEVER,   Chr:  2 Jan 1803, Parish Church, St Andrew, Hornchurch, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  14 May 1885, St George's Hospital, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Margaret Juanna HEDERMAN,   Born:  1819/20, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  11 Jan 1861, 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1840  St Aloysius's Chapel, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family histories
    Occupations
    Occupations
    A description of the some of the more unusual or interesting occupations undertaken by Ennevers and others.
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Questions remaining
    Questions remaining
    Some of the mysteries and outstanding questions about the Ennevers and associated families that you may be able to help me with.
    Family ID F43  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Mary MCEVOY,   Born:  1856/7, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Apr 1883  St Dominics Priory Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family histories
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Family ID F98  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1854 - St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1871 - 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1881 - Station House, Mollington Road, Lea by Backford, Chester, Cheshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 2 Apr 1883 - 3 Craddock Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1883 - St Dominics Priory Church, St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1891 - 39 Cambridge Road, Hammersmith, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 24 Oct 1894 - 10 Cambridge Road, Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 14 May 1898 - 5 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1901 - 5 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1902 - 14 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Link to Google Earth
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