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Jessop, Williamlocked

(1746–1814)
  • R. Angus Buchanan

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Jessop, William (1746–1814), civil engineer, was the son of Josias Jessop, quartermaster at the naval dockyard, Devonport, and his wife, Elizabeth Foot. The eldest of three sons and one daughter, he was born at the Foots' home in Plymouth Dock on 23 January 1746. In 1756 his father was engaged to assist ...

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