Christian Henry Bateman

BATEMAN, Christian Henry. b. Wyke, Yorkshire, England, 9 August 1813; d. Carlisle, Cumberland, 27 July 1889. Bateman was the son of John Frederick Bateman (1772–1851), a mostly unsuccessful inventor, and Mary Agnes Bateman (née La Trobe) (1772–1848), and the fourth of six siblings (his older brother, the eminent civil engineer John Frederick La Trobe Bateman (1810–1889), was - unlike his father - one of the most successful innovators of his era, supervising reservoirs and waterworks in Ireland and Britain). Christian Henry’s tombstone records his wife as Margaret Fleming (1819–1898). They were married in 1845 and became parents of six (or seven) children.  Bateman’s mother, Mary Agnes, was...

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