Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,664 pages of information and 235,203 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Duncan

From Graces Guide

The Hon. George Alexander Haldane Duncan

1845 Born in London son of Adam Haldane Duncan, second Earl of Camperdown, and his wife Juliana (nee Philips).

1863 Began a pupilage at the works of Maudslay, Sons and Field

1868 Became a member of the firm when he completed his apprenticeship

1881 Mechanical Engineer, CE, living in London in his brother's (the third Earl of Camperdown) house in Berkeley Square, London

1882 Joined the Institution of Civil Engineers

1886 On behalf of Maudslay, Sons and Field, described the firm's boilers

1887 Resigned from the board of the company

1888 Married Laura Smith (nee Dove) the widow of John Adams Blanchard in Boston, USA; she already had 4 children.

1918 Renounced the title of Lord Camperdown which he inherited when his brother died - but there was no legal basis for him to do this as peers did not have that option at that time[1]

1933 Died in Boston, USA


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Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer Records