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Smeaton, Johnlocked

(1724–1792)
  • A. W. Skempton

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Smeaton, John (1724–1792), civil engineer, was born on 28 May 1724 at Austhorpe Lodge in Whitkirk, near Leeds, the eldest child of William Smeaton (1684–1749), attorney, and his wife, Mary, née Stones, (d. 1759). Smeaton attended Leeds grammar school from the age of ten, leaving at sixteen to become a pupil in his father's office in ...

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