George Fosbery Lyster
He was born on 7 September 1821 at Mount Talbot in County Roscommon in Ireland. He was the third son of Col Anthony Lyster of Lysterfield and Bushey Park (1775-1841), and his wife, Jane Fosbery, the daughter of George Fosbery of Kildimo.
He was responsible for most of the Birkenhead docks and docks at the north end of the dock estate. He also built the Herculaneum Dock, Harrington Dock and Toxteth Dock. He widened the River Shannon and in the 1850s built the Great Harbour of Refuge at Holyhead.
He died of acute pneumonia on 11 May 1899.
He married twice: firstly, in 1848, to Martha E. Sanderson; secondly, in old age, in 1898 to Blanche E. I. Maude.
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