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James Bennie (1834- )

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James Bennie, Junior

1834 Born in Ireland

1841 James Binnie 35, iron moulder (b. Lanarkshire), lived in Gorbals, with Lilias Binnie 35, George Binnie 15, Robert Binnie 13, Lilias Binnie 10, (b.Ireland) James Binnie 7 (b.Ireland), John Binnie 5, Thos N Binnie 1[1]

1857 Married Margaret Smith in Tradeston[2]

1861 James Bennie 27, manager of an iron founder, lived in Govan with Magt Bennie 23, Magt Bennie 2, Lillias Bennie 5 Mo[3]

1865 James Bennie, Junior, of Pollockshields, a founder[4]

1868 James Bennie, Junior, of 106 Paterson street, Glasgow, a founder[5]

1871 Living at Barnbank House, 100 Paterson Street, Govan, Glasgow: James Bennie Junior (age 37 born Ireland), Mechanical Engineer Master Employing About 45 Men. With his wife Margaret Bennie (age 33 born Paisley) and their children Margaret M. Bennie (age 12 born Glasgow), Lillias W. Bennie (age 10), James Bennie (age 8), Hugh O. Bennie (age 6 born Glasgow), John R. Bennie (age 4), Marion D. Bennie (age 2), Laura I. Bennie ( age under 1 Month) and Louise M. H. Bennie (age 1). Plus two servants. [6]

1877 Patent to James Bennie, of Glasgow, in the county ol Lanark, North Britain, for the invention of "improvements in making nails and similar articles, and in apparatus therefor."[7]

1881 James Binnie Jr. 47, Mechanical Engineer employing 50 Men, lived in Monkton and Prestwick with Margaret Binnie 43, James Binnie 18, Hugh O Binnie 16, John R Binnie 14, Marion D Binnie 12, Louisa M H Binnie 11, Laura J Binnie 10, Gordon S Binnie 6[8]

1881 James Bennie, Junior, Engineer of Clyde Engine Works, Polmadie, near Glasgow carrying on business as James Bennie and Co of which he is the sole partner is declared bankrupt, Residing at Ravenswood, Crosshill. [9]

1888 THE estates of James Bennie, Junior, Engineer, Clyde Engine Works, Polmadie, near Glasgow, in the county of Renfrew, carrying on business there, under the firm of James Bennie and Company, Engineers, of which firm he is the sole Partner, and residing at Ravens wood, Crossbill, near Glasgow, in the county of Renfrew, were sequestrated on 5th January, 1888, by the Sheriff of Renfrew and Bute, at Paisley[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1861 census
  4. Electoral register
  5. Electoral register
  6. 1871 Census
  7. London Gazette 29 June 1877
  8. 1881 census
  9. Glasgow Herald, Saturday, January 28, 1888
  10. Edinburgh Gazette 10 Jan 1888