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Alexander Braid

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Alexander Braid (c1815-1896) of Braid and Hughes



1896 Obituary.[1]

A well-known figure in the marine engineering world of Liverpool has passed away in the person of Mr. Alexander Braid, who died on the 3rd instant, in his 82nd year, at his residence, Rose Cottage, Hadassah-grove, Sefton Park.

Mr. Braid in his younger days was in the employ of Messrs. Napier and Sons and Messrs. J. and J. Thomson, the well-known Clyde shipbuilders.

In 1855 he came to Liverpool as foreman to Messrs. J. Jack and Co. At that time the marine engineering trade was at its best in Liverpool, and in 1866 Mr. Braid, in partnership with the late Mr. Edward Hughes, started in business at the Fulton Engine Works, where a prosperous repairing trade was soon built up.

In 1878 the business was sold to Messrs. David Rollo and Sons, and Mr. Braid and his partner retired into private life. During his business career Mr. Braid secured the affectionate regard of his employees by his kindly and genial treatment.

The funeral takes place to-day, at Smithdown-road Cemetery. Mr. Braid leaves a widow, but no family.


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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury - Tuesday 06 October 1896