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Banks, Sir Edwardlocked

(1770–1835)
  • M. H. Port

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Banks, Sir Edward (1770–1835), builder and contractor, was born near Richmond, Yorkshire, on 4 January 1770; nothing is known of his parentage. As a young man he went to sea for two years. After returning to Yorkshire, in 1789 he became involved with the first of many construction projects, undertaking sea banking and draining in ...

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