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James Viney

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Colonel James Viney, Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers of Taynton Manor, Gloucestershire

Born the son of the Rev. James Viney

1817 'Lieutenant-Colonel James Viney, Royal Artillery'[1]

1823 Promoted to Colonel.[2]

1824 of Shankln, IOW. Colonel in Royal Artillery. Patent for improvements in water closets. [3] [4]

1827 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership recently carried on by us the undersigned, Goldsworthy Gurney and James Viney under the firm of Gurney and Co, at the Manufactory for Steam Engines, in the Regent's Park, in the County of Middlesex, was this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[5]

Reported that Viney sold his shares in the proposed Bristol to Birmingham route via Cheltenham and Gloucester to Charles Dance

1829 Patented a boiler for steam carriages

1828 Partner with George Pocock in a kite powered carriage

1834 Knighthood. 'The King was this day pleased, to confer the honour of Knighthood upon Major-General James Viney, of the Royal Artillery, Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, and Military Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order.'[6]

1836 Listed as a visitor to Malvern Wells.[7]

1839 Sale of the contents of his house - Chine House and Tower Cottage, Shanklin.[8]

1845 Described as the Late General Sir James Viney. Executor is James Viney.[9]

1849 Will of Sir James Viney, Major of His Majesty's Royal Artillery.[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 17219 published on the 15 February 1817. Page 10 of 36
  2. [2] Gazette Issue 17957 published on the 13 September 1823. Page 8 of 24
  3. Mechanics Magazine 1824/06/05
  4. Mechanics Magazine 1824/07/17
  5. [3] Gazette Issue 18335 published on the 13 February 1827. Page 9 of 32
  6. [4] Gazette Issue 19131 published on the 25 February 1834. Page 2 of 22
  7. The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, September 14, 1836
  8. Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Monday, October 21, 1839
  9. Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (Southampton, England), Saturday, February 08, 1845
  10. National Archives PROB 11/2105/183