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Berry, Henry (1719/20–1812), civil engineer, was probably born at the village of Parr, near St Helens in Lancashire, and is thought to have spent his childhood there. No record of his birth survives, but his parents are known to have been buried at the Independent chapel in ...


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Edwards, William (1719–1789), bridge-builder, youngest son of a farmer of the same name, was born in the parish of Eglwysilan, near Caerphilly, Glamorgan. The skill which he displayed in the construction of drystone walls for his father's fields early attracted notice, and at the age of twenty he was employed to build a large iron forge at ...