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Edward Philpot Senhouse Quirk

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Edward Philpot Senhouse Quirk (1850-1897)

1897 Obituary [1]

EDWARD PHILPOT SENHOUSE QUIRK was born at Great Easton, Uppingham, on 22nd December 1850, being the son of the Rev. George Quirk of that place.

He was educated at King William's College, Castletown, Isle of Man, and at the Lancaster Grammar School.

He served a five years' pupilage from 1869 to 1874 in the marine-engine works of Messrs. R. Napier and Sons, Glasgow, and then went to sea as fourth engineer for six mouths.

From 1874 to 1876 he was leading draughtsman in the marine-engine department of the Barrow Shipbuilding Co., and for five months in 1877 a leading draughtsman in the engine department of Messrs. John Elder and Co., Fairfield Works, Govan.

From July 1877 to December 1892 he was assistant mechanical engineer, and from January 1893 chief mechanical engineering assistant under Sir James N. Douglass, F.R.S., the late engineer-in-chief to the Trinity House, and latterly under Mr. Thomas Matthews, the present engineer-in-chief.

His death took place at his residence at Peckham Rye, London, on 30th June 1897, in his forty-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1893.

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