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Philip Bright

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1863 Born in Rochdale[1], son of John Bright MP, a close associate of Richard Cobden, and his second wife Margaret Elizabeth[2]

1871 Living in Rochdale with his father, John Bright MP, 59, a Cotton and Carpet manufacturer employing 920 hands, and his brother John A Bright 23, cotton and carpet manufacturer, and William L Bright 19[3]

1889 An engineer, of 2 Newgate St, London, when he became an associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers[4]

1890 Partner in J. Tylor and Sons

1891 Manufacturing and consulting engineer, living in Westminster[5]

1900 Married Alice Elizabeth Holder in Westminster[6]

1901 Engineer (civil and mechanical), employer, visiting Rochdale with his wife Alice[7]

1911 Director of engineering company, living in London[8]

By 1914 was chairman of J. Tylor and Sons

1920 Chairman of the renamed company Tylors (Water & Sanitary) Ltd

1941 Died in Ilkley, Yorkshire[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Biography of John Bright, ODNB
  3. 1871 census
  4. Engineer records
  5. 1891 census
  6. BMD
  7. 1901 census
  8. 1911 census
  9. National Probate calendar