Godfrey B M Beatson (c 1827-1908) was Secretary of the Glasgow Royal Exchange 1873-1907.
Beatson was the son of a cutter captain. He joined the coastguard service, became an inspector, and was decorated for bravery. He also achieved a degree of fame as the inventor of the Vest Life-buoy. When he retired in 1873, Beatson became Secretary of the Royal Exchange.
Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI
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