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Jessop, William (1746-1814), civil engineer

R. Angus Buchanan

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/37604
Jessop, William (1746-1814), civil engineer


Jessop, William (1746-1814), civil engineer, was the son of Josias Jessop, quartermaster at the naval dockyard, Devonport, and his wife, Elizabeth Foot. The eldest of three sons and one daughter, he was born at the Foots' home in Plymouth Dock on 23 January 1746. In 1756 his father was engaged ...

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