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George Naylor Vickers

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George Naylor Vickers (1830-1889)

1830 November 14th. Born the son of Edward Vickers and his wife Ann Naylor. See Vickers Genealogy

1841 Living at Weston Bank, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield: Edward Vickers (age c37), a Merchant. With his wife Ann Vickers (age c37) and their children George N. Vickers (age c10), Thomas Edward Vickers (age c7), Sarah Ann Vickers (age c5), Albert Vickers (age 2 years 6 months), and Frederic Vickers (3 months). Three servants.[1]

1852 July 13th. Married Maria Jackson at Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France

1861 Living at Field Head, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield: George N. Vickers (age 30 born Sheffield), a Steel Manufacturer and Merchant. With his children Arma Vickers (age 7 born France), James Vickers (age 4 born Sweden), and Marika Vickers (age 1 born Sheffield). Seven servants.[2]


1889 Obituary [3]

GEORGE NAYLOR VICKERS was born on the 14th of November, 1830.

He received the ordinary classical education of the day; his technical studies being chiefly confined to metallurgical chemistry, in which he became extremely proficient.

He became a partner in the firm of Naylor, Vickers and Co in 1853, and when the business was merged into that of Vickers, Sons and Co., Limited, he became a Director of the latter Company, and continued to be so up to the time of his death, which took place in Paris on the 20th of January, 1889.

As he chiefly resided abroad, his attention was more devoted to the commercial interests of the Company (for which his extensive knowledge of European languages peculiarly fitted him) than to the technical management of the works.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 23rd of May, 1865.



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