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Francis Leaver Guilford (1842-1894) of G. R. Cowen and Co, Beck Foundry, Brook Street, Nottingham
1894 Obituary 
FRANCIS LEAVER GUILFORD was born in Nottingham on 29th December 1842.
After being educated at Bristol he was articled in 1859 to Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co., engineers, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
On completing his apprenticeship, in order to gain experience he undertook the superintendence of several important contracts for Messrs. Simpson and Co., Pimlico, London.
Quitting their service in 1867 he joined his brother-in-law, Mr. G. R. Cowen, in the engineering business of Messrs. G. R. Cowen and Co., Beck Works, Nottingham, of which he was acting manager for over a quarter of a century.
His death took place at Nottingham on 30th March 1894, at the age of fifty-one.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1870.