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John Hornsby Carruthers

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1836 Born in Carlisle, son of John Carruthers and his wife Elizabeth[1]

1851 His father, John, was a ship insurance and commission agent and farmer[2]

1861 A mechanical engineer, lodging in Barony, Glasgow[3]

1870 Married Elizabeth Mary Alley in Glasgow[4]

1870 Patent with Stephen Alley, both of Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, North Britain, Engineers, in respect of the invention of "improvements in wheels."[5]

1874 Patent To John Hornsby Carruthers and David Rankine, of Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, North Britain, Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in and connected with tramway carriages."[6]

1881 John H Carruthers 44, Manager Marine Engine Works, lived in Govan, with Elizabeth M Carruthers 37, Elizabeth Carruthers 10, Victoria M Carruthers 8, Edith M Carruthers 7, Alfred A N Carruthers 3, James Carruthers 1, William Carruthers 1[7]

1891 John Hornsby Carruthers 54, engine maker, lived in Cathcart, with Elizabeth M Carruthers 47, Elizabeth Carruthers 20, Victoria M Carruthers 18, Edith M Carruthers 17, Alfred N A Carruthers 13, James Carruthers 11, William Carruthers 11[8]

1925 of Glasgow, died in Bridge of Allan.[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. BMD
  5. London Gazette 4 Oct 1870
  6. London Gazette 17 April 1874
  7. 1881 census
  8. 1891 census
  9. Probate index