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Anthony Henderon McBryde

Mechanical Engineer on equipment of N.G. section, H.M. Factory Gretna.
Birthplace Newcastle Upon Tyne Place of Death Portugal Date of Birth: July 11, 1877 Date of Death: February 2, 1944

Biography

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Anthony Henderson McBryde

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 11 July 1877, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Sources: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102 and England & Wales Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

Date and Place of Death: 2 February 1944, Portugal. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Nationality:

 

 

Biography

Childhood: Unknown

Parents: Mother: Jane Henderson born 1852, died 14 June 1908, Whitely Bay, Northumberland, England.

Father: Anthony McBryde born 1852, died December 1937, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Parent’s occupations: Unknown

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:

Elementary School: Dr Rutherford’s, Newcastle Upon Tyne

1889-91: Science and Art School, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Technical Education: Rutherford College and Durham College of Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne, evening classes, 1891-95; principal subjects – Maths, Elec. And Mag., Heat, App. Mechs, Steam Boilers

Source: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career):

11 July 1891-11 July 1898: Apprenticeship at Close Works of E. Scott and Mountain, Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne. 4 years in the mechanical department., machine, fitting and erecting shops. 3 years in the electrical department. Indoors – armature winding & outdoors – erection of lighting and power plant, especially in coal mines.

1898-1900: Messrs. E. Scott and Mountain Ltd. In charge of lighting and power installation.

1901: Sir John Jackson Ltd., Keyham, Dockyard, Extsn. Electrician in charge.

1902-7: Messrs. Mason and Barry Litd., Mina de S. Domingos, Portugal. London address: 87 Cannon Street, E.C. Assistant Mechanical Engineer.

1907-August 1915: Messrs. Mason and Barry Ltd. Chief Engineer, employing 300 men in workshops, also stationary and loco. Plant tug-boats, dredger and other craft.

October 1915-May 1916: Metropolitan Munitions Committee – Assistant Manager, Kent District.

Source: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Place of residence at Gretna: Unknown

Job title at Gretna: Mechanical Engineer on equipment of N.G. section, H.M. Factory Gretna.

Source: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Emily Prunes Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Date of marriage: 1905 Sources: Gro Consular Marriages 1849-1965

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/814774/person/420005065568/facts

Place/Parish of marriage: Portugal Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Children: Daughter: Margaret McBryde born 13 January 1906, Mertola, Portugal. Died in 1988. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

 

 

Travels:

Departure: 19 September 1924, Southampton, England to Lisbon, Portugal on a ship named Avon, destination Buenos Aires, Argentina. Source: Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960 2

Departure: 28 August 1930, Liverpool, England to Havana, Cuba on a ship named Orcoma, destination Valparaiso, Chile. Source: Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

Departure: 17 September 1932, London, England to Lisbon, Portugal on a ship named Highland Princess, destination Buenos Aires, Argentina. His wife Emily and daughter Margaret were also on this ship. Source: UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

Arrival: 20 June 1938, Southampton, England. Source: UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960

Awards/recognitions: Unknown

Trivia / any other information:

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History, 1946 Obituary

‘ANTHONY HENDERSON MCBRYDE was born in 1877 and received his education at the Science and Art School and at Rutherford College, Newcastle on Tyne, where he also served his apprenticeship from 1891 to 1898 with Messrs. E. Scott and Mountain, Ltd., in whose employment he continued with the charge of lighting and power installations for a further two years.

In 1902, after a brief period as electrician-in-charge to Sir John Jackson, Ltd., he received an appointment as assistant mechanical engineer at Messrs. Mason and Barry’s copper mine in South Portugal and began an association which lasted for thirteen years. He was promoted to be chief engineer five years later.

He relinquished this position in 1915 and returned to England to become assistant manager of the Metropolitan Munitions Committee. In the following year he joined Messrs. Nowell and Thompson and was engaged as mechanical engineer on the equipment of H.M. Factory at Gretna. After five years as manager of Messrs. Patterson’s engineering Works at Newcastle Upon Tyne he was appointed chief engineer of the Ervedosa tin mines in the North of Portugal remaining there until 1926. He then became general manager of the Havana Marine Railways, retaining this appointment until 1932 when once more, he returned to Portugal; but failing health obliged him to live in retirement until his death which occurred on 2nd February 1944.

Mr. McBryde has been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1917.’

Source: https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Anthony_Henderson_McBryde

 

Brother: Henderson Murray McBryde, born 1 January 1880, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, died 1962. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Brother: Thomas Hunter McBryde, born about 1892, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Died 23 February 1884, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Sister: Marguerita McBryde born about 1885, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Died January 1890, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

Brother: Thomas Murry McBryde born about 1880, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, Died 1967, Sutton, Greater London, England. Sources: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/119314476/person/200175411890/facts

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Residence: 1981, St Andrew, Northumberland, England. Source: 1891 England Census. Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/814774/person/420005065568/facts

Residence: 1901, Jesmond, Northumberland, England. Source: 1901 England Census Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/814774/person/420005065568/facts

Residence: 1921, Castle Ward, Northumberland, England. Source: 1921 Census of England & Wales.

 

Brief details of his most important Mechanical Engineering work: At Mina de s. Domingos – design, installation and subsequent running of power house, consisting of gas plant, 1,000 H.P.; investigation and report on, and subsequent additions to, rolling stock, approximately total value of £18,000. Source: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102

 

Memberships to societies: UK Mechanical Engineering Society and Associate Member, Inst. Electrical Engineers. Source: UK Mechanical Engineer Records 1847-1938, pages 101 and 102

 

Durham Mining Museum: North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Transactions Volume LVIII, 1919-1920. 435 – Anthony Henderson McBryde, 38, Elmfield Gardens, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, elected 13 December 1919. Source: http://www.dmm.org.uk/transime/n58-mm.htm

Source: https://www.cemsd.pt/node/4997

This is a website about Mina De S. Domingos, Portugal where McBryde worked as a Mechanical Engineer. It includes some additional notes about McBryde: ‘In 1902, he agreed to work as an assistant mechanical engineer at the Mason & Barry copper mine that lasted thirteen years. He was promoted to chief engineer five years after his arrival. In 1915 he returned to England. In 1932 he still returns to Mina but for reasons of illness he returns to England where he retires.’

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