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Peter Haggie

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Peter Haggie (1821-1886) of Haggie Brothers

Son of David Haggie, Senior

1861 Peter Haggie, Hemp and Wire Rope Works, Gateshead.[1]

1886 November 5th. Died.[2]

1887 Obituary [3]

PETER HAGGIE, principal in the firm of Messrs. Haggie Brothers, was the son of Mr. David Haggie, rope manufacturer, Gateshead, and was born there on 11th June 1821.

He was educated at Newcastle, and on leaving school was apprenticed in 1838 to his father.

On the death of his father in 1846, his brother David and himself succeeded to the business, which under their management acquired an extensive connection in the colliery districts of Durban), Northumberland, Yorkshire, and Wales.

Whilst on a commercial visit to Ulverston he died there very suddenly on 5th November 1886, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution is 1861, and in the following year took part in the discussion upon the paper on the manufacture of hemp and wire rope (Proceedings 1862, pages 203-9.)

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