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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 
1819 Married Gifford Allan in Leith
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.
1822 Birth of son Alexander Crichton in Leith
1841 Death notice: George Crichton, Esq, Manager at Leith for the London, Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow Shipping Co.