Leeds Engine: People: Who's Who.

Who's Who

Please note this article is currently a work in progress, the information is not currently complete.

Some of the key figures in the local engine making industry and some names with local connections who went on to be notable figures around the world.

Entries listed alphabetically by surname - All, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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Peacock; Richard b- 9/4/1820 d- 3/5/1889
Apprentice at the Round Foundry. At the age of only 21 became locomotive superintendent of the Leeds and Selby Railway (who had bought Round Foundry locomotives). In 1854 he joined Charles Beyer to form Beyer, Peacock & Co at the Gorton Foundry near Manchester.
More details and obituary on Graces Guide
Below - Video by Anthony Dawson about Richard Peacock.



Penrose; William Naylor b- 1860 d- 1941
Stepson of Thomas Green, married Green's granddaughter Martha Green and became a director of the firm he established.

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