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Robert Harvey, Senior

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1858. Steam Hammer.

Robert Harvey (1813- ) Engineer, of Glasgow

1848 Birth of son Robert Harvey

1858 Patented steam hammer

1871 Living at St Andrews Road, Whithorn Villa, Govan, Glasgow: Robert Harvey (age 58 born Whithorn, Wigtonshire), Master Mechanical Engineer Employing 16 Men and 4 Boys. With his wife Isabella Harvey (age 38 born Mary hill, Lanarkshire) and their nine children; Robert Harvey (age 23 born Glasgow), Mechanical Draughtsman; William M. Harvey (age 20 born Glasgow), Mechanical Engineer or Fitter; Catherine Harvey (age 27 born Glasgow); Agnes T. Harvey (age 15 born Glasgow); Maggie F. Harvey (age 12 born Glasgow); James F. Harvey (age 11 born Glasgow); Jane S. Harvey (age 6 born Glasgow); David P. Harvey (age 4 born Glasgow); and Isabella Harvey (age 2 born Glasgow). One servant.[1]

James Cook and Robert Harvey, Senior, succeeded to the business of D. Cook and Co.

Harvey then established a new firm Robert Harvey and Co which took over the Cook company, as sugar-mill engineers.

c.1880 Harvey retired; his son Robert became head of the firm.

1881 Robert Harvey 68, retired engineer, lived in Kinning Park, Glasgow, with Isabella Harvey 46, Catherine Harvey 39, Robert Harvey 33, master engineer, William M Harvey 30, master engineer, Agnes P Harvey 25, Margaret F Harvey 22, James Harvey 21, mechanical engineer, David P Harvey 14, Isabella M Harvey 12[2]

1891 Isabella was head of the household so presumably Robert had died[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census