Sir Henry Royce OBE 1st Baronet

Died aged c. 70

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, 1st Baronet, OBE (27 March 1863 – 22 April 1933) was an English engineer famous for his designs of car and aeroplane engines with a reputation for reliability and longevity. With Charles Rolls (1877 – 1910) and Claude Johnson (1864 – 1926), he founded Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce initially focused on large 40-50 horsepower motor cars, the Silver Ghost and its successors. Royce produced his first aero engine shortly after the outbreak of the First World War and aircraft engines became Rolls-Royce's principal product. Royce's health broke down in 1911 and he was persuaded to leave his factory in the Midlands at Derby and, taking a team of designers, move to the south of England spending winters in the south of France. He died at his home in Sussex in the spring of 1933.

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business partner of Charles Rolls

Commemorated on 12 plaques

Henry Royce (1863 - 1933) established his world-renowned tradition of engineering excellence at Cooke Street in the 1880s. The first Rolls-Royce car was built here in 1904.

Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester, United Kingdom where they opened

The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls met Frederick Henry Royce in this hotel on 4th May 1904 a meeting which led to the formation of Rolls-Royce

Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they met Charles Stewart Rolls

Sir Henry Royce 1863-1933 West Wittering was his home and his workplace from 1917 until his death. Some of his greatest designs were carried out in the studio at Camacha and at Elmstead where he lived. From here his staff at the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby received those daily instructions which engendered a tradition of excellence which remains his finest memorial.

The Studio, Rookwood Road, West Wittering, United Kingdom where they lived

This building was used as a workshop for Sir Henry Royce 1917-1933

Elmstead, West Wittering, United Kingdom where they worked

Sir Henry Royce 1861-1933 co-founder of Rolls-Royce lived here from 1908-1911

Quarndon House, The Common, Derby, United Kingdom where they lived (1908-1911)

Dans cette propriete a sejourne de 1911 a 1931 Sir Henry Royce mecanician

English translation: In this property stayed from 1911 to 1931 Sir Henry Royce mecanician [AWS Translate]

Avenue de la Corniche, Le Rayol Canadel sur Mer, France where they stayed (1911-1931)

Sir Henry Royce BART lived here 1917-1933

Elmstead, West Wittering, United Kingdom where they lived (1917-1933)

Henry Royce co-founder of Rolls-Royce born in Alwalton 1863

The Old School, Alwalton, United Kingdom where they was born (1863)

Le Canadel et ses hivers éléments lui ont permis, entre 1911 a 1931, d'y concevoir et accomplir, pour l'automobile comme pour l'aviation, des moteurs et des machines sous la signe de la perfection

English translation: Between 1911 and 1931, the Canadel and its winters enabled it to design and perform, for the automotive and aviation sectors, engines and machines under the sign of perfection. [AWS Translate]

Villa Mimosa, Le Canadel, France where they stayed (1911-1931)

Rolls Royce Centenary Celebrating 100 yeas of excellence Henry Royce, with his partner Ernest Claremont, established an electrical and mechanical engineering business on this site in 1884. From humble beginnings, it established world standards in engineering excellence and in 1904 Royce built his first motor car. On 4 May 1904 the Hon Charles Rolls was introduced to Henry Royce by Henry Edmunds. From that meeting at the Midland Hotel in Manchester sprang the first Rolls-Royce cars and, subsequently, the Rolls-Royce company. On 4 May 2004, to mark the centenary of the meeting, Rolls-Royce Group plc paid tribute to the significance of their ancestral home at Blake Street and Cooke Street, Hulme, by planting the first four of one hundred trees worldwide, each of which will mark a year of excellence and achievement. The trees were planted by: - The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Audrey Jones JP - Sir Ralph Robins, former chairman of Rolls-Royce plc - Dr Michael Pritchard, great grandson of Henry Edmunds, who introduced Rolls to Royce - Helen Welsh, Rolls-Royce Group plc This memorial was unveiled by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Audrey Jones JP on 4 May 2004

Royce Road, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was

This plaque was Erected to Commemorate the Meeting that took place in this Hotel on 4th May 1904 between Hon Charles Stewart Rolls MA and Frederick Henry Royce, which led to the Formation of Rolls Royce Limited.

Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was

Sir HENRY ROYCE 1st Bt OBE 1863-1933 Engineer, co-founder Rolls-Royce 1904 Moved to Derby in 1907/8 Capt the Hon CHARLES STEWART ROLLS FRGS 1877-1910 Pioneer motorist and aviator, co-founder of Rolls-Royce 1904

Marble Hall, 80 Nightingale Road, Osmaston, Derby, United Kingdom where they lived