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Henry Carrington James-Carrington

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M.C.I., M.I.Mech.E., Consulting Engineer and Works Architect

of H. C. James-Carrington of Winchester House, Victoria Square, Birmingham.

1870 November/1872: Born in Darlaston[1]

Educated at the English Church School, Gloucester

1884-8 Apprentice at Fielding and Platt

Trained as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with Honours and Queen's Prizes in Mechanical Engineering, Architecture and Arts.

1891-6 Science teacher under the South Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers, Kensington Rules evening classes.

1894 Joined Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co - studied wood working machinery

1895 Trusty Engine Co, Cheltenham, designing gas and oil engines

1896 Tangyes, re-designing gas engines

1897-9 Chief draughtsman and works manager, Heenan and Froude

1899 Joined Belliss and Morcom as assistant works manager.

1900 Married Mary Buckeridge in Calne[2]

1901 Henry J Carrington 29, electric light engine builder, lived in Ladywood with Mary Carrington 33[3]

1901 An engineer, at the baptism of his son, David Wilkinson James-Carrington, in Calne[4]

1902 Associate of I Mech E

By 1909 Assistant to MD of Belliss and Morcom, also served as engineering expert

1909 Went into business as consulting engineer and works architect

1911 Henry C James-Carrington 39, consulting engineer, lived in Edgbaston with Mary James-Carrington 43, David W James-Carrington 9[5]

1914 Member of I Mech E.

President of the Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers

Member of Council of the Midland Electric Club, and of the Birmingham Metallurgical Society.

1921 Became an Associate Member of the Inst of Elect Engineers

1922 Specializing in design and equipment of industrial work, reinforced concrete construction known as the "Carrington" system, etc., general consultant on works plants and constructional engineering.

1942 Died in Worcester[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. parish register
  3. 1901 census
  4. parish register
  5. 1911 census
  6. national probate calendar
  • Mechanical engineer records