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Benjamin Theodore Priestman

Date of Birth: November 6, 1883 Date of Death: March 4, 1967


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Benjamin Theodore Priestman


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 6th November 1883, Hale Southcote, Hull, Eats Riding of Yorkshire

Date and Place of Death: 4th March 1967, Holborn Cottage, North Ferriby, Hull


Nationality: British


Childhood: 7th of 8 children


Parents: Thomas and Sarah Ann nee Pretchell


Parent’s occupations: Solicitor


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Chemist


Place of residence at Gretna: 13-15 The Ridge, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Chemist


Marital status: Unmarried

Children: None known

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Benjamin Theodore Priestman was born at Hale Southcote’s, East Riding of Yorkshire on 6th November 1883 to Thomas, a solicitor and Sarah Ann nee Pretchell. 7th child.


1891- living at Westcott House, Hull, employed a governess and a nurse.


1901- same address


1911 – Westcott House, Hull, 14 rooms. Father a solicitor and has had 8 children. Benjamin – an analytical chemist starch blue and black lead industry.


1918- Listed on Valuation roll at 13-15 The Ridge, Eastriggs, employed at H.M. Factory Gretna as a chemist.


1921 – B Theodore, Sarah A P, Olive and 2 others are on this record at Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire


1939- Holborn Cottage, Beverley Road, Hull. Company Director Reckitt and Coleman. Head of household with 5 of his adult siblings. Unmarried


4th March 1967 died at Holborn Cottage, N Ferriby, Hull aged 80




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