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Percy William Mavor

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Percy William Mavor (1851-1899)

1900 Obituary [1]

PERCY WILLIAM MAVOR was born on the 8th October, 1851, and was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School.

On leaving school he was articled in 1868 to Ransomes, Sims and Head, of the Orwell Works, Ipswich, where he remained five years.

After a course of study at the Royal School of Mines he was employed under the late Sir Morton Peto in Cornwall.

In 1877-78 he was for a time in the workshops of the London and South Western Railway, until, in the latter year, he obtained the appointment of Superintendent Engineer to the Lead Mines and Smelting Works of T. Sopwith and Co., at Linares, in the Province of Jaen, Spain, which post he occupied till his death. This occurred at Linares on the 29th November, 1899, from acute pneumonia. Mr. Mavor’s amiable character secured him numerous friends, Spanish as well as English.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1884.

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