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Francis Hastings Medhurst

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Francis Hastings Medhurst (1871-1909) Electrical engineer

1871 Born in the Russian Federation

Gained B.Sc. degree

1886-9 Apprentice in Germany at a factory making incandescent lamps

1889 Worked for more than a year at C. A. Parsons and Co, Newcastle

1892 Became chief engineer at Cambridge Electric Supply Co. Associate of IEE

1892 December: set up business on his own account, conducting various municipal lighting schemes

1893 Married Mary Leslie Morris

1894 Member of IEE; of Victoria St, London[1]

1909 Died in Croydon; executor William Henry Armstrong Fitzpatrick Baron Armstrong[2]


1910 Obituary [3]

FRANCIS HASTINGS MEDHURST was born in Russia in 1871, and educated at Highgate School.

He was originally trained for the Civil Service, but was afterwards articled to Messrs. Parsons, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and later became a consulting engineer.

In late years he took great interest in political matters, and was Unionist candidate for West Islington in 1900 and 1906, and for the Borough of Stafford in the General Election of 1910.

He joined the Institution in 1892, and was transferred to full membership in 1894.

He died on October 26, 1909.


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Sources of Information

  1. Electrical Engineer Lists
  2. National Probate Calendars
  3. 1910 Institution of Electrical Engineers: Obituaries
  • Electrical engineer member forms