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Glover Bros. & Co.

Details about Glover Bros. & Co.

The three Glover Brothers became ship owners in 1865 when they purchased the barque W. E. Gladstone. S.J. Glover purchased his first steamer in 1872 and registered it and another four in West Hartlepool. He also had shares in other ships. Septimus joined his brothers and the company became Glover Brothers and Co. The business was transferred to London and continued until 1936 when their last two ships were sold.

Family History:

Septimus Jonathan Glover was born on 21 February 1834 at South Shields. He married Elizabeth Ann Briggs in April 1858 at Stockton-on-Tees.  By 1861 the couple were living at Seaton Carew with their two daughters. Septimus was listed in the census as a bookkeeper to a coal company.  By 1871 they were living at Stranton with their three daughters and four sons. By 1881 the family had moved to Aberdeen Park, Highbury, Middlesex with Septimus now a shipbroker. He died on 2 August 1908 at Aberdeen Park aged 74 leaving effects of £118,630.


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