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George Frederick Tweedy

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George Frederick Tweedy, O.B.E., of Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson

1874 July 12th. Baptised at Monkwearmouth the son of John Tweedy and his wife Mary

Spent three years at Durham University

Apprentice at the Neptune Works of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., and at the Societe John Cockerill, Liege, Belgium;

1901 Living at Kelso House, Jesmond: John Tweedy (age 50 born Ulgham), Director Shipbuilding Works. With his wife Margaret E. Tweedy (age 38 born Newcastle) and their children; George F. Tweedy (age 26 born Sunderland), Manager Marine Engine Works; Herbert J. Tweedy (age 25 born Sunderland), Manager Shipbuilding Office; Alice E. Tweedy (age 13 born Walker); Annie D. Tweedy (age 11 born Walker); and Ivan M. Tweedy (age 7 born Newcastle). Four servants.[1]

1911 Living at The Noak, Jesmond Park, Newcastle upon Tyne: George Frederick Tweedy (age 36 born Monkwearmouth), Marine Engineer and Shipbuilder and an Employer. With his wife Ada Tweedy (age 35 born Tynemouth. Married nine years and no children. Two servants.[2]

1935 Travelled to Canada with his wife

1939 Engineering Director, Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd. Lived in Jesmond Park East, Newcastle-on-Tyne.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1911 Census