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Stephenson, Robert

M. W. Kirby

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/26400

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Stephenson, Robert (1803–1859), railway and civil engineer, was born on 16 October 1803 at Willington Quay, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the only son of George Stephenson (1781–1848), colliery and railway engineer, and his wife, Frances Henderson (1769–1806), a farm servant. In 1804, after his father's appointment as brakesman to the ...

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Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building ; Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport

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