F. N. Gisborne
Frederick Newton Gisborne (1824-1892) - associated with submarine cables and the telegraph.
1824 Born Darley, Derbyshire, son of Hartley Packer (or Peel) Gisborne, (1801-1882) Merchant
1851 Proposed a plan to shorten the communication between Europe and America by making St. John's, Newfoundland, a port of call for Atlantic steamers, and constructing a telegraph from thence to join the American lines. His company, however, failed to carry out the undertaking and was taken over by the founders of the Atlantic Telegraph Co
1857 Married for second time, in Manchester Cathedral, to Henrietta Hernaman in Manchester
1865 of 445, West Strand, London, W.C. At the Dublin Exhibition, showed a patented system of electric signals.. His system of telegraphic apparatus was exhibited by the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co - it was designed for rapid communication between the captain, helmsman, and engineer onboard ship.
1871 Living in Kensington, London with his wife and 3 children
1881 Living in Canada with his family
1892 Died in Ontario, Canada; superintendent of Canadian telegraphs
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1863/02/06
- Manchester Marriages and Banns
- The Engineer 1865/10/13
- The Engineer 1865/11/17
- 1871 census
- The Times, Dec 31, 1892