Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 146,107 pages of information and 231,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Henry Merryweather (1846-1881) of Merryweather and Sons
c1847 Born the son of Moses Merryweather
1872 Henry marries Isabella Hulland 
1882 Obituary 
HENRY MERRYWEATHER was born at Wandsworth on 6th August 1846, and served his apprenticeship with his father's firm, in which he became a partner in 1872.
He effected various improvements in the design and construction of steam and hand fire-engines, including a tubular boiler for getting up steam very quickly.
In the development and application of tramway locomotives his attention was specially engaged; and in 1872 he conducted the trials at Brampton of the combined steam tramcar built by his firm for Mr. Grantham.
He gave evidence in 1877 before the parliamentary committee appointed to enquire into the possibility of employing steam power for the propulsion of tramcars; and conducted in their presence seine highly successful experiments at Leytonstone, with one of the detached tramway locomotives constructed by his firm.
His death took place at Brighton, from an attack of typhoid fever, on 29th December 1881, at the age of thirty-five.
He became is Member of the Institution in 1877.