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Watt, Jameslocked

(1736–1819)
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Watt, James (1736–1819), engineer and scientist, was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the eldest surviving child of the eight children, five of whom died in infancy, of James Watt (1698–1782), merchant, and his wife, Agnes Muirhead (1703–1755), whom he married about 1728. His family were prominent citizens of ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)
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