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c.1832 Born in Preston
c.1857-61 Employed for 4 years on the Santander and Alar-del-Rey Railway, having management of the Locomotive Department
1859 Married Sarah Ford in Derby
1860 Birth of son Harry in Santander
After Spain he spent 6 years working in business on his own account, overseeing design and installation of 2 saw mills in Spain, revised the design of Bessemer Steel Works in America, engineer for the Nova Scotia government and served as London agent for the Bolton Steel and Iron Co.
1867 of Victoria Chambers, Westminster, became an Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers
1867 Became a Member of I Mech E
1871 James Livesey 39, civil engineer, lived in Kensington, with Sarah Livesey 35, Harry Livesey 10, Florence Livesey 9, William Livesey 7, John Livesey 5, Ada Livesey 3, Laura Livesey 4 months
1878 became a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
1885 Took his son, Harry, into partnership, presumably as James Livesey and Son
1891 James Livesey and Son became Livesey, Son and Henderson
Contractor for La Guaira-Caracas Railway
By 1896 his address was Broad Street Avenue, London EC
1903 His wife, Sarah, died in Dieppe
1911 James Livesey 79 was a visitor in Folkestone; he was a widower; occupation: Consulting Engineer (Railway)
Perhaps he retired from Livesey, Son and Henderson which, about this time, changed to Livesey and Henderson?
By 1916 his address was South Place, Finsbury