Appleyard Ginder

GINDER, Appleyard (1822-1880) — Canterbury

Bookseller, stationer, publisher, music dealer and lithographer. Produced Plan of the city of Canterbury and its vicinity for John Brent, “Canterbury in the olden time” 1860. Also published “Felix Summerly’s hand-book for Canterbury” 1860, and other more general works, mainly of a religious nature.

Born in Canterbury and baptised 5 May 1822, the son of William Ginder, a publican, and his wife Elizabeth. He was originally a post office clerk, appointed in 1840. He married Nancy Baker (1821-1893) in London at St. Anne Soho 3 Feb 1850. A window in his shop broken by a small boy in 1861 became something of a cause célèbre in the local press when the insurance company insisted that charges were pressed against a seven-year-old child. Ginder died 5 May 1880 aged fifty-eight, “after three months of extreme suffering; beloved and respected by all who knew him” (Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald, 8 May 1880). His estate was valued at under £2,000 and probate granted to his widow 19 May 1880. Nancy Ginder continued the business.

The Post Office, Canterbury — 1850
St. George Street, Canterbury — 1851-1880
42 St. George Street, Canterbury — 1851
St. George’s Hall, Canterbury — 1860
59 St. George Street, Canterbury — 1861-1867
4 St. George Street, Canterbury — 1871-1880

BBTI. BNA. Census 1841-1871. COPAC.

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