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George Bennie (1824-1882)

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George Bennie (1824-1882) of George Bennie and Co

1824 October 28th. Born the son of James Bennie and his wife Elias Wilson

1846 February 23rd. George Bennie, Ironfounder, married Marion the eldest daughter of William Ritchie of Wistown, at 132 South Portland Street, Glasgow. [1]

1860 Opened a business at Kinning Park Foundry, Paisley Road, Glasgow - see George Bennie and Co

1861 Living at Govan, Glasgow: George Bennie (age 35 born Glasgow), an Ironfounder. With his wife Marion (age 33) and their children Marion Bennie (age 14), James Bennie (age 11), John Bennie (age 9), Lillias Bennie (age 7), Janet Bennie (age 5), George Bennie (age 3) and William T. Bennie (age 1). One servant. [2]

1869 Patent to George Bennie, of Kinning Park, in the county of Renfrew, North Britain, Oil Engineer and Ironfounder, for the invention of "improvements in distilling oils from minerals, and in apparatus therefor."[3]

1875 Patent application by George Bennie, Mineral Oil Engineer and Ironfounder, in respect of the invention of "improvements in retorts and their fittings,and appurtenances connected therewith, for the distillation of shale, coal, or other oleaginous or bituminous minerals or earths."[4]

1876 Patent on vertical retort for distilling shale, coal and other minerals[5]

1881 Living at Brooksby House, Aytoun Road, Kinning Park, Glasgow: George Bennie (age 56 born Glasgow), ironfounder. With his wife Marion Bennie (age 54 born Glasgow) and their two daughters Marion Bennie (age 34 born Glasgow) and Agnes Bennie (age 19 born Glasgow). One servant.[6]

1882 August 9th. Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald, Friday, February 27, 1846
  2. 1861 Census
  3. London Gazette 15 Oct 1869
  4. London Gazette 23 Nov 1875
  5. The Engineer 1876/08/18
  6. 1881 Census