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John Wells Wainwright Hopkins

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John Wells Wainwright Hopkins (1863-1946) English civil engineers and Conservative politician of 80, Regent's Park Rd., London NW1, and later of New Place, Lingfield.

Co-founder of Evans, Livock and Co.

1890 He was partner in the firm of Evans, Livock and Co, of Buenos Aires and London, representatives in South America for Messrs. Kitson and Co., the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Co., the Vacuum Brake Co., etc.[1]

1894 Married Ethelind Mackern. They had two sons and one daughter together.[2]

1899 Dissolution of Evans, Livock and Co.

Both sons died in action in 1916 and 1942, leaving no heir to his title.[3] Arthur Mckern Hopkins (1899-1916) was a Lieutenant in the Royal Lancashire Regt and killed 18/11/16 on the Western Front. A younger son J W Hopkins (1911-42) was a barrister and Captain in the RHA and killed 14/6/42 in North Africa. [4][5]

1946 Hopkins died on 16th February aged 83 at his home in Lingfield, Surrey.[6]

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