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William Pelham Bullivant

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William Pelham Bullivant (1858-1910), director of Bullivant and Co

1858 Born in Hackney the son of William Munton Bullivant and his wife Mary Browne Pelham

1861 Living at (?) Villa, Richmond Road, Hackney: William Bullivant (age 33 born Kennington), Commercial Traveller. With his wife Mary Bullivant (age 27 born Rotherhithe) and their three children; Mary Bullivant (age 4 born Stepney); William Bullivant (age 3 born Hackney); and Agness Bullivant (age 1 born Hackney). Also his mother Hewnrietta Bullivant (age 72 born Enfield). Two servants.[1]

1901 Living at 7 Bayswater Hill, Paddington: William P. Bullivant (age 43 born Hackney), Director Wire Rope Manufactory - Employer. With his wife Jessie Bullivant (age 42 born Bombay, India) and their daughter Madeline Bullivant (age 18 born Beckenham). Four servants.[2]

1908 At the death of Margaret Roberts Libby of New Mills Court, Stroud, (the widow of John Libby), William Pelham Bullivant, of 72 Mark's Lane, is stated to be her nephew and sole executor.[3] In 1901 Thomas Bullivant age 68 dies at New Mills Court, Stroud.[4]

1910 Died.

1910 Obituary [5]

THE death is announced of Mr. William Pelham Bullivant, J.P., a director of the firm of Bullivant and Company, Limited, wire rope makers and engineers, of Mark lane and Millwall. Mr. Bullivant, who had been suffering for some considerable time, died at his home, New Mills Court, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on the 26th inst., at the age of fifty-two.

Mr. Bullivant was widely known in engineering circles. He was instrumental, in conjunction with Mr. W. T. H. Carrington, in applying to the San Paulo Railway in Brazil a system of wire rope haulage over five sections of the steepest pacts of the line, thus overcoming the main difficulties attached to the heavy and increasing traffic. Indeed, it way safely be said that without these rope inclines it would have been almost impossible to work the system on the present economical lines.

He was chairman of the Justices of the Peace for the Tower Hamlets Division of the County of London. He twice unsuccessfully contested Poplar in the Conservative interests, and was a member of the first London County Council.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1901 Census
  3. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 04 April 1908
  4. Gloucestershire Echo - Saturday 26 October 1901
  5. The Engineer 1910/04/01