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David Noble Bertram

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1852 Born in Edinburgh son of George Bertram and his wife Eliza[1]

1868 Apprenticed with George and William Bertram

1873 Worked for John Elder and Co as journeyman

1874 Became a partner of George and William Bertram

Then took charge of the works

1881 David Bertram 29, mechanical engineer, lived in Edinburgh with Mary Bertram 30, George Bertram 4, Norman Bertram 1[2]

1888 On reconstitution of the firm as a limited company, he became MD

1891 Engineer, MD of Bertrams Ltd, joined I Mech E[3]

1891 Engine & Machine Maker with Hannah Bertram 25, Norman Bertram 11, David Bertram 8, Bertram Under 1mo[4]

1901 Paper Maker's Engineer Acting Director of Ltd Company, living in Mayfield, Edinburgh with Hannah I Bertram 35, David S Bertram 18, Paper Maker's Apprentice, Dorys J Bertram 10[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. Mechanical Engineer records
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census