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James Corry Sherrard

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1817 Born Ireland

Worked in William Cubitt’s office.

Set up in business on his own account

1838 Sydney Hall joined him in business partnership as civil engineers and surveyors.

The partnership worked mainly on parliamentary surveys for projected railways up to 1847, when the reaction set in after the Railway Mania.

1840 James Sherrard of 44 Parliament Street, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1848 In view of the depression in railway engineering, and the limited prospects for civil engineers in England, the partnership was dissolved.

1848 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between as the undersigned, James Corry Sherrard and Sydney Hall, carrying on business as Civil Engineers, at No. 2, Great George-street, in the county of Middlesex, has been dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

1857 Of Blessington St, Dublin

1891 Living in Paddington, London, a J.P., with his wife Louisa, daughter and grandson[3]

1900 Died in Paddington[4]


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