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James Denny

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son of William Denny

c.1808 Born at Dumbarton [1]

c.1833 on the death of his father James went to America, where he remained for some years

1844 Founding partner of Denny Brothers

1846 James Denny returned from America and joined his brothers

1849 the firm of Denny Brothers was dissolved by mutual consent; William, James, and Peter paid out their brother Alexander and started afresh under the name of William Denny and Brothers

1851 Shipbuilder, living in Dumbarton with his wife Lavinia, and children Agnes (age 8 born Texas), Charles (age 5 born Texas), William (age 3 born Dumbarton) and James (age 1 born Dumbarton)[2]

1861 Living at Levenford Cottage, West Bridgend, Dumbarton with his wife and children Alexander, Peter, Lavinia[3]

1862 retired from William Denny and Brothers

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  • Obituary of Peter Denny, Institution of Civil Engineers