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Thomas Lane Devitt

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Sir Thomas Lane Devitt (1839-1923), partner in F. Green and Co

son of Thomas Henry Devitt.

1923 Obituary

"Widespread regret is felt, not only in shipping circles, but in many other directions as well, at the death of Sir Thomas Lane Devitt, which occurred in London on Saturday last. Thomas Lane Devitt was born on March 28th 1839. He was, therefore, well on in his eighty-fifth year at the time of his death. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Henry Devitt, who, in 1836, in association with the late Mr. Joseph Moore, founded the firm of Devitt and Moore, a firm which concerned itself at first with shipbroking, but which, later, became an extensive owner of shipping, including the "Queen of the Thames," the first power-propelled vessel to make the voyage round the Cape to Australia..." Read more.

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