~ Honorable Liveseys ~
~ Sir Michael Livesey ~
Oil Painting  about 1645 - 1660
He is shown seated wearing three-quarter
armour. On the table on the right are his
close helmet, a gauntlet, a goblet and a pair
of flintlock pistols,  the butts in the form of
a crocodile’s heads whose open jaws
enclose a seated lion.
1st Baronet (born 1614) was one of the regicides of King Charles I.  A Kentish baronet of East church on the Isle of Sheppey, Livesey was a zealous Puritan
who sided with Parliament during the civil wars. He became active on the Kent county committee and was appointed Sheriff of Kent in 1643. Livesey
commanded local forces in Kent, but in 1644, amid accusations of cowardice and threats of mutiny, he challenged the Authority of Sir William Waller and
detached his cavalry from Waller's command. A partial reconciliation was reached when their disagreement was brought before the Committee for Both
Kingdoms in September 1644, and Livesey's troops rejoined Waller's army until the spring of 1645. Livesey refused to serve in the New Model Army and his
regiment was taken over by Henry Ireton.

In September 1645, Livesey was elected recruiter MP for Queen Borough, Kent, and emerged as a radical Independent and republican. When pro-Royalist
Royalist activity. During July, he pursued the Earl of Holland's insurgents after they attempted to capture Reigate Castle, and then defeated them at
Kingston in Surrey, thus ending the threat of a Royalist uprising on the outskirts of London. Appointed a commissioner on the High Court of Justice,
Livesey was a signatory of the King's death warrant. He was an active member of the Rump Parliament, where he emerged as deeply hostile to Royalists
and Papists. Like other republicans, he opposed the establishment of the Protectorate in 1653, but occupied himself with local duties. He served as High
Sheriff of Kent in 1655 and 1656.

In November 1642 he was one of only two Kentish parliamentarians excluded from pardon by Charles I”. Livesey’s record in the civil war is one of
contradictions. He commanded a Kentish regiment during the first civil war. He was fervent member of the county committee, and sheriff in 1643. He had a
reputation for ruthlessness amongst Royalist forces but also elicited grave suspicions amongst parliamentarians.
While little is known about Livesey’s thoughts his actions speak volumes. We do know he was politically an Independent MP and was on its Left wing as
he was aligned closely with its radical wing. According to one writer “this was particularly clear during the counter-revolution of 1647, when he was one of
the members who fled to the safety of the army in the face of Presbyterian inspired riots in Westminster in July”
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The Death Warrant of King Charles I
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Sir Michael Livesey - was the fifth to sign, top of the second column.  Cromwell was the third to sign.
Under his leadership his troops became radicalized with him so much so they were accused of disorder and plunder, and he had to be warned to keep them
under control, “for fear of disaffecting the community further”. This radicalizing led to his troops sanctioning Pride’s Purge in December 1648. He was so
trusted by Cromwell that when it came to kill the king he served on the high court of justice to try Charles I. His signature is fifth on the death warrant. Livesey
attended every day of the trial. One writer has joked that he was so eager that he was almost waiting with quill in his hand dripping with ink.

The men who signed the death warrant have had a far from easy time from historians depending on their point of view historians of this subject have
either taken the view of the 17th century Italian philosopher Vico and described them as Heroes or they have been described as in CV Wedgwood book, The
Trial of Charles I, as “rogues and knaves”.
Sir Michael Livesey to Sir Anthony Weldon.  - Sir William Clarke, the Clarke Papers.
Selections from the Papers of William Clarke, vol. 2 [1894]

Sir,                                                                                                                                  
Wee are glad your parts are soe quiett. Itt is otherwise with other parts of the County;
Rochester, Sittingburne, Feversham, and Sandwich all garrison’d for the Kinge.
The County Magazines in those places, and as wee just now heard . . . .
their owne partie, and by themselves . . . What our indeavours are and present engagements
wee shall att large acquaint you with att your coming, which we daily expect. In the meane time resting,

