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Roger Waterhouse 1812 - 1860

May 21, 2010

Roger Waterhouse ?1812 - ?1860 was a British Broker at the firm of Waterhouse and Sons (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), who was an advocate of homeopathy and a Member of the Management Committee of the local Liverpool branch (Marmaduke Blake Sampson, The concluding task of the disciples of homœopathy, an address by M.B. Sampson delivered at a general meeting of the British Homeopathic Association, together with a report of the proceedings of the meeting, (1849)) of the British Homeopathic Association, and a Subscriber (Anon, The British Homoeopathic Review, Volume 10, (1866). Page 192) to the Memorial Fund for Matthew James Chapman,

Roger Waterhouse was part of a large, well established family which included Alfred Waterhouse, Daniel Waterhouse, Edwin Waterhouse, Nicholas Waterhouse,

Waterhouse and Sons began as specialist cotton brokers, founded by Nicholas Waterhouse - 1830, in 1780, and moving into the cotton trade in Manchester in 1782. In 1819, Nicholas brought his 3 sons Alfred, Daniel and Nicholas into the company, and in 1833-4, his 4th son Roger joined the company.

Alfred retired from the company in 1843-4, and Roger became President of the company in 1859, and retired a few years later. Daniel died about this time.

In 1865, the firm consisted of Thomas Bouch and his son John Bouch, John D Waterhouse ([retired 1876

Of interest:

Sir Thomas Bouch 1822 – 1880, ?son of John Bouch, was a British railway engineer,

Alfred Waterhouse junior 1830 – 1905, ?son of Alfred Waterhouse senior, was a British architect, particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival. He is perhaps best known for his design for the Natural History Museum in London, and in 1871, he was Honorary Treasurer for The Reading and Berkshire Homeopathic Dispensary (Anon, The Homeopathic Medical Directory of Great Britain and Ireland, and annual abstract of British homeopathic serial literature, (Henry Turner and Co., 1871). Page 117).

Alfred Waterhouse was born on 19 July 1830 in Aigburth, Liverpool, the son of wealthy mill-owning Quaker parents. His brothers were accountant Edwin Waterhouse, co-founder of the Price Waterhouse partnership that now forms part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and solicitor Theodore Waterhouse, who founded the firm of Waterhouse & Co. that continues to practise in the City of London.

Alfred Waterhouse was educated at the Quaker run Grove School in Tottenham near London. He studied architecture under Richard Lane in Manchester, and spent much of his youth travelling in Europe and studying in France, Italy and Germany. Upon his return to England, Alfred set up his own architectural practice in Manchester.

Edwin Waterhouse 1841 - 1917, ?son of Alfred Waterhouse, was an English accountant. He is best known for having co-founded, with Samuel Lowell Price and William Hopkins Holyland, the accountancy practice of Price Waterhouse that now forms part of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for the years 1892 to 1894,

Frederick George Waterhouse 1815 - 1898 was an English naturalist , zoologist and entomologist, son of James Edward Waterhouse, brother of George Robert Waterhouse, ?relative of Alfred Waterhouse junior, was a friend of Charles Darwin,

George Robert Waterhouse 1810 – 1888 was an English naturalist, son of James Edward Waterhouse, brother of Frederick George Waterhouse, ?relative of Alfred Waterhouse junior, was a friend of Charles Darwin,

Henry (Councillor) Waterhouse was a Member of the Management Committee for the Manchester Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary in 1868,