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Charles Frederick Hughes-Hallett

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Charles Frederick Hughes-Hallett (1853-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

CHARLES FREDERICK HUGHES-HALLETT, of 41 St. Stephen's Avenue, Shepherd's Bush, London, who died on the 22nd June, 1900, aged forty-seven, was the only son of Frederick Hughes-Hallett, of Brooke Place, Ashford, Kent, solicitor.

He was educated at Tunbridge Wells, Weybridge School and Weeting Rectory, Norfolk, and afterwards went to Caius College, Cambridge, where he took mathematical honours.

On leaving the University in 1875 he was articled to Messrs. Easton and Anderson for five years, at the expiration of which time he was placed on their staff, and in June, 1881, was entrusted by them with the work of putting up a caisson at Cape Town Harbour.

In October, 1882, he returned to England, and in the following January he was appointed Assistant Engineer to the Hydraulic Power Company, which post he held until July, 1884, when the late Mr. Thomas Hawksley, Past-President, who had always taken an interest in his career, offered him the appointment of Consulting Engineer to the Waterworks Company of Barbados.

That appointment lasted for six months, and on his return to England, he became early in 1885 Managing Engineer to the Autophreptic Boiler Company.

In February, 1887, he was appointed Manager and Engineer to Messrs. Lawrence & Co., of Notting Hill and St. Mary Axe, which post he filled to the time of his sudden and unexpected death from syncope.

Mr. Hughes-Hallett married in July, 1883, Josephine Laura, third daughter of the Rev. James Hamilton, of Melbourn Vicarage, Cambridgeshire, who survives him.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 1st February, 1881.

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