Person    | Male  Born 1/2/1843  Died 28/6/1928

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Categories: Benefactor, Engineering

Civil engineer. Son of Thomas and Mary Thornycroft. Born Rome. Studied and began work in Glasgow.  Then studied at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at South Kensington, while at the same time establishing a shipyard at Chiswick, financially assisted by his parents. Eventually the business was taken over by his eldest son who moved it to Southampton. Thornycroft went in semi-retirement to the Isle of Wight where he worked on surface-skimming hull designs that were used in WW1. His eldest daughter had been one of the first women to become a member of the Naval School and she assisted him with this work. He died on the Isle of Wight.

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

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Boadicea/Boudicca/Boudica

The horses look totally out of control to us; no wonder the two daughters loo...

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Mrs Galpin

Mrs Galpin

The Kensington Gardens Management Plan informs that the fountain was the gift of 'Mrs Galpin'. We researched this claim, extensively, and could find no Mrs Gilpin who satisfies the evidence, so we ...

Person, Benefactor

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Keshava Raghuveer

Keshava Raghuveer

Keshava Raghuveer was born in January 1947 and was a director of several companies including Harndale Shipmanagement Services Limited. Electoral registers from 2003 to 2006 show him listed together...

Person, Benefactor

1 memorial
people of Dorking

people of Dorking

The town where Laurence Olivier was born.

Group, Benefactor

1 memorial