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Robert Hutton

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Robert Hutton (c1826-1899)

Founder of Batts Foundry.

He remained in control of the foundry business for over forty years, until his death, aged about 73 years, in 1899. (The Whitby Gazette wrote a modest obituary when it reported his death.) At that time it would seem that his substantial house at 3 Esk Terrace passed to his daughter, Jane (known as Jenny). Robert's sons James and Robert took over the foundry business, which was renamed Robert Hutton & Sons. The firm's administration was located at James's considerably more modest house at 5 George Street, Whitby.[1]

1899 Obituary [2]

ROBERT HUTTON died on January 25, 1899. He was connected with the Batts Foundry at Whitby. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1876.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. An Overview of The Batts (Hutton) Foundry, Whitby by Peter Kain
  2. 1899 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries