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Sir Basil Mott, first baronet (1859–1938) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925 courtesy of the Institution of Civil Engineers Archives


Mott, Sir Basil, first baronet (1859–1938), civil and mining engineer, was born at Leicester on 16 September 1859, the youngest son of Frederick Thompson Mott, wine merchant, of Birstall Hill near Leicester and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann (daughter of Isaac Dobell), who died in 1861. The ...


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...


Wood, Nicholas (1795–1865), civil and mining engineer, was born at the farm of Daniel at Sourmires in the parish of Ryton, co. Durham, on 24 April 1795, the son of Nicholas Wood, tenant farmer. He was of a delicate constitution in early life, and lived with his uncle at ...