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Adamson, Daniel (1820–1890), engineer and entrepreneur

J. Gordon Read.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Business and Management. 853 words.

Adamson, Daniel (1820–1890), engineer and entrepreneur, was born on 30 April 1820 at Shildon, co. Durham. He was the thirteenth of fifteen children, seven sons and eight daughters, born to...

Albert, Charles (b. 1767, d. in or after 1834)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Engineering and Technology; Engineering (General). 3 words.

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Allan, Sir William (1837–1903), engineer and politician

A. H. Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Engineering (General). 619 words.

Allan, Sir William (1837–1903), engineer and politician, born at Dundee on 29 November 1837, was the third son of James Allan (d. 1883), machine maker, and his wife, Margaret Dickson (d....

Appold, John George (1800–1865), fur dyer and engineer

Colin A. Hempstead.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 859 words.

Appold, John George (1800–1865), fur dyer and engineer, was born on 14 April 1800 at 23 Wilson Street, Finsbury Square, London, the only child of Christian Appold, fur dyer. His father, an...

Atkins, Samuel Elliott (1807–1898), chronometer maker and politician

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 496 words.

Atkins, Samuel Elliott (1807–1898), chronometer maker and politician, was born on 13 April 1807 at Clement's Lane, off Lombard Street in the City of London, the son of George Atkins,...

Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer

Roy Church.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 3311 words.

Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 8 November 1866 at Grange Farm, Deep Mill Lane, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the second...

Aveling, Thomas (1824–1882), engineer and manufacturer of steamrollers

Jonathan Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 977 words.

Aveling, Thomas (1824–1882), engineer and manufacturer of steamrollers, was born at Elm, near Wisbech, on 11 September 1824, the eldest of three sons. He came from an old-established...

AvelingLake, Thomas (1856–1931)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 3 words.

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Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824–1918)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Bain, Alexander (1810–1877), clockmaker and inventor

R. W. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Information and Communication Technologies; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 822 words.

Bain, Alexander (1810–1877), clockmaker and inventor, was born in October 1810 at Houstry, in the parish of Watten, Caithness, the fifth of eleven children of John Bain, a crofter, and his...

Baird, Charles (1766–1843), engineer and manufacturer of steam-driven machinery

Robert Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 682 words.

Baird, Charles (1766–1843), engineer and manufacturer of steam-driven machinery, was born on 20 December 1766 at Westertown, near Carron, Stirlingshire, one of the ten children of Nicol...

Baker, Sir William Erskine (1808–1881), army officer and engineer

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Engineering (General). 438 words.

Baker, Sir William Erskine (1808–1881), army officer and engineer, was the fourth son of Captain Joseph Baker RN, and was born on 29 November 1808 at Leith. He was educated at Ludlow and at...

Bayard, James Asheton

James M. Banner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1254 words.

Bayard, James Asheton (28 July 1767–06 August 1815), attorney and politician, was born probably in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of James Asheton Bayard, a physician, and Agnes Hodge....

Beale, Sir Samuel Richard (1881–1964), engineer and industrialist

Charles W. Munn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1216 words.

Beale, Sir Samuel Richard (1881–1964), engineer and industrialist, was born in Birmingham on 7 February 1881, one of two sons of James Samuel Beale (1840–1912) [see under Beale family],...

Beardmore, William, Baron Invernairn (1856–1936), engineer and shipbuilder

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 1417 words.

Beardmore, William, Baron Invernairn (1856–1936), engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 16 October 1856 at Deptford, the eldest son of William Beardmore and his wife, Sophia Louisa Halkman....

Bell, Sir Thomas (1865–1952), engineer and shipbuilder

J. Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 1264 words.

Bell, Sir Thomas (1865–1952), engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 21 December 1865 at Sirsawa in India, the son of Imrie Bell, a consultant engineer specializing in the design of...

Belville, (Elizabeth) Ruth Naomi (1854–1943), horologist and merchant

David Rooney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1605 words.

Belville, (Elizabeth) Ruth Naomi (1854–1943), horologist and merchant, was born on 5 March 1854 at 9 Hyde Vale Cottages, Greenwich, Kent, the only child of Belville, John Henry (1795?–1856)...

Bennett, Sir John (1814–1897), watchmaker and politician

Richard Harvey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1426 words.

Bennett, Sir John (1814–1897), watchmaker and politician, was born on 15 October 1814, the son of John Bennett (d. 1829/30) of Stockwell Street, Greenwich, watchmaker, and his wife,...

Bidstrup, Jesper (1763–1802)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Boland, Gerald (1885–1973)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Engineering (General). 5 words.

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