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Aird, Sir John, first baronet (1833–1911), civil engineering contractor, was born on 3 December 1833 in Greenwich, the second son of eight children of John Aird (1800–1876), contractor, and Agnes (d. 1869), daughter of Charles Bennett of Lambeth. His grandfather Robert Aird...

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Arup, Sir Ove Nyquist (1895–1988), civil engineer, was born on 16 April 1895 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the elder son and second of the three children of (Jens Simon) Johannes Arup and his wife, Mathilde Bolette Nyquist. Johannes Arup was Danish veterinary consul in ...

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Bailey, Sir Donald Coleman (1901–1985), civil engineer, was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, on 15 September 1901, the only child of Joseph Henry Bailey, commercial cashier, and his wife, Caroline Coleman. After attending Rotherham grammar school and the Leys School, Cambridge, Bailey went to ...

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Barlow, Peter William (1809–1885), civil engineer, was born at Woolwich on 1 February 1809, the elder son of Professor Peter Barlow (1776–1862), mathematician. His mother's name is unknown. His younger brother was William Henry Barlow (1812–1902). After an education at private schools he followed his early ambition of a career in civil engineering by becoming a pupil of ...

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Barlow, William Henry (1812–1902), civil engineer, was born on 10 May 1812 at Woolwich, London, the younger son of Peter Barlow (1776–1862), mathematician and physicist, of the Royal Military Academy. His elder brother was Peter William Barlow (1809–1885). Following private schooling, at the age of sixteen he studied civil engineering with his father for a year. He then began three years' engineering pupillage, initially in the machinery department at ...

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Bazalgette, Sir Joseph William (1819–1891), civil engineer, was born on 28 March 1819 at Enfield, Middlesex, the second of the thirteen children, and only surviving son, of Joseph William Bazalgette (1783–1849), a retired naval officer, and his wife, Theresa Philo Pilton (1796–1850). He was baptized at ...

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H. T. Wood

Reviser E. F. Clark

Bidder, George Parker (1806–1878), civil engineer, was born on 13 June 1806 in Moretonhampstead, Devon, the third son and sixth of nine children of William Bidder (1768–1844), a stonemason, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Parker (1769–1844). He and two of his brothers reportedly had remarkable memories. Unlike most children born with similar gifts, ...

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Bouch, Sir Thomas (1822–1880), civil engineer, was born on 22 February 1822 at Thursby, Cumberland, the third son of William Bouch, a captain in the mercantile marine and his wife, Elizabeth Sanderson. At the age of seventeen he was employed for four years on the construction of the ...

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Brassey, Thomas (1805–1870), civil engineering contractor, was born on 7 November 1805 at Buerton, near Audlem, Cheshire, the son of John Brassey, landowner, and his wife, Elizabeth. He had two brothers and one sister. Brassey attended Mr Harting's school in Chester and then, at the age of sixteen, was apprenticed to a land surveyor and agent named ...

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Brindley, James (1716–1772), civil engineer, was born at Tunstead in the parish of Wormhill in Derbyshire, the eldest of seven children of James Brindley (c.1684–1769/70), yeoman, and his wife, Susannah Bradbury (c.1695–1779). The couple had married in Chesterfield on 25 June 1716. About 1726 the family moved to a farm at ...

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Brodie, John Alexander (1858–1934), civil engineer and town planner, was born on 5 June 1858 at Chyknell, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the fifth child of James Brodie (b. 1822/3), farm bailiff, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Freeland (b. 1821/2). By 1861 the family had moved to ...

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Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806–1859), civil engineer, was born at Portsea, Portsmouth, on 9 April 1806, the third child and first son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769–1849), civil engineer, and his wife, Sophia Kingdom (d. 1854). As a child Brunel soon demonstrated that he had inherited his father's mechanical and artistic aptitudes, and under careful parental instruction he quickly added skills in draughtsmanship and the use of tools. He was educated at the ...

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Brunel, Sir (Marc) Isambard (1769–1849), civil engineer, was born on 25 April 1769 at Hacqueville on the direct road from Paris to Rouen in Normandy, where his family had farmed for more than three hundred years. He was the second son of Jean Charles Brunel...

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Brunton, (Richard) Henry (1841–1901), civil engineer, was born at Muchalls, Aberdeenshire, on 26 December 1841, the son of Richard Brunton, a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Margaret, née Telfer. In 1856, after private schooling in Scotland, he trained as an engineer, completing his articles under ...

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Burdon, Rowland (1756–1838), politician, banker, and businessman, was born on 28 December 1756 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the only child of Rowland Burdon (1724–1786) and his wife, Elizabeth Smith. In 1758 the father, a merchant originally from Stockton, bought the Castle Eden...

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Canning, Sir Samuel (1823–1908), civil and electrical engineer, was born at Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire, on 21 July 1823, the son of Robert Canning of Ogbourne St Andrew, and his wife, Frances Hyde. Educated at Salisbury, he gained his first engineering experience (1844–9) with ...

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Cautley, Sir Proby Thomas (1802–1871), civil engineer and palaeontologist, was born on 3 January 1802 in Raydon, Suffolk, son of Thomas Cautley (c.1756–1817), rector of Raydon, and his second wife, Catherine Proby (c.1772–1830), daughter of the Revd Narcissus Charles Proby...

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A. J. Arbuthnot

Reviser Peter L. Schmitthenner

Cotton, Sir Arthur Thomas (1803–1899), army officer and irrigation engineer, was born on 15 May 1803 at Woodcote, Oxfordshire, the ninth son of Henry Calveley Cotton (d. 1837) of Woodcote House, who served in the royal guards (postal service), and his wife, ...

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Crampton, Thomas Russell (1816–1888), railway and civil engineer, was born on 6 August 1816, at Broadstairs, Kent, the son of John Crampton and his wife, Mary. He received his education at a private school. In 1831 he was articled to John Hague, engineer, of ...

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Cubitt, Sir William (1785–1861), civil engineer and millwright, was born at Dilham, Norfolk, the son of Joseph Cubitt, miller, and his wife, Hannah, née Lubbock. He was educated at Dilham village school, and also had access to the libraries of two local clergymen, ...