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Edward Corry

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Edward Corry (1817-1901)

1900 Obituary [1]

EDWARD CORRY, who died on the 12th January, 1900, at 62 Marina, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, was the last surviving son of the late Mr. James Corry, of Dublin.

Born in 1817, the subject of this notice came to London about the year 1840, and was for some years engaged in the carriage-building department of the Great Western Railway Company. He was subsequently for five years manager, under William Brydges Adams, of the Fairfield Works at Bow, where a large business in the construction of railway carriages was carried on.

About the year 1850 Mr. Corry began business on his own account in Old Broad Street as a Commission Agent and Iron and Copper Merchant. Among the firms for which he acted as London Agent were Messrs. Brown, Marshall and Company, Messrs. Lloyds, Foster and Company, and Messrs. Kitson and Company, while he represented Messrs. Dubs and Company in London for thirty years. Mr. Cony retired from business in the spring of 1894. He was a man of spotless integrity, and exceptionally large-hearted.

Mr. Corry was an Associate of the Institution for upwards of forty years, having been elected on the 1st March, 1859.

1901 Obituary [2]

EDWARD CORRY was born at Clonbrin, Kildare, Ireland, on 25th December 1812.

After having been educated at Mr. Lovell Edgeworth's school, he went to London in 1840, and became manager to the late Mr. William Brydges Adams, of Fairfield Works, Bow.

In 1850 he started in business on his own account in Old Broad Street, London, as commission agent and copper and iron merchant.

Owing to the stoppage of the Aberdare Iron Works in 1875 he failed in business, but was able to resume again soon after, and he did not remain satisfied until all his liabilities, together with interest, had been paid up in full. Among his earliest contracts was that for Southend Pier; he had also much to do with the establishment of railways in Russia, South America, Spain, India, and Ireland.

His death took place at St. Leonards-on-Sea on 12th January 1901, at the ago of eighty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1848.

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