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Hedley, William (1779–1843), designer and maker of steam locomotives

W. A. J. Archbold

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12861

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Hedley, William (1779–1843), designer and maker of steam locomotives, was born at Newburn, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 13 July 1779, the second son in a family of eight children, of William Hedley, a grocer. He was educated at a school at Wylam...

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