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Named to "Septimus Beevor", Electrical and automobile engineer and Inventor

Septimus Felix Beevor was born in the last quarter of 1866 Marylebone, London.

Septimus lived at 129 Harley Street, Marylebone London with his father Charles Beevor (Surgeon), mother Elizabeth (born Burell), three brothers two sisters and five servants. 
As a note, thier next door neighbor in nr. 131, retired Major General Henry Blois Turney (or Turner), Royal Engineers with family. In number 127 lived Vicar of St. Lawrence Jewry, Benjamin Morgan Cowie (1816-1900), with his family.

Septimus's father Charles died in the first quarter of 1872.

Septimus, still living with his mother, now a widow, at 129 Harley Street, with two of his brothers, two sisters and five servants.

Septimus attended Cambridge University - From: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900.
Adm. (age 18) at TRINITY HALL, 1885. S. of Charles, Esq., F.R.C.S., of 129, Harley Street, London, W. [Schools, Harrow and Wellington.] Matric. Michs. 1885; B.A. 1888. Electrical and automobile engineer. Died Nov. 1, 1918. Brother of Henry M. (1876), etc. (Harrow School Registry.)

He had a provisional patent proved May 31st 1890. "Improvements in electrical switches on apparatus for making and breaking electrical circuts. Septimus Felix Beevor, 433 Strand, London.

In 1891, age 24 he still lived at 129 Harley street, with his mother, two siblings and five servants. He was now working as an Electrical Engineer.
Septimus married Jane Stirling in the third quarter of 1891.

Septimus was a member of Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland (Founded 1897 - Later Royal Automobile Club), and took part in the "House Dinner held on February 8th 1899"

In the 1901 Census, Septimus Beevor was living at 25 Leinster Square, Paddington Parish with his wife Jane, their three children: Jean E. Beevor (Born 1893), Henry Stirling Beevor (July 25th 1894)* and Felix Victor Beevor (Born December 11th 1897)**. Also a servant (nurse) was living with the family.

Septimus was single in 1911 (divorced?), living alone at 4n Hyde Park (unreadable). 

Septimus was mentioned in the "Installation News" of October 1913. He was apparently a member of the Batti-Wallahs Society, which is an association of marine electrical engineers. 
"The society was founded in 1906 by P&O Line electrical engineers, who provided navigational lighting for shipping passing through confined waters such as the Suez Canal. Membership was later extended to electrical engineers in the RN and merchant shipping lines. 'Batti- wallah' is derived from the Hindustani for 'lamp men'."
Source: Navy News, October 2008.

Septimus Felix Beevor living 10th Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, died November 1st 1918, 52 years old. He left behind his widow Jane Beevor, and 1631 Pounds 18s. 6d.

Septimus's brother, Charles Edward Beevor (June 12, 1854- December 5, 1908) was an English neurologist and anatomist who described Beevor's sign, the Jaw jerk reflex, and the area of the brain supplied by the anterior choroidal artery. He also coined Beevor's axiom that "the brain does not know muscles, only movements."

* Henry S. Beevor served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry as Private with the number 69. He was commisioned 2nd Lieutenant into the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and is entitled to a 15-Star trio.

** Felix Victor Beevor was killed in action 18 years old during The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, July 15th 1916, 5th Battalion (attached to 1st Battalion) Middlesex Regiment. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Sadly his duties as a special are not available nor the means of his death, as ever always welcome more information





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