Your humble servant                                                                                      
Michael Livesey.
Aylesford, 22 May. 1648,                                                                                 
~ Joseph Livesey ~
1794-1884
Lancashire, England
Of Walton le Dale and Preston, Lancashire, was founder of the Temperance Movement, known throughout Europe and North America. Joseph Livesay was
a social reformer, publisher and one of the founding fathers of the Central University of Lancashire, located in Preston. The museum section in the Central
University houses his publications, History and Artifacts. The Preston Museum also has a display of his life.
JOSEPH WILLIAM LIVESEY :
Ref Internet text, the Poor People’s Friend.  Joseph Livesey, born in Walton-le-Dale, just to the south of Preston, in 1794 and named after his paternal
grandfather Joseph and his maternal grandfather William.  
Joseph had one brother named William who died in infancy. He had no sisters.  Following the death of his parents, John and Jennet Livesey in 1810 from
consumption, the family’s cotton business was taken on by his grandfather and his uncle Thomas but eventually failed.  Joseph, who was orphaned at the
age of seven, was brought up his grandparents and his uncle Thomas who, were, by all accounts a poor family. Joseph followed his grandfather’s trade as
hand loom weaver.  By the age of twenty one Joseph was winding bobbins and eventually became a hand loom weaver.  In May 1815 Joseph Livesey
married Miss Jane Williams in Liverpool, they rented a cottage in the village of Walton-le-Dale.  
They had 13 children of which 4 died in infancy.  Joseph and Jane were married for 53 years until Jane died in 1868 at the age of 75.
He moved from being a weaver to cheese factor when he purchased two cheeses from a farmer and sold them in portions from a stall in the market. By the
1820’s he was printing pamphlets, handbills, and major temperance journals.  In 1884 he established the Preston Guardian, the forerunner of the present
Lancashire Evening Post.
home were he was born.
       Home were Joseph Livesey was born.

In 1816 Joseph moved to Preston where he became a celebrated temperance reformer and advocated abstinence from alcoholic drinks.  He visited the poor not
only in Preston but in the surrounding villages, where he observed that much of the squalor and distress experienced by the poor stemmed from alcohol abuse.  In
1832 he set up Temperance Societies which rapidly extended to the rest of the UK and throughout America.
Joseph Livesey died at the age of ninety in 1884 leaving an estate valued at  £21,500.

This is a contemporary account of Joseph’s funeral:

About 10,000 people lined the streets to pay their last respects.  Flags were flown at half-mast from public buildings.  Blinds were drawn at almost every
house from 13 Bank Parade in Avenham to the Cemetery.  Seventeen carriages, including that of the Mayor, followed the hearse.  400 men walked behind.
Magistrates, ministers of all creed, politicians of all opinions, the rich and poor from all parts of the country, gathered in reverent sorrow around his
grave, feeling that a ruler, a prince, and a great man had fallen.             
If you are a descent from Joseph Livesey of Lancashire, England, and you would like any additional information:
Kirton, J. W. Dr. Guthrie. Father Mathew. Elihu Burritt. Joseph Livesey (Cassell & Co, 1885) p95 ff.
Lee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "Livesey, Joseph". Dictionary of National Biography 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 380–1.
Levitt, Ian. Joseph Livesey of Preston: Business, Temperance and Moral Reform (University of Central Lancashire, 1996).
Livesey, Joseph. Moral reformer, and protestor against the vices, abuses, and corruptions of the age, volumes 1–3 (Sherwood & Co, 1831).
Livesey, Joseph. Staunch teetotaler, nos 13–24 (1868).
Livesey, Joseph. The life and teachings of Joseph Livesey, comprising his autobiography (National Temperance League's Depot, 1885).
Pearse, John (Ed). The Life and Teachings of Joseph Livesey: Comprising His Autobiography (1885)
Weston, James. Joseph Livesey: the story of his life, 1794–1884 (London: Partridge, 1884).
References:
1 ^ "Vertical warping mill". Online visual archive of Cauldedale history. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
2 ^ "Joseph Livesey, the Walton weaver". waltonledale.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
3^ : a b c Weston, pp. 11–14.  
4^ : a b c d e f Dictionary of National Biography.
5 ^ Livesey, Moral Reformer.
6 ^ Weston, pp. 74–5.
7 ^ Weston, pp. 37–48. 8^ Weston, pp. 75–76.
9^ Livesey, Staunch Teetotaller.
10^ "About the Hydro". The Hydro Hotel and Conference Centre. 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010..
11^ : a b Weston, pp. 100–102.
12^ Blocker, Jack S.; Fahey, David M.; Tyrrell, Ian R. (2003). Alcohol and temperance in modern history: An international encyclopedia,
Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. P. 384.  
13^ Kirton, 120 & 127.  
14^ "The story of the House of Cassell". Cassell and Company. 1922.
Retrieved 20 September 2010. p. 6
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~ Dr. Dorothy Livesay ~
1909 - 1996

