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Sir Archibald Denny, Bart. (1860-1936) of William Denny and Brothers
1860 February 7th. Born at Dumbarton the fourth son of Peter Denny and his wife Helen daughter of James Leslie, of Dumbarton
Educated at Dumbarton Academy
1874 Went to the école cantonale at Lausanne, Switzerland, where he spent two years studying science, mathematics, and languages.
c1876 Served apprenticeship at the family shipbuilding company William Denny and Brothers
Studied at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Worked for a short time at the Liverpool office of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
1883 Denny became a partner in William Denny and Brothers
1883 Involved in the development of the ship model experiment tank at the Leven shipyard, the world's first hydromechanics laboratory set up by a commercial shipyard
1885 Married Margaret the daughter of John Tulloch. They had five sons and one daughter.
1886 Birth of son Maurice Edward Denny
1913 Made a Baronet
In 1921 he moved to London and represented the shipyard interests in the City
1936 May 29th. Died in London
1936 Obituary