Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Wigham, John Richardsonlocked

  • S. E. Fryer
  • , revised by R. C. Cox


Wigham, John Richardson (1829–1906), engineer and inventor of gas lighting for lighthouses, was born on 15 January 1829 at 5 South Gray Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of three sons (there were three daughters) of John Wigham (c.1784–1864), shawl manufacturer, of Edinburgh...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription