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Sir Alec Thomas Sharland Zealley

Industrial Chemist
Birthplace Devon Colyton EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 62 The Rand Date of Birth: January 28, 1893 Date of Death: April 20, 1970



Gender: Male
Date and Place of Birth:  28th January 1893 at Colyton, Devon

Date and Place of Death: 20 April 1970 at Colyton, Devon

Nationality: British
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Childhood: Alec grew up in Colyton, Devon with his two brothers:

Dennis Jarman Sharland (1901-1982)
Parents:  John Zealley (c1853-1934) and Mary Ann Jarman Sharland (1857-1936)
Parent’s occupations:  John Zealley was a Flour Miller
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:

Wellington School in Wellington Somerset (1911 Census)
University of London (Chemistry)
Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Went from University of London to HM Factory and then back to University to complete his Masters degree in Chemistry.

Industrial Chemist at HM Factory 1915-1919
Brief period back in London doing research for Masters at University of London
Chemist at ICI in Stockton on Tees 1924-1955 (Director of ICI 1929-55)
Place of residence at Gretna: 62 The Rand,  Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire
Job title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:  Nellie Maud King
Date of marriage:  27 March 1920 in London
Place/Parish of marriage:    St. Lukes, Paddington, London
Children:  Alec and Nellie’s children were all bron in Stockton on Tees

1924 Monica Margaret Zealley

1927 Thomas Sharland Zealley

1931 Christopher Bennett Zealley

1935 Andrew King Zealley
Travels:  Alec travelled to New York at the end of WW2.

Trivia / any other information: taken from the Wellington School Online Archive

T. S. Zealley writes from East Riggs, Dumfriesshire , Oct. 6th, 1917: — I was more glad than I can say to get the School Mag. It is such a splendid one, too—how many months it will provide me with quiet reading and meditation it is difficult to say! There is much sadness with the pleasure, more than ever in these days. I seem to know and to have been there (at the School) with most of those fellows whose doings are written down. One feels out of it up here
.We learn in July, 1918,  that Alec Zealley had moved from Gretna  to do  research work  at University  College, London. He is  also an A.I.C.

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