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Rennie, John (1761–1821), engineer

Andrew Saint

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Rennie, John (1761–1821), engineer, was born on 7 June 1761 at Phantassie, Haddingtonshire, the youngest of the nine children of James Rennie (d. 1766), a farmer and owner of a brewery, and his wife, Jean, née Rennie (1720–1783). George Rennie (1749–1828), the agriculturist, was his oldest brother and took over the family interests when their father died in 1766. Their eldest sister, ...

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Subjects: Engineering (General)

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