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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Kleinwort Benson

Kleinwort Benson

Private banking company.

Group, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Founded by Douglas Macmillan as the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer, it has operated under several name, including Macmillan Cancer Relief. There are over 3,000 Macmillan Nurses thr...

Group, Benefactor

2 memorials
Mrs W. M. Reeves
1 memorial
Westminster Foundation

Westminster Foundation

From their website "The Westminster Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust and registered charity, representing the charitable interests of The Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor businesses....

Group, Benefactor

1 memorial