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Thomas Wrightson, Bt., MP, JP, DL

Birthplace: Haughton Le Skerne, County Durham, England
Death: June 18, 1921 (82)
Neasham, County Durham, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Wrightson and Rebecca Gilchrist Wrightson
Husband of Elizabeth Wrightson
Father of Mary Isabella Edith Mortimer; Sir Thomas Garmoondsway Guy Wrightson, 2nd Baronet; Lucy Elizabeth Wise Wise; Charles Archibald Wise Wrightson, CBE; Wilfred Ingram Wrightson and 3 others
Brother of Rebecca Ingram Head; Professor John Wrightson; Mary Wrightson and Revd. William Garmondsway Wrightson

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About Sir Thomas Wrightson Bt., MP, JP, DL

Transcription of 1921 obituary: 1921 Obituary (from

SIR THOMAS WRIGHTSON, Bart., was born at Haughton-le-Skerne, near Darlington, on 31st March 1839, and was educated at private schools and at King's College, London. He served his apprenticeship with his cousin, Lord Armstrong, at Elswick, and then went to Westminster to study civil engineering. At the age of twenty-five he entered the employment of Head, Ashby, and Co., of South Stockton — now Thornaby — and shortly afterwards joined the firm, which became known as Head, Wrightson, and Co., subsequently converted into a limited company in 1890. For many years he was vice-chairman, and latterly chairman of the company, one of the largest bridge-building businesses of the country. He was also a director at one time of the North-Eastern Steel Co., Middlesbrough, and was chairman of the Cramlington Colliery Co., in Northumberland. For upwards of thirty years he was closely identified with the public life of Stockton and Thornaby, and was an active member of the Tees Conservancy Commission. He was Member of Parliament for Stockton from 1892 to 1895, and for St. Pancras East from 1899 to 1906, when he was defeated. A Baronetcy was conferred on him in 1900. He was deeply interested in problems outside engineering, and was the author of a new theory of hearing, which he expressed in a work entitled "An Inquiry into the Analytical Mechanism of the Internal Ear." His death took place at Neasham Hall, Darlington, on 18th June 1921, at the age of eighty-two. He became a Member of this Institution in 1871, and served on the Alloys Research Committee from 1895. He was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and of the Iron and Steel Institute. - Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Durham

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Sir Thomas Wrightson Bt., MP, JP, DL's Timeline

March 31, 1839
Haughton Le Skerne, County Durham, England
August 7, 1870
Age 31
Norton, Durham, England
August 21, 1871
Age 32
January 26, 1873
Age 33
Norton, Durham, England
July 17, 1874
Age 35
Norton, Durhamn, England
Age 36
Norton, Durham, England
April 22, 1877
Age 38
Norton, Durham, England
July 5, 1880
Age 41
Norton-on-Tees, Durham, England
January 19, 1883
Age 43
Norton, Durham, England
June 18, 1921
Age 82
Neasham, County Durham, England