Allaire, James P.

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Allaire, James P. Gender: M
James Peter Allaire
born on 12 July 1785 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (CAN), 44n45, 65w31
Timezone LMT m65w31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°42' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°38 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°43'


Canadian-American master mechanic and steam engine builder, and founder of the Allaire Iron Works (est. 1815), the first marine steam engine company in New York City, and later Howell Works (est. 1822), in Wall Township, New Jersey. His credits also include building both the first compound steam engine for marine use and the first New York City tenement structure.

Allaire married twice and had ten children.

He died on 20 May 1858, aged 72, in Howell Works, New Jersey.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites family bible quoted in "The Life and Times of James P. Allaire, Early Founder and Steam Engine Builder" by Philip Walter Coombe (New York University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1991), p. 63: "But the next birth recorded was at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and not New York as one might expect. 'Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, half after three o'clock in the afternoon on a Tuesday the 12th of July 1785 was born my son James Peter, and Baptized by the Reverend Jacob Bayley [Bailey].'"


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Mechanic
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Built the first compound steam engine for marine use)