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James Creighton

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James Creighton (1840-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

JAMES CREIGHTON was born at Yoxford, Suffolk, on 8th October 1840.

His education was received at Halesworth and the Limehouse Grammar School, London.

In 1854 he commenced a seven years' apprenticeship wills Mr. George Mead, engineer and millwright, in Stepney, Loudon, and on its termination was employed by Messrs. G. De Bitter and Wayte, of Limehouse.

This was followed by engagements with various firms in the same locality.

In 1869 he was appointed engineer-in-charge of the pumping stations of the Eastbourne Water Co., with control of all pumping for the town supply. This position he held until his death, which took place at Eastbourne on 15th February 1907, at the age of sixty-six.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904.

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