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Anthony Bessemer (1805-1888)

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1858. Improvements in the manufacture of iron and steel.

1805 Born in London to Anthony Bessemer and his wife Elizabeth of the Thavies Inn, London[1], brother of Henry Bessemer.

1841 Living in Stockwell, an engineer[2]

1851 Living in Bloomsbury, an engineer[3]

1859 Anthony Bessemer of Holloway patented a reverbatory furnace for production of iron and steel[4]

1881 Living in Bromley, on income from property[5]

1888 Died in Bromley[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Baptism records
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. The Engineer 1859
  5. 1881 census
  6. BMD