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Henry Waring (1855-1913)

1855 Born in Ireland

1871 Henry Waring 14 (born in Ireland), lived in Hackney with his father, Henry Waring 40[1]. Not sure whether this is the same person.

1872-6 Apprenticed with Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies at the Orwell Works[2]

1881 Lodging in Ipswich, an engine fitter[3]

1885 Superintendent of works, of 35 Capel St, Dublin, became a graduate member of the I Mech E[4]

1901 Mechanical engineer, lived in Rathmines and Rathgar East, with Kate Waring 43, Noel Waring 9[5]

1911 Living in Dublin, with his wife Catherine Waring 51 and his brother Alfred William Waring 54[6]



1913 Obituary [7]

HENRY WARING was born at Grange, Co. Wexford, on 5th November 1855.

He was educated at a Friend's school and at Budapest, where his father was engaged in engineering work for Messrs. Ransome, Sims and Head, of Ipswich, with which firm he served an apprenticeship from 1872-6.

During the next six years he was engaged by the same firm in charge of their machinery in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, and Poland.

From 1882-7 he superintended in conjunction with Mr. John Wigham, who was head of the firm of Messrs. J. Edmundson and Co., Stafford Works, Dublin, the erection of lighthouse apparatus at Mew Island, Tuskar Rock, and Tory Island, on the Irish coast.

For a number of years he was resident engineer to the Dublin Laundry Co., Milltown, Co. Dublin, having sole control of the machinery, gas-making and water-softening plant; during the later years of his life he was director of the Terenure Laundry Co., Dublin.

His death took place at his residence at Rathgar, Dublin, on 10th January 1913, at the age of fifty-seven.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1888, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1905. He was also a Member of the Council of the Engineering and Scientific Association in Dublin.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. Mechanical Engineer records
  3. 1881 census
  4. Mechanical Engineer records
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census
  7. 1913 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries