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Engineer of Edinburgh.
1843 Married Jane Young in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh
1845 Established a business making machinery for the manufacture of paper and pulp - see James Bertram and Son
1858 Patent on Improvements in Paper making with J. L. Jullion
1861 James Bertruno (sic) 45, Engineer & Mill Wright Employing 68 Men & 52 Boys, lived in South Leith with Jane 40, George 17, Engineer & Mill Wright, Janet 10, William 8, Jas Robert 6, Henry Alex 2
presumably died in the 1860s
1871 Jane Bertram 50, sole partner of engineering firm employing 68 men & 28 officemen, lived in South Leith with Janes Bertram 22, Janet Bertram 22, William Bertram 18, James R Bertram 16 (sic)
1895 WILLIAM BERTRAM, Engineer, Leith Walk Foundry, Edinburgh, was the sole surviving acting Trustee under the Trust Disposition and Settlement of the deceased James Bertram, Engineer and Millwright, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, applied to the court for appointment of an additional trustee ... concerning the Sequestrated Estates of Scarth and Scott, as a Company, and of Pillans Scarth and John Scott, as Individual Partners