About Thomas and John Harvey in the 1800s

Wivenhoe shipbuilders

John Stewart

Thomas Harvey, shipbuilder
Photo: Wivenhoe Memories Collection
John Harvey, shipbuilder
Photo: Wivenhoe Memories Collection

Mr. Thomas Harvey shown top [1803-1885} was a Wivenhoe ship builder.  He took over the yard of Philip Sainty after he was made bankrupt in 1832.

When Thomas retired from shipbuilding, he went into land speculation. He purchased the Wivenhoe House estate after the death of William Brummell and sold off the land as building plots.  Thus we have Park Road, Queens Road, Rebow Road and some plots in the High Street and Anglesea Road

His son, seen bottom picture, was John Harvey  [1830-1901] took over the Wivenhoe yard and also opened a yard at Ipswich. John married Margaret, the daughter of Rev. David Goyder.
Pictures courtesy of the Nottage Maritime Institute.
This page was added on 20/03/2015.

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