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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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by Brad Storey


marriage with the Lushingtons of Elmstead, in the said county. Richard Lushington, Lord of the Manor of Elmstead, whose will was proved in 1746, left a son John Lushington, whose son Richard Lushington had a daughter, Elizabeth, who in 1774 married John Sherren of Dartford. This John Sherren had two sons, the younger of whom, William Sherren, was father of Miss Eliza Ann Sherren, mother of Herbert Lushington Storey. The Lushingtons of Elmstead are said to be a branch of the Lushingtons of Park House, Maidstone. Herbert Lushington Story is the great grandson of John Sherren and Elizabeth his wife, née Lushington. (Some notes on the Sherrens appear in the Appendix.)

Herbert Lushington Storey when 8½ years old had the misfortune to lose his mother, who died at the early age of 36.

Herbert Storey first attended the Friends' School, and afterwards entered the Royal Grammar School, Lancaster, in the year 1863. Thence he proceeded to the Grammar School at Derby in 1865. After leaving school he went through a systematic course of business training - first of all in the big London warehouse of W. and R. Morley; then the mechanics' shop at Moor Lane Mills; then for twelve months in Sir James Farmer's engineering works at Salford; followed by two years at Owens College, where he devoted himself to chemistry; and, last of all, six months at Leipzig, where he made himself familiar with German business methods and language.

Mr. Storey returned to Lancaster, and has since been one of the moving spirits in the affairs of Messrs. Storey Brothers and Co., Ltd. Not only does this large industrial firm furnish remunerative work to a very great number of contented operatives-labour troubles among them having hitherto been practically unknown, thanks, in a great measure, to the mutual confidence and esteem between employers and employed - but it also, by the excellence of its products, maintains and spreads far and wide the good name and prestige of English manufactures. Ever since the business was established nothing has been neglected to keep it in the van of progress. This implies not merely ceaseless vigilance, but the ability to discriminate in the host of suggested innovations, those that mark real progress from those that would prove but fruitless changes. Herbert Lushington Storey has seen the substitution of machine for hand labour in almost every branch of the industry, and, it must be remembered, each such substitution may bring about entirely new conditions, often involving wholly unforeseen consequences, which only the nicest calculations and prudence can adjust. Mr. Storey has many other business interests besides those connected with the o Lancaster firm. He is Chairman of the Darwen and Mostyn Iron Company, of the Barrow and Calcutta Jute Company, of Ackers, Whitley and Company, and of the Rembrandt Intaglio Printing Company, as well as a Director of the Clifton and Kersley Coal Company. He is a convinced Free Trader.

Like his father, Mr. Storey is a firm believer in the inestimable benefits education confers. He was largely instrumental in introducing University Extension Lectures into Lancaster, and acted as first Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of the local Society. He was also associated with his father, the late Sir Thomas Storey, in the equipment and