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date: 25 February 2020

Williamson, Josephlocked

(1769–1840)
  • Jon Murden

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Williamson, Joseph (1769–1840), tunnel builder and philanthropist, was born on 10 March 1769, probably in Warrington, Lancashire. Little is known of his family or early life except that his family was not wealthy and that while his mother was 'a decent woman...

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