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James Edgar Wimshurst

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1865 Born in Stepney, son of James Wimshurst

1881 James Wimshurst 48, widower, lived in Wandsworth with Henry Wimshurst 78, retired James E. Wimshurst 16, Henry C. Wimshurst 14, Mary A. Wimshurst 11[1]

1882-7 Apprenticed with Maudslay, Sons and Field; worked in his father's electrical laboratory in the evenings

1887-9 At sea as an engineer

1889 Asst. superintending engineer with Esplen and Son consulting engineers and naval architects in Liverpool

By 1891 had moved to the London office, William Esplen, Son and Swainston, 13 Cullum St, London EC

1891 Joined I Mech E

1896 of William Esplen, Son and Swainston, Billiter Buildings, 22 Billiter Street, London, E.C


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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  • Mechanical engineer records