Richard Merryweather
Margaret Snaith
Moses Merryweather
(1793-1872)
Sarah Edward Taylor
(1815-1910)
Henry Lott Merryweather
(1846-1881)

 

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Isabella Jane Hulland

Henry Lott Merryweather

  • Born: 4 Aug 1846, St Martin in the Fields, London
  • Christened: 9 Jan 1849, St Martin in the Field, London
  • Marriage: Isabella Jane Hulland in 1872 in Lincoln
  • Died: 29 Dec 1881, Brighton aged 35
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bullet  General Notes:

Lived at 158 Cromwell Road, Bayswater left will proceeds of 26093 to Isabella Jane

THE late Mr. Henry Merryweather, the youngest son, joined
his father's staff in the year 1868, when he was 22 years of age. He was
admitted a partner in 1872, and hoisted his flag at the factory in York
Street Lambeth. He was a man of unusual energy and great industry, who
insisted upon all occasions in understanding thoroughly every subject he
took up, and who never neglected the smallest point in dealing with it.
Nothing was unimportant to him, and he never forgot or over looked
anything. Everybody except the idle and negligent found it a pleasure to
work with him. He could discover an element of humour in the driest of
tasks, and being, like his brothers, of a kindly disposition, and always
more willing to think well than ill of a man, those with whom he had
constantly to do entertained for him a high degree of affection. His name
will always be associated with the introduction into England of steam
power on tramways, in which he took a deep personal interest which was
not limited to the mere pecuniary aspect of the subject. When the
question of employing steam on road tramways was first under
consideration he conducted some of the earliest trials, including those
of the Grantham combined car, which was constructed by the firm. Five
years later) in 1877, he gave evidence before the Select Committee of the
House of Commons appointed to enquire into the whole subject, and he took
a prominent part in the valuable experiments which were made in the
presence of the Committee with the first detached tramway engine
constructed. These experiments took place upon the Stratford and
Leytonstone line. Mr. Henry lived to see the manufacture of steam tramway
engines advance through all the experimental stages, and he died before
steam had been forced - to give Way to electricity and other forms of
motive power. He was an associate member of the Institution of Civil
Engineers, a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a
Fellow of the Geological Society. His death occurred on December 29th,
1881 at the early age of thirty-five years1 from the after effects of a
severe attack of typhoid fever, to the very great .regret, not only of a
large circle of private friends, but of every one of his staff who had
personal relations with him.
Lived at Long Ave, Cheatham, London
Inscription on Grave at South Met Cemetery, West Norwood, London.


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Henry married Isabella Jane Hulland in 1872 in Lincoln. (Isabella Jane Hulland was born in 1848 in London and died on 20 Aug 1916 in 4 Whitehall Court.)




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