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George Glover (1804-1899)

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George Glover (1804-1899), surgeon, gas meter manufacturer

1804 August 17th. Born in Edinburgh the son of James Glover and his wife Ann Houeson. Brother of Thomas Glover.[1]

1843 Birth of son George Raleigh Glover

1851 Living 7 Dundas street, Edinburgh: George Glover (age 40(sic) born Edinburgh), Surgeon of Edinburgh and General Practioner. With his wife Mary Anne Glover (age 36 born Abberley Paisley) and their five children; James Glover (age 11 born Edinburgh); David G. Glover (age 9 born St. Cuthbert, Edinburgh); George R. Glover (age 7 born St. Cuthbert, Edinburgh); John A. Glover (age 5 born St. Cuthbert, Edinburgh); and Mary Ann G. Glover (age 4 Months born St. Cuthbert, Edinburgh).[2]

1860 Presumably founded George Glover and Co, gas meter manufacturers

1861 Patent application by George Glover, of 8, Queen's-square, in the county of Middlesex, in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus used in measuring gas."[3]

1861 Patent to George Glover, of No. 8, Queen-square,Westminster, for the invention of "improvements in gas meters and pneumatometers."[4]

1864 Patent application by George Glover, of the Ranelagh Works, Ranelagh-road, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, respect of the invention of "improvements in drygas meters."[5].

1866 Read his paper "On National Standards for Gas Measurement and Gas Meters" before the Society of Arts[6]

1871 George Glover 66, surgeon, MRCS, lived in Belgrave, London, with Mary Anne Glover 57 Mary Anne Glover 20[7]

1871 Patent to George Glover, of Ranelagh-road, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, for an invention of "certain improvements in the arrangements and construction of submerged or subaqueous lamps and in the fluid used in the fluid used in and adapted to such lamps." — Communicated to him from abroad by M. Michel Van der Weyde, of St. Petersburg, in the Empire of Russia[8]

1899 of 30 St George's Square, London, gas meter manufacturer, probate to David Thomas Glover, George Raleigh Glover[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. London Gazette 26 Mar 1861
  4. London Gazette 14 June 1861
  5. London Gazette 12 Apr 1864
  6. The Engineer 1866/05/11
  7. 1871 census
  8. London Gazette 21 April 1871
  9. National probate calendar