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James Joseph Burnet

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James Joseph Burnet (c1798-1886) of the Canal Ironworks, Limehouse

Born the son of James Joseph Burnet, senior.

1843 Married(1) at Limehouse to Esther Seaward (daughter of James Seaward) and brother to John Seaward

1843 Patent. J. J. Brunet, of Limehouse, Esq., for certain improvements in propelling; parts of which improvements have been communicated to him.[1]

1852 A plan has been recently submitted to government and private shipbuilders by Mr. L. Arman, of Bordeaux, and Mr. J. J. Brunet, of canal ironworks, Limehouse, with the view of obviating the objections which present exist against iron vessels. Mr. Arman proposes to remove these objections by building vessels of the most approved modern lines for speed, the outer frames and planking to be of timber, much thinner and lighter than vessels built entirely of limber ; and, within the outer frame, building one entirely of iron, also proportionately lighter than if the entire ship were built of iron. .[2]

1864 Death of his wife. December 29, at 19, Park-place Villas, Maida-hill W., Esther, the beloved wife of J. J. Brunet, Esq., and sister to the late John Seaward, Eq., of the Canal Iron Works.[3]

1866 Married(2) at Brussels to Elizabeth Vickers.[4]

1882 Married(3). At St. Saviour's, St. George's Square, Mr. J. J. Brunet, of Rue St. Bertin, St. Omer, formerly of the Canal Iron Works, Limehouse, to Angela E., daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Vickers, of St. John's Wood [5]

1931 Death of his wife. At Lancaster House, Lansdowne Road, West Worthing, Angela Eliza Brunet, widow of the late J. J. Brunet. of St. Omer. France, aged 97

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Sources of Information

  1. Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette - Saturday 19 August 1843
  2. Globe - Wednesday 25 August 1852
  3. Express (London) - Saturday 31 December 1864
  4. Pall Mall Gazette - Wednesday 24 January 1866
  5. Pall Mall Gazette - Wednesday 04 January 1882