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Thomas Sopwith (1838-1898) Mining Engineer, of 6 Great George Street, Westminster, S.W.
1838 Born the son of Thomas Sopwith (1803-1879)
1888 Civil engineer and managing director of the Spanish Lead Mines Company of Linares in southern Spain. Birth of his son Thomas Sopwith (1888-1989), his 8th child and only son.
1898 Died aged 59 as a result of a shooting accident on the Isle of Lismore. 
1898 Obituary 
He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 1st March, 1864, and was transferred to Membership on the 7th December, 1869
Died after the accidental discharge of a gun on the 30th July 1898.