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T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« on: Thursday 13 May 10 12:50 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find more information on the following company

T S Knight & Sons
222 Great Portland Street
London

Patent Kitchener on business card so gather that they were craftsmen kitchen designers and installers of their time.   Possibly in existence from the 1850's up until the First Word War.  Any information would be welcome.


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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 May 10 15:34 BST (UK) »
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27908/pages/2906
Presumably "Thomas Simpson Knight", hot water engineer = "T.S. Knight"

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/
 - Knight, Thomas Simpson appears in 1882 at the Gt. Portland street address.

In 1881 the family are also there (www.familysearch.org) indexed as Thomas J. Knight, wife Sarah, and several children included Ernest T. Knight b. 1861 Marylebone whose occupation is given as "in the business"  ;D
In 1871 they're at 2 Aston Road, Kensington, and Thomas S. is a gas fitter (employing one man & one boy)
In 1861 he's simply listed as "engineer"
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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 May 10 15:42 BST (UK) »
This is very helpful.  Thank you for your speedy response.  I am quite certain it is the family I am researching.


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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 May 10 16:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

A  T.S. Knight & Sons Ltd., heating contractors, whether the same firm or one similarly named is still trading in the London area in Eltham.

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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 May 10 16:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this information, but I do not think there is any connection today but it was interesting to find out.

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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 May 10 17:34 BST (UK) »
Hi

Thomas Simpson Knight's eldest grandson (whose father seems to be carrying on the business on the 1901 census) died in Bromley registration district in the early 1970s, so in the south east side of the London area.


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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 May 10 18:30 BST (UK) »
Thomas Simpson Knight died 4 Jan 1906.

Some further information about him and his business can be found in The London Gazette of 27 Apr 1906 at the following link:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27908/pages/2906

Nigel
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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 May 10 20:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for their helpful information.

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Re: T S Knight & Sons, Great Portland Street
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 November 19 21:44 GMT (UK) »
The TS Knight and sons at Eltham in south London is the same company as the Great Portland St Knights ,  I joined the company soon after there move as a trainee and left in the eighties.