1-7 of 7 results  for:

  • air transport x
  • Church of England x
  • motorized vehicle manufacturer x
Clear all

Image

William Richard Morris, Viscount Nuffield (1877–1963) by Walter Stoneman, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Morris, William Richard, Viscount Nuffield (1877–1963), motor manufacturer and benefactor, was born on 10 October 1877 in the parish of St John, Worcester, the eldest son of Frederick Morris (1849–1916) from Witney and his wife, Emily Ann (d. 1934), daughter of Richard Pether...

Article

Petter, Sir Ernest Willoughby (1873–1954), engine and aircraft manufacturer, and his business partner, Percival Waddams Petter (1873–1955), were identical twins born on 26 May 1873 in High Street, Yeovil, Somerset, the third and fourth of the fifteen children of James Bazeley Petter...

Image

Charles Stewart Rolls (1877–1910) by unknown photographer, c. 1905 Getty Images

Article

Rolls, Charles Stewart (1877–1910), motor car promoter and aviator, was born on 27 August 1877 at 35 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the third son among the four children of John Allan Rolls (1837–1912), of Hendre, Monmouth, who was Conservative MP for Monmouthshire...

Image

John Davenport Siddeley, first Baron Kenilworth (1866–1953) by unknown photographer Quadrant Picture Library

Article

Siddeley, John Davenport, first Baron Kenilworth (1866–1953), manufacturer of motor vehicles and aero-engines, was born on 5 August 1866 at Cheadle Hulme, the eldest son of William Siddeley and Elizabeth, née Davenport. He was no academic, and left school to work in his father's business as an apprentice hosier. The meagre rewards led him to enrol in evening classes, where he developed his mechanical acumen to the extent that in 1885 he began designing bicycles. On 9 March 1893 he married ...