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William is listed as a watch repairer at The Green, Mendlesham in 1896. This could be an incorrect classification as William Arbon of Mendlesham was, in the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census returns a wheelwright and carpenter who was followed in the same occupation by his son by 1901. There are no people with the surname of Arbon in any of our sources, in Suffolk or even in Great Britain.
|Arbon, William||The Green, Mendlesham, Stowmarket||1896 Kellys Directory of Suffolk|
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