Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer, was born on 6 May 1768 in the parish of St Olave, Southwark, London, the son of Daniel Alexander, broker, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at St Paul's School and in 1782 he became a student at the ...
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L. C. Sanders
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Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist, was born at Carlton Hall, near Newark, on 12 May 1816, the eldest son of Sir Edmund Beckett, fourth baronet (1787–1874), later MP for the West Riding...
G. V. Benson
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Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer, was born at Collooney, co. Sligo, the only son of John Benson. He attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing and worked for the office of public works on a number of buildings, including the Dominican church and convent in ...
Castle, Richard (d. 1751), architect and engineer, may have adopted his surname, which also appears as Castles, Cassel, and Cassels, to indicate a connection with Kassel in Germany. According to the biography in Anthologia Hibernica for October 1793, which is the principal source of information about him, he was born in ...
H. A. M. Snelders
Caus, Salomon de (c. 1576–1626), engineer and architect, was born in the pays de Caux (whence derived the family name) in Normandy, probably in Dieppe. He was a relative (possibly an uncle) of Isaac de Caus (1589/90–1648). In all probability Salomon's parents were Huguenots who took refuge in ...
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Cresy, Edward (1792–1858), architect and civil engineer, was born on 7 May 1792 at Dartford, Kent, the only child of Edward Cresy (bap. 1764, d. 1838), a prosperous builder, and his wife, Lydia (bap. 1765, d. 1848), daughter of William and Lydia Muggeridge...
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Ducart, Davis (d. 1780x86), engineer and architect, has been variously described as 'an English Engineer who had been long in the Sardinian service' (Mullins, 26), 'an Italian Engineer and very ingenious architect' (Hutton, 2.127), and a '...
Foster, John (1759–1827), architect and engineer, was born in Liverpool, the son of John Foster (d. 1801), master joiner, and his wife, Isabella. Although little known outside Liverpool, Foster's career was the archetypal tale of success in a boom town. Apprenticed as a joiner under his father, he purchased his freedom of the borough for ...
H. M. Chichester
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Fowke, Francis (1823–1865), engineer and architect, was born on 7 July 1823 at Ballysillan, Belfast, the eldest of the three children of John Fowke (1794–1851), lieutenant in the 68th regiment of foot, and his first wife, Jane (1794–1827), daughter of John Stevenson Ferguson...
Galloway, Christopher (fl. 1621–1645), architect and engineer, was sometimes known as Halloway and Holloway, and in Russian as Khristofor Khristoforov Galovey, Alavey, or Khalove. He worked in Moscow for over twenty years, but nothing is known about his early life or career; it is possible, however, that he was descended from ...
Gough, Alexander Dick (1804–1871), architect and engineer, was born on 3 November 1804, and baptized at St Pancras Church, London, the son of Alexander Gough and his wife, Mary, née Booty. At the age of nineteen, after some foreign travel, he became a pupil of ...
Green, John (1787–1852), architect and civil engineer, was born on 20 June 1787 at Newton Fell House, Nafferton, Northumberland, the son of John Green, builder, carpenter, and agricultural implement-maker, and his wife, Ann. After attending a local school he evidently gained a practical education by working in his father's business, and soon after he came of age he was taken into partnership. The firm then moved to the larger town of ...
Charles V. Betts
Hancock, Norman (1916–2003), naval architect, was born on 6 March 1916 at 5 Home Park, Plymouth, the only son of Louis Everard Hancock, a ship fitter in Devonport dockyard, and his wife, Rose Violetta, née Bowden. He attended Plymouth grammar school, joining Devonport dockyard...
G. C. Boase
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Hansom, Joseph Aloysius (1803–1882), architect and inventor of the safety cab, was born at 63 Micklegate, York, on 26 October 1803, the second of the nine children of Henry Joseph Francis Hansom (bap. 1778, d. 1854), joiner and builder, and his wife, ...
Harris, Sir Alan James (1916–2000), civil and structural engineer, was born on 8 July 1916 at 15 Lincoln Avenue, Plymouth, the elder son and eldest of three children of Walter Herbert Harris, an electrical engineer's draughtsman at HM Dockyard, Plymouth, and his wife, ...
Haywood, William (1821–1894), civil engineer and architect, was born on 8 December 1821 at Camberwell in Surrey, one of the three children of William and Mary Haywood. He was educated at Camberwell grammar school before being apprenticed to George Aitchison, architect and surveyor to the ...
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Hosking, William (1800–1861), architect and civil engineer, was born on 26 November 1800 at Buckfastleigh, Devon, the eldest son of John Hosking, at one time a woollen manufacturer in Devon, and his wife, Anne Elizabeth, née Mann. Owing to business losses the father accepted a government office in ...
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Lanyon, Sir Charles (1813–1889), architect and engineer, son of John Jenkinson Lanyon (1770/71–1835) of Eastbourne, Sussex, and his wife, Catherine Anne Mortimer (1772/3–1840), was born at Eastbourne, Sussex, on 6 January 1813. Having received his early education at a private school in Eastbourne...