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William Denny (1779–1833)
1779 June 19th. Born
1801 January 13th. Married Christeanne / Christian daughter of James McIntyre
1802 Birth of son John
1814 William Denny formed a partnership for steamship construction, located in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, with Archibald McLachlan.
1814 William Denny built the first steamer to ply the Thames the Majory.
c.1818 Birth of son James Denny
1818 Built Rob Roy for David Napier (perhaps with Napier's engine?). William was, for a time, manager to Archibald M'Lachlan, at the Woodyard, Dumbarton, and ultimately succeeded to the business there. The precise date when the business was transferred is not known.
c1819 Birth of son Alexander Denny.
c1825 Birth of Archibald Denny
1826 Built the 'Sir John Moore', the first paddle steamer to ferry passengers, for James Atherton from New Brighton in 1834
1833 December 27th. Died
He lived at Woodyard House, Dumbarton, Scotland
1845 Christian (third d. of the late William Denny) marries Andrew McNab of Paisley, Engineer
1850 Janet (youngest d. of the late William Denny) marries Peter Strang, Builder