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date: 24 August 2019

Lorimer, Sir Williamlocked

(1844–1922)
  • Sheila Hamilton

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Lorimer, Sir William (1844–1922), locomotive engineer and industrialist, was born on 4 November 1844 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, son of William Lorimer, house factor, and Margaret Whigham. Little is known about his family origins and early life in Sanquhar. He attended the local parish school and at the age of fifteen joined the ...

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A. Slaven & S. Checkland, eds., , 2 vols. (1986–90)
(1920–)