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Herbert Austin, Baron Austin (1866–1941) by Walter Stoneman, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 8 November 1866 at Grange Farm, Deep Mill Lane, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the second of five children of Giles Stevens Austin, a farmer, and his wife, Clara Jane, daughter of ...

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Aveling, Thomas (1824–1882), engineer and manufacturer of steamrollers, was born at Elm, near Wisbech, on 11 September 1824, the eldest of three sons. He came from an old-established Cambridgeshire family, but he moved to Rochester in Kent as a boy, when his widowed mother remarried. About 1836 he was apprenticed to a farmer, ...

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Beardmore, William, Baron Invernairn (1856–1936), engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 16 October 1856 at Deptford, the eldest son of William Beardmore and his wife, Sophia Louisa Halkman. His father was assistant manager of the Deptford works of the General Steam Navigation Company...

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William Beardmore, Baron Invernairn (1856–1936) by Elliott & Fry courtesy of Glasgow University Archive Services

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Bell, Sir Thomas (1865–1952), engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 21 December 1865 at Sirsawa in India, the son of Imrie Bell, a consultant engineer specializing in the design of lighthouses, and his wife, Jane Walker of Edinburgh. His early education was undertaken at the ...

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Sir Thomas Bell (1865–1952) by unknown photographer reproduced with permission of Archives and Special Collections Department, Glasgow City Libraries, Information and Learning

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Browne, Sir Benjamin Chapman (1839–1917), engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 26 August 1839 at Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, the youngest of the three sons of Colonel Benjamin Chapman Browne (d. c.1853) of the 9th lancers and later of the Gloucestershire yeomanry...

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Clayton, Nathaniel (1811–1890), engineer and manufacturer of steam engines, was born on 25 August 1811 at Lincoln, the second son of Nathaniel Clayton (d. 1827), of Lincoln. His father was the proprietor of a horse-drawn packet boat that plied the River Witham...

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Dennis, John Henry Cawsey (1871–1939), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 20 February 1871 at Huntshaw, near Torrington, Devon, the third son of William Henry Dennis, farmer, and his wife, Susanna, née Cawsey. After education at Taunton College, he followed his early interest in machinery and became apprenticed to a repairing ironmonger in ...

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Denny, Sir Archibald, first baronet (1860–1936), shipbuilder and engineer, was born at Dumbarton on 7 February 1860. He was the fourth son of Peter Denny (1821–1895), of Helenslee, Dumbarton, shipbuilder, and his wife, Helen (d. 1905), the eldest daughter of James Leslie...

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Denny, Sir Maurice Edward, second baronet (1886–1955), engineer and shipbuilder, was born at Braehead, Dumbarton, on 11 February 1886, the eldest son of Archibald Denny (1860–1936) and Margaret Tulloch. Maurice Denny was the third generation of the family in control of shipbuilding at ...

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Sir Maurice Edward Denny, second baronet (1886–1955) by Walter Stoneman, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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England, George (1811/12–1878), engineer and locomotive builder, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was probably the George England baptized on 28 July 1811 in Newcastle, son of George England and Mary Whinney. Both were presumably English. George England trained at John Penn's...

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Douglas Graham Gilmour (1885–1912) by unknown photographer Sylvia Adams

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Gilmour, Douglas Graham (1885–1912), engineer and aviator, was born at Dartford, Kent, on 7 March 1885, the elder son of the large family of East India merchant David Gilmour (d. 1907), formerly of Shanghai, and his wife, Margaret Jane Muirhead (d...

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Goodrich, Simon (1773–1847), engineer and dockyard manager, was born on 28 October 1773, the son of Isaac Goodrich of Suffolk. Nothing is known of his early education and training, but in December 1796 he was appointed a draftsman to the mechanist in the office of ...

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Walter Hancock (1799–1852) by R. Roffe, pubd 1836 (after Charles Hancock) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hancock, Walter (1799–1852), engineer and inventor of steam carriages, was born on 16 June 1799, the sixth son of James Hancock, a timber merchant and cabinet-maker at Marlborough, Wiltshire. Thomas Hancock (1786–1865), who developed the manufacture of rubber, was his brother. After serving an apprenticeship to a watchmaker and jeweller in ...

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Holt, Alfred (1829–1911), engineer and shipowner, was born on 13 June 1829 at 2 Rake Lane, Liverpool, third of the six children of George Holt (1790–1861), cotton broker, and Emma, daughter of William Durning, a prosperous Liverpool merchant, and his wife, Jane. George Holt...