Dorothy Livesay , it is generally agreed, was one of the foremost Canadian poets of her generation. She was born in Winnipeg, Canada on 12 October
1909, during the first snowstorm of the season -- a fact that she herself considered symbolic of her identity: Reared on snow she was Manacled on ice
and it was strangely fitting that she died also, on 29 December 1996, during one of the rare snowstorms in Victoria, Canada B.C.
Livesay was born in Winnipeg in 1909 and moved to Toronto with her parents at the age of ten. Her father J.F.B. Livesay was the first general manager
of the Canadian Press, a war correspondent during World War I, and author of Canada's Hundred Days (1919). Her mother, Florence Randal Livesay,
was a poet of distinction and a pioneer in the field of translating verse from Ukrainian into English. Dorothy studied at the University of Toronto and
the Sorbonne, afterwards becoming a welfare worker, then a newspaper reporter, and finally a teacher. She taught canadian literature at the University
of Victoria for two years. At the University of Alberta she taught canadian literature and creative writing. She also taught in the United States and
Zambia, in the latter as a UNESCO field specialist. Known chiefly as a poet, Dorothy Livesay won the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1947 for distinguished
service to canadian literature. During the 1940s she was twice honoured with the Governor-General's Award for Poetry. Some of her best-known poetry
publications include Green Pitcher (1928), Call My People Home (1950), Ice Age (1975), Right Hand Left Hand (1977), The Woman I Am (1977), The
Phases of Love (1983), and Journey With My Selves: a Memoir, 1909-1963 (1991). She died on December 29, 1996.

The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, drafts, and versions of Livesay's writings of all genres. Over half of the Livesay
collection consists of papers that are strictly non literary yet directly related to her life and work. This material is divided into five categories:
autobiographical, biographical, bibliographical, business papers regarding her writing and her personal business papers. The remainder of the
manuscript collection consists of plays, reviews, poems, short stories, essays, talks and addresses, and memoirs. The photograph collection contains
pictures of family and friends, places and buildings, and Livesay herself. The tape collection consists of conversations between Livesay and others,
interviews, poetry readings, radio broadcasts, music, and memoirs.

Her parents, J.F.B. Livesay and Florence Hamilton Randal, were both writers, having met while working for the Winnipeg Telegram. They fostered
Dorothy's literary interests from an early age, although it was not until much later that she discovered that her mother had written published poems. It
was her mother who came upon a poem Dorothy had written at the age of 13 and took it upon herself to submit it to a newspaper for publication.
Dorothy's anger at having what she considered private material thus invaded was tempered by the check for two dollars that she received in payment.

Dorothy's first job after graduation was with a recreational agency in Englewood, New Jersey, where she was exposed to the full impact of what life
was like in the black ghettoes. Her health gave way, and she returned to Toronto, where, after a period of recuperation, she found a congenial position in
1936 as a director of and contributor to a newly founded left-wing journal, New Frontier, which rapidly became more and more completely a mouthpiece
for the Communist Party. Later that year she moved to Vancouver as the paper's western editor, a position which she combined with social work and
political activity.

Dorothy and Duncan continued to live in Vancouver until 1958. She did some school and university teaching during this time, but her literary output
remained fairly slight. Then, as her children grew older, she felt free to apply for a Canada Council fellowship to study the teaching of English at London
University's School of Education. This turned out to mark a new point of departure in her life. The following February she received the news that
Duncan had died of a massive stroke, and returned briefly to Vancouver. But she was soon back in London, then for brief period in Paris, working for
UNESCO. Later the same year she succeeded in obtaining a position on the staff of a teachers' training college in what was then Northern Rhodesia but
became the independent nation of Zambia while she was there. Her political and social concern involved the mistreatment of children and also the need
for improved health and dietary standards. "I can do very little about all this, although I can put some of it into poems."

In 1975 she once again was instrumental in founding a poetry magazine, CV/II, the title harking back to the Contemporary Verse of the 1940s. It became
an important addition to the Canadian literary scene. The honours which came Dorothy Livesay's way in later life culminated in her being named an
officer of the Order of Canada in 1987.

