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Alexander Denny

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Tombstone in Burngreave Cemetery in Sheffield. Image 2021.
Tombstone in Burngreave Cemetery in Sheffield (datail).Image 2021.

Alexander Denny (c.1819-1865) of Denny Brothers

c1819 Born the son of William Denny

Alexander had been in business independently as a marine architect in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

1844 With his brothers William and Peter, formed a partnership as naval architects under the name of Denny Brothers, and found plenty of employment.

1849 Denny Brothers was dissolved and William Denny and Brothers formed without Alexander. Alexander started building in a small yard on the north side of the town, taking with him his brother Archibald. The enterprise was called Alexander Denny and Brothers

1851 Living at High Street, Dumbarton (age 32 born Dumbarton), Iron Shipbuilder employing 350 men. With Archibald Denny (age 26 born Dumbarton), Iron Shipbuilder employing 350 men. Also niece Christina Connell (age 23). Two servants. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census