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James Bertram

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1858. Improvements in manufacturing paper.

Engineer of Edinburgh.

c.1816 Born in Edinburgh [1], son of George and Janet Bertram, younger brother of William and George Bertram

1843 Married Jane Young in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh[2]

1845 Established a business making machinery for the manufacture of paper and pulp - see James Bertram and Son

1858 Patent on Improvements in Paper making with J. L. Jullion

1861 James Bertruno (sic) 45, Engineer & Mill Wright Employing 68 Men & 52 Boys, lived in South Leith with Jane 40, George 17, Engineer & Mill Wright, Janet 10, William 8, Jas Robert 6, Henry Alex 2[3]

presumably died in the 1860s

1871 Jane Bertram 50, sole partner of engineering firm employing 68 men & 28 officemen, lived in South Leith with Janes Bertram 22, Janet Bertram 22, William Bertram 18, James R Bertram 16 (sic)[4]

1895 WILLIAM BERTRAM, Engineer, Leith Walk Foundry, Edinburgh, was the sole surviving acting Trustee under the Trust Disposition and Settlement of the deceased James Bertram, Engineer and Millwright, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, applied to the court for appointment of an additional trustee ... concerning the Sequestrated Estates of Scarth and Scott, as a Company, and of Pillans Scarth and John Scott, as Individual Partners[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. Edinburgh Gazette 15 November 1895