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H. O. Bennett (1846-1895)

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Henry Ogilvie Bennett (1846-1895)

1846 Born in Edinburgh, son of James Bennett, Writer To The Signet[1]

1871 Consulting Engineer & Agnes By (unclear), lived in Leith with his brother James H Bennett and his family[2]

1871 Entered a consulting engineering practice in Edinburgh and Glasgow with Alexander Kennedy

1871 Patent to Henry Ogilvie Bennett, of Edinburgh, in the county of Mid-Lothian, North Britain, for the invention of "an improved system of applying steam or other motive power for the traction of implements or wheeled carriages for the cultivation of land."[3]

1874 The partnership with Kennedy ended[4]

1881 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Edgecumbe Rendle and Henry Ogilvie Bennett, under the style or firm of Rendle, Bennett, and Company, at No. 3, Westminster-chambers, Victoria-street, Westminster, in the business of Contractors for Glazed Structures in accordance with certain Patent Inventions[5].

1884 The Queen appointed George Holborow and Henry Ogilvie Bennett to be Members of the Executive Council of the Island of Antigua.[6]

1891 Arrived in Southampton from the West Indies

1895 Died in Antigua and Barbuda[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. London Gazette 30 Jun 1871
  4. Obituary of Alexander Blackie William Kennedy
  5. London Gazette 7 Dec 1883
  6. London Gazette 16 December 1884
  7. Find a Grave