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John Watkins Brett

Birth
Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 3 Dec 1863 (aged 57–58)
Staffordshire, England
Burial Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Plot Family Vault
Memorial ID 112321486 View Source
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Famous Inventor. He is credited with originating the idea of transmitting electricity through underwater cables.

He was the first to have telegraph communication under the English Channel between England and France, on August 28, 1850.

Never Married. (Page 6 - "The Telegraphic Journal", London - January 2, 1864)

He was also a noted art collector.

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  • Added: 14 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 112321486
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/112321486/john-watkins-brett : accessed ), memorial page for John Watkins Brett (1805–3 Dec 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 112321486, citing Holy Trinity Churchyard, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England ; Maintained by NWO (contributor 46583762) .