Her later years were spent mostly in rural retreats. At first she divided her time between a cottage on British Columbia's Galiano Island and one on
Lake Winnipeg; then she moved into a seniors' complex on Galiano Island. Finally, when this degree of isolation became increasingly difficult to handle,
she moved to Victoria, where in her last years she was a regular participant in the life of the Unitarian congregation.

The remarkable succession of changes through which her life moved illustrated her own dictum that, "Every decade we become a different person". Yet
there was an essential continuity and consistent line of development. All the way through she exemplifies a sometimes disconcerting degree of honesty
and openness, an insistence upon personal integrity, and an encouragement to the rising generation to find their own authentic path in life.
Cosmopolitan though her experience was, there could be no mistaking the genuinely Canadian character of her writing both in poetry and prose, which
marked her sense of the importance of roots in a particular place.
~ Sir George Livesey ~
1834–1908
19th and 20th Century Chairman, South
Metropolitan Gas sharing system in
British industry, Livesey Museum,
...Click on mini pictures
for enlargement...    
Annette Coppa Livesay England 2000
Buried:
Nunhead Cemetery
London Greater London,
England
Livesey Hall War Memorial
Commemorates the fallen of World War I and World War II
who had been employed by the South Suburban Gas Company
of London. It is also a tribute to those employees who served in
the wars. The monument was designed and executed by British
sculptor Sydney March, of the March family of artists.
~ Admiral Sir Michael Howard Livesay KCB ~
5 April 1936 – 6 October 2003
Was a senior Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Sea Lord and Chief of
Naval Personnel.
Naval career Educated at Acklam Hall Grammar School and Royal Naval College
Dartmouth, Livesay was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1957.
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policy, resources and the deployment of ships during the Falklands war in 1982.
Livesay's staff in Whitehall also developed the concept of "rules of engagement". This had come into existence during the "cod wars" of the 1970s; it enables ministers
been copied by Nato and American forces.
With this work, Livesay played an important role in helping to make a generation of politicians which had little direct personal experience of war more confident in
making decisions about when to sanction the use, or withholding, of armed force.
Michael Howard Livesay was born on April 5 1936 and educated at Ackham Hall Grammar School and the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
After being commissioned in 1957, Livesay qualified as a specialist in Air Direction, the control of aircraft in combat by radar. Right from the beginning of his career,
he stood out as the brightest among any group of his contemporaries.
He served as direction officer in the carrier Hermes on the destroyer Aisne. Singled out early for fast promotion, Livesay had his first command in the minesweeper
Hubberston from 1966 to 1968 and the frigate Plymouth in home waters.
He was Captain, Fishery Protection and Mine Counter Measures, based in Scotland, from 1975 to 1977, and the first commanding officer of the new aircraft carrier
Invincible from 1979 to 1982. When Livesay was posted as her captain in 1980, she was the largest ship commissioned since 1944.
But he found himself confronted by an unusual problem for a big ship in that she had no trophies, since the last of the five previous Invincibles had been sunk at the
Battle of Jutland.
Several people, however, including the son of one of the six survivors of the 1916 sinking, contributed mementoes. These included photographs taken just before the
sinking and a commission given to Captain William Cayley, who commanded the first Invincible at the capture of Trinidad in 1797; in a characteristic gesture Livesay
made a point of entertaining all the donors at lunch at Portsmouth.
He was a successful Flag Officer, Sea Training, at Portland, then Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland. From 1991 to 1993 he was Second Sea Lord and Chief
of Naval Personnel.
At the same time Livesay was also Admiral President of Royal Naval College Greenwich, where he and his wife proved excellent hosts.
