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Thomas Walpole

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Thomas Walpole (1834-1911)

1865 Thomas Walpole, Walpole, Webb and Bewley, Iron Ship Builders, Dublin.[1]

1911 January 5th. Died.[2]

1911 Obituary [3]

THOMAS WALPOLE was born at Kingstown [now Dún Laoghaire], near Dublin, on 19th March 1834, being the son of the late Edward Walpole — a name well known in connection with the linen industry of Ireland.

In early life, developing mechanical abilities, he was placed under his uncle, Mr. Albert White, in the Waterford shipbuilding yard, where for several years he worked assiduously on the design and construction of yachting and mercantile vessels.

Later, he removed to Dublin, where his firm — Ross and Walpole — formed an extensive connection in shipbuilding and engineering projects.

Latterly he retired from professional life.

His death took place at his residence in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, on 5th January 1911, in his seventy-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1865.

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