in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 425 words.
Rudyerd, John (fl. 1703–1709), builder of the second Eddystone lighthouse, was one of a large and poor family. Little is known of his origins, except that he was born in Cornwall, probably...