But although he reached the highest ranks of the Navy during a period of relative peace, Livesay was unimpressed by his own achievements and, in retirement,
never retained the residual grandeur to which some former naval officers cling.
Instead of settling in the Meon Valley in Hampshire, he retired to Scotland where he bought a house in Perthshire.
There he was well placed to enjoy the outdoor life, including skiing, golf, shooting and fishing, which he had first encountered during his Scottish
appointment.
But the move also meant that he had to give up the gliding which had been a passion since his youth. Livesay, who kept pet whippets, learned to dance but declined
to adopt the kilt.
Ian Lang, the Secretary of State for Scotland, invited him to become a non-executive director of Scottish Nuclear (before this became British Energy) from 1993 to
1998, and he was asked to become a commissioner and then chairman of the Northern Lighthouse Board, an ancient Scots counterpart of Trinity House. He was so
successful in the latter appointment that he was, unusually, asked to serve a second term.
Livesay was also president of three leading Scottish charities, the Royal British Legion Scotland, the Officers' Association, and the Earl Haig Fund. However
well-established, they were incapable of withstanding Livesay's quietly enunciated firmness.
He left them with a legacy which made all three more focused and forward-looking, and exemplars of their type. Each year under his presidency the Scottish Poppy
Appeal raised more money than the one before.
For five years Livesay was a senior consultant for Octo, a specialist adviser in leadership and in crisis management, particularly in the nuclear, oil and gas industries.
Much of his work and the problems he dealt with remain confidential. However, as tutor on a Cabinet Office programme for top senior civil servants, he was
ineffably polite and never resorted to nautical expressions of displeasure.
No one who felt the weight of Livesay's views as to his performance was left in doubt, and usually felt better for his criticisms.
Livesay was unflappable. After an important meeting in Washington with intelligence staff, and a modest celebration of the outcome of the Falklands war with
American naval colleagues, Livesay refused to be rushed to the airport.
He correctly calculated that even though it was an hour past the scheduled departure, the RAF trooping aircraft would be late.
A former First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Ben Bathurst, was one of many who noted how, even in the greatest crises, Livesay could produce an easy
atmosphere and a welcome burst of laughter.
Livesay, who died on Monday, was appointed KCB in 1989. He married, in 1959, Sally House.
She survives him with their two daughters.
Dr. David Livesey:
Is a fictional character in the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. As well as doctor he is a magistrate, an important man in the rural
society of south-west England where the story begins; his social position is marked by his always wearing a white wig - even in the harsh conditions of
the island where the story later gets.
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Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay:
Was a Canadian poet B-October 12, 1909 – D-December 29, 1996 who twice won the Governor General`s Award in the 1940s, and was "senior woman
writer in Canada" during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1931 while in Paris, Livesay became a committed Communist. She joined the Communist Party of
Canada in 1933, and was active in a number of its front organizations:  Her mother, Florence Randal Livesay, was a poet and journalist; her father, J.F.B.
Livesay was the General Manager of Canadian Press
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William Wallace Livesey:
For which the town was named, Lived south of the current U.S. 24, In the vicinity of Bone Hill. He owned a portion of the area making up present day
Levasy. Livesay was a trainmaster for 20 years and led wagon trains over the trails west for Majors Russell and Waddell. In 1835, He settled in Jackson
County on 247 acres of land and became a farmer and stock raiser. It is thought that the name of the town may have been changed from Livesay to Levasy
through a spelling error when the railroad was established in town
Bill Livesey: American baseball manager and executive

