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Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer  

W. D. Hackmann

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Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer, was born in Bermuda on 28 December 1888, the only son among the three children of Sir Cecil Burney, first baronet (1858–1929), later admiral, and second in command of the Grand Fleet...

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Elder, John (1824–1869)  

See Randolph [formerly Randall], Charles

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Morton, Thomas (1781–1832), shipbuilder and inventor of a ship-building slip  

R. B. Prosser

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Morton, Thomas (1781–1832), shipbuilder and inventor of a ship-building slip, was born at Leith on 8 October 1781, the son of Hugh Morton, wright and builder. He appears to have worked for his father before establishing a shipbuilding business in Leith, which outlived him as ...

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Randolph [formerly Randall], Charles (1809–1878), marine engineer and shipbuilder  

Michael S. Moss

Randolph [formerly Randall], Charles (1809–1878), marine engineer and shipbuilder, was born on 26 June 1809 in Stirling, the son of Charles Randall, bookseller, printer, and stationer, and his wife, Mary, née Steadman. He was educated at Stirling high school, Glasgow grammar school...

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Rudyerd [Rudyard], John (bap. 1650, d. after 1716)  

James Hodge

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Rudyerd [Rudyard], John (bap. 1650, d. after 1716), mercer and builder of the second Eddystone Lighthouse, was born in the village of Leek, Staffordshire, the son of Anthony Ruddyerd and Anne Newton. There has been some debate over his family origins. The nineteenth-century ...

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Yarrow, Sir Alfred Fernandez, first baronet (1842–1932), marine engineer and shipbuilder  

Lionel Alexander Ritchie

Yarrow, Sir Alfred Fernandez, first baronet (1842–1932), marine engineer and shipbuilder, was born at 2 Bury Court, St Mary Axe, London, on 13 January 1842, the elder and only surviving son of the merchant Edgar Williams Yarrow (1804–1867) of Barnsbury, London...