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Thomas William Beverley

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of Lincoln

1839 Born in Sculcoates[1]

1871 Manager, engine works, lived in Sheffield, with Sarah A Beverly 26, Emma S Beverly 7, Frances M Beverly 5, Tom Beverly 2[2]

1875 Patent to Thomas William Beverley, Engineer & Tool Maker, of the firm of Beverley and Terry, Special Tool Works, Sheffield, in respect of the invention of "improvements in slide surfacing and screw cutting lathes."[3]

1875 Patent to Thomas William Beverley, of Sheffield, Machinist and Tool Maker, in respect of the invention of "improvements in the construction of radial drills, which improvements are also applicable to other similar purposes."[4]

1881 Engineer & Machine Manufacturer Senior Partner Beverley and Atkins, employing 19 men and 7 boys, lived in Sheffield, with Sarah Ann Beverley 36, Emma S. Beverley 17, Francis Wm. Beverley 15, apprentice engine turner, Fred. Beverley 5, George Beverley 3[5]

1891 Thomas W Beverley 51, manager (crank works), lived in Lincoln with Sarah A Beverley 46, Fred Beverley 15, apprentice iron turner, George Beverley 13[6]

1896 Patent on improvements in hydrocarbon and petroleum engines.

A local firm, Clarke's Crank and Forge Co, presumably his employer, built engines to Beverley's patent.

1901 Retired engineer, lived in Lincoln, with Sarah A Beverley 56, George Beverley 23[7]

1905 A mechanical engineer, he died in Lincoln[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. London Gazette 27 July 1875
  4. London Gazette 18 January 1876
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1901 census
  8. National Probate calendar