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Bishop, Richard Evelyn Donohue [Dick] (1925–1989), mechanical engineer and naval architect, was born on 1 January 1925 in Lewisham, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Norman Richard Bishop, chief accountant and director of Tar Residuals Ltd, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Wood...

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Boyd, Sir Robert Lewis Fullarton (1922–2004), physicist and engineer, was born on 19 October 1922 at 5 Melbourne Terrace, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, the elder of twin sons of William John Boyd, a works chemist, and his wife, Dorothy Jane, née Sibthorpe. Two years after his birth the family moved to ...

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Buddicom, William Barber (1816–1887), mechanical and civil engineer, was born in Everton on 1 July 1816, the second son of Robert Pedder Buddicom (1781–1846) rector of Everton and later principal of St Bees College, and his wife, Ellin, née Barber. He was educated at home and in 1831 was apprenticed to ...

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Churchward, George Jackson (1857–1933), railway engineer, was born at Rowes Farm, Stoke Gabriel, south Devon, on 31 January 1857, the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of George Churchward, a farmer, and his wife, Adelina Mary Churchward, who was his cousin. He was educated at ...

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Clarke, George Thomas Smith- (1884–1960), automobile and medical engineer, was born at Lower Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 23 December 1884, the eldest of seven children (one of whom was adopted) of Henry Clarke (1850–1897), brass finisher and engineer, who in 1871 married Harriet (...

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Engelbach, Charles Richard Fox (1876–1943), motor engineer, was born on 20 May 1876 in Kensington, London, son of Lewis William Engelbach, a clerk in the War Office, and his wife, Jessie Bryan. He left Sandringham School at Southport, Lancashire, when he was sixteen and was apprenticed at the great armaments manufacturer ...

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Fairbairn, Sir Peter (1799–1861), mechanical engineer, youngest son of Andrew Fairbairn, a farmer, and brother of Sir William Fairbairn, was born at Kelso, Roxburghshire, in September 1799. He left school at eleven to work in the Percy Main colliery near Newcastle upon Tyne...

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Foord, Joseph (1714–1788), land surveyor and hydraulic engineer, was born on 13 July 1714 at Fadmoor, near Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire, the third of the four children of Matthew Foord (bap. 1682, d. 1744), Quaker farmer and land agent of the Duncombe Park...

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Fowler, Sir Henry (1870–1938), mechanical engineer and metallurgist, was born in Port Street, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, on 29 July 1870, the eldest son of Henry Fowler, cabinet-maker, upholsterer, and house agent, and his wife, Mary Hughes. He was educated at Evesham grammar school...

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Sir Daniel Gooch, first baronet (1816–1889) by Sir Francis Grant, 1872 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gooch, Sir Daniel, first baronet (1816–1889), railway engineer and executive, was born at Bedlington, Northumberland, on 24 August 1816, the third son of John Gooch (1763–1833) and his wife, Anna Longridge (1783–1863). His father was the cashier and bookkeeper at the Bedlington ironworks, where ...

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Hann, James (1799–1856), mechanical engineer and mathematician, was born at Lane House, Washington, near Gateshead, co. Durham, eldest of the seven children of James Hann (bap. 1777), colliery smith, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Hann's rudimentary formal education at school in ...

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Harrison, Thomas Elliot (1808–1888), civil and mechanical engineer, was born on 4 April 1808 in Fulham, Middlesex, the son of William Harrison, an official at Somerset House. Shortly after his birth his father moved to Sunderland in order to establish a shipbuilding firm and promote local mineral railways. Thus ...

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Hopkinson, Bertram (1874–1918), mechanical and aeronautical engineer, was born on 11 January 1874 at Woodlea, Birmingham, the eldest son of John Hopkinson FRS (1849–1898), electrical engineer, and his wife, Evelyn Oldenbourg. His father was himself the son of an engineer. He attended St Paul's School, London...

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Lynn, Walter (1677/8–1763), physician and inventor of a fire engine, was born at Southwick House, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, the third son of George Lynn (1647/8–1682), and Mary (d. 1722), eldest daughter of Walter Johnson, of Spalding, Lincolnshire. He had a twin sister, and was the younger brother of the astronomer ...

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Marshall family (per. 1848–1922), agricultural engineers, came to prominence with William Marshall (1812–1861), born at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the son of John Marshall, who was in business there. His father has been described in different sources as a shipwright, or as a block and tackle manufacturer. ...

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