Viscount Marcus Samuel Bearsted (Viscount Marcus Samuel Bearsted)

Viscount Marcus Samuel Bearsted

British Peer,  Industrialist. Founder of Shell Oil. Born the son of Abigail Moss and Marcus Samuel in London, England. He helped develop oil fields in Sarawak and Egypt and was a founder and Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading Company Ltd. and started handling consignments of kerosene. In 1892 he began operating tankers sailing to the Far East and set up oil depots. He held the office of Sheriff of the City of London between 1894 and 1895 and was invested as a Knight in 1898 for services rendered in the salvage of H.M.S. Victorious. He held the office of Lord Mayor of London between 1902 and 1903 and was created 1st Baronet Samuel in August 1903. He was created 1st Baron Bearsted of Maidstone in June 1921 and was created 1st Viscount Bearsted of Maidstone in June 1925. He died two years later at age 73. (bio by: Iola)  Family links:  Spouse:  Fanny Elizabeth Benjamin Samuel (____ – 1927)*  Children:  Nellie Samuel Ionides (1883 – 1962)* *Calculated relationship


  • November, 05, 1853
  • England


  • January, 01, 1927
  • England


  • Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery
  • England

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