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Symington, William (1764-1831), engineer

Thomas Hudson Beare and Michael S. Moss

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/26882

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Symington, William (1764-1831), engineer, was born at Leadhills in Lanarkshire, in October 1764, where his father was an engineer with the Scots Mines Company. He was educated in the local school and was encouraged to consider a career in the ministry of the Church of Scotland, but he soon decided ...

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