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James Edwardes Weyman

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James Edwardes Weyman (1852-1933) of Weyman and Johnson and Mason and Weyman

1852 Born in Clunbury, Shropshire son of Thomas and Martha Weyman.

1881 Married at King's Norton

1881 Farmer, living in Clunbury with Emily Ann Weyman 32[1]

1891 Engineer, steam and gas engine maker, iron and brass founder, boiler maker, employer, living in Stoke, Guildford, with Emily A Weyman 42, Hugh E C Weyman 8, James W Weyman 8, Evelyn E Weyman 6, Geoffrey Weyman 1[2]

1901 Mechanical engineer, worker, living in Audenshaw with Emily Weyman 51, Hugh Weyman 18, Wilfred J Weyman 17, Evelyn Weyman 15, Geoffrey Weyman 11[3]

1933 May 21st. Died


1933 Obituary [4]

JAMES EDWARDES WEYMAN had been a Member of the Institution for nearly forty-five years, having been elected in 1888.

He was born in 1852 and served a four years' apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. George Thompson, of Attercliffe, Sheffield.

He gained further experience with various firms in Glasgow and in 1882 became managing partner of the Church Acre Ironworks, Guildford.

He subsequently became senior partner in the firm of Messrs. Weyman and Johnson, boilermakers and ironfounders, also of Guildford.

Later he went to Cheltenham and established the Trusty Engine Works where he carried out pioneering work on the kerosene oil engine and invented a new system of economic blast furnace gas burning.

Mr. Weyman went to Newcastle some thirty-five years ago and set up in practice as a consulting mechanical and chemical engineer.

Since 1922 he had been a senior partner in the Newcastle firm of Messrs. Weyman and Browne, engineers and agents.

His death occurred at Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 21st May 1933.


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