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Robert Munro Christie

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Robert Munro Christie (1824-1873), gas engineer and founder of the Society of Engineers

1824 October. Born in Elgin, Scotland, the son of James Christie and his wife Janet Munro

1851 living at 40 Cottage Grove, Mile End Old Town Lower: Robert M. Christie (age 26 born Scotland). Civil Engineer. Also a visitor and a servant.[1]

1857 Listed as a director of the County and General Gas Consumers Co.[2]

1859 Married at Marylebone to Gertrude Platt. He is of King William Street and Albert Square, Clapham Road.[3]

1860 Chairman of the Society of Engineers. [4]

1863 Listed as a director of the Anglo-Parisian Brewery Co

1861 Visitors at 9 Belgrave Place, Brighton: Robert Munro Christie (age 35 born Scotland), Civil Engineer. With his wife Gertrude Christie (age 21 born London) and their son Robt M. Christie (age 7 months born London).[5]

1865 Mention as Robert M. Christie and Thomas G. Barlow, the eminent gas engineers

1873 August 16th. Died in France

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Times, Friday, Feb 20, 1857
  3. Western Daily Press - Monday 14 November 1859
  4. The Engineer 1860/03/30
  5. 1861 Census