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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Menelaus, William (1818–1882), engineer and iron and steel manufacturer

John Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 1297 words.

Menelaus, William (1818–1882), engineer and iron and steel manufacturer, was born in East Lothian on 10 March 1818. Little is known about his family background except that his father was a...