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Mott, Sir Basil, first baronet (1859–1938), civil and mining engineer, was born at Leicester on 16 September 1859, the youngest son of Frederick Thompson Mott, wine merchant, of Birstall Hill near Leicester and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann (daughter of Isaac Dobell), who died in 1861. The ...

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Sir Basil Mott, first baronet (1859–1938) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925 courtesy of the Institution of Civil Engineers Archives

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Wood, Nicholas (1795–1865), civil and mining engineer, was born at the farm of Daniel at Sourmires in the parish of Ryton, co. Durham, on 24 April 1795, the son of Nicholas Wood, tenant farmer. He was of a delicate constitution in early life, and lived with his uncle at ...