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Josiah Sayers

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1868 Born in London

1871 Josiah Sayers 38, draper, lived in Islington with Esther M Sayers (nee Mannington) 35, Henry M. Sayers 10, William B. Sayers 9, Alfred G Sayers 7, Eldred Sayers 6, James E Sayers 4, Josiah Sayers 2, Hannah B Sayers 10 months[1]

Educated at private schools in London

1883-5 Trained at Midlands Institute, Birmingham

1883-5 Pupil under his brother H. M. Sayers engineer to Eastbourne Electric Light Co

1885-6 Improved with Chamberlain and Hookham, Birmingham

1886-7 Engineer assistant to Woodhouse and Rawson

Resident engineer for Sir William Preece

1887 Joined Midland Railway Co; engaged in design and maintenance of various generating stations of the company.

1890 Associate of IEE

1891 Electrical engineer, living in Derby[2]

1900 Member of IEE, of Telegraph Department, Midland Railway, Derby

1903 Succeeded E. Langdon as telegraph superintendent

Assistant to W. B. Worthington; supervised the design and installation of the high voltage equipment for the Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster electrification

1910 Member of the Inst Civil Engineers

1911 Josiah Sayers 42, Telegraph Superintendent, Midland Railway, lived in Belper, with Katherine Sayers 36, Arthur Joe Sayers 10, Katherine Maud Sayers 6, Leslie Mannington Sayers 2[3]

By 1922 Member of Council IEE

1956 Died in Derbyshire[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. National probate calendar
  • Electrical engineer records
  • Civil Engineer records