William Lysaght C.B.E.
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William Royse Lysaght C.B.E. (1858 - 1945)

William Royse Lysaght C.B.E.
Born in Bristolmap
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Husband of — married 26 Jun 1890 in Londonmap
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Died in Chepstow, Monmouthshiremap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Apr 2012
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Biography

William Lysaght ... [1]

  • Birth: 23 Jul 1858[2]

William Royse Lysaght was Chairman of John Lysaght, steel makers, originally in Wolverhampton, but moved lock, stock and barrel to Newport, South Wales. He owned Chepstow Castle, Chepstow Race Course and lived at Castleford, at Chepstow.

The company of John Lysaght still exists in Australia, run by cousins, but ceased in the UK when taken over by Guest Keen and Nettlefold (GKN), and subsequently by British Steel.

He moved the Wolverhampton operation to South Wales, including his workforce for whom he provided new accommodation.

For further information [1] and also Wikipedia.

Other information:

According to "A History of GKN: Volume 2: The Growth of a Business, 1918-1945", By Edgar Jones:

Siblings were Sidney Royse Lysaght (m. Katherine Clarke) and Herbert Royse Lysaght (1862-1940), m. (1892) Ellen Lydiard.

Newspaper cuttings, April 1945:[3]

LYSAGHT. - On April 27, 1945, at Chepstow, Mon., WILLIAM ROYSE LYSAGHT, of Castleford, Chepstow aged 86.

MR. W. R. LYSAGHT

Mr. W. R. Lysaght, one of the best known figures in the steel industry, died yesterday at Chepstow, aged 86.

Obituary

MR. W. R. LYSAGHT

Mr. William Royce Lysaght died at Chepstow yesterday, aged 86. He was a former chairman and managing director of John Lysaght Ltd., iron and steel manufacturers, Newport, Mon., a director of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and past president of the Iron and Steel Institute. He claimed he had been a principal in the industry longer than any living person.

A model employer, he declared after 50 years with the firm that there had never been a strike at his works. He was High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1915 and honorary Freeman of Newport, and became a C.B.E. in 1918.

He began his career in 1874 and was wont to recall that in those days of 12-hour shifts when wages were paid once a fortnight barrels of beer were kept on tap for the men "in case difficulties had to be contended with."

Sources

  1. Entered by Michael Thompson, Apr 17, 2012
  2. Boyns, T. (2004-09-23). Lysaght, John (1832–1895), manufacturer of sheet iron. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 30 Jan. 2018, from http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-49334.
  3. Newspaper cuttings, April 1945, probably Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.


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According to "A History of GKN: Volume 2: The Growth of a Business, 1918-1945", By Edgar Jones:

Siblings were Sidney Royse Lysaght (m. Katherine Clarke) and Herbert Royse Lysaght (1862-1940), m. (1892) Ellen Lydiard.

posted by Jeff Bronks
Father was Thomas Royse Lysaght

Source: Grace's Guide (http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/William_Royse_Lysaght)

posted by Jeff Bronks

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