Edward Humphrys 1808 - 1867

English; British
born in:
Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

1810 - moved to Bristol. 1841 - became manager for Messrs. Rennie, at their works in Holland Street, Blackfriars. 1848 - elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 1850 - transferred to J. Nasmyth and Co. of Patricroft, and shortly after he became Chief Engineer of Woolwich Dockyard. 1852 - resigned his position at Nasmyth's 1852, when he entered into partnership with Tennant and Dykes, and with them established the marine engine works of Humphrys, Tennant and Dykes at Deptford Pier.