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Aird, Sir John, first baronet (1833–1911), civil engineering contractor

Mike Chrimes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1815 words.

Aird, Sir John, first baronet (1833–1911), civil engineering contractor, was born on 3 December 1833 in Greenwich, the second son of eight children of John Aird (1800–1876), contractor, and...

Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian

Christopher Hamlin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 734 words.

Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian, was the son of William Austin, medical practitioner, of Bloomsbury Square, London. Two sisters and at least one brother survived...

Beaver, Sir Hugh Eyre Campbell (1890–1967), brewer and civil engineer

Norman Kipping.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1136 words.

Beaver, Sir Hugh Eyre Campbell (1890–1967), brewer and civil engineer, was born in Johannesburg on 4 May 1890, the eldest of three sons of Hugh Edward Campbell Beaver, landowner of...

Bragge, William (1823–1884), civil engineer and steel manufacturer

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 834 words.

Bragge, William (1823–1884), civil engineer and steel manufacturer, was born at Birmingham on 31 May 1823, the third son of Thomas Perry Bragge, a manufacturing jeweller. After some years...

Brassey, Thomas (1805–1870), civil engineering contractor

David Brooke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1599 words.

Brassey, Thomas (1805–1870), civil engineering contractor, was born on 7 November 1805 at Buerton, near Audlem, Cheshire, the son of John Brassey, landowner, and his wife, Elizabeth. He had...

Burt family (per. c. 1830–1964), building contractors and civil engineers

M. H. Port.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 2955 words.

Burt family (per. c. 1830–1964), building contractors and civil engineers, achieved prominence with John Mowlem (1788–1868), contractor. He was born at Carrants Court Cottages,...

Chance, Sir James Timmins, first baronet (1814–1902), glass manufacturer and lighthouse engineer

Charles Welch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1709 words.

Chance, Sir James Timmins, first baronet (1814–1902), glass manufacturer and lighthouse engineer, was born in Birmingham on 22 March 1814, the eldest of the six sons of William Chance...

Cubitt, Sir William (1785–1861), civil engineer and millwright

Hermione Hobhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1457 words.

Cubitt, Sir William (1785–1861), civil engineer and millwright, was born at Dilham, Norfolk, the son of Joseph Cubitt, miller, and his wife, Hannah, née Lubbock. He was educated at Dilham...

Edwards, William (1719–1789), bridge-builder

Alsager Vian.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 583 words.

Edwards, William (1719–1789), bridge-builder, youngest son of a farmer of the same name, was born in the parish of Eglwysilan, near Caerphilly, Glamorgan. The skill which he displayed in...

Ellis, Sir William Henry (1860–1945), civil engineer and iron and steel manufacturer

J. F. Bridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1504 words.

Ellis, Sir William Henry (1860–1945), civil engineer and iron and steel manufacturer, was born at Thurnscoe Hall, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, on 20 August 1860. He was fourth of five sons...

Gibb, John (1776–1850), civil engineer and contractor

James Burnley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 479 words.

Gibb, John (1776–1850), civil engineer and contractor, was born on 13 October 1776 at Kirkcows, near Falkirk, the son of William Gibb (1736–1791), contractor. The elder Gibb died when John...

Handyside, Andrew (1805–1887), iron founder and engineer

Robert Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 685 words.

Handyside, Andrew (1805–1887), iron founder and engineer, was born on 25 July 1805 in Edinburgh, the son of Hugh Handyside, ironmonger, and Margaret Baird. As a young man he followed the...

Hooley, Edgar Purnell (1860–1942), surveyor and road builder

John Sheail.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 980 words.

Hooley, Edgar Purnell (1860–1942), surveyor and road builder, was born on 5 June 1860 at Brunswick Street, Swansea, the son of Charles Hooley, commercial traveller, and his wife, Elizabeth...

Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (1843–1915), railway builder and financier in Canada

W. L. Grant.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Banking; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 756 words.

Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (1843–1915), railway builder and financier in Canada, was born on 3 February 1843 at Chelsea, Will county, Illinois, USA, the eldest son of Cornelius...

Jackson, Sir John (1851–1919), civil engineer and engineering contractor

Patricia Spencer-Silver.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1093 words.

Jackson, Sir John (1851–1919), civil engineer and engineering contractor, was born on 4 February 1851 at 15 Coney Street, York, the youngest of the five children of Edward Jackson...

Jay, John (1805–1872), building and civil engineering contractor

M. H. Port.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1099 words.

Jay, John (1805–1872), building and civil engineering contractor, was born on 22 January 1805 at Buckingham (now Buckenham Parva), Norfolk, the second son and sixth child of John Jay...

Kinder, Thomas William (1817–1884), engineer and director of the Japanese imperial mint

Roy S. Hanashiro.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1109 words.

Kinder, Thomas William (1817–1884), engineer and director of the Japanese imperial mint, was born on 10 November 1817 in London (he was baptized at St Andrew's, Holborn), the elder of two...

Laing, Sir John William (1879–1978), builder and civil engineering contractor

Alan Thorpe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 2514 words.

Laing, Sir John William (1879–1978), builder and civil engineering contractor, was born on 24 September 1879 at 21 Newcastle Street, Carlisle, the third but only surviving son of John Laing...

Mackenzie, Sir William (1849–1923), Canadian railway builder and financier

Gregory P. Marchildon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Banking; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1005 words.

Mackenzie, Sir William (1849–1923), Canadian railway builder and financier, was born in Eldon township, Victoria County, Upper Canada (now Ontario), on 30 October 1849, the fifth son of...

Mason, Sir Thomas (1844–1924), civil engineering contractor

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 736 words.

Mason, Sir Thomas (1844–1924), civil engineering contractor, was born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Mason, builder, and his wife, Marion Hamilton. He was educated at...