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George Crichton

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George Crichton, shipowner of Leith

c.1790 Born in Midlothian

1817 Introduced the 'Tug', a steam tug, to operate from Leith [1]

1819 Married Gifford Allan in Leith[2]

1820 Lieutenant George Crichton of the London, Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow Steam Navigation Company proposed the construction of the Trinity Pier of Suspension, later called Trinity Chain Pier, to be built in Trinity, Edinburgh. The pier was designed by Samuel Brown, and was built in 1821.[3]

1822 Birth of son Alexander Crichton in Leith

1841 George Crichton 51, ship owner, lived in Leith, Midlothian with Goffred Crichton 43, Margt Crichton 20, Wm Crichton 14, John Crichton 10[4]

1841 Death notice: George Crichton, Esq, Manager at Leith for the London, Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow Shipping Co.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Irish waterways history: A Tale of a Tug, based on an article in the Perthshire Courier, 23 October 1817
  2. BMD
  3. [2] Wikipedia
  4. 1841 census
  5. Limerick Chronicle - Wednesday 25 August 1841