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James Davidson (1798-1877)

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James Davidson (1798-1877) engineer of the Caledonian Canal

1798 October 10th. Born in North Wales (baptised in Llangollen) the son of Matthew Davidson and his wife Janet of Cyfsyllte

1820 James Davidson, Resident Engineer, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, became an honorary member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1829 Retired from his position as engineer due to ill health and his place was taken by George May

c1843 Birth of son John George Davidson

1867 Returned to the Caledonian and took over from George May and he held that position for another ten years.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1820 Institution of Civil Engineers
  2. The Caledonian Canal by A. D. Cameron. ISBN 978 1 84158 403 4 p108