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George Shott

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George Shott (c1817-1902)

Born the son of William Shott

1845 Married in Camberwell to Sarah Nisbet

c.1870 George Shott, said to have served his apprenticeship with John Penn and Sons, invented a marine steam engine whose two pistons were co-axial with the propeller shaft. With the assistance of his sons George and William Nesbitt Shott, he constructed a working model, which was presented to the Science Museum by his grandson, Percival Shott of Great Bridge, Staffs.

1881 Living at Lewisham (age 64 born Bermondsey), Engine Fitter. With his wife Sarah.[1]

1901 Living in Greenwich (age 85 born Bermondsey), Retired Engineer. With his widowed daughter Sarah and her family.[2]

1902 January 14th. Died of 1 Ashburnham Grove, Greenwich. Probate to George Shott, Civil Servant.

YouTube video showing the model in action here.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1901 Census