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Murdock [formerly Murdoch], William (1754-1839), engineer and inventor

John Griffiths

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19561
Murdock [formerly Murdoch], William (1754-1839), engineer and inventor

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Murdock [formerly Murdoch], William (1754-1839), engineer and inventor, was born on 21 August 1754 at Bellow Mill, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, the second son and third child of seven, of John Murdoch, miller and millwright, and his wife, Anne, sister of the agent for the Boswell estates, which the mill served. ...

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