Charlie Livesey: (1938–2005), Footballer who played for Chelsea in Football League Division 1

Danny Livesey: (born 1984), English football player

Jeff Livesey: American baseball player and coach

Margot Livesey: (born 1953) is a Scottish-born writer

Pete Livesey: (1943–1998), a rock-climber

Tony Livesey: (born 1964), a British journalist and broadcaster

Dr. Livesey:  Fictional character in the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Livesey Civil Parish: In the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England.
Livesey may also refer to:
7170 Livesey: (1987 MK), A main-belt asteroid discovered on 30 June 1987

Livesey Museum: For Children, Old Kent Road, Southwark, London, England
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                                                       Livesey Of Prominence:

Roger Livesey: (1906–1976), Internationally known Welsh stage and film actor
Howard Livesey: London Times writer of the 19th Century.
James Livesey: Manchester, 19th Century cleric and writer.
Thomas J. Livesey: 19th Century author, scholar and historian.
Richard Livsey: Wales, M.P. re-elected ’85, Welsh Affairs spokesman.
Richard Livesay: 19th Century artist, works in Royal Academy, Windsor.
James Livesey: 17th Century clergyman, leading cleric of his day.
Henry Liversege: 19th Century artist, paintings at Royal Academy.
Henry Livesey: Fdr, Greenbank Works, Blackburn; cotton manufacturer described as “remarkable man” introduced the Northrup loom; built Bright Street Mills.
John Livesey: Cotton manufacturer, Livesey & Rodgett, 19th Century.
Thomas Livesey: 18th Century, cotton manufacturer and calico printer established the Mosney Printing Works.
Reginald Livesey: 19th Century British scientist and explorer.
James Livesey: Civil/mechanical engineer; inventor, in demand as consultant to railway companies around the world; 20th Century; Whitehall Court, S.W.
Sir Joseph Livesey: Iron and Coal magnate of London; 20th Century.
R.O.H. Livesay: Brigadier Gen. Aldershot Command, C.O. 1st Infantry Brigade. 1920s.
Sir Harry Livesey:  GBE (1860–1932)British Civil Engineer, 19th and 20th Century, listed in who was who in England.
Jonathan Livesley: Mayor of Liverpool, 17th Century, merchant and mariner.
Gilbert Livesley: Merchant and mariner, 17th and 18th Century, along with his brother, Jonathan, helped establish the British worldwide mercantile
and shipping trade.
Note: This list will be expanded as notable names and place of origin and a short history are submitted.
Candidates for listing may be sent to
Web Designer & Historian
Annette (Coppa) Livesay
805 Branchwood Drive
Kernersville N.C. 27284
livesayhistoricalsocietyusa@gmail.com
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The Execution of King Charles I
A Trumpet of Sedition
Photograph of Dorothy
Livesay, [ca. 1950]
George Livesey was born at Canonbury Terrace, Islington, London, he was born on 8 April 1834–1908. The eldest of the three children of Thomas Livesey, at
Canonbury Terrace, Islington, London (1807–1871) his wife, Ellen, née Hewes, 1806–1886.
His family was already active in the developing gas industry: his great-uncle, also Thomas Livesey, was from 1813 to 1840 the deputy governor of the Gas
Light and Coke Company, established in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, in 1812; His father accepted a position as a clerk with the company in 1821 which became the
South Metropolitan Gas Company in 1839. In that business the father became a notably successful general manager, improving efficiency and profitability; he
also introduced a workmen's contributory sick fund in 1842, a superannuation fund in 1855, and a week's holiday with pay in 1860.
The Livesey family had a home near the company; Livesey and his younger brother, Frank (1844–1899), grew up with a familiarity with the company and its
gas works. He was also a gas engineer with South Metropolitan. In 1859 Livesey married Harriet Howard (d. 1909), daughter of George Howard; they had no
children.
In 1848, George joined the South Metropolitan Gas Company, working as an assistant to his father. He was promoted to "General Manager" in 1857 and to
"Engineer" in 1862. Following his father's death in 1871, he resigned from his position as a company employee, and shortly afterwards was elected company
secretary by shareholders.  Livesey held the two positions from the time of his father's death until 1882, when his brother, Frank, succeeded him as the
company's chief engineer. In 1885, he became chairman of the board. He was instrumental in introducing a plan for sharing the profits of his company with
the employees. His innovative design of the water sealed holder brought him accolades.
He worked as an engineer at the Tynemouth Gas Company, and consulting engineer to the Coventry Gas Company, the Aldershot Gas Company and others.
He founded the Camberwell Public Library, No. 1 on Old Kent Road in 1890; the library became the Livesey Museum for Children in 1974, which existed until
its closure by Southwark Council on 1 March 2008. Livesey served as president of the British Association of Gas Engineers in 1874. Along with others, he
seceded from that organization to establish the Incorporated Institution of Gas Engineers but when the two organizations amalgamated, Livesey became an
honorary member of the Amalgamated Society—the Institution of Gas Engineers. Knighted in 1902, he was elected a Member of Council of the Institution of
Civil Engineers in 1906.
Livesey gives his name to the Livesey Hall War Memorial. He married on 13 October 1859 at the church of St. Mary Magdalen, Peckham, to Harriet, the
daughter of George Howard, a tallow chandler. While the couple had no children, Livesey taught Sunday school at Christ Church for many years. When he
was younger, Livesey often played lively games of football and cricket at The Crystal Palace with the young boys from his Bible studies class. Livesey also
donated land for a public recreation area near Old Kent Road. Livesey died of cancer 4 October 1908 and is buried at Nunhead Cemetery. In his memory, the
gas industry established a Livesey professorship at the University of Leeds in the Department of Coal Gas and Fuel Industries. It is now known as the
Department of Fuel and Energy.
George Livesey outside his
beloved Old Kent Road gas
works