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Edward Finch (c1812-1873) Engineer
1851 An engineer, of Liverpool, where he was living with his wife Elizabeth (born Wrexham, c.1811) and 2 servants
1852 Edward Finch of Liverpool, a partner in the firm Finch and Willey was responsible for the construction of the Chepstow Railway Bridge on site. After the bridge had been completed, Finch remained in Chepstow, and developed a major engineering and, later, a shipbuilding business on the site beside the river - see Finch and Co and Edward Finch and Co
1860 Proposed a scheme to build a large docks in the bend of the Thames between Vauxhall and Deptford
1861 Living in Chepstow with Elizabeth and 2 servantes, employer of 76 men and 13 boys
1871 Head of firm of engineers, employing 65 men and 12 boys; living in Chepstow with his wife, his sister in law and one servant
1873 Died in Chepstow