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1844 Born in Rotherhithe
1862 Started working on design and construction of bridges and other iron structures
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
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 
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
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 
1944 Died in Totnes, age 99