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Charles John Denham Christie

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Charles John Dereham Christie (1832-1905), one of the directors of Wigham Richardson and Co

1832 Born in Scotland

His father had made a fortune in the iron trade but lost it in the Dumbarton Glass Works

Became manager to the shipbuilder, Alexander Denny, at Dumbarton

1857 Married to Alice Pond (1839–1906) at Lambeth but lost his fortune in a bank failure

Worked with Brunel on the SS Great Eastern

1859 Birth of son Charles Alfred Christie in Greenwich

Joined Adamson at Willington Quay

1860 Went to work for John Wigham Richardson as manager in his new business on the understanding that he would become a partner if all went well with the business. He brought 3 Scottish foremen with him from Dumbarton, Messrs Maxwell, Buchanan and Milne.

1861 Birth of son John Denham Christie

1881 Charles Christie 50, iron shipbuilder, lived in Tynemouth with Alice Christie 42, Charles A. Christie 22, marine engineer, John D. Christie 20, iron shipbuilder, Henry Christie 14, Frank Christie 12, Edith Christie 11, Jessie Christie 9, Reginald Christie 6[1]

1905 Died at Tynemouth[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. BMD
  • [1] Memoirs of John Wigham Richardson.