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Francis, James Bichenolocked

  • Ronald M. Birse


Francis, James Bicheno (1815–1892), hydraulic engineer, was born on 18 May 1815 at South Leigh, Oxfordshire, the son of John Francis, a railway builder and superintendent, and his wife, Eliza Frith Bicheno. He attended school at Radleigh Hall and Wantage Academy, leaving at fourteen to work under his father on the construction of canal and harbour works. In the spring of 1833 he emigrated to ...

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