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Albert Lewis Newdigate

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Albert Lewis Newdigate (1840-1888)

1866 Albert Lewis Newdigate, Engineer, Porthill, Shrewsbury.[1]

1888 March 7th. Died.


1888 Obituary [2]

ALBERT LEWIS NEWDIGATE, the son of Mr. Francis and Lady Barbara Newdigate, was born on the 29th of March, 1840.

He was educated at Eton and Christchurch, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1861.

It was at first intended that he should take Holy Orders; but manifesting a strong bent towards engineering, he was articled to Mr. C. P. B. Shelley, M. Inst. C.E. During his pupilage, he was partly employed in the office and partly on the Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway, then under construction.

From the autumn of 1868 (shortly after proceeding to M.A.) to the end of 1871, Mr. Newdigate was employed under Mr. H. Lee Smith, M. Inst. C.E., in connection with the bridge and other designs for the Lahore and Peshawur (now the Punjab Northern) Railway, and here, as elsewhere, he succeeded in securing his chief’s respect and esteem both personally and professionally.

In 1873 he became the representative of Messrs. Henry Lee and Son, of Westminster, the Contractors for the Granville Dock at Dover, and he remained there, under the same contractors, in connection with the deepening works of the harbour, until March, 1879.

During the ensuing five years, Mr. Newdigate was occasionally engaged professionally by the same firm, who held his business qualifications in the highest estimation, and who, throughout their lengthened intercourse, entertained for him feelings of the most affectionate regard.

In May, 1884, Mr. Newdigate was appointed their resident agent to carry out the foreshore revetment wall and concrete groyne at Hastings, the engineer being Sir John Coode, M. Inst. U.E. He continued there until November, 1886, when he was appointed Engineer to the Dover Harbour Board, a post he held until his death on the 7th of March, 1888.

Mr. Newdigate was elected an Associate Member on the 2nd of December, 1873.


1888 Obituary [3]

ALBERT LEWIS NEWDIGATE, the youngest son of Francis and Lady Barbara Newdigate, was born at Blackheath on 29th March 1840.

He was educated at Eton and at Christchurch, Oxford, being at first intended for holy orders; but evincing a strong liking for engineering, he was articled to Mr. C. P. B. Shelley, by whom he was employed during his pupilage partly in the office and partly on the Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway, then in course of construction.

From the autumn of 1868, and during the three subsequent years, he was employed under Mr. H. Lee-Smith, in connection with the bridge and other designs for the Lahore and Peshawur (now the Punjab Northern) Railway.

From 1873 to 1879 he acted as representative of Messrs. Henry Lee and Son, Westminster, the contractors for the Granville Dock at Dover, where he remained until 1879 under the same firm, in connection with the deepening works of the harbour.

During the next five years he was also occasionally engaged by Messrs. Lee and Son, until in 1884 he was appointed their resident agent to carry out the foreshore revetment wall and concrete groyne at Hastings, under Sir John Coode. He continued there until November 1886, when he was appointed engineer to the Dover Harbour Board.

This post he held until his death on 7th March 1888, at Watersend, Dover, in the forty-eighth year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1866.



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