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Stevenson, Robertlocked

(1772–1850)
  • Roland Paxton

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Stevenson, Robert (1772–1850), civil engineer, was born in Glasgow on 8 June 1772, the only child of Alan Stevenson (1752–1774), a West India merchant, and his wife, Jean Lillie (1751–1820). Two years later his father died of fever in St Kitts, leaving his family in straitened circumstances, and ...

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