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Edward Robert Austin

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Civil engineer

1844 Born in Rotherhithe

1862 Started working on design and construction of bridges and other iron structures

1871 Began supervising the construction of the Tay Bridge on behalf of the contractors Messrs De Bergue and Co

1871 Edward R Austin 27, civil engineer, lived in Deptford with Fanny E Austin 25, Herbert R Austin 2, Edith M Austin 1, and his sister Alice V Austin 21[1]

Developed and patented the apparatus used for sinking the piers in position for the Tay Bridge.

1873 of 10 Strand, London, joined the Inst of Civil Engineers

1873 Birth of daughter, Florence, in Scotland

1891 Edward R Austin 47, civil engineer and manager of engineering works, employer, lived in Broughton, Salford, with Fanny E Austin 45, Herbert R Austin 22, draughtsman, Florence M Austin 18, Edith M Austin 21, authoress [2]

1901 Edward R Austin 57, civil mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Broughton, Salford, with Fanny E Austin 55, Herbert R Austin 32, engineering draughtsman, Edith M Austin 31, authoress, Florence M Austin 28[3]

1911 Edward Robert Austin 67, retired civil engineer, was in Altrincham at the house of his son, Herbert Rees Austin 42, engineer (constructional steelwork), and Florence Emma Austin 40, Geoffrey Palmer Austin 6, and [4]

1944 Died in Totnes, age 99[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Civil